INDEPENDENT LEICESTER firm Hayles and Partners has merged its business with the Nottingham and Birmingham offices of McGregors Corporate, another Midlands-based firm of accountants.
The combined firm is to be re-named MGC Hayles and will employ 50 staff across the three offices in the Midlands.
Founding partner at Hayles Geoff Banks commented, “Combining our business with the McGregors team will enable the firm to continue to develop its services and support businesses in Leicestershire and the Midlands for many years to come.”
MGC Hayles is also to become a member of the UK200 Group, which links independent accounting and legal firms across the UK.
The development of the Leicester office will be led by fomer finance director Steven Mugglestone, who is returning to work in the city, having been part of the McGregors team.
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting
Richard Lewis has been appointed to the firm's restructuring and recovery services team