Shaw Gibbs merges with Pearson Bucholz

The top 100 accountancy firm has announced a decision to merge with Eynsham-based Xero Partner practice Pearson Bucholz with a view to pooling resources and improving its range of technology-based solutions

Shaw Gibbs is a member of DFK International, a worldwide association of independent accounting firms and business advisers with over 200 member firms covering 85 countries. It has offices in London and Oxfordshire with its clients including owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals (HNWI), investors and overseas companies based in the UK.

Pearson Buchholz, a firm of chartered accountants based in Oxfordshire, specialises in compliance and advisory services to the business owner manager and private tax clients. It is a gold member of the Xero partner programme, providing cloud-based accounting solutions to its 800 clients.

Lynne Buchholz, managing director of Pearson Buchholz said ‘This is a great opportunity to add value for our clients with enhanced capabilities. There is a natural fit with Shaw Gibbs, on a cultural as well as a business level. This move will enable us to continue to provide an excellent service while giving our clients access to a much larger pool of experience and resources.

‘Shaw Gibbs has a clear and exciting vision to embrace technology ahead of Making Tax Digital (MTD). They are also well placed to support our existing sector specialisms, which include healthcare with us already servicing a number of clients on Harley Street close to the Shaw Gibbs’ London office. All of our clients will see the enhanced benefits of having the combined team.’

Peter O’Connell, manager director of the Shaw Gibbs Group, added, ‘I am delighted to welcome the Pearson Buchholz team into the group. Together with our existing staff, they will receive plenty of opportunities for ongoing professional development, recognition and rewards, as well being able to access in-house resources and expertise on various topic areas.’

Report by James Bunney

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