David Jetuah, Accountancy Age, Wednesday 12 May 2010 at 15:11:00

Merger will create a Top 25 accounting practice firm with a combined feeincome of 20m, 43 partners and 330 staff


Accounting firm Reeves+Neylan and FW Stephens, the City-based financialconsulting group will be merging their practices with effect from 1 June 2010.

The merged firm will trade as Reeves+Neylan LLP.

This merger will create a firm with a combined fee income of 20m, 43partners and 330 staff making it a Top 25 accountancy practice.

Reeves+Neylan currently has four offices in Canterbury, Chatham, Gatwick
</br>and London Bridge.

The staff at London Bridge will be moving into FW Stephens? offices inMoorgate.

Clive Stevens, managing Partner at Reeves+Neylan will continue to be thecombined firm?s managing partner.

Owen Skinner, the managing Partner of FW Stephens, will be joining the firm?smanagement board.

Clive Stevens said: ?I?m delighted that FW Stephens have chosen to join
</br>us.

"It brings a broader range of expertise into our practice as well asexpanding our presence in London and furthers our aim to be a true regionalfinancial consulting group.?

Owen Skinner, Managing Partner at FW Stephens added: "The opportunity to
</br>merge with a firm of the stature of Reeves+Neylan is a tremendous opportunityfor all those involved - our partners, staff and of course our clients."