Beever and Struthers merges with The Company Books
Beever and Struthers, which has offices in Blackburn, has merged with a specialist practice in Tech City, the growing cluster of technology firms in East London, to spearhead a major drive into the media, digital and technology sectors.The Top 60 firm of accountants and business advisors has agreed a formal partnership with The Company Books (TCB), which already has in excess of 100 clients in the creative and other sectors being targeted by the combined firm.
TCB was founded by Joy Cantlon and Paul de Vryer in 1992 and specialises in the provision of accountancy services for businesses ranging in size from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to multi-million pound operations in creative services, IT and software development, publishing and manufacturing, public relations, marketing and financial.Phil Roberts, managing partner of Beever and Struthers, said the offering of TCB would complement and extend the existing services of B and S and in particular, those of its specialist divisions focused on freelancers and SMEs including audit, corporate finance, grants, tax planning, valuations and consultancy.
He said: “We looked long and hard for a business that would provide a complementary fit with Beever and Struthers and TCB satisfied all of our key criteria.
“The partnership allows us to cross-sell a combined and expanded offering of financial services to firms in the creative and other sectors. The integration of our staff with their TCB colleagues at Bunhill Row puts us at the very heart of the action in Tech City. It’s a truly collaborative effort with TCB staff already working on certain Beever and Struthers’ clients and our staff set to start working on certain clients of TCB. “Recent research has shown that sectors including financial services and digital, media and technology will be the drivers of economic growth and this merger gives us the chance to be a key player in helping to deliver that growth.”