Cowgill Holloway in Global Expansion
7th October 2010
Cowgill Holloway LLP, a North West leading firm of accountants and business advisers, is pleased to announce that they have become part of IAPA – a global association of independent accountancy firms and groups providing accounting, audit, corporate finance, tax advisory and business consultancy services to clients with global needs.
The long-established firm, which currently employs over 140 staff at offices in Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool, now becomes a North West representative firm for the global association which has over 230 member firms spanning across 50 countries.
The agreement means Cowgill Holloway, which is already one of the leading independent accountancy businesses in the North West, will be able to expand its range of expertise for existing clients and serve a wider spectrum of clients within the UK and beyond.
This is the latest step in a major growth strategy for the practice. Cowgills Managing Partner, Paul Stansfield said: “IAPA has an excellent reputation and we are confident that becoming a part of this global association will be a major boost for our business and deliver clear benefits to existing and future clients.”
The link will not only enable the North West practice to access specialist skills from elsewhere in the group but will give them the opportunity to use their own areas of specialism to serve other IAPA clients across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Sub Continent, Asia and Australasia.
Paul added: “We feel that we will now be able to compete on a level with the other major accountancy firms operating on a national and international scale. Becoming part of the global association gives us the benefit of remaining a North West business with sound local knowledge and close client relationships but at the same time offering specialist services where needed, we will be well placed to service clients as well as offering specialty services that we haven’t previously.
“IAPA was a natural next step for us as it allows us to extend our product offering. We will be looking to grow our market share as a result of this move, and take the practice into new markets.”
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