National Apprenticeship Week 2024 – Joe Johnson & Nathanael Hodges

HB&O are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week and this year, we’re hearing from a couple of our apprentices as they discuss their journey with us so far. Joe Johnson “Prior to my journey within accountancy, I worked in the Royal Navy as an Air Engineer Technician. I realised quickly that this wasn’t going to be a […]

Helping Hands Soup Kitchen Takeover

On December 19th, some of the team volunteered at a local charity in Leamington Spa, Helping Hands Community Project. They extend compassionate and practical support to those struggling with the causes and effects of homelessness and the work they do is truly inspirational. Whilst the service Helping Hands provide is of course in need of […]

DFK UK & Ireland puts on the Greatest Show

Accountancy professionals from across the world joined together in Birmingham for an annual conference held by a leading international association. Independent accountancy association DFK International held its DFK UK and Ireland Annual and Emerging Leaders Conference 2023 at The Grand Hotel, in Birmingham. More than 120 delegates from firms based across 10 countries attended the event, the theme […]

International Firm of the Year 2023!

HB&O are extremely proud winners of the Accounting Excellence International Firm of the Year award! Providing a first-class service to our clients is our priority and we recognise the importance of being able to adapt and remain agile as the sector continues to evolve. As more look to expand into markets beyond UK shores, our […]

HB&O welcomes two new co-owners

Midlands-based Accountancy and Finance firm, HB&O, has announced the promotion of two new co-owners: Simon Turner and Stuart Grosvenor. The new ownership structure will see Simon and Stuart join Directors Mark Ashfield, Helen Coombes and Wayne Gutteridge. The firm has offices in Leamington Spa and Coventry and employs over one hundred people. Their key service […]

Mark Ashfield appointed as Chairman of DFK UK & Ireland

We are extremely proud to announce that DFK UK & Ireland has appointed our Managing Director, Mark Ashfield, as the association’s new Chairman! Mark has said: “To be provided with the opportunity to further the excellent work undertaken by our previous Chairpersons, Peter O’Connell and Peter Winter, is a daunting yet exciting challenge, and I […]

Donation to the Lily Mae Foundation

Our Managing Director, Mark Ashfield made a very special delivery to The Lily Mae Foundation. Over the past few years, we have been fundraising to donate money to a local charity and to give back to the community – it was decided by the whole team at HB&O that The Lily Mae Foundation would be […]

DFK UK&I Firm of the Year 2022

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that HB&O has been awarded DFK UK&I Firm Of The Year 2022! An extremely proud moment for us all!

Dealmakers Awards 2022

Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022 – What a night! To celebrate the contributions of the Midlands’ Dealmaking community, team HB&O attended the notoriously spectacular awards evening at The Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. Compered by presenter, Rick Edwards, the night was a great success and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to […]

HB&O relaunch their employee engagement platform!

We’re excited to announce that we have relaunched our employee engagement platform, ‘myHB&O’! Offering huge savings at hundred of retailers as well as a dedicated Wellbeing Centre and so much more, our platform is something that we’re really grateful to have access to!

Summer BBQ

HB&O’s Summer BBQ! We think it’s really important to do things together as a firm and to make time to enjoy each other’s company away from the office! So in July, we went to The House and Orangery for a wonderful day of great food and drink and even better company! Planning for our next […]

DFK’s 60th Anniversary

Team HB&O last night at DFK’s 60th Anniversary Conference in London! It’s great to bring members together from all around the world!