Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners Meets the Need of a Sophisticated Market in Hunter Valley, Australia

16 Oct 2013

Farrow Wyatt Chartered Accountants, located in Newcastle, Maitland and Singleton in the Hunter Valley, Australia, has changed its name to Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners to become part of the national association of accounting, audit and advisory firm.

Greg Farrow, managing partner of the three Hunter Valley offices, said clients will continue to receive the excellent service and advice they have come to expect from the same group of quality partners and staff, “just under a different brand.”

Mr Farrow said the name change signaled the deliberate move to provide the growing Newcastle and Hunter Valley region with a depth of resources and advice very few professional services firms can offer in the area. He said it will give staff greater resources, knowledge and opportunities.

“We are joining Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners; we are not selling the practice, merging, amalgamating or transferring control. This will not change our firm’s fundamental values, culture and commitment to service. We are very excited about this arrangement which enhances our ability to remain at the forefront of assurance, advisory, taxation and commercial issues while, importantly, preserving the firm’s independence and ownership.

“Joining with a national firm will help us meet the needs of a growing, sophisticated business market,” Mr Farrow said.

Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners national chairman Don Rankin said the Hunter Valley region is a major Australian growth centre with many emerging and entrepreneurial businesses.

“Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners always looks to grow organically through high quality firms that share the same values and vision. This is an opportunity for growth and to become the leading middle market firm in the region,” Mr Rankin said.

Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners nationally now has 88 partners and more than 900 staff. As a top 10 accounting firm, Baker Tilly Pitcher Partners is an association of independent firms located in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and more recently in the Hunter Valley.

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