10th January 2014
The HB&O team will be celebrating three significant anniversaries for the firm over the next 12 months.
2014 will mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of Harrison Beale & Owen, or HB&O, as well as the 90th anniversary of the founding of D A Owen & Company, one of HB&O’s predecessor practices, by David Arthur Owen. It will also see HB&O celebrate the fifth anniversary of its MGI membership.
HB&O managing director Rob Kendall said: “One of the reasons we have such a long and successful history is because our firm has not been afraid to innovate and change. That’s why we joined MGI in 2009, to offer our clients the international dimension to our services that they were increasingly looking for.
“We have come a long way since D A Owen & Company was established in 1924 and we believe Mr Owen would be proud of what we have achieved since then, as we certainly are.
“We want to make 2014 a really special year and will be providing regular updates on our celebration events.”
D A Owen & Company was founded in Leamington Spa by Mr Owen while another predecessor firm, Harrison & Co, was established in Foleshill, Coventry, in 1947 by N Harrison.
After that practice was bought by Colin Beale in 1971 it became Harrison Beale & Co, which opened a Leamington office in 1985, when Rob joined the firm and became the Leamington resident partner. In 2004, Harrison Beale & Co merged with D A Owen & Company to form Harrison Beale & Owen Limited.