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Accountancy firms Shipleys LLP and Smith Pearman announce merger

Shipleys LLP, the London and Surrey based Chartered Accountancy and Business Advisory firm and Smith Pearman, Chartered Accountants, Surrey are pleased to announce they are merging on 1 May 2016.

Smith Pearman staff at their office in Ripley, Surrey will be relocating to the nearby Shipleys office in Woolsack Way, Godalming. Tim Hardy will join Shipleys LLP as a principal and his fellow director Keith Hardy will become a consultant to the merged firm.

Simon Robinson, Managing Principal of Shipleys LLP said: “I am delighted that Smith Pearman will be joining us. They share our approach of building close, personal, long-term relationships, as the basis for practical advice and solutions which are value for money. The merger is a good fit and excellent news for both firms’ staff and clients.”

Tim Hardy, Smith Pearman Director, said: “The merger will enable us to continue to offer our clients a personal service in an ever more regulated environment. In addition, we will be able to provide our clients with a greater range of specialist advice in house, covering areas such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, VAT and international tax. Our London based clients will also be able to take advantage of our new office there.”

Shipleys active membership of AGN international, a global association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses, enables the firm to look after client across the globe.

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