Evelyn Companions acquires Bucks tax adviser

Nationwide wealth supervisor and Monetary Planner Evelyn Companions has acquired Bucks-based Harwood Hutton, a agency of accountants, tax advisers and enterprise specialists.

The charge for the Beaconsfield enterprise was not disclosed. 

Harwood Hutton was established in 1957 and has a 70-strong staff with experience in working with owner-managed, entrepreneurial companies.  

Andrew Wilkes, chief skilled companies director of Evelyn Companions, mentioned: “Harwood Hutton’s strategy of offering a totally supportive, private service and constructing long-standing relationships with purchasers could be very a lot according to our tradition at Evelyn Companions.   

“This acquisition continues our technique of increasing the variety of enterprise and personal purchasers we offer our skilled companies to.”

Keir Singleton, director at Harwood Hutton, mentioned: “There’s a nice cultural match with Evelyn Companions, with each companies centered on understanding the wants of their purchasers and delivering a extremely personalised service.”

The acquisition will give Evelyn a brand new workplace location within the Thames Valley and continues the agency’s technique of selective acquisition of companies with complementary experience to strengthen the group’s regional presence.

Final month Evelyn Companions acquired Creaseys Group, which operates from Tunbridge Wells. Earlier than that, in February Evelyn Companions acquired Leathers LLP which operates from places of work in Newcastle and Harrogate, and in April it acquired Cambridge-based agency Ashcroft Partnership LLP.

Evelyn Companions additionally accomplished a transaction with KPMG UK which noticed a number one worldwide disputes staff be part of its Forensic Providers follow.   

In November The agency reported 6.9% 12 months on 12 months rise in Property Beneath Administration and Recommendation (AuMA) to £55.6bn for its Q3 (Q3 2022: £52bn). 

The group mentioned that regardless of a “difficult market backdrop” it generated vital new enterprise and grew year-on-year working earnings.


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