Acquisition of the practice of Gutteridge Scanlan in Leicester as of 1 April 2017
Andrew Scanlan has had an accountancy practice in Leicester since 1977 and recently decided the time had come to merge his business into something larger. He looked to Haines Watts, Leicester, who “have a great business reputation in the area.” He has known the Managing Partner, Sanjay Khullar, for many years. Andrew added, “I am looking forward to becoming an Associate Partner and working with my clients without the administrative burden of running my business. I had many interested parties wanting to buy my practice, but I wanted to ensure that my clients received excellent service with a long established company and that is why I chose Haines Watts Leicester.”
The entire Scanlan team will transfer to Haines Watts as part of the acquisition to ensure clients continue to receive a personal service while the additional services provided by Haines Watts will be of benefit to the more progressive clients. There is also the advantage that the offices are within 100 yards of each other.
Managing Partner Sanjay Khullar said, “I am delighted to seal the deal with Andrew and look forward to working with him and our new clients. We are also delighted to welcome Andrew’s team into our offices, which we have had to expand. Our recent growth had already left us short of space, so we took the plunge, bought the adjacent office, and knocked through to give us scope for further growth.’’
This move further demonstrates Haines Watts’s commitment to Leicester and comes on the same day that the firm announced the promotion of Tax Manager Shazin Tayub to Associate Partner. A qualified Tax Technician and Chartered Tax Advisor by profession, Shazin has been with the firm since 2014 and has been instrumental in developing the tax team who offer all taxation planning and compliance matters for a diverse portfolio of clients in the region. He will continue to work alongside Sanjay Khullar to develop the Leicester Office further. Sanjay commented, “This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to developing the team and recognises the hard work and enthusiasm demonstrated by Shazin.”
Shazin is looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that the new appointment will bring. He says, “I enjoy getting to grips with business owners to find out what issues keep them awake at night, and how we can work together to resolve them. I am looking forward to working closely with Sanjay in developing our business strategy further.”
About Haines Watts
Haines Watts is a Top 15 firm of Chartered Accountants that specialise in the owner-managed business sector. Haines Watts has a broad range of services and over 80 years’ experience in working with privately-owned businesses. From accountancy, tax, VAT, payroll, financial services, expense control, corporate finance and business advice, they have the market understanding and expertise to make a difference to business.
With over 60 offices around the UK, and over 35,000 UK clients, Haines Watts aims to become the premier adviser to the owner-managed business sector.
They are able to offer a comprehensive range of national services without losing the personal attention to detail at a local level. This combination makes the Haines Watts offering unique.
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