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Baldwins Accountants acquires Birmingham practice

Walsall-based group continues its nationwide expansion plans with deal to buy Jewellery Quarter firm

Finnieston Berry Partnership co-founders Elaine Berry and Catherine Finnieston (left and right) with Baldwins Accountants director David Baldwin
Finnieston Berry Partnership co-founders Elaine Berry and Catherine Finnieston (left and right) with Baldwins Accountants director David Baldwin

A Birmingham accountancy firm has been bought by a growing West Midlands practice.

Finnieston Berry Partnership, which is based in the Jewellery Quarter, has been acquired by Walsall-based Baldwins Accountants.

The move is part of Baldwins' national expansion plans which have seen it grow from 16 to 34 offices across the country during the past year, employing more than 800 staff with an annual turnover of circa £50 million.

Finnieston Berry Partnership was founded by Catherine Finnieston and Elaine Berry in 1998 and now has around 200 clients.

Its eight members of staff will be retained and will split their work between Baldwins' offices in Tamworth and Stourbridge while the Birmingham office will be used as a space for meeting clients.

Partner Catherine Finnieston said: "This deal opens up a wider range of services to our clients which is fantastic news.

"We've spent the best part of 20 years building up a solid reputation in general accountancy services and joining forces with Baldwins will enable us to take the business to the next level.

"We'll now be able to offer further expertise as we'll have access to specialists in VAT, corporate finance and banking, while also being able to put more resources behind our current services to take on more clients."

Baldwins director David Baldwin added: "We're thrilled that Finnieston Berry Partnership has joined the group and it gives us a presence in the centre of Birmingham.

"The firm has taken full advantage of being at the heart of the UK's second city by building up a solid reputation in a variety of sectors and we're looking forward to working with Elaine and Catherine to see how we can use our services and expertise to help the region's businesses develop further.

"Last year Baldwins doubled its number of offices, with more planned around the UK throughout 2017."

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