Shaw Gibbs expands reach with the acquisition of Harmer Slater
Shaw Gibbs is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Harmer Slater Limited, an established accountancy practice with two offices in Greater London.
The acquisition brings a wealth of experience to Shaw Gibbs, enriching the capabilities and the geographic reach of the group and further enabling them to provide clients and referral communities with exceptional advice.
" We have been considering our options for the succession of Harmer Slater over the past few years.”
comments Tim Slater, Partner and co-founder of Harmer Slater
“We wanted to secure the future of the firm by forming an alliance with a practice who could provide benefit to our clients and create new opportunities for our talented teams. Shaw Gibbs stood out as the best fit for us as they aligned to Harmer Slater in their pragmatism and people-centred approach.”
"We are delighted to welcome Harmer Slater to the Shaw Gibbs family.”
adds Peter O’Connell, Managing Director at Shaw Gibbs.
“This acquisition builds on our long-term vision of strengthening our position as a leading player in the accountancy industry. The addition of two new offices to our group not only extends our footprint but also allows us to provide an even broader range of services to our clients."
This acquisition comes at a time when Shaw Gibbs is actively seeking opportunities to enhance its capabilities and broaden its reach. The move reflects the group's commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the employees and client base.
This acquisition is the fifth that Shaw Gibbs have made in 2023, resulting in a 290 person-strong practice based over eight offices located in: Oxford, Basingstoke, Farnham, London, Northampton, Sutton, Teddington and Woking.
The integration process is already underway, and both Shaw Gibbs and Harmer Slater are working closely to ensure a smooth transition for clients and employees. The combined strength of the two firms is poised to drive innovation, foster growth, and deliver exceptional value to clients across the expanded group.
About Harmer Slater
Harmer Slater is a well-established accounting and advisory firm known for its high-quality services and client satisfaction. With a strong focus on building lasting relationships, Harmer Slater has been a trusted partner for individuals and businesses seeking comprehensive financial solutions since 2002. They provide a range of professional accounting advisory, assurance, tax and business advisory services to individuals and organisations ranging from privately owned businesses to UK subsidiaries of multi-national groups and AIM listed companies.
About Shaw Gibbs
Shaw Gibbs is a top 50 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Investing in their teams of high-quality specialists, they work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for clients which exceeds expectation.