A HAMPSHIRE accountancy firm double in size from taking over new business

SHMS Accountants, a firm of small business accountants, have acquired all accounting clients previously taken on by Alan Sanders, an accountant and bookkeeper based in Lee-on-Solent.

When Mr Sanders decided to retire, he spoke to numerous local accountants and chose to sell his practice to SHMS Accountants.

This has meant the Park Gate-based firm has gone from having approximately 400 clients to more than 800.

Two new bookkeepers have already been hired with positions available for new accountants and bookkeepers being advertised for.

SHMS Accountants Director Stephen Humphreys said about the acquisition, “I’m very excited about the prospect of acquiring the new clients from Alan, because we can now increase our staff numbers and provide a better all-round service to both our current clients and the new ones."

SHMS was founded in 1998, specialise in providing a personal service to small businesses.