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Accountancy Age Top 50+50 2014

WELCOME TO THE LATEST ACCOUNTANCY AGE TOP 50+50 SURVEY OF THE UK’S BIGGEST FIRMS.

Please find links to the tables containing the Top 50 firms, and also the +50 survey of firms from 51 to 100.

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View the Top 50+50, with runners and riders, as a PDF

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The Top 50 in 2014

Rank 2014
(2013)
Name of firm UK Fee
Income (£m)
% change (vs 2013) Year end UK
partners
Fees per
partner (£m)
[1] PKF UKI’s results are drawn from an amalgamation of member firms’ figures, comprising PKF Littlejohn, PKF Cooper Parry and PKF Johnston Carmichael
[2] Zolfo Cooper’s ranking based on most recent Companies House filing
[3] Smith & Williamson’s figures on fee income and profit for the firm are draft numbers as these figures have not yet been audited
[4] Saffery Champness’ figures include Guernsey office
[5] UHY Hacker Young’s 2012/13 fee income figure reported to AA last year has been adjusted downwards as some estimates were provided by member firms due to timing of data collation
[6] KPMG profits are pooled at national level, not internationally. CF details are combined with insolvency and business restructuring. Personal finance/wealth mgt is included in tax figures. Forensic figures are included in consulting. Pensions figures are included in tax. CSR/environmental figures are included in audit
[7] Bishop Fleming converted from Partnership to LLP on 1 June 2014
[8] Reeves & Co’s turnover and profit figures are an estimate of the year ended 31 May 2014. In December 2014 Reeves & Co LLP merged with CLB Gatwick. Turnover and profits stated assume a full year of fees/profit from the merged practice
[9] Lamont Pridmore’s income relating to pension advice has been included in personal finance/wealth management. Its income relating to business restructuring has been included in consultancy
[10] BDO has supplied estimated figures up to its year end
[11] Carter Backer Winter’s data includes income from merger of Blackstone Franks LLP
[12] Grant Thornton’s figures provided are based on June 30 2014 year end estimates/forecasts
[13] As the financial year to 30 June 2014 was not finished at the time Frank Hirth completed the survey, sales figures for May and June have been estimated 
1 (1) PwC 2,689.00 3.00 30/06/13 874 3.07
2 (2) Deloitte 2,515.00 8.00 31/05/13 1008 2.49
3 (3) KPMG [6] 1,782.00 0.50 30/09/13 589 3.06
4 (4) EY 1,721.00 6.00 30/06/13 628 2.74
5 (5) Grant Thornton UK [12] 505.50 7.27 30/06/14 195 2.59
6 (6) BDO [10] 375.00 24.00 07/04/14 245 1.53
7 (9) Baker Tilly 246.00 51.00 31/03/14 111 2.20
8 (8) Smith & Williamson [3] 199.00 7.20 30/04/14 268 0.74
9 (11) Mazars 132.60 10.50 31/08/14 127 1.04
10 (10) Moore Stephens UK 131.73 -3.15 31/12/13 149 0.88
11 (-) PKF UKI [1] 76.03 7.42 31/05/14 118 0.64
12 (14) Saffery Champness [4] 64.85 10.19 31/03/14 67 0.97
13 (12) Haines Watts 62.80 3.50 31/03/14 106 0.59
14 (13) Crowe Clark Whitehill 61.10 0.69 31/03/14 69 0.89
15 (15) Begbies Traynor 51.10 -11.50 30/04/13 68 0.75
16 (16) UHY Hacker Young [5] 50.00 4.08 30/04/13 82 0.61
17 (17) Kingston Smith 41.81 4.37 30/04/14 60 0.71
18 (19) MHA MacIntyre Hudson 41.80 6.40 31/03/14 42 0.99
19 (21) Wilkins Kennedy 34.98 11.19 31/04/14 68 0.55
20 (18) Zolfo Cooper[2] 34.10 -12.34 31/03/13 43 0.79
21 (22) Chantrey Vellacott DFK 31.00 5.30 31/12/13 40 0.78
22 (23) Menzies 30.31 6.20 31/06/13 40 0.76
23 (25) Buzzacott 28.04 10.30 30/09/12 26 1.08
24 (24) Francis Clark 27.45 7.30 31/03/14 49 0.59
25 (26) TaxAssist Accountants 27.21 11.00 31/12/13 190 0.14
26 (28) FRP Advisory 25.96 20.57 30/04/14 35 0.76
27 (27) HW Fisher & Company  23.00 -2.70 30/04/13 29 0.79
28 (30) Frank Hirth [13] 21.60 4.00 30/06/14 22 1.00
29 (31) Reeves & Co[8] 21.20 4.43 31/05/14 41 0.52
30 (34) Armstrong Watson 20.50 8.10 31/03/14 30 0.63
31 (29) Price Bailey 20.30 -3.00 31/03/14 23 0.90
32 (32) SJD Accountancy 20.00 5.00 31/10/13 1 20.00
33 (35) Haysmacintyre 19.77 7.83 31/03/14 27 0.73
34 (37) Hazlewoods 18.68 7.26 30/04/14 24 0.78
35 (36) Duncan & Toplis 18.44 3.65 31/03/14 25 0.71
36 (=38) Streets 17.10 2.39 30/06/14 20 0.85
37 (=38) Anderson Anderson & Brown 17.04 2.10 31/03/14 12 1.42
38 (40) Bishop Fleming [7] 16.63 3.30 31/05/14 24 0.69
39 (46) Old Mill 16.24 13.00 31/03/14 23 0.71
40 (42) Lovewell Blake 15.70 1.57 30/09/13 26 0.54
41 (45) Larking Gowen 13.96 1.88 31/03/14 20 0.70
42 (=47) Mercer & Hole 13.27 7.36 31/03/14 17 0.78
43 (=47) ASE 13.05 6.10 31/12/13 6 2.18
44 (51) James Cowper 12.88 8.41 30/04/14 13 0.99
45 (52) Hillier Hopkins 12.45 6.41 31/03/14 19 0.59
46 (-) Forrester Boyd 12.40 14.90 31/03/14 14 0.88
47 (49) Shipleys 12.38 0.40 30/04/14 15 0.82
48 (58) Barber Harrison & Platt 12.37 20.80 31/12/13 17 0.83
49 (53) Moore and Smalley 12.12 4.48 31/03/14 18 0.67
50 (50) Barnes Roffe 11.98 -1.40 31/12/13 17 0.71

The next 50 in 2014

Rank 2014
(2013)
Name of firm UK Fee
Income (£m)
% change (vs 2013) Year end UK
partners
Fees per
partner (£m)
 

 

 

51 (56) Silver Levene 11.13 3.00 31/05/13 18 0.61
52 (55) Scott-Moncrieff
11.00 0.10 30/04/14 14 0.79
53 (54) Henderson Loggie 10.54 -4.18 30/11/13 21 0.50
54 (60) Rothmans 10.50 8.50 31/03/14 20 0.53
55 (-) Kinetic Partners 10.50 20.00 31/03/14 19 0.55
56 (68) Carter Backer Winter [11] 10.40 20.00 31/03/14 16 0.65
57 (59) Simmons Gainsford 10.35 4.86 31/03/14 16 0.65
58 (61) Beever and Struthers 10.06 0.60 30/09/13 21 0.41
59 (66) SRLV 10.00 10.00 30/06/13 13 1.00
60 (61) Dains 9.73 4.06 31/03/14 19 0.51
61 (63) Lubbock Fine 9.70 4.60 30/11/13 14 0.69
62 (57) Montpelier Professional 9.43 -5.8 31/12/13 16 0.59
63 (-) Scrutton Bland 9.34 5.00 31/03/14 12 0.78
64 (68) French Duncan 9.30 13.00 30/04/14 20 0.47
65 (63) Spofforths 9.01 -2.60 31/12/13 16 0.56
66 (68) Cowgill Holloway 9.00 9.60 31/05/14 11 0.81
67 (75) Berg Kaprow Lewis 8.80 10.00 31/03/14 12 0.70
68 (68) Gerald Edelman 8.71 4.68 31/03/14 12 0.73
69 (77) Brebners 8.54 12.36 05/04/14 16 0.53
70 (72) Thomas Westcott 8.20 -2.39 30/04/14 16 0.51
71 (73) Critchleys 7.80 -8.20 31/05/14 11 0.78
72 (78) Mitchell Charlesworth 7.47 2.60 30/04/14 17 0.44
73 (87) ClearSky Accounting 6.71 43.00 31/03/14 1 6.71
74 (83) Shelley Stock Hutter 6.44 21.14 31/03/14 5 1.29
75 (79) The Taylor Cocks Partnership 6.25 2.45 31/12/13 8 0.78
=76 (81) Bennett Verby 6.00 5.00 31/12/13 13 0.46
=76 (80) Chiene + Tait 6.00 0.00 30/09/14 8 0.75
78 (=82) HJS Solutions 5.75 5.09 31/12/13 8 0.72
79 (=82) Jeffreys Henry 5.60 1.82 30/04/14 8 0.70
80 (87) Bird Luckin 5.08 7.86 30/09/13 11 0.46
81 (-) RDP Newmans 5.03 6.75 31/05/14 10 0.50
82 (89) Broomfield & Alexander 4.75 3.26 31/03/14 10 0.47
83 (85) Harris Lipman 4.70 0.00 30/03/14 9 0.52
84 (92) Bennett Brooks & Co 4.46 5.00 28/02/14 9 0.50
85 (93) Moore Thompson 4.42 4.00 31/12/13 9 0.49
86 (91) Hurst 4.37 -2.88 30/04/14 9 0.48
87 (94) LB Group 4.20 5.00 31/08/13 6 0.70
88 (95) Ecovis Wingrave Yeats 4.16 8.00 30/06/13 6 0.68
89 (-) The MPA Group 4.13 130.00 31/05/14 2 2.06
90 (95) Howard Worth 4.10 4.00 31/12/13 7 0.57
91 (108) WSM Partners 4.04 38.00 31/12/13 4 1.01
=92 (100) Grunberg & Co 4.00 13.65 31/03/14 4 1.00
=92 (-) Jackson Stephen 4.00 11.00 30/04/14 7 0.57
94 (101) Ellacotts 3.90 11.00 31/05/14 7 0.56
95 (99) Raffingers Stuart 3.80 2.70 31/12/13 6 0.63
96 (-) Hartley Fowler 3.50 3.00 31/03/14 6 0.58
97 (114) Crunch Accounting 3.44 50.00 31/03/14 3 1.15
98 (107) Lamont Pridmore [9] 3.40 13.70 31/03/14 3 1.13
99 (=103) Wellden Turnbull 3.35 3.00 30/06/14 2 1.67
=100(=103) Begbies Chartered Accountants 3.19 0.00 31/03/14 4 0.80
=100 (-) SMP Accounting & Tax 3.19 -2.10 31/12/13 7 0.46

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