Baker Tilly (UK) to Merge with Robson Taylor in the South West

23 Apr 2010

Leading accountancy and business advisory firm Baker Tilly has announced it is to merge with Bristol and Bath based Robson Taylor. 

Merging with Robson Taylor demonstrates Baker Tilly's continuing commitment to both clients and the business community in the South West. It has had a longstanding presence in the region and the merger will strengthen the service offering to clients of both firms.

Robson Taylor has built its core business of advising regional and national owner-managed businesses and private clients over many years and its strategy fits well with Baker Tilly that in addition has a strong reputation for advising listed companies, particularly on AIM. The merged business will continue to focus on these core areas with both firms providing complementary benefits to clients and intermediaries across the South West.

Commenting on the merger, John Banks, office managing partner at Baker Tilly Bristol said: "Merging with Robson Taylor gives Baker Tilly a great platform from which to grow our business in the South West. Robson Taylor is highly regarded by the business community and the team has excellent knowledge and experience across all areas. We believe that our clients and staff will reap the benefits of combining the businesses as we capitalise on the opportunities for long term success.

"We have come so far organically and feel the time is now right to move to the next level. While adding to our existing compliance capability, we will also look to enhance our non-audit services to clients."

Ruth Foreman, managing partner of Robson Taylor, added: "We believe that the merger with a national firm will provide opportunities to maximise potential for both clients and staff alike. The skill sets of partners and staff enhance and complement each other and will give additional breadth and depth, enhancing the overall client service offering."

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