Hayles and McGregors Corporate become MGC Hayles
A leading Independent city of Leicester firm of Chartered Accountants, Hayles and Partners, has merged its business with the Nottingham and Birmingham offices of McGregors Corporate, another Midlands based firm of accountants.
The new combined firm is to be re-named MGC Hayles and will employ 50 staff across the three offices in the Midlands. The combined firm aims to continue to develop and build a quality independent firm of business and tax advisers, including services in corporate finance, support for international trade as well as supporting and developing young entrepreneurs.
Founding partner at Hayles, Geoff Banks commented, “Hayles will celebrate 40 years in business in 2013 and I am very pleased and excited that combining our business with the McGregors team will enable the firm to continue to develop its services and support businesses in Leicestershire and the Midlands for many years to come.”
MGC Hayles is also to become a member of the UK200 Group, which links leading independent accounting and legal firms across the UK and the world. It will also continue to develop Squeeze, an online, cloud based accounting system for start-ups and growing small businesses.
The development of the Leicester office will be led by Steven Mugglestone, who is returning to work in the city having been part of the McGregors team. Mr Mugglestone is a former Finance Director and worked for many years before that within a leading international firm of accountants within Leicester.