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Dains acquires City Centre practice

L-R: Dains Payroll Senior Manager Ann Amos, Commercial Services Trainee Sandro El Sayed (Clere’s), Commercial Services Senior Vivian Burke (Clere’s), Dains VAT Assistant David Munn, Administrator Karen Millward (Clere’s), Dains Forensics Manager Michael Bevan, Dains Training Co-ordinator Nicky Davies, Dains Employment Services Tax Trainee Adam Ali, Dains Corporate Finance Executive Nick Reed, Dains Administrator Lorraine Byrne, Dains Managing Partner Richard McNeilly and Dains Trainee Payroll Technician Elizabeth Fenlon

Dains Accountants has announced the acquisition of an accountancy practice in Birmingham.

The growing Midlands business has taken ownership of Clere’s Accountants, previously located on Church Street in the heart of the city centre.

Employees from Clere’s will join the Commercial Services team at the Dains Birmingham office on Colmore Row.

Staff will be integrated into the team, headed by Partner Ian Carter, in a move which is the latest exciting development for Dains and its workforce.

Clere’s Accountants in Birmingham has provided a personalised service for owner-managed businesses and individuals since 2003.

This integration is a strong fit for the Dains Commercial Services team which serves clients from start-up to a turnover of several million pounds per annum.

Dains Managing Partner Richard McNeilly said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of the trade and assets of Clere’s Limited which builds on our position within the Birmingham marketplace.

“In recent years, our proposition has improved enormously for ambitious business owners, who require advice on everything from cloud accounting to VAT, corporate taxation and growth funding.

“We look forward to welcoming clients and staff to Dains as we continue to grow in the Midlands.”

In 2018-19, 53 new staff joined Dains and seven graduates were welcomed into the business which has offices in Birmingham, Lichfield, Burton, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.

The firm also achieved the prestigious Investors in People Gold Standard which recognises the company’s commitment to people and the key role they play at the heart of the company’s success.

Richard added: “These are exciting times for Dains and I’d like to thank our staff who have been instrumental in bringing this acquisition to fruition.”