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BHP Chartered Accountants merge with York practice

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BHP, Yorkshire’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants, is delighted to announce a merger with York based Atkinsons Consulting Limited.

Atkinsons was founded in 2000 and is based at The Innovation Centre at Heslington. The company’s 8 strong team is headed up by father and son team Peter and Chris Atkinson and the firm has quickly built a reputation as a market leader for cloud accounting in the North of England, being recognised by leading software company Xero as a prestigious gold partner.

Atkinsons will combine with BHP’s existing cloud based business, Figuresout Limited, to create a substantial operation, focussed on providing real time financial information to businesses and freeing up their management time.

John Warner, Managing Partner of BHP, comments: “I have been very impressed by the way in which Peter and Chris Atkinson have used value focussed technology to grow both their own and their clients’ businesses. It is an ideal fit for our strategy of providing the full range of financial and accountancy services that growing businesses need, and will further cement our position as the business advisory firm of choice in the region.”

Peter Atkinson commented: “We have recognised that we need to offer our clients the widest possible range of services so that they can continue to grow and develop. By merging with BHP we will be able to provide our cloud accounting solution to a broader range of clients and build on our success of using technology to make a real difference to business owners, whilst continuing to deliver the highest standards of service.”

The merger also significantly increases BHP’s presence in York, with an office move planned from its current base on Micklegate later this year, to create room for continued growth.