Posted on 9th July 2019
MHA Carpenter Box Coming Home to Brighton…after 95 Years!
Leading Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box is going back to the future, re-establishing an office in Brighton which originally saw the partnership come together in 1923/24.
That was the year that Robert Carpenter, who practised from Midland Bank Chambers in Brighton, went into partnership with Harold Box to form Carpenter Box and Co. Fast forward 95 years and the firm they created is back in the city, focused on providing Brighton’s growth sectors, including creative and media, construction and real estate, with advisory, investment and tax expertise.
The new office, in Ship Street, will be led by Creative and New Media expert Sam Uwins, MHA Carpenter Box’s youngest-ever partner.
He said: “Brighton and Hove is such a dynamic city, full of entrepreneurs and exciting businesses with huge potential – and we are delighted to be coming ‘home’ to support them. We already work with many companies and individuals in the city but having an office here will make it easier to help them meet today’s challenges and grab tomorrow’s opportunities, and to grow our customer base through our sector expertise.”
This latest development reflects the rapid growth of MHA Carpenter Box over recent years, which has seen the opening of a highly successful Gatwick office in addition to its Worthing base – and a rise in headcount to 16 partners and 170 staff.
The Brighton office was officially opened at a special reception attended by around 100 people including clients and leading business figures from Brighton and Hove.
Our picture shows members of the MHA Carpenter Box team at the Brighton office opening event.
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