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Russell Bedford Expands in UK with Leading Manchester Accountants Hallidays

Stockport chartered accountants Hallidays joins Russell Bedford International as a key step in expansion of regional network.

London - Manchester, United Kingdom, June 28, 2015 --( Russell Bedford, the global professional services network, has added its first-ever English firm outside of London, with award-winning Stockport accounting and consulting firm Hallidays joining as the network’s Manchester-area member.

Within the British Isles, Hallidays joins alongside existing members Lubbock Fine (London), Cooney Carey (Dublin) and SMP Partners (Isle of Man).

Hallidays can trace its origins to a firm founded in central Manchester by Charles Halliday in 1843. The founder subsequently entered into partnership with William Welch Deloitte (founder of what has become Deloitte) and the firm traded as Deloitte Halliday until 1887. Today, based in Stockport in the Greater Manchester conurbation, Hallidays is one of the leading professional services firms in the north-west of England, having developed through a series of mergers and acquisitions.

The recipient of numerous industry awards, Hallidays offers a broad range of professional services including accounting, audit, tax compliance and consulting, business consulting, HR consultancy, recruitment and payroll, IT consulting and wealth management.

Reflecting its roots supporting the wealth creators and institutions of mid-19th-century Manchester, the firm has built a reputation advising owner-managed businesses, academies, charities, credit unions, property companies, solicitors and health sector consultants.

Russell Bedford International CEO Alan Bezzant commented: “The addition of Hallidays marks a major step in establishing the Russell Bedford network in key business locations throughout the British Isles. With our existing presence in London, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man, we are delighted to welcome one of the foremost accounting firms in north-west England.”

Hallidays’ managing director Nigel Bennett added: “Having established ourselves as one of the leading independents in the north-west, we were keen to become part of an organisation that would allow us to support our clients as they expand their operations throughout the UK and abroad. Russell Bedford is one of the few true accounting networks that would allow us to do this while retaining the valued independent brand identity we have built over the years.”

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About Russell Bedford International

Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world’s leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 600 partners, 5000 staff and 290 offices in more than 100 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Russell Bedford International is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms and a member of EGIAN, the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations.


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