Accountancy Firm strengthens its position in Penrith

Armstrong Watson has acquired the Penrith office of O’Reilly, Chartered Accountants, a leading local accountancy practice. Armstrong Watson is a chartered accountancy practice, business strategists and financial advisers currently celebrating 145 years of supporting, advising and protecting clients’ interests all across it heartland of Cumbria.

Sixteen staff from O’Reilly will be joining the established Armstrong Watson team. The Penrith office is headed by Partner Margaret Hill who has grown up in the area and has a strong bond with the business and local communities and Steve Pinguey is also a Penrith Partner with key strengths within the agricultural markets and a good local knowledge.

As a newly combined team Margaret and Steve will work closely with everyone to ensure clients and staff benefits from this strengthened union. They will be working with everyone to provide a true proactive service drawing on the Armstrong Watson wider group strengths delivering accountancy, audit, business and personal tax, corporate finance, payroll, insolvency, financial planning and wealth management.

Margaret Hill said “O’Reilly is an incredibly well respected firm locally and the combination of our skills will continue to strengthen Armstrong Watson’s position in Penrith and Cumbria. Combining two offices will see a greater potential to deliver our services to both current and future clients. Our sector specialisms will benefit from the synergies of our combined professional team allowing us to provide businesses across the region with sound financial advice. In the long term this will make a real difference to the development of clients’ businesses and their financial affairs.”

“Steve Pinguey went on to say O’Reilly has built up a strong and professional practice and we feel confident that both clients and employees will enjoy continuing success under the Armstrong Watson banner. As a team we are both passionate and dedicated to delivering excellent client service and I am confident that the larger team will provide businesses and private clients with invaluable advice and the personal touch needed to help develop both their immediate objectives as well as longer term needs.”

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