Crowe expands in Kent with purchase of Dendy Neville

19 June 2024 2 min. read
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Crowe has acquired accounting firm Dendy Neville. The move expands Crowe’s presence in Kent, with the purchase welcoming three new partners as part of the move. 

Mark Anderson, Kent office managing partner for Crowe, said, “This business combination is a very positive step forward for the presence of the Crowe brand in Kent, with a more significant footprint in our local geographic market. Our new colleagues will provide further depth to our existing team, bringing expertise and a matching focus on excellent client service. We’re delighted to welcome them all to the local and national Crowe team.”

Part of a global network with over 200 independent firms in more than 145 countries, Crowe UK is an accountancy firm offering audit, tax, and advisory services. In Kent, the firm has offices in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, which has now been supplemented by the 18 members of Dendy Neville’s team.

Crowe expands in Kent with purchase of Dendy Neville

This includes the arrival of three partners: David Hill, Andrew Perkins and Paul Gittins join Crowe as partners. Hill is an expert in assisting owner-managed businesses, SMEs, startups, UK subsidiaries of international groups, law firms and private clients; while Perkins has supported a wide range of clients including SMEs and high-net worth individuals throughout his career; and Gittins brings a decade of Big Four experience to the company, and has also supported clients including private individuals, owner-managed businesses over 14 years with Dendy Neville.

Hill commented, “We have worked closely with Crowe Kent for over 20 years and have known some of the Kent partners for much longer. Joining forces with Crowe seemed a natural progression in light of our common commitment to high standards in client support. Importantly, joining Crowe offers an enlarged team able to fulfil clients’ needs, and wider service offerings - including corporate finance, corporate recovery, specialist and international tax matters, as well as access to Crowe’s international network of offices.”

Based in Maidstone, Dendy Neville has more than 70 years’ experience and offers a range of accounting services that could help clients grow their companies. According to Nigel Bostock, the CEO of Crowe UK, the move is an important development for Crowe’s Kent presence.

Bostock explained, “This acquisition is an important step in our growth strategy and expands our footprint in the Kent region. It is pleasing to see that Dendy Neville has chosen to partner with Crowe as an alternative to private equity investment, trusting Crowe as the best home for their people and clients going forward. Strengthening our regional presence with a team of highly regarded local professionals supplements the strong organic growth we continue to see across the firm.”