UK top 50 firm Hazlewoods has become the
second firm to join HLB International in a month.

The firm provides business advisory,
accountancy, financial planning and tax services in the South West
of the country.

Hazlewoods admission follows that of Menzies,
a top 25 firm with seven offices in England’s South East.
 

HLB International now has coverage across the
south of England as it attempts to build nationwide coverage,
following the recent demise of Vantis.

“We are aiming to continue this momentum and
develop a full UK federation, and are in active discussions with
high-quality regional firms around the UK. This is a significant
time in our UK development and we are really excited about the
opportunities this presents,” HLB International chief operating
officer James Frost said.

“Hazlewoods is an excellent regional firm and
has demonstrated significant growth over the past five years. It is
extremely active nationally and internationally and we are
confident about the valuable contribution their appointment will
make to the HLB network.”

Jon Cartwright, managing partner of
Hazlewoods, said the decision to join HLB International was
motivated by plans to extend its international offering to
clients.

Hazlewoods was formerly a member of
Praxity.