MHA network boosted as Bloomer Heaven merges with founder

A GROWING NETWORK of UK firms has been boosted by a merger between the founder and one of its members.

MHA Bloomer Heaven, which joined the MHA network in 2011, has agreed to merge with MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

The deal will be a big boost to the network founder’s managing partner, Rakesh Shaunak, who has previously outlined a vision where member firms forge closer ties.

Birmingham-based Bloomer Heaven was the seventh firm to join the network, which was set up by Shaunak’s firm in 2010, and added the MHA prefix to its brand in 2014.

The resources avavilable to Bloomer Heaven through the merger should significantly build it client portfolio, the firm said. Its Colmore Business District office will remain as base, and its four directors will also stay at the firm.

“Since joining MHA we have worked very closely with our colleagues at MHA MacIntyre Hudson,” said Bloomer Heaven managing director Chris Barlow.

“As a result of that relationship it has become evident that the two businesses enjoy a shared set of values. There exists a synergy between both firms in terms of our approach to providing a first class client service and our vision for future growth and development.”

West Midlands potential

MHA MacIntyre Hudson chairman Rakesh Shaunak said: “We have enjoyed a very successful relationship with MHA Bloomer Heaven in recent years and our two businesses are the perfect fit. It was an obvious development for us to formalise our relationship with them with this merger.

“The combination of MHA Bloomer Heaven’s reputation, presence and potential in the West Midlands, coupled with our national and international experience, expertise and resource will allow us to truly expand both firms’ services into the region.”

It is a busy time for MHA MacIntyre Hudson. The firm recently continued its push into the Kent region with a deal to bring on board Spain Brothers, with more mergers and appointments expected.

It also linked its MHA member firms with Baker Tilly International, replacing the eponymous UK firm that quit to join RSM.

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