Haines Watts turns Focus on Worcester with latest merger

TOP 20 FIRM Haines Watts is to merge with Worcestershire-based accounting firm Focus Accountancy after completing its second deal in as many weeks.

Tim Pearce, owner of Focus Accountancy, will head up the newly merged practice and become a co-owner of Haines Watts Worcester, a member of the Haines Watts Group, alongside Haines Watts partners John Elliott and Trish Sayer.

Elliott, a seasoned tax advisor will head up the firm’s tax offering while Sayer will continue to develop the firm’s audit and compliance services.

“Joining Haines Watts will allow us to offer a wider range of services, specifically aimed at business owners and owner managed businesses, giving clients access to a range of new skilled specialists that will strengthen our current team,” said Pearce.

Haines Watts works with a wide range of businesses including GP’s, healthcare providers and, like Focus, specialises in working with family owned businesses.

Last week, Haines Watts completed a merger with Liverpool-based firm GLF Richards & Co, with further expansion expected in the coming months.

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