Freeth Cartwright to merge with Kimbells

Midlands firm Freeth Cartwright is set to take over seven-partner Milton Keynes firm Kimbells on 1 November.

Midlands firm Freeth Cartwright is set to take over seven-partner Milton Keynes firm Kimbells on 1 November.

The Milton Keynes operation is Freeth Cartwright’s second recent investment in the south, following its launch in London last year (26 April, 2010).

In a statement, one of Kimbells’ founding partners, Peter Holden, said: “This is a superb opportunity for us to become involved in a highly respected firm who are keen for us to develop further our presence in the region from a very strong Milton Keynes office. Importantly, by offering complementary services and additional resource, it will enable us to become the market leader in our sector specialism of drinks, hospitality & leisure.”

In the 2010-11 financial year, Freeth Cartwright turned over £32m, up from the previous year’s £31.6m.