Hampson & Co joins newly-established PKF Upper Hunter

19 February 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Couple-run accountancy Hampson & Co has joined the newly established Upper Hunter branch of PKF based in Scone, formerly Rose & Partners until its alignment with the network last year.

The recently added Upper Hunter branch of professional service network PKF has now itself expanded through the addition of local accountancy Hampson & Co in Scone, which sits between Tamworth and Newcastle.

PKF said the merger would create the largest full-service accounting firm in the Scone region, which has a population of around 6,000 and is famed as a breeding ground for Australia’s thoroughbred horseracing industry.

Hampson & Co joins newly-established PKF Upper Hunter

Managed by spouses Darryl and Amanda Hampson, Hampson & Co has been in operation for the past seven years, before which the pair were involved in another local accounting and advisory business. With two and a half decades of accounting experience under his belt, Darryl now becomes a partner of PKF Upper Hunter alongside Rose & Partners co-founders John Hallett and Paul Heaton, who rebranded the company to PKF late last year.

“This strategic alliance aims to consolidate expertise, expand our offerings, and provide an unparalleled level of support to clients in the region,” the firm stated. “The shared vision of contributing to the success of businesses in the Upper Hunter is at the core of this exciting collaboration. As PKF Upper Hunter embarks on this new chapter, we look forward to continuing our strong relationships with existing clients while welcoming new ones.”

In addition to streamlined operations and other synergies created through the merger, the Hampsons also reiterated their commitment to existing clients while expressing enthusiasm about the enhanced service offerings they can now provide by leveraging the resources of the PKF network. Hampson & Co already catered to a wide variety of business and personal needs, with lines in accounting, taxation, superannuation, and bookkeeping.

Prior to aligning with PKF, Rose & Partners had been operating for over two decades with a heritage dating back even further, including through a period in the 1980s under the Coopers & Lybrand banner during which Hallett and Paul Heaton came on board. Today, PKF Upper Hunter features a team of around fifteen professionals, with Jennifer Porch and Alana Stephens also serving as partners after having each spent more than a decade at Rose.

“This strategic move signifies a powerful partnership with the renowned brand, enhancing the firm’s ability to serve the local community while leveraging the extensive resources of an international network,” Heaton said previously upon joining PKF. “We genuinely believe that the Upper Hunter region deserves an accounting firm that offers all the benefits of the PKF network while remaining deeply committed to our local community.”