Allied Financial Services has announced the multi-million pound acquisition of fellow Wigan based Fairhurst Financial Planning in a move that sees the company further consolidate its position as number one in the financial planning market across Wigan and the North West.

Fairhurst Financial Planning was founded in 2002 and has been owned by the partners of the accountancy practice of the same name. The acquisition by Allied Financial Services encompasses the entirety of the company’s operation and all employees will remain with the business.

The move comes following the retirements from the Fairhurst accounting practice of Roger Smith and Peter Cheetham.

Formed in 2005, Allied Financial Services continues to go from strength to strength and the acquisition of Fairhurst represents a continuation of the firm’s commitment to the Wigan area.

Headed up by directors Nick Wylie and Alisdair Lindley, the group has a combined experience of over 120 years in the financial planning market.

The firm offers leading advice across the financial advisor spectrum, covering insurance, savings and investments, pensions, auto enrolment and wills and trusts.

Managing Director of Allied Financial Services, Nick Wylie, said: “This addition of Fairhurst Financial Planning to the Allied Group represents an exciting move for our business and a significant commitment to our Wigan roots.”

“Since the formation of Allied in 2005 we have been committed to offering first class service to our client base. The addition of Fairhurst Financial Planning enables us to grow the business and continue to grow the strength of the Allied brand.”

Neil Whittingham of NR Barton worked alongside Jenny Burke of Forbes solicitors to provide the professional advice to the Allied team.

“We were delighted to be able to assist Nick, Alisdair and the team at Allied,” said Neil Whittingham. “The business continues to grow from strength to strength and this move is a real good news story for financial services in the Wigan borough.”

Pictured above: Alisdair Lindley of Allied Financial Services (left) and Neil Whittingham of NR Barton (right).