BHP Merges with Sheffield Practice

Accountancy firm Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP) has merged with Sheffield-based gvt Chartered Accountants.

Accountancy firm Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP) has merged with Sheffield-based gvt Chartered Accountants.

This comes after the passing of Melanie Viner, gvt's key relationship partner, following a battle with cancer. Viner joined gvt in 1991 and agreed to the completion of the merger shortly before she died in November. Her business partner Mark Goodband has retired from the partnership and after a short handover period will pursue other opportunities.

Gvt's team will relocate from its Nether Edge office to BHP's Rutland Park headquarters over the coming weeks.

John Warner, managing partner at BHP says: "It was hugely important to Melanie that both gvt's team and the firm's client base would continue to thrive after her death.gvt has always had a strong, well-established team and a reputation for offering a high standard of service to its clients, which fits with BHP's culture and customer centric approach.

"As a result, we were delighted to agree to this merger proposal."

He added: "We're now looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues into our business and continuing to provide gvt's clients with the level of service and expertise that they have come to expect, which will form an important part of Melanie's legacy. We would also like to wish Mark all the very best for the future."

Established in 1970, BHP now has more than 300 employees across five offices in Sheffield, Leeds, Cleckheaton, Chesterfield and York.

Gvt was advised by Rachel Neems of Clarion in Leeds.

Source: Insider Media, 3rd January 2017

Last Updated: 05/01/2017
Author: Renate Halton
Labels: Merger | Bhp | Gvt

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