Rickard Keen merger will create MGI’s biggest UK firm

24th August 2015

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Rickard Keen, a valued member of MGI for 36 years, is soon to be merging with a highly respected firm of chartered accountants based in Chelmsford, UK.

On October 1st, the Essex firm will merge with Bird Luckin to create Rickard Luckin.

The merger will create MGI’s largest UK firm with a turnover in the region of £8.5 million, 13 shareholders and a total team of more than 130.

MGI is delighted to hear that Bird Luckin has decided to give up membership of IAPA, in preference for the relationships they value within MGI.

“They, like us, choose to remain independent, put clients first and give a very personal service,” says Alan Worsdale, Board Director for MGI in UK & Ireland.

"We were keen to stay with MGI given our long history."

He believes the merged firm will be able to offer even more support to clients and fellow MGI members.

"We will have more tax, VAT and corporate finance experience to assist our fellow members both in the UK and particularly from overseas," explained Mr Worsdale. “The merged firm will consolidate our presence in the UK and give greater breadth and depth of experience."

There will be no changes in terms of personnel, but MGI members will be updated nearer the time regarding full details on key contact information for the merged firm.

Mr Worsdale commented: "The new firm will increase the opportunities for our existing people to progress their careers, it should make it easier to recruit, help with succession and enable us to compete against the larger national firms.”

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