HSKS Greenhalgh

HSKS Increase Presence in Midlands

Bondholder HSKS Greenhalgh has increased its presence in the region following its acquisition of Wollaton accountancy firm Cobb Burgin & Co.

The acquisition coincides with the retirement of Cobb Burgin founder Chris Cobb, who started the business in 1981.  Neil Burgin, who joined the practice in 1985 and became a partner in 1987, will remain as Associate Director and he will be joined at the firm’s Middleton Boulevard offices by Peter Rimmington, who has been with HSKS Greenhalgh since 2000.

Colin Peacock, HSKS Greenhalgh Managing Director, said: "When looking to expand our business through acquisition, we are always keen to identify opportunities with firms who share our philosophy of establishing long-term relationships with clients and this is definitely the case with Cobb Burgin, which is one of the reasons why we are so excited to have completed the deal.  

“We look forward to getting to know Cobb Burgin’s clients, who can rest assured that they will continue to receive the same high level of client service.  The acquisition means that they will now have access to a range of additional services, such as Corporate Finance and Estate Planning and Probate Services, as well as the expertise of our specialist sector advisors where appropriate.”

Legal advice was provided by Rachel Bennett, Corporate and Finance Partner at fellow Bondholder Flint Bishop LLP.  

Rachel commented: "The Corporate department at Flint Bishop were delighted to work with Colin and his team on their latest acquisition. The deal was a classic fit for both businesses, giving HSKS Greenhalgh a great opportunity for expansion, whilst securing the succession of the business for Chris & Neil. I'm sure there will be many positives for the combined business and their respective clients moving forward."

The deal was financed by Bondholder NatWest, who were advised by David Kaplan of Bondholder Nelsons Solicitors.


HSKS announces new MD & CEO

HSKS Greenhalgh's new Managing Director Colin Peacock.

John Eardley will be supporting Colin as CEO.

Bondholder HSKS Greenhalgh Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors has announced that Colin Peacock is to take over the role of Managing Director of the firm whilst Jon Eardley will support him as CEO.

Colin replaces Kultaran Singh, who has been managing director of the firm since its merger of HSKS and Greenhalgh in 2011. Colin joined Greenhalgh & Co 32 years ago and has been heavily involved in the growth and development of the business, including opening the firm's Nottingham and Uttoxeter offices. Colin also culminated the merger of HSKS and Greenhalgh.

Former Managing Director of HSKS Greenhalgh, Kultaran Singh, said: "Colin is the right person to take on the role, having been with the firm for over 30 years. He is a gifted business advisor and a well-respected leader. This is a positive step forward for the business.

Jon Eardley joined HSKS Greenhalgh last year as Practice Manager, having previously spent over 30 years at NatWest/RBS in various roles, including Senior Relationship Manager and Business Development Director.

In taking over the Managing Director role, Colin commented: "This year has already seen the implementation of a number of key elements of our strategy, with the appointment of two new Directors and a Business Development Manager, and we look forward to continuing to implement both our short and long-term plans, which I'm confident will take the business forward to new levels."

Bondholders dominate Business Awards

With the Derby Telegraph Business Awards fast approaching, we're thrilled to announce that many of our Bondholders have placed as finalists for awards.

Congratulations and good luck to:

With the awards ceremony currently in its judging period, the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 9th June at The Roundhouse.

The Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2016 is in association with Bondholder Champions (UK) plc and is sponsored by Bondholders CPL Print, Derby College, HSKS Greenhalgh, intu Derby, Marketing Derby, The Roundhouse, Sellick Partnership, Sky Recruitment Solutions and the University of Derby.

Second director promotion this year at HSKS

Martin Gadsby, HSKS Greenhalgh's newest director

Following news from Bondholder HSKS Greenhalgh earlier this year on the promotion of Martin Tomes, the firm has now made its second director appointment of the year.

[I] am looking forward to contributing towards the future growth and development of the business in the years ahead
— Martin Gadsby, HSKS Greenhalgh

Martin Gadsby, who has been with the firm for almost ten years, became a manager in 2008 and has played a key role in the successful development of the firm's specialist agricultural sector group, based in Uttoxeter. Martin will remain part of HSKS Greenhalgh's agricultural team, as well as heading up the firm's Academy Schools specialist sector group. He will also be spending more time at the firm's Pride Park-based Derby office.

Martin commented: "I am extremely pleased and proud to be made a director of HSKS Greenhalgh and, having spent the majority of my career at the firm, am looking forward to contributing towards the future growth and development of the business in the years ahead."


HSKS promotes new director

New director at HSKS Greenhalgh, Martin Tomes

Bondholder HSKS Greenhalgh Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors has announced the promotion of Martin Tomes to Director.

With now three tax directors and a growing taxation services team, this demonstrates the firm’s increasing commitment in providing commercial tax solutions for our clients
— Michael Henshaw, Taxation Services Director at HSKS Greenhalgh

Since joining HSKS Greenhalgh as Taxation Services Manager almost tens years ago, Martin has worked on both tax compliance and advisory projects, as well as with HSKS Greenhalgh Corporate Finance, providing tax advice on a wide variety of transactions.

Martin joins the firm's existing team of six directors based across the firms offices in the region. In his new role, Martin will be specifically responsible for tax consultancy services and will also head up the firm's specialist Property Development & Investment sector group.

Michael Henshaw, Taxation Services Director at HSKS Greenhalgh, said: "This appointment is much deserved and is in recognition of the services Martin is providing, drawing upon his specialist tax knowledge and commercial experience. With now three tax directors and a growing taxation services team, this demonstrates the firm's increasing commitment in providing commercial tax solutions for our clients."