D’Arcy Howard announces merger with SMH BCL Accountants to strengthen Leeds-based presence of the SMH Group

D’Arcy Howard & Co, a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants in Leeds, is pleased to announce its merger with SMH BCL Accountants, a well-established and respected practice in the area. This strategic partnership reflects a shared vision to enhance client services, expand business development opportunities, and ensure sustained growth for the future.

The merger took place on 1st July 2023, resulting in the formation of a new entity called SMH D’Arcy Howard & Co Limited. The integration of the two firms brings together a wealth of expertise and resources to offer an extensive range of services from the newly consolidated office.

Riz Hussain, Partner at D’Arcy Howard, comments about the merger: “As part of our future planning, we have diligently sought a business partner that aligns with our culture and values. We believe that joining forces with SMH BCL Accountants positions us strategically to elevate our service offering and meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

SMH BCL Accountants, which forms part of the SMH Group, has a longstanding presence in Leeds and as part of the group boasts a team of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers, Independent Financial Advisers, and Legal Executives, as well as specialists in Residential Mortgages and Commercial Finance. Clients of SMH D’Arcy Howard & Co will benefit from direct access to these additional services, allowing comprehensive financial solutions to be accessed within one group of companies.

Stacey Pocklington, Partner and Director of SMH BCL Accountants, adds: “We are thrilled to welcome D’Arcy Howard into the SMH family. By combining our strengths and expertise, we are better positioned to deliver a seamless service to our valued clients.”

The new entity will operate from the existing SMH BCL Accountants office on Pavilion Business Park, in Lower Wortley, Leeds.

As the merger proceeds, Riz will transition to a consulting role while continuing to serve clients alongside Stacey and her dedicated team.

Riz concludes: “Our priority remains providing an outstanding service to our clients. Together with Stacey and her team, we will ensure a smooth transition and continue exceeding our clients’ expectations.”

SMH Group would like to thank CMP Legal for legal advice on the transaction.

SMH D’Arcy Howard & Co can be contacted on 0113 242 4677 or [email protected]. To learn more about the comprehensive range of services offered by the SMH Group, please visit

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