Hentons expands in South Yorkshire with Acquisition

Yorkshire chartered accountancy and business advisory firm Hentons has expanded its presence in South Yorkshire with an acquisition.

The deal for Voice & Co, which has offices in Sheffield and Doncaster, follows Hentons' recent acquisition of London-based Clayton Stark.

Voice & Co was established in 1990 by Hugh Voice, with Mandy Guest becoming a partner in the business in 2002.

Both Voice and Guest, along with Voice & Co's eight employees, will join Hentons, which employs a team of 125 across offices in Sheffield, Leeds, York, Thirsk and London.

Hentons already has a significant presence in Sheffield with an 11-strong team led by partner Tim Baum-Dixon and the acquisition is the second major development for the firm in South Yorkshire in recent months.

In September 2021, Hentons formed a joint venture and invested in Sheffield based Mackenzie Spencer to create Hentons Corporate Finance and Hentons Legal. Following the two deals, the firm now has a 25-strong team in South Yorkshire.

Peter Watson, managing director at Hentons, said: "Voice & Co is a very reputable and longstanding firm, with an experienced team and approximately 500 established clients of all sizes and across every sector.

"We already have an excellent reputation and a well-established team in Sheffield and this acquisition is a great fit for our existing client base and significantly builds our critical mass in South Yorkshire, as well as giving us a crucial foothold in Doncaster, which is an area that we're keen to continue expanding our presence in."

Hugh Voice, partner and founder of Voice & Co, added: "Hentons is a leading name in Yorkshire's accountancy industry and the multi-award-winning firm offers a full range of financial and accountancy services, which will further benefit our client base, located across South Yorkshire and beyond. Hentons has the same approach to providing a local proactive service, and Mandy and I are excited that we shall have the support to enable us to take on the new clients that we are gaining.

"It will also create potential new career opportunities for our team across Hentons' wide-spanning divisions, as well as giving us access to the company's in-house teams offering HR, IT and marketing support, which made it the ideal firm to agree this sale with."

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