Enlarged accountancy firm set for £1m turnover

Two accountancy firms based in Prescot in Knowsley have merged to form an enlarged business taking total headcount to 14

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Gavin Butterworth and Barry Barlow, founders of Butterworth Barlow. Picture by Gareth Jones


Prescot accountancy firm Butterworth Barlow has merged with neighbouring practice Kingham Accountants as part of its expansion plan.

Partners Gavin Butterworth and Barry Barlow made the decision to take their 13-year-old business to the next level after a successful 2021, which saw some 19% year-on-year growth. The merger has seen Butterworth Barlow welcome four members of staff taking headcount from 10 to 14.

Gavin Butterworth said: “When the opportunity to join forces with another long-established firm arose, it seemed like the perfect next step in our journey as we knew that there was so much more that we could achieve.

“It’s hoped that we will now aim towards increasing our staffing number to 20 in the next 12 months as we look set to hit £1m in turnover in 2023.

“We’ve always continuously adapted and evolved our offering, services and processes to meet with the needs of our clients and to make sure they’re accessible for everyone we work with. This is what drove us to implement online and digital tools in recent years so that our approach is as varied as the businesses on our books.”


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The team at accountants Butterworth Barlow


Butterworth Barlow, which is located in the former police sergeant’s House in Derby Street, offers a range of bespoke accounting and advisory services to businesses of all sizes throughout the North West and North Wales.

Barry Barlow added: “Since our inception, we have continued to develop the business with our dedicated team, some of whom have been with us for more than 10 years now.

“We’ve always valued people at the firm and that will be something we continue to invest in. Internal development along with recruitment opportunities at the apprentice level will be a major focus for the team as we enter this next phase.

“Our success is thanks to a committed and collective input, and we are really excited to see what’s next for Butterworth Barlow.”

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