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Accounting firm Matlock merges with Buxton Chartered Accountants


Matlock-based accounting firm Malcolm J Harris Ltd has merged with Buxton Chartered Accountants, SMH BullockWoodburn, enabling the firm to offer an increased level of service to its clients as part of the wider SMH group based in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The business now operates from the SMH BullockWoodburn office on Hardwick Square North in Buxton.

Ross Jordan, Partner at SMH BullockWoodburn, said: “The merger is a great opportunity for both companies. It provides long-term security and higher value-added services to Malcolm J Harris customers and enables further growth of SMH BullockWoodburn within the SMH Group.

“Clients of Malcolm J Harris will now benefit from a full range of services they previously did not have access to, including our personal financial services, such as retirement and investment advice, and assistance with wills and probate and inheritance tax planning – all accessible through our Buxton office by the most qualified and specialist staff possible.

“Having recently been appointed 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 start. We would like to welcome all staff and customers of the SMH family.

Malcolm Harris, on behalf of Malcolm J Harris Ltd, adds: “We have always provided our customers with personal, proactive and personalized service to meet their needs and requirements. However, for a small business, the burden of increased administration, regulation and anti-money laundering, and impending tax law changes, combined with our pension plans, means that we need a bigger partner to continue to provide the excellent level of service that we have. always proud to offer our customers.

“I’m sure SMH Group is the right partner for us and I’m very happy to introduce Ross and his team to our customers in Buxton.

“My wife, Jill and I will remain as consultants to ensure continuity for our clients and introduce them to the team members who will work with them across all specialist departments within the SMH Group.

“SMH Group has the expertise to continue to provide the highest quality service to our customers, as well as to introduce their full service offering, which means they will be able to access all their financial needs under one roof. . I am convinced that the merger will benefit all of our customers.

The addition of Malcolm J Harris Ltd to 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.