Local and international strengths persuaded Tom Martin & Co, the international non-ferrous scrap metal merchant and trading company based in Preston, Lancashire, to appoint the Blackburn office of accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers.
Established in 1948 and now operating throughout the UK, continental Europe and worldwide with an 80-strong workforce including multi-lingual staff, Tom Martin & Co handles more than 50,000 tonnes of non-ferrous metals a year on behalf of clients across a range of manufacturing sectors.
The firm selected Beever and Struthers to provide specialist tax and audit services because the two businesses share a local and international presence.
Tom Martin & Co is headquartered at the Walton Summit Centre, Bamber Bridge, Preston, and has operations at a number of facilities across the length and breadth of the UK, Europe and the Far East.
While Beever and Struthers serves Lancashire from its office in Richmond Terrace, Blackburn the firm is also a member of HLB International, a global network of about 700 well-established accountancy firms with some 25,000 staff in 150 countries, with most practices ranking among the top 12 nationally.
Chris Lowe, a director of Tom Martin & Co, said: “The local and international presence and ambitions of Tom Martin & Co and Beever and Struthers made us a perfect fit.
“While we’re proud to be a Lancashire-based business with local clients, our multi-national customers allow us to also take advantage of our global outlook.”
Iain Round (pictured), partner at Beever and Struthers is delivering the tax and audit services for Tom Martin & Co, and said: “Thanks to our Blackburn office and membership of HLB International, we share the local and global characteristics of Tom Martin & Co and look forward to helping them achieve their corporate goals at home and overseas.”