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Sumer strengthens SME portfolio, welcoming ASM’s Belfast office

The latest acquisition marks Sumer’s entrance into Northern Ireland

Today, Sumer, the UK’s leading mid-market accountancy practice for small to medium-sized enterprises, has announced its entrance into Northern Ireland (NI), with the acquisition of ASM’s Belfast office.

By joining Sumer, ASM’s Belfast office will become Sumer Northern Ireland, exiting the wider ASM group. The deal marks a milestone as Sumer continues it’s focus for SME clients of national scale with local delivery, building on it’s footprint across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. All of the Belfast based Directors will remain with Sumer NI which will continue to provide Audit and Accounting, Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Forensic Accounting, Internal Audit and Tax Services to its clients.

Warren Mead, Chief Executive Officer of Sumer, commented: “It’s recovery time for SMEs in Northern Ireland, with a third more firms being set up this year than last. However, many SMEs are having problems growing, accessing finance and advice. That’s why it was a natural development for us to enter the market. Sumer Northern Ireland will be championing SMEs in the region, providing owner operators with the advice and guidance to thrive.”

Brian Clerkin, Director of Sumer Northern Ireland, added: “Putting clients first is at the heart of our business, a value shared with Sumer. However, Sumer also has a refreshing challenger mindset which will empower us to think differently and enhance our service offerings to our clients. We’re looking forward to delivering even better experiences for our clients, by harnessing our new partner’s investment in cutting-edge tech, its ability to scale quickly and the wide-breadth of expertise across the Sumer Group.”

Marking the tenth Hub, Sumer has more than 40 offices, and over 1,300 dedicated to championing SMEs. Sumer is invested in their continued success.

The Hubs announced so far include Carpenter Box, Cowgills, EQ Chartered Accountants, Jerroms, Monahans, RMT Accountants & Business Advisors, R.T. Marke & Co Ltd, Scrutton Bland and Simmons Gainsford Group, Sumer Law and now, Sumer NI.

Sumer Group Holdings Limited is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 14256975 with its registered office at The Beehive Building, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, Gatwick, RH6 0PA. Sumer is the brand name under which firms which are members of and/or are connected to Sumer Group Holdings Limited operate and provide professional services. Each firm in the Sumer network is a separate legal entity. Sumer Group Holdings Limited does not provide audit, accountancy or other services to clients directly. The member firms can use the resources and/or services of other member firms. Sumer Group Holdings Limited is not an agent of any member firm and is not liable for any member firms. Each member firm is liable only for its own acts or omissions and not those of Sumer Group Holdings Limited and/or any other member firm.