Ford Campbell sees turnover rise with merger

Ford Campbell, ranked 25th in Accountancy Age’s Top 50 firms 2005, could see
its annual turnover increase by up to £1.3m to around £8.5m due to its merger
with Styles and George, according to senior partner Tony Ford.

The Manchester-based firm had been in negotiations with Styles and George for
two years with co-founder Chris George and Ford having known each other for 20
years when they both began practices in the Stockport area.

Some 18 Styles and George staff will move into Ford Campbell’s offices in New
Bailey Street in Manchester boosting numbers to 110.

George will become an equity partner in the enlarged firm, Styles and George
partner Paul Nicholson will stay on as a consultant while the third partner,
Rick Sheldon, is joining debt management firm Baines and Ernst, a
Manchester-based client, as finance director.

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