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We have become part of The Sumer Group!

We are delighted to announce that we have joined Sumer, the UK’s leading mid-market accountancy practice.

Renowned in the North West for providing a full service approach to growing and entrepreneurial SME businesses, we have seen significant growth in recent years. We have over 200 employees and are headquartered in Bolton, with offices in Manchester and Liverpool.

Sumer is rapidly expanding with a mission to champion smaller and medium-sized businesses; its strategy involves investing in the leading regional practices who share the same ethos, values and approach.

Sumer now has regional Hubs throughout the UK, focused exclusively on the SME market. A natural fit, dovetailing with Sumer’s innovative business model, we are the eighth firm to announce a tie-up with Sumer. We are joining existing Sumer Hubs: Monahans, RMT Accountants, RT Marke, Jerroms, Carpenter Box, EQ Accountants and Simmons Gainsford.

Paul Stringer, Managing Partner, Cowgills said: “This partnership is fantastic news for our people and our clients.  Over the past five years, we’ve grown rapidly and were keen to increase this momentum.  By partnering with Sumer, we can amplify our growth and expansion across the North West, whilst ensuring our people and our clients have the very best opportunities.

We were impressed with Sumer’s ethos and plans for supporting the SME business community and to be part of their growth early on in their journey is a great opportunity. We’re incredibly proud of the Cowgills brand and Sumer has really bought into our culture and approach.”

Warren Mead, Chief Executive Officer of Sumer, commented: “Cowgills is renowned in the North West for helping clients grow their businesses through its down-to-earth advice. Paul and his team have led the firm through significant growth. This has been achieved through a relentless focus on clients and offering its team a fantastic place to work. Cowgills is a great addition to our rapidly growing business.”

Sumer has emerged as a key accountancy sector player and, since its 2023 inception, has grown rapidly, with an annual turnover of over £100 million. Following the addition of Cowgills, Sumer now has 1,000 champions in 40 offices, supporting thousands of SME clients across the UK.


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Posted by Cowgills
7th February, 2024
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