Finance firm Smith & Williamson Tax – which previously traded as BTG Tax – has relocated to the heart of Birmingham’s business district.
The move to 9 Colmore Row unites the tax specialist division, previously based in Edgbaston, with the firm’s investment management team.
The relocation brings Smith & Williamson’s entire Birmingham operation of more than 55 employees under one roof.
John Hodgson, tax managing partner for Birmingham, said: “We are delighted to now be working from one city centre base – being closer to the professional community will enhance the level of service that we can provide to our national and international clients as well as bringing a more cohesive structure to our Birmingham operation overall.”
Smith & Williamson announced the acquisition of the trade and assets of BTG Tax in a deal agreed in December last year.
The team transferring from BTG Tax to Smith & Williamson comprised private client, corporate tax, VAT and tax investigations specialists which included eight partners and directors.
They were BTG’s managing partner in Birmingham, John Hodgson; corporate tax partners, Ray Abercromby, Kari Campbell and Robert King; Gareth Short who is a tax partner specialising in the sports, media and entertainment sector; tax investigations partner, Jeff Millington; VAT director, Tony Jackson; and private tax director, Carol Whitehouse.
Mark Willis, head of the Birmingham investment management team, added: “The combination of tax and investment services combined with financial planning and pensions advice, provides a particularly strong offer to clients and is helping to set us apart from other advisers in the Midlands.”