Accountancy firm announces merger

Jul 22, 2008

With effect from July 1, ECL joined forces with Barry Smith and Martin Wright from Howard Watson Smith. The new practice is named ECL Howard Watson Smith and is based in Leighton Buzzard.

ECL’s two partners, Malcolm Clark and Darren Kerins, have similar roles in the new practice.

Mr Kerins said: “Howard Watson Smith has built up over more than 35 years a first-class reputation within the Milton Keynes business community and the addition of Barry Smith and Martin Wright from that firm will complement perfectly our expertise in Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.

“This is a very positive move for partners, staff and our respective clients.”

Howard Watson founded his practice in Leighton Buzzard in 1971, before moving to Bletchley four years later. He retired in 1989.

Pictured: (from left)Martin Wright, Malcolm Clark, Darren Kerins, and Barry Smith.

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