Thursday 2nd of January 2020
A Warm Welcome Back

We are very pleased to welcome Emma Caddell back to Murray Smith as a Corporate Manager. Emma trained with Murray Smith and gained her ACCA qualification with us in 2005 before taking up a position as a Manager in a Macclesfield based accounting firm. Here she was responsible for providing a full range of accounting… Read more »

Friday 24th of May 2019
Home Grown Success

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Lightfoot has now been promoted to the position of Manager in the firm’s Corporate team. Rachel was a student at Sir John Deane’s College and completed a mathematics degree at the University of Chester before joining Murray Smith. Rachel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2017 and now… Read more »

Tuesday 12th of February 2019
Chartered Surveyors Expand

Murray Smith client Fifield Glyn has now added the London practice of Langley Taylor to their property services business. Langley Taylor acts for clients throughout England providing services which include valuations, lease extensions, freehold transfers, expert evidence, dispute resolution, residential management, planning and development. Fifield Glyn are delighted with the merger and believe it will… Read more »

Wednesday 23rd of May 2018
Another Success

We are pleased to announce that How Planning LLP has been acquired by the international property firm, GVA. How Planning was founded by Gary Halman and Richard Woodford in 2001 and provides expert planning guidance to blue chip clients such as Bentley Motors, Aldi, Royal London, Bruntwood and The Far East Consortium. It was voted North… Read more »

Tuesday 20th of February 2018
Latest Promotions

We are pleased to announce 2 promotions within the firm. Nicola Tucker has now taken on a Director role and Lauren Gibb has been appointed as a Client Manager. Nicola has been with the firm for more than 10 years, originally joining as a graduate trainee and Lauren moved to us just over 4 years ago… Read more »

Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
Murray Smith Success

We are pleased to have been appointed as external auditors to The Challenge Academy Trust which is the new Multi Academy Trust based in Warrington. It includes Priestley College together with 5 local schools. Murray Smith won the appointment against tough competition from a number of regional and national accounting firms. This expansion of our education client… Read more »

Tuesday 1st of November 2016
MBO at £700M Turnover Recruitment Group

The MBO of the de Poel recruitment outsourcing business was widely reported in the region’s financial press. The Knutsford based business was established in 2001 by Matthew Sanders and Mike Campbell and Murray Smith has acted as accountants and auditors for de Poel ever since its start up. Matthew purchased Mike’s share in 2010. The… Read more »

Tuesday 30th of August 2016
Newly Qualified Accountants

We are very pleased to congratulate Rachel Lightfoot and Phil Decker for qualifying as Chartered Accountants following this summer’s exam sittings. They have both worked very hard to reach this milestone. Murray Smith has an impressive record in helping trainee accountants to achieve their ambitions with full study support and time off to attend all… Read more »

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016
Exam Success All Round

It is very pleasing to report the continued success of all our accountancy trainees. Over the last couple of months they have all passed their latest professional exams with excellent marks. So we would all like to congratulate Rachel Lightfoot, Phil Decker, Lauren Gibb and Catherine Broadhurst for all their hard work. We would also… Read more »

Sunday 17th of January 2016
Tax On Farming Profits

Over the last few years Murray Smith has been helping farming clients to save tax by setting up limited companies which run alongside a farming partnership. This structure allows some profits to be taxed at corporate rates of 20% compared to a possible 40%. This approach has saved certain clients considerable amounts of tax each year. Going forward the… Read more »