Fourth successive year of growth for MHA Moore and Smalley

Lancashire-based accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley has recorded its fourth consecutive year of income growth, with annual revenues reaching £17.77m.

The figures, which represent the year ending March 31, show a 7 per cent increase over last year’s £16.6m.

MHA Moore and Smalley now has more than 320 partners and staff across Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Manchester and the East Midlands.

Across the year, it was buoyed by further growth in its digital accounting services, the opening of a new office in Liverpool, and growing demand for specialist cross-border tax and VAT advice.

Graham Gordon, managing partner of MHA Moore and Smalley, said: "We’ve benefited from being able to attract experienced, quality people, investing in senior hires and our trainee programme. We currently have over 60 trainees with us across the North West.

“Being able to offer trusted advice in specialist areas is what continues to set us apart. We’ve brought in new people to expand our VAT and indirect tax team to offer advice on Brexit issues.

We’ve benefited from being able to attract experienced, quality people.

“Our growing digital solutions team has been a major asset in helping owner-managed businesses get to grips with the Making Tax Digital rules. Meanwhile, our payroll services team has also grown through helping businesses comply with auto-enrolment pensions rules and GDPR issues."

MHA Moore and Smalley also achieved an overall satisfaction score of 96 per cent in its annual client satisfaction survey, and recently retained its Investors in People status.

In April, MHA Moore and Smalley unveiled a new brand identity, bringing it in line with MHA, the association of eight independent UK accountancy and business advisory firms, and the Baker Tilly International network of which it is also a member.