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Haines Watts joins Geneva Group

Haines Watts, the UK’s 15th largest accounting firm, has joined multi-disciplinary network Geneva Group International.

Haines Watts managing partner Andrew Bodkin told the International Accounting Bulletin the firm entered negotiations with Geneva Group due to a growing client demand for cross-border services.

“In terms of our client base, the world seems to be getting a bit smaller and everybody is doing a lot more overseas trade now. We felt [The Geneva Group’s] worldwide coverage and their position among international networks would help us better serve our client base,” he said.

Haines Watts has about 1,000 employees in 60 offices across the UK and specialises in serving owner-managed businesses. The firm reported fee income of £55.7 million in the year to 31 March 2010.

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