Dorset: Local entrepreneur to form new regional accountancy group

Local chartered accountant and entrepreneur Paul Stacey has acquired the business of Jenny Barnes & Co, a well-established New Forest-based accountancy practice in a deal that took effect on November 1.

This latest takeover is the second major purchase Stacey has made in the past 18 months, following his acquisition of Rutter & Allhusen the Shaftesbury-headquartered chartered accountants in 2019.

Paul Stacey director of Hub Chartered Accountants at the premises of its latest acquisition in Ringwood.

The new group, Hub Chartered Accountants, will be made up of Stacey’s three legacy businesses Rutter & Allhusen, Jenny Barnes & Co. and IQ Business Consulting. It will offer tax, accountancy, book-keeping and business consulting services to private clients and businesses across the whole of Dorset and the New Forest, from offices in Shaftesbury and Ringwood.

Clients will benefit from a wider spread of services, experience and economies of scale that will keep prices extremely competitive.

Stacey, director of Hub Accountants said “We aim to offer clients across the region a different type of accountancy, tax and business consulting service that addresses their specific issues like lack of time, lack of accounting expertise, a desire to build a business on their own terms and ensuring they retain a fair maximum return on their endeavours.”