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Harrison Beale & Owen has become a member of DFK International

Pictured, from left to right, are Phil Ewing and Bob Law at the annual conference of DFK UK & Ireland.

A Midlands accountancy firm has joined worldwide professional association DFK International to extend its global reach.

Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O) has become a member of DFK International, among the top ten accountancy associations in the world with over 400 offices in more than 90 countries.

HB&O is one of the largest firms of accountants and business advisers in the Coventry and Warwickshire region with more than 85 staff including 10 directors at offices in Coventry and Leamington.

The independent firm of audit, tax and accountancy experts, which can trace its history back to 1924, also provides specialist business advice and support to start, grow and sell a business.

The firm incorporates HB&O Financial Services, a team of independent financial advisers offering expertise in wealth management, financial planning, personal investment, pensions and protection advice.

Phil Ewing, a director of HB&O, said: “We are extremely pleased to be joining DFK International as it is a high-quality association and will help to serve our clients with both international and national business interests.

“We see this as very much part of our continuing development and are looking forward to building professional relationships with like-minded member firms around the world leading to mutually beneficial business referrals.”

HB&O was formally welcomed into the association at the annual conference of its national group, DFK UK & Ireland, held in Cardiff.

Bob Law, chair of DFK UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted that HB&O is joining us as it is a very well-established, respected and progressive firm in the Midlands that shares our highly-focused service levels.

“HB&O’s membership is part of a plan to strengthen our representation throughout the UK and Ireland, and our expansion in important strategic locations will continue as we look to identify other high-quality firms to join the association.”

DFK International, based in London, has continued its expansion around the world in recent months, with a number of firms in important economic centres becoming members.

HB&O follow the recruitment to DFK International earlier this month of leading accountancy firms Carter Backer Winter (CBW) and Wilson Wright, both based in central London.

DFK UK & Ireland has 18 member firms operating within major geographical centres in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Channel Isles and Isle of Man.