Price Bailey is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sandcroft Management Services Limited (SMS) and Sandcroft Payroll Services Limited (SPS) based in Sawston, near Cambridge, effective April 2017.
With this acquisition, Price Bailey reinforces its position as a leading firm of top 30 chartered accountants and business advisers. The announcement follows a strong relationship between the two practices, which have provided complementary services to one another for a number of years.
Founded in 1990, Sandcroft offers services to organisations spanning the region as well as internationally. Managing Director, Billy Wilson, will be a consultant; his son and Senior Accountant, William, will join Price Bailey as a Partner with responsibility for continuing Sandcroft’s track record of approachable and friendly advisory services to target clients. Annie Burch remains as a Director of SPS following the acquisition.
Billy Wilson comments “I am particularly excited for Sandcroft to join the Price Bailey team, it will enable me to gradually step back from the practice. Our focus on providing approachable and people-oriented services is clearly reflected in their ethos, whilst our existing client-base will hugely benefit from Price Bailey’s innovation and growth in the market.
We are now able to expand our service offering for our clients across various new areas including Legal Services, as well as broadening our Business Team offering with more specialists to hand in areas such as VAT and Pensions.”
The team of 14 from SMS and SPS will be joining the growing Price Bailey practice, which has climbed five places to 26th position in the UK’s Accountancy Age league of 50+50 accountancy firms over the last three years.
Martin Clapson, Managing Director of Price Bailey said:
“We are delighted to announce the merger with Sandcroft who have been good friends of Price Bailey for many years. Under William’s direction, we will continue to provide Sandcroft’s existing range of accounting and advisory services, enhanced now with the complementary offering from Price Bailey.
Sandcroft’s Sawston office will remain open which together with our high street presence in Ely, supports our strategy to offer a convenient service from a much more visible and accessible presence in the centre of town.”