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Leading regional accountants Rothmans expand

Leading regional accountants, Rothmans, are expanding following a merger with established Petersfield accountancy firm, Cox Manning.

Cox Manning was founded 24 years ago by Louise Manning, creating a firm to offer taxation and accountancy services in Liss and the surrounding areas. She now has eight staff located in its Dragon Street offices and is looking forward to seeing it grow further.

Louise said, “I’ve really enjoyed the last 24 years and have been lucky enough to employ some wonderful staff, who are still here. But merging with Rothmans allows us to increase even further the level and range of expertise and services available to assist clients, whilst giving me the opportunity to better balance my time.”

Rothmans offers a full range of services including business advisory, compliance and outsourcing as well as high-level tax planning and company audit work. Havant partner James Shaw sees this as a key opportunity to use Rothmans’ resources and support to take forward the practice created by Louise: “We are very much looking forward to increasing our involvement in Petersfield and the surrounding region, working with Louise and her team to deliver a greater range of professional services in the area, supporting the local business community, and finding new opportunities for the firm.”

Joining the Petersfield office as a director is Paul New. Paul is a general practitioner who specialises in financial reporting for both statutory and management purposes. He says, “Having qualified in public practice and worked in a number of senior financial and commercial positions within industry, I have come to understand that there is a big difference between reporting to fulfil a statutory requirement and reporting to meet the needs of management. Ultimately, I aim to help business owners and managers achieve increased business growth by better understanding the impact of their financial and non-financial decisions.”

Paul lives in Horndean with his wife and their two young sons. He is a passionate follower of sport and music.