MacIntyre Hudson, the Top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm, today announced that they have formed MHA , a new concept for the accountancy market. The aim behind the association is to deliver a national brand comprising a number of major regional firms, working collaboratively to develop and promote member businesses. Each member firm will remain independent and retain its own identity locally. Today at the time of launch, the six members have a combined turnover of just under £80 million.
Broomfield & Alexander, Carpenter Box, Henderson Loggie, Larking Gowen and Moore and Smalley are founder members of MHA, alongside MacIntyre Hudson, the firm that originated the idea. Each member will be responsible for its respective region in the UK.
MHA is an innovative approach, allowing constituent firms to offer a greater range of services to clients. Through the Association, members will be able to transfer knowledge and skills between each other to develop specialisms and offer them to prospective and existing clients right across the United Kingdom.
The association will also enable the group to tender for a higher number of national contracts than the individual firms can achieve alone and is expected to help all six firms achieve greater growth over the coming years. It is anticipated that there could be up to 12 members of MHA as the association grows.
Mike Brown, MacIntyre Hudson’s Group Chairman, said: “We have ambitious growth plans and believe that an association is the route to provide nationwide coverage whilst at the same time concentrating on growing our existing offices by a mixture of acquisition and organic growth. We have worked hard to find like-minded firms with outstanding reputations in their field of expertise and geographical area. What is unique about this Association is it gives all our members the opportunity to operate on a level playing field.”
Henderson Loggie was the first firm to join in discussions about MHA. Managing Partner, Bob Steel, said: “Henderson Loggie has a reputation in Scotland that means we would never want to merge or lose our name. As soon as Mike approached us I could see that becoming part of MHA would mean we could achieve more for our clients and for our future.”
For more information about MHA, visit www.mha-uk.com.