Battle accountancy firms join forces

Money Posted 08/06/17
Two long-established Battle accountancy businesses have announced they are beginning a new working relationship.

Robert Duffill & Company and Holland Harper LLP have joined forces under the Holland Harper umbrella. Together, they will be offering the same outstanding service and will be able to ensure continuity for their clients.

The announcement comes after David Stedman, proprietor of Robert Duffill & Company, decided to begin planning his retirement. He felt it was important to find a company that he would recommend to his clients; a company that shared the same business ethos and one which would understand the requirements of his customers.

David Stedman explains: “After nearly 50 years working in the tax and accountancy environment my thoughts began to turn to retirement but my main concern has been to ensure that my clients continue to receive the best possible professional service.

“I have known Roy Holland for roughly 25 years and I know we share the same values when it comes to business. Even better, Holland Harper LLP works with a similar range of clientele to Robert Duffill & Company and so I can be assured the team understands the demands of small, medium and large businesses working in the Battle region.”

David will continue working part-time at Holland Harper LLP and will be joined by his full-time staff from Robert Duffill & Company, Della and Sarah. This approach will provide a seamless transition for their clients.

Roy Holland said: “I was delighted David came to me when he was first considering retirement. I have known David for around 25 years. Our practices cater for a similar client-base and, most importantly for our customers, we share similar values and a commitment to dealing with our clients’ affairs in a professional manner.”

Originally known as Thorp & Co, Holland Harper LLP has been providing tax and accountancy services in Battle, East Sussex, since the 1950s. Like Robert Duffill & Company, Holland Harper LLP specialises in offering a friendly, professional service to businesses and the local community. The team works with companies both small and large, and from across a wide range of sectors including agriculture, the construction industry, manufacturing, the service sector, professionals and retailers.

Roy Holland added: “Our aim is to provide a smooth transition for Robert Duffill & Company’s clients. With David, Della and Sarah now working with us, their customers can be assured that the service they have come to know and trust will continue at Holland Harper LLP.”

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