BALDWINS accountants has acquired four more offices across the Midlands, marking the firm’s 11th such purchase in 12 months and swelling staff numbers to 400.
The latest firms to be bought are Fox Evans in Coventry; Andrews, Orme & Hinton in Shrewsbury; Geraint Humphreys & Co in Oswestry and Ilkeston’s Gorings Chartered Accountants.
David Baldwin, a partner at the firm, said: “Last year was the strongest period of growth in our 45-year history and we are determined to sustain our plans for further expansion. We are in discussions to secure further acquisitions across the UK as we turn our strategic plans for growth into reality.
“In 2015, we moved into new areas for the first time such as Worcester and Gloucester as well as adding to our presence in towns and cities where we had existing offices. They will all complement our existing services with the experience of their staff and we will be able to expand the range of services available to their customers so it is a win-win situation.
“We have made substantial investment in our tax, corporate finance, banking and payroll teams to support the group’s growth and the needs of our clients. We are keen to continue to grow organically over the coming months and maintain a steady but constant expansion of our business throughout the UK.”
Baldwins was set-up in 1971 and is led by father and son John and David Baldwin. It has offices in Derby, Ashby de la Zouch, Bridgnorth, Coventry, Leamington, Nottingham, Oswestry, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Stourbridge, Tamworth, Walsall, Welshpool and Wolverhampton.
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