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The Chartered Accountancy practices of Ross Brooke and Michael Robins have merged in a deal that will see Ross Brooke become the pre-eminent firm of accountants in Hungerford. Alan Gibson, Director of Ross Brooke said “ The merger is a continuation of Ross Brooke’s commitment to Hungerford, we believe that having local firms serving local clients is a key part of our service offering, and rather than growing our business with fewer, centralised, offices, we have chosen to strengthen our presence in the towns where we already operate. With strong bases in Newbury and Swindon, where we have also recently expanded we are now well placed to provide excellent regional coverage.”

Mike Robins, Director of Michael Robins Limited, will also become a Director of Ross Brooke and will continue to be based in Hungerford, with the combined practice operating out of Ross Brooke’s office in Charnham Street.

Mike said “This decision has not been taken lightly and I have spent a considerable amount of time getting to know Ross Brooke, their partners and key staff to ensure that their ethos and approach to clients matches ours. By merging we are gaining access to a wide range of specialist skills across a large number of increasingly complex areas, and with an enlarged group of professionals we also add depth to our resources and knowledge all of which will allow us to provide an even better service and will benefit clients.”
Michael Brooke also a Director of Ross Brooke said “We have established an enviable reputation for quality tax planning, accountancy, audit and cloud services, and the merger with Mike’s company strengthens our presence in Hungerford. We are particularly pleased that Mike will be joining us as a director as he brings with him not only significant accountancy skills, but as a Chartered Tax Advisor also excellent tax planning skills. These skills will further add to those of Mark Duddridge, who has also joined the firm as a tax manager, giving us an exceptionally strong tax team based in Hungerford. The combined firm will certainly strengthen our position and with the growth in the other offices already achieved give us an even stronger position and reputation in the Thames Valley.”

Additionally Kerry Hawkins a Director of Ross Brooke currently based in Newbury, will re-locate to Hungerford to look after clients of the Newbury office, who are more local to Hungerford. Kerry is also a specialist is Charities, Estates and Trusts. Alan Gibson, Kerry Hawkins and Mike Robins will be jointly responsible for the Hungerford office.