Leading business advisory firm strengthens its presence in the UK

One of the UK’s fastest-growing business advisory firms has strengthened its footprint across the UK with a flurry of acquisitions.

The Baldwins Group have undertaken 11 acquisitions in as many months adding a further 36 offices to their National network. They have seen exponential growth since Baldwins joined the CogtalGroup back in 2016.    

Aberdeen-based Williamson and Dunn Chartered Accountants, Rothmans Chartered Accountants offices in Havant, Fareham and Sutton along with Treasury Chartered Accountants in Portsmouth will be joining the group.

The new offices will continue to advise their large corporate and SME clients out of the same offices as usual.

Williamson and Dunn, based on West Craibstone Street, will trade as Scotland-based accountancy firm Campbell Dallas who themselves are part of the Baldwins Group after joining in 2017.

Rothmans Chartered Accountants’ three offices on Park Road South in Havant, High Street in Fareham and West Street in Sutton, as well as Treasury Chartered Accountants on Kings Road in Portsmouth, will all trade as Wilkins Kennedy.

The latest acquisitions mean Baldwins, a CogitalGroup company, now has 97 offices across England, Scotland and Wales – employing more than 3,000 staff with an annual turnover of approximately £225 million.

Shaun Knight, Board Director at Baldwins, said: “These acquisitions reaffirm our commitment to helping develop UK businesses of all sizes to reach their potential by providing them with a full range of accountancy services and specialists.

“The accountancy market is changing rapidly from a technological and regulatory perspective, and we hope our clients will quickly see the benefits of these acquisitions.

“The trio of businesses we have joined forces with have laid strong roots in their communities and built up enviable client bases. Through our investment in leading financial software such as our next generation client portal CoZone and our expertise in areas such as banking and finance, taxation and forensic accounting, we will be complementing the general accountancy services that they are providing.

“This also spells great news for the next generation of business advisors as even more staff at these firms will be given opportunities to experience challenging and rewarding roles across the wider group.

“Baldwins is developing a spread of expertise where each of our 97 offices is backed up by a nationwide team of experts in specialist fields – an offering that is needed now more than ever as the UK battles through a period of uncertainty – and helps us to stand out from the crowd both for businesses needing advice and for accountancy professionals looking to develop their career.”