A BRADFORD-based chartered accountants has merged with a district legal practice.

Naylor Wintersgill, based in Grammar School Street, have joined forces with Menston-based practice K P Bonney & Co LLP.

The merger strengthens Naylor Wintersgill’s position as one of the leading independent firms of chartered accountants and business advisors.

Victoria Wainwright, Naylor Wintersgill managing partner, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome highly regarded accountant and tax specialist Keith Bonney and his clients to the firm.

“Keith shares in our ethos of delivering a first-class personal service based on strong client relationships and we look forward to working with Keith to ensure his clients benefit greatly from the specialisms, expertise and knowledge on offer to all our clients at Naylor Wintersgill.”

Mr Bonney joined the Naylor Wintersgill team on February 1 and will divide his time between their office based at Carlton House in Bradford and Menston.

He is a qualified chartered accountant and tax adviser and set up his own practice in 1987 and moved to an office in Menston in 1990.

Mr Bonney said: “In this fast-paced world, it can be somewhat challenging for a sole practitioner like me to provide my clients with all the expertise they need.

“Having enjoyed a close working relationship with well-respected Bradford Chartered Accountants Naylor Wintersgill for a number of years, I decided that merging with the firm would allow me to continue to provide my clients with the standard of service they rightly expect.

“I am delighted to join the team and enhance the know-how on offer to my clients.”

Naylor Wintersgill celebrated its centenary last year and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

The firm was awarded a plaque by the Yorkshire Society to honour its loyalty to the county’s roots in November last year.

The group is celebrating Yorkshire’s corporate talent by handing firms a stainless steel plaque to go on display at their sites.