Accountancy firm grows presence in Yorkshire

On 1 January 2013 Robertshaw Myers merged with Armstrong Watson Chartered Accountants, as part of their ambitious expansion plans for the region.

This now makes Armstrong Watson the largest Chartered accountants and Financial Advisers in the area and after recently celebrating 145 years supporting, advising and protecting businesses. The overall group as a result grows to 400 employees across 14 offices in the North of England and South Scotland and will now have a combined turnover in excess of £20M.

The current Skipton office was looking to expand its service offering and found in Robertshaw Myers a very similar ethos and values to client care and service. All 18 staff and five Partners from Robertshaw Myers will be joining the established Armstrong Watson team and the office will be headed up by the existing Managing Partner of Robertshaw Myers; Michael Bottomley and supported by Armstrong Watsons current Skipton Operational Director; Robert Whitehead.

As a newly combined team Michael and Rob will work closely with everyone to ensure clients and staff benefit from this strengthened union. They will be working with everyone to provide a true proactive service drawing on the Armstrong Watson wider group strengths and international connections through MSI Global to deliver business planning, accountancy, audit, business and personal tax, corporate finance, payroll, insolvency, financial planning and wealth management.

Armstrong Watsons Managing Partner Paul Dickson said: "Robertshaw Myers is an incredibly well respected firm across the region and there was a clear synergy with how we both approached our services to clients. The combined knowledge from both offices will continue to develop Armstrong Watson’s position in Skipton and the Aire Valley and  I know we will have a strengthened team focused on providing private individuals, fast growing start-ups and established businesses across the region with the right financial advice".

"Michael Bottomley went on to say that both firms have built up strong and professional practices independently and now as ‘one’ office I feel confident that existing clients will gain an even wider level of advice under the Armstrong Watson banner. As a team we delivered 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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