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BDO and PKF merger completes

Accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP, has today announced that its merger with PKF (UK) LLP has completed.

From Tuesday 2 April, the firm will operate as one, under the BDO brand and as part of BDO’s international network, the largest global accountancy organisation aimed at the mid- market, with revenues of over $6bn operating in 138 countries worldwide.

The firm has also announced its senior management team, including the partner responsible for the 200 people working for clients across Yorkshire via its offices in Leeds and Sheffield. Ian Beaumont will be heading up the Leeds and Sheffield offices from completion, leading business growth across Yorkshire.

Ian Beaumont, Yorkshire lead partner for BDO LLP, said: “The announcement demonstrates both firms’ on-going commitment to Yorkshire. The merger will greatly benefit the region’s professional community. It will provide broader and deeper expertise and international reach for many of our ambitious clients on a local basis, but will also allow staff to gain broader experience from working in an enlarged firm. My focus from today is on ensuring a smooth integration of the two firms and continuing delivery of exceptional service to all clients.”

BDO has also confirmed that the two offices in Leeds will co-locate by July this year, operating from BDO’s existing office at Bridgewater Place in Leeds.

Commenting on the merger, Simon Michaels, managing partner of BDO LLP, said: “It’s time for people to think again about BDO. The merger has transformed our market presence overnight. Senior leadership is a critical factor in making the merger a success but I know this team is the right mix to build on our ambitions still further and respond quickly to the domestic and international environment.

“We also remain focused on delivering exceptional service to our clients and creating the right environment for our people to develop and grow.”

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