Midlands’s accountancy firms complete business merger to become Armstrongs Bishop Simmons

Armstrong’s Accountants October 2021

Two chartered accountancy firms in Warwickshire have merged to become Armstrongs Bishop Simmons.

Bishop Simmons, a long-standing practice based in the north of Warwickshire, has come together with Coventry based Armstrongs Chartered Accountants. 

Jim Simmons and Jane Biggs have run Bishop Simmons together since 2005.

Paul Farmer, Director at Armstrongs Bishop Simmons, said: “As a firm, we have been looking to grow our North Warwickshire presence for some time. So, when the opportunity arose for Armstrongs to merge with Bishop Simmons, we knew this would be the ideal route for expanding our Nuneaton practice.

“We are excited about the merger and look forward to working with the existing Bishop Simmons team and their clients from our offices on Bond Street, Nuneaton.”

Jim Simmons, who is remaining with the firm as a consultant said “Armstrongs is highly regarded across the Coventry & Warwickshire area and shares similar values to Bishop Simmons, so it was a natural fit for both companies.”

Armstrongs Bishop Simmons Director Jane Biggs said ‘I am looking forward to the future and being part of a bigger practice. Our clients will still receive the same high level of service as before and will now have access to specialist services such as wealth planning, cloud accounting, corporate finance and inheritance tax planning.”

With Armstrongs and Bishop Simmons coming together in Nuneaton, there is an enhanced offering of accountancy and tax services to individuals and businesses across North Warwickshire, with Armstrongs Bishop Simmons becoming the largest independent firm of accountants based in the town.

Armstrongs was a finalist in the Professional Services Firm of the Year category at the recent Coventry Live Business awards 2021 and was a finalist at the last British Accountancy Awards in the Independent Firm of the Year category. The firm has offices in Nuneaton, Coventry & Hinckley

Armstrongs Bishop Simmons provide a wide range of services including accounting, tax, bookkeeping, payroll, corporate finance, wealth planning, audit and assurance, business support and business development.