THE MERGER of Knights Lowe and Stacey & Partners will create a 50-staff firm, that will make it the largest independent firm in Bury St Edmonds.
Knights Lowe chairman Paul Knights said its new partner firm has an “excellent reputation” of the quality of its services. “I have no doubt that we are creating a strong, dynamic business with a broad range of skills and experience.”
Stacey & Partners managing partner, Mark Wallace said: “One of the first benefits for clients of the larger firm will be the creation of a new specialist tax team and our combined strengths will mean a broader range of skills and experience.”
Knights Lowe is managed by an eight-director team, which has headed up the firm since September 2013.
Stacey & Partners will become a trading division of Knights Lowe Limited operating from offices in Bury St Edmunds, Thetford and Newmarket.
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'
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