East Anglia’s fastest growing accountancy firm, Aston Shaw has continued its expansion strategy with the acquisition of well established Norwich based competitor, Roger Hopkins – as of Friday 1st May 2015.
The deal has been backed by Owner, Roger Hopkins who handpicked Aston Shaw to take over their clients in his retirement, stating that the firms “share the same ethos” and “commitment to increase client profits”.
Existing office will remain
Roger Hopkins Chartered Accountants was established in 1980 and has grown to become one of Norwich’s most reputable small accountancy practices, with a portfolio of over 300 clients. The incorporation of Roger Hopkins will see the 6 existing staff members retained by Aston Shaw and the existing office will remain at 18 Princes Street, Norwich.
Mark Noakes, Director, Aston Shaw commented: “Roger Hopkins Chartered Accountants is a highly regarded and well respected firm in the city. There was a huge amount of competition to secure the deal and we are thrilled that Roger selected Aston Shaw to carry on building the firm he created. We want to ensure a sense of continuity for clients and so Roger will continue to work alongside us on a consultancy basis”.
Roger Hopkins, Owner, commented: “My decision to allow Roger Hopkins Chartered Accountants to become Aston Shaw was made with my clients and staff as my priority. I am impressed with the approach Aston Shaw take in regards to growth, client care and level of service – something that is unique for a practice of its size. I wanted to have a guarantee that both my staff and clients would receive the same level of care and attention that we have maintained over the years, and I look forward to offering my help throughout the transition.”
More developments planned for 2015
Since the merger with Morgan Woods in August 2014, Aston Shaw has gone from strength to strength. Last year, the firm recruited 17 apprentices and made a number of appointments in the senior ranks of the company – this year, with the acquisition of Roger Hopkins and more developments planned for 2015, the firm is on track to continue on the same upward trend.