A FIRM from Swindon has partnered up with a businesses consultancy that leads on small and medium enterprise growth in Wiltshire.

Haines Watts struck the deal with Inspire, which delivers the Growth Programme through the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, to combine knowledge and expertise and become Inspire's go-to firm for accounting, tax and finance.

Mike Lloyd, managing partner at Haines Watts in Wiltshire, said: “We have discovered many common values with Inspire over the last couple of years and the strategic partnership is a natural progression.

"Inspire is all about facilitating growth and our business is about supporting and advising businesses who are ambitious and growth minded"

Rob Perks, CEO at Inspire, said: "Our partners add huge value to our growth clients, and we know Mike and the team will be providing expertise and guidance to ensure both the business and its owners and directors maximise tax efficiency in the management of their affairs as well as to have a clear view of their company’s financial performance.

"We look forward to working closely for the benefit of our clients and partners.”