TWO south-west firms have announced plans to merge.
Pinder Cox is to become the Dorset ‘branch’ of Aspen Waite, itself based in Somerset.
All Pinder Cox staff will remain in their roles, alongside current managing director Mark Stanton (pictured right).
Aspen Waite bills itself as a multi-disciplinary practice of accountants and advisers, and has clients spanning the south and east. The Dorset area is ripe for expansion, said Aspen Waite chief executive Paul Waite (pictured left).
“While Aspen Waite may have its roots in Somerset, we have always been very active throughout the South and East. We have clients across the region, our largest being in Hampshire, said Waite. “Dorset is therefore very important to us, giving us representation throughout the south and south west. It is also a very interesting area for us, one which could benefit hugely from our multi-disciplinary services.”
Stanton said: “This is a great step in the history of Pinder Cox. We already have a highly experienced team but, by combining forces with Aspen Waite, we will be able to offer our existing and future clients more services and expertise.
“Although we will be part of a larger operation, we will continue to be a local firm helping clients grow their business and achieve their goals. We pride ourselves on our service and this merger gives us real opportunities to offer more and better.”
Richard Oddy, Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn and Rory Goldthorpe have been appointed to senior roles in key sectors of high growth, with a further 17 junior and experienced hires
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe
The appointments have been made across the VAT, audit and international tax teams