Former Moore Global firm goes to Russell Bedford in second coup of the year

January 2020

The global professional services network, Russell Bedford International, has announced the appointment of Mitten Clarke as its member firm in Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester, United Kingdom.

Mitten Clarke, who recently acquired the Moore Stephens firm in Stoke-on-Trent, have continued their strategic growth path by choosing the Russell Bedford network.

Founded in 1997, Mitten Clarke is a leading independent firm of chartered accountants in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and the surrounding area, and as part of its growth plans, the firm has opened an office in Manchester, further strengthening its presence in the North West regional market.

The firm which is led by five directors has been named ‘Firm of the Year’ by Accountancy Age and ‘Independent Firm of the Year’ by the British Accountancy Awards.

Employing over 60 personnel, Mitten Clarke offers comprehensive accounting, tax, audit and wealth management services, serving owner-managed businesses, corporate groups and international subsidiaries of overseas companies. 

Speaking of the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO Stephen Hamlet said: “The appointment of Mitten Clarke is a fantastic boost for Russell Bedford. The firm’s multiple awards and expansion plans are evidence of their drive and ambition, which are precisely the qualities we seek when recruiting the best firms for our network. This is an exciting new addition to our presence in the UK, and I am delighted they have chosen Russell Bedford having previously been associated with Moore Global. I wish the partners and team at Mitten Clarke every success as members of our network on their continued journey of progress and impressive growth.”

Scott Heath, Managing Director at Mitten Clarke, added: “As a firm with a focus on continuous development and advancement, international network membership is imperative to supporting our long-term business objectives. We are extremely enthusiastic to begin exploring new opportunities available to our firm and our clients as we expand and diversify, and we are confident that our new membership will aid us in this journey.”

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