HALE-based accountancy firm Alexander Knight & Co is going global after joining a top international network of accounting firms.
The practice, based in Hale, is now a member of MGI Worldwide which includes more than 9,000 professionals in almost 100 countries around the world.
MGI Worldwide was established in 1947 and is the oldest international accountancy network in the world.
Annual revenues of all its members top £770m.
The move by Alexander Knight & Co, comes following increased demand for specialist tax services for the UK subsidiaries of overseas companies.
It also comes in readiness for a post-Brexit business landscape in anticipation of new trade deals where international expertise will be required.
MGI Worldwide member firms are well respected in their local markets, share similar values and work with the same types of clients, from small and medium-sized businesses, family business, entrepreneurial and fast growth enterprises to subsidiaries of major multinationals.
Alexander Knight & Co launched in 2012, and they've hand selected the most talented and experienced accountants who will help businesses. All our team enjoy working with ambitious entrepreneurs and they are motivated by the success of our clients.
Murray Patt, founder of Alexander Knight & Co, said: “MGI Worldwide member firms are well respected in their local markets, share similar values and work with the same types of clients, from small and medium-sized businesses, family business, entrepreneurial and fast growth enterprises to subsidiaries of major multinationals.
“Joining MGI Worldwide means we are part of a network of advisers who have expertise in all corners of the globe.
"As well as being able to access guidance from other member firms in their own jurisdictions, it means that we can secure referrals from international companies who are looking for specialist advice about setting up in the UK or who need specialist advice on the UK tax position."
Paul Winder, MGI regional co-ordinator for the UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alexander Knight & Co into our international network.
"We have a high demand for UK expertise, particularly on tax issues and Alexander Knight & Co fits our key criteria of being highly skilled in this area.
“They also understand their clients businesses, aspirations and what it means to be entrepreneurial.
"We now have strong representation across every single continent in the world and a strong presence in every key economic centre throughout the world.” See www.mgiworld.com