Malcolm J Harris Ltd merge with leading Buxton Chartered Accountants, SMH BullockWoodburn
Matlock based accountancy practice, Malcolm J Harris Ltd, have merged with Buxton Chartered Accountants, SMH BullockWoodburn, enabling the firm to offer an increased level of service to its clients as it becomes part of the wider Yorkshire and Derbyshire based SMH Group.
The merger took place on 1st September 2022, with the firm now operating from the SMH BullockWoodburn office on Hardwick Square North in Buxton.
SMH BullockWoodburn, led by recently appointed Partner, Ross Jordan, offer a full range of business and personal financial services, including accountancy, financial advice, commercial finance, wills & probate, and mortgage advice, to businesses and individuals across the High Peak region.
Ross Jordan, Partner of SMH BullockWoodburn comments: “The merger is an excellent opportunity for both firms. It provides long term security and more added value services for clients of Malcolm J Harris and allows for further growth of SMH BullockWoodburn within the wider SMH Group.
“Clients of Malcolm J Harris will now benefit from a complete range of services that they haven’t been able to access before, including our personal financial services, such as pension & investment advice, and assistance with wills & probate and Inheritance tax planning – all of which can be accessed via our Buxton office by the most highly skilled, specialist staff possible.
“Having recently been appointed as a Director and Partner of SMH BullockWoodburn, I am actively looking to grow the business, and the merger with Malcolm J Harris Ltd is a great place to start. We’d like to offer a warm welcome to all staff and clients into the SMH family.”
Malcolm Harris, on behalf of Malcolm J Harris Ltd adds: “We have always offered our clients a personal, proactive and customised service to meet their needs and requirements. However, for a smaller company the burden of increased administration, regulation, and AML, as well as looming tax legislation changes, combined with our retirement plans, has meant that we need a larger partner to continue to provide the excellent level of service we have always prided ourselves on offering to our clients.
“I am certain that the SMH Group is the right partner for us and I very pleased to be introducing our clients to Ross and his team in Buxton.
“My wife, Jill and I will be staying on as consultants to ensure our clients have continuity and to introduce them to members of the team that will be working with them across all the specialist departments within the SMH Group.
“SMH Group have the expertise to continue to deliver the highest quality service to our clients, as well as introducing their full-service offering meaning they will be able to access all their financial requirements under one roof. I am confident the merger will be of benefit to all our clients.”
The addition of Malcolm J Harris Ltd into the SMH Group is the 6th merger to take place since 2018, and the first to join SMH BullockWoodburn since they joined the SMH Group in 2018.