RSM Tenon’s Swindon office has been rebranded following the acquisition of the firm’s trading arm by rival Baker Tilly.
The office, in Westmead, has been one of the area’s largest accountancy practices in recent years offering a range of services to businesses and individuals across Wiltshire and along the M4 corridor.
It was boosted just over 18 months ago when RSM Tenon closed its Bristol office and relocated some staff to the Swindon.
The Baker Tilly/RSM Tenon merger has created the UK’s seventh largest accountancy firm with annual revenues of £350m, and more than 4,000 partners and staff working across more than 50 offices.
All 35 former RSM Tenon offices across the UK now have a new name over the door.
RSM Tenon was formed from the merger of the Tenon Group with RSM Bentley Jennison in December 2009. The firm’s parent company entered administration in August this year after it failed to renegotiate its banking covenants. Joint administrators at Deloitte immediately sold the trading entities to Baker Tilly in a pre-pack deal.
Baker Tilly also has an office in Bath – the result of its 2010 merger with Robson Taylor.
Baker Tilly national managing partner Laurence Longe, said: “The process of fully integrating the two firms will take some time, but this rebranding exercise is an important first step in establishing the Baker Tilly brand as one of the largest accountancy firms in the UK.
“Combining the strengths and skills of both firms allows us to expand and strengthen our offering to existing and prospective clients, and provides us with new opportunities for growth.
“While this merger significantly increases Baker Tilly’s national presence, we will remain focused on our core base of owner managed businesses, smaller listed companies and public sector clients, and we are determined to retain a local touch.”