Meet Jonathon Dickens…Partner at SMH Group
“I don’t think there is anything property-related that Mason Thomas Law has not helped SMH Group with. We have purchased commercial and residential property, refinanced, moved property from company to company, and leased property with an option to purchase…the list is endless. Mason Thomas Law has done all property legal work, even including private property purchases.” – Jonathon Dickens, Partner at SMH Group.
Chartered Accountants and Financial Services business SMH Group is on a growth trajectory. Since undertaking a management buy-out of the business with managing partner James Hartley in 2017, SMH Group has acquired seven accountancy practices throughout Yorkshire and the East Midlands. In just five years, Jonathon and James have grown the business from 25 staff members and three offices to more than 120 employees across eight offices.
Jonathon handles the negotiations and initial integration of the new business into the SMH Group. While CMP Legal handles the business purchase on behalf of SMH Group, Mason Thomas Law manages the property legal work associated with the acquisitions. “When it comes to acquiring businesses, I expect the partners we work with to get things done at the same speed we do. Mason Thomas Law has always got us over the line.”
The company currently has offices in Buxton, Chesterfield, Knaresborough, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, and Wakefield, however, more acquisitions are planned. “We’re always on the look-out for both properties and accountancy businesses, particularly in Yorkshire and North Derbyshire,” added Jonathon.