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Midlands Accountants MGC Hayles Rank in UK Top 3 for Social Media Followers:

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Logo final In a recent survey, MGC Hayles, the midlands based Independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Advisers are ranked third in the UK when compared to social media Twitter followers.  The survey was carried out to see how the top 20 accountants in the UK are using social media for both communication with their clients and the public in general as well as using the media for publication of articles and announcements.

The survey shows that only international accountancy giants, PWC and Deloitte, have more followers for their UK Twitter sites than the firm which has offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and recently in Leicester.

 Firm UK Twitter account




 Deloitte DeloitteUK


 MGC Hayles MGC_Hayles




 BDO bdoaccountant


 Baker Tilley BakerTilley


 Kingston Smith kingstonsmith


 Ernst & Young EY_UKI




 Haines Watts haineswatts


 Grant Thornton GrantThornton


 RSM Tenon RSMTenonPR


 UHY Hacker Young UHYHackerYoung


 Smitth & Williamson SmithWilliamson


 Moores Stephens UK MooreStephensUK


 Mazars Mazars_UK


 MacIntyre Hudson MHUpdates


 Begbies Traynor Begbies


* Three firms in top 20 Twitter accounts could not be found
 * Survery taken 3 March 2012 (followers change daily)


MGC Hayles utilise Twitter and a variety of blogs and articles to circulate information and updates for business and tax issues and see the media as a great platform to somewhat level the playing field when it comes to competing against the marketing budgets of large international companies.

MGC Hayles do see themselves as a new breed of entrepreneurial chartered accountants and business advisers are using both new technology and their senior team and partners’ wide and varied business experience to develop their business in the midlands region through a number of innovative ways.  They are working with social media and are also will to share their experiences in social media with their clients in a recent article.

Partner, Steven Mugglestone, who has worked within the top accountancy firms as well as a number of years as a finance director outlined, “Whilst we are very much a firm of accountants dedicated to owner managed businesses, we have also started to develop and channel both technology and our hands on business experience to create a number of ways that we can help support and grow SME businesses.

For start-up and small businesses, we have helped develop Squeeze,, together with leading accounting software providers Sage UK,, which is a very cost effective way for small businesses to maintain their entire bookkeeping and accounts up to date and online as well as their year-end accounts and tax returns, which is safe, secure and cheap.

We have also worked to develop Vivifi Growth Groups,, which acts as crucial support to growing businesses to help them grow as if there were a much larger organisation with support in sales, strategy, costs reduction, cash control, legal support and FD support, based around a monthly workshop programme and board meeting.

We work closely with Universities in the region and we are also building on our support activity for young entrepreneurs, from Young Enterprise onwards, as we see young business people, under the age of 35 as crucial to the future success of the region’s economy as well as the UK.  We see Squeeze as a key accounting support to the young entrepreneur and we are now working on mentoring support to help small and growing businesses develop, who we hope could eventually benefit from being part of a Vivifi business growth group.

We are also very keen to continue to work with both new technologies and businesses that are developing both alternative energy sources and are seeking to develop cleaner technologies and recycling technologies.”

MGC Hayles have a number of online activities, blogs and business support developments and these can be found at the sites below

Steven Mugglestone BA FCA
Finance Director Services
MGC Hayles, Entrepreneurial Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers
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Written by Steven Mugglestone

March 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

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