Accountancy firm MB McGrady merges with Duffy & Co

L-R: Seamus McLernon, Kim Rainey, Mal McGrady, Des Duffy, Denise Duffy and Conaill McGrady.

ACCOUNTANCY firm MB McGrady & Co is to merge with Belfast practice Duffy & Co (A&T) Ltd.

The strategic move will see Des and Denise Duffy and their staff integrated into MB McGrady & Co's Lisburn Road office.

Now in its 70th year, MB McGrady & Co is headed up by Malachy McGrady, Conaill McGrady and Seamus McLernon.

The company employs a team of 40 across three offices, in Belfast, Newtownards and Downpatrick, where the Malachy McGrady Snr and Edward McGrady first established the firm.

Managing partner Malachy McGrady said: “We invested in our Belfast office back in 2019 relocating from University Street to a bright and modern new office on the Lisburn Road.

"Finally, after the challenges of the past two years for everyone, we're delighted to be growing the Belfast office and adding additional expertise to our wider team.”

Fellow director Conaill McGrady added: “We share similar values to Des and Denise, including a commitment to professionalism and the delivery of expert advice, and it's this shared approach that brought our two businesses together, significantly expanding our client base and depth of experience.”

Des Duffy said: “Over the past 25 years, we built a small, highly qualified team, that provided a full range of business and taxation services.

“Following several major changes within the profession, including the introduction of making tax digital, we felt that the time was right to join a larger, independent practice with a greater offering in terms of specialist services and resources.”

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