Strength in numbers for accountancy firms

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Feb 2018

A HULL-based accountancy firm has announced plans to expand following a merger with an East Yorkshire-based competitor. 

360 Chartered Accountants has announced that the company is merging with Walsh And Co, a Withernsea-based accountants established in 1988. 

The chartered accountants, which has three offices around Hull, has grown rapidly since it was founded, in 2011, by director Andy Steele. 

He has now decided the take the opportunity to expand further by joining forces with another reputable and well-known firm of accountants. Mr Steele says Walsh and Co’s success has been built upon word of mouth referrals and both firms hold excellent customer service and client satisfaction at the forefront of everything they do. 

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360 Chartered Accountants incorporating Walsh and Co offers additional services due to its increased capacity and resources. 

The firm said this should enable it to continue fulfilling its reputation for quality customer service. 

As well as offices in Hull, Melton and East Hull, the firm now has an office in Withernsea, convenient for clients in and around the Holderness area, which will continue to operate as usual.  

Andy Steele, founder and director of 360 Chartered Accountants, said the Withernsea team will bring a wealth of experience to business to help clients.

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He said: “I’m very excited to be welcoming Howard’s team to 360. They have a wealth of experience, which will complement 360’s existing  expertise to help both our clients and our clients’ businesses.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge of helping Walsh and Co’s clients prepare for ‘Making Tax Digital’ in 2020 and showing them how we can add value through our ‘360’ approach.”

Howard Walsh, founder of Walsh and Co, also added that the move made sense as the two companies are both modern-think practices.

“I am extremely excited about this new chapter in my career and we are all really looking forward to working with such a great team of people.

“Having known Andy Steele and the 360 team for a number of years now, I sincerely feel that the merger of our two modern- thinking practices is going to give the existing Walsh & Co clients another platform of knowledge and experience.”

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