Mitchell Charlesworth announces Kemp and Co. merger

SME specialist and North West based accountants and business advisors, Mitchell Charlesworth has today announced the merger with Kemp & Co accountants.


Kemp & Co has been based in Liverpool for over 50 years and specialise in supporting SME businesses. Partners Michael Todd and Malcolm Grant together with their staff are now relocating to Mitchell Charlesworth’s Liverpool, Temple Street office.

Mitchell Charlesworth’s Managing Partner Paul Wainwright said ‘The merger represents another step in the firms development towards being the leading SME advisor in Liverpool. The deal will add more resource to our operations and provide more services to their clients. It was clear from the outset that we both have a desire to support SMEs and have similar partner led approaches when working with clients’.  

Kemp & Co’s Partner, Malcolm Grant said ‘Joining forces with Mitchell Charlesworth will give our clients access to a wider range of business services. From our initial meetings we knew that Mitchell Charlesworth and Kemp & Co had synergies in service standards and ethos and were therefore a good fit. We are really looking forward to joining the Mitchell Charlesworth team and the increased resources this represents’.

Mitchell Charlesworth’s Chairman Rob Hall said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming the Kemp & Co team to our Liverpool office which shows our commitment to supporting businesses and growing our client base in the city. We have recently launched our five year plan to 2020 and will continue to look to grow organically during this period as well as complete other strategic acquisitions should the opportunity arise’.

Mitchell Charlesworth have offices across the North West including Chester, Manchester, Warrington and Widnes. Mitchell Charlesworth specialises in supporting SME’s but is also a specialist in the Professional Practices, Housing Associations, Charities and Not for Profit Organisations, Medical Practices and Hospitality sectors.


Mitchell Charlesworth

Mitchell Charlesworth was formed over 125 years ago and has grown into one of the largest independent practices in the North West. Operating with over 150 staff from five offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington and Chester, the firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors provides a comprehensive range of services in the areas of financial and taxation advice.

Mitchell Charlesworth strives to work closely with its clients to ensure they maximise their full potential by using their experienced partners and staff as well as their extensive contact base in the financial markets to achieve the best results. Whether looking at business improvements, extending trade alternatives or ensuring the best deal is obtained in a business acquisition or disposal the services are led by partners and supported by a qualified and enthusiastic staffing team delivering:

  • Statutory audit
  • Accountancy
  • Corporate & personal taxation
  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency
  • General Insurance
  • Management buyouts
  • Due diligence
  • VAT
  • Tax planning
  • Pensions and investment advice
  • Payroll

Mitchell Charlesworth is the trading name of Mitchell Charlesworth LLP, registered in England and Wales number OC391811. A list of members is available for inspection at our offices.


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