North-West firms announce merger

North-west accountancy firms John Clarke & Co and Wells Richardson have
announced the completion of a merger.

The new firm, based in South Yorkshire, will operate under the name of Wells
Richardson, and offer a number of financial and business services including
auditing, accountancy, taxation and business support.

John Clarke, a past president of the local Sheffield district society of
ACCA, has operated his practice in Sheffield for 32 years and is regarded as one
of the region’s most respected certified accountants. Clarke will join Wells
Richardson as a partner.

Clarke said: ‘It was crucial to find the right partners who share the same
vision and ethos. The merger will create a fresh new approach, coupled with a
vibrant, young and experienced team. We look forward to an exciting future and
to expanding the practice further.’

Managing partner of Wells Richardson, Martin Hepworth added: ‘This merger is
a momentous occasion for Wells Richardson and we are excited about the future.’

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