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Reeves' merger with Gatwick rival

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 Reeves Merges with Gatwick Rival – will Double Size in Key Region

In a significant strategic move, Reeves is delighted to announce its merger with CLB Gatwick, (formerly part of Haines Watts) a well-established accountancy practice.

The four partners and staff at CLB, which has offices in Horley, have merged activities with the nearby Reeves Gatwick office, effective from today (December 2, 2013).

CLB has an annual fee income of £1.2 million and a turnover of nearly £2.4 million is anticipated from the combined offices.

This acquisition allows Reeves to build on its existing position in the area, which is a vital hub for businesses in the South-East.

Reeves’ Managing Partner Clive Stevens said: “The team at CLB Gatwick has a considerable reputation, built up over years, and is an excellent fit with Reeves.

“The highly experienced CLB partners share our focus on entrepreneurial business. This near doubling of turnover at the Reeves office in Gatwick promises to consolidate our already strong position in this crucial part of the county.

“For the clients of both firms the merger means more depth to the services we offer and a greater expertise from our combined partner group. We expect considerable growth, particularly as the economy picks up momentum.”

The four partners from CLB Gatwick are now partners at Reeves.

Farouk Durrani advises many local businesses on their financial affairs. He has wide experience in advising a large range of companies in both UK and US reporting. In particular his expertise includes transfer pricing issues and the different aspects of both UK and US reporting.

Martin Neve is also a director of a local building society and has considerable expertise in the financial services sector as well as with national charities and other not for profit organisations. He has also worked closely with FTSE 100 companies, family run firms and on personal tax cases.

John Pannett has a wide range of clients, with the restaurant sector a specialty. His audit experience is extensive particularly as regards the audit of AIM listed clients. He also headed the tax department in his former firm advising clients on a variety of tax effective business structures.

James Peach specialises in clients regulated by the Law Society and the Financial Conduct Authority.

 (Pictured from left to right: Nigel Fright, Farouk Durrani, Allan Pinner, John Pannett, David Turner, Martin Neve, James Peach, Clive Stevens. Not pictured: Paul Roe and Shirley Smith)

 Further Information:

Natasha Nutten, Marketing Manager,
Reeves:01227 768231