JW HINKS has completed its second merger this year, bringing fellow Birmingham firm Austral Ryley on board.
Austral Ryley senior partner Gary Ashmore and the rest of his team have transferred to JW Hinks. At the start of the year, JW Hinks acquired Mason Law.
JW Hinks managing partner Paul Jones said: “We’re pleased to have concluded this merger with such a strong firm of independent accountants who share our philosophy of providing the best possible service in a friendly and efficient manner.
“Future expansion is definitely in the pipeline in order to maintain and enhance our position as a leading independent practice in Birmingham and the West Midlands.”
The firm has also completed its move to LLP status.
Bearwood-based Austral Ryley was established in 1932, while Edgbaston-based JW Hinks was formed in 1896.
Rowan Williams will be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the Gatwick Diamond and across the south east
Kevin Humphreys joins the insolvency and restructuring firm from the National Crime Agency (NCA) Economic Crime Command
Ann Pomfret joins the Manchester office from BDO
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson