PracticeConsultingKidsons sells two North West practices

Kidsons sells two North West practices

Mid-tier accounting firm HLB Kidsons has sold off two of its practices hot on the heels of the firm's failed merger with Grant Thornton.

Former Kidsons partner Les Bury has bought the firm’s Blackburn office, which will be run privately. Partners Alan Ramsey and John Whittick have taken Kidsons’ Altrincham practice and become part of the BKR Haines Watts network.

Around the time of the merger discussions with Grant Thornton, several of Kidsons’ regional offices were said to be disillusioned with the direction of the talks. The negotiations collapsed in February due to ‘irreconcilable differences’ between the firms.

Yesterday, however, Kidsons national managing partner Ray Greatorex said the reorganisation would strengthen the firm’s key objective of building ‘multi-disciplinary offices capable of providing the core and specialists services required by our SME client base’.

And Mark Blakemore, managing partner at the Manchester office, said his region would continue to build on the past year’s successes and focus on delivering specialist services to its growing SME client base.

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Kidsons offices could be ‘cherry picked’

Grant Thornton merger collapses

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