25 Oct 2022


Harrison Beale & Owen named DFK UK & Ireland Firm of the Year 2022

Midlands based accountancy firm Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O) has been named as Firm of the Year by DFK UK & Ireland.

Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O), which has offices in Coventry and Leamington Spa, was recognised for its contribution to DFK UK & Ireland, and the award was decided by UK and Ireland members.

HB&O Managing Director Mark Ashfield recently took on the role of treasurer of the UK & Ireland group, Associate Director Stuart Grosvenor is chair of the Cloud Accounting Group while other members of the team are active in DFK special interest groups covering tax, audit, marketing and HR.

He said: “We’re extremely honoured to have been presented with this award. HB&O have been proud members of DFK UK & Ireland for over seven years and to be recognised for our contribution to the organisation is a great achievement for us as a firm.

Being a member of DFK UK & Ireland is hugely beneficial for HB&O in a number of ways. It means we can share best practice with independent firms, learn their individual specialisms and interests which ultimately allows us to provide the highest quality advice to our clients as a result.

“It also means our international reach is expanded considerably. As a result, we are able to meet the needs of our clients with international business interests by having links to local expertise and accessing a network of top worldwide firms.

“Being able to offer this is a real selling point for HB&O and we’re extremely grateful to DFK for enabling us to build and maintain relationships with firms across the world.”

HB&O can trace its roots back to 1924 and employs 110 staff across its two offices.

Peter O’Connell is Managing Partner for Shaw Gibbs and Chairman of DFK UK & Ireland, which is part of DFK International, a global network of more than 200 accountancy firms across more than 100 countries.

Peter commented:

I am delighted that HB&O were awarded firm of the year. Mark has been a real asset to the Board in his role as Treasurer and the wider firm are keen advocates and contributors to DFK.

It is important we have active and enthusiastic members such as HB&O as this ensures we stand out from the crowd. They truly exemplify the collaborative value of DFK UK & Ireland and I congratulate them on this.


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