UK’s Big Four accountancy firms increased their fee income by 13%, to £6.7bn
during the past financial year, according to a newly released report by
Financial Services London (IFSL).
The IFSL research shows fee income among UK’s top 50 accounting firms rose by
13%, to £8.8bn – the third consecutive year in which fee income grew by at least
remains the biggest firm with fee income totalling £2.1bn; followed by Deloitte,
£1.8bn; KPMG, £1.4bn; and Ernst & Young (E&Y), £1.1bn. The combined
revenue of the Big Four accounted for 73.4% of the fee income of the top 50.
The Big Four’s share edged up slightly from a low point of 72% in the 2005
IFSL survey. E&Y’s fee income was the smallest of the big four but still
almost three times the next biggest firm Grant Thornton, up by more than
one-third, to £387m, following the merger with Robson Rhodes.
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'