The merger will create a combined group with 15 partners and will see Warings’ senior partner, Patrick Lydon and tax partner, Helen Chambers appointed partners of Cowgill Holloway.
It will also see Ray Darby and Nicola Roby become directors of CHW Small Business Accounting, a soon–to-be-launched small business centre based at Warings’ offices in Bedford House on Chorley New Road.
Lydon commented: "The deal represents long-term security for the clients and staff of Warings, and gives us access to the wider range of services available at Cowgill Holloway. We look forward to joining one of the most successful firm of accountants and business advisors in the region."
Cowgill Holloway’s managing partner, Paul Stansfield, added: "We are delighted to bring a quality business like Warings into the Cowgill Holloway Group. The firm's history and position in the market place represents a significant boost to our business and strengthens our proposition to our growing client base.
“By creating CHW Small Business Accounting, it allows us to further amplify our offering to owner managed businesses and SMEs around Bolton. We look forward to growing this area of the business through the clever use of software and existing resources that CHW Small Business Accounting can utilise.”
The merger increases the Cowgill Holloway Group to 150 staff across five offices, providing a full service offering to businesses small and large alike.