We are delighted to announce that on 15 September 2014, we merged with Alexander Ash & Co. We continue to be known as Raffingers Stuart. The merger saw Alexander Ash & Co move into our headquarters in Essex. Paul Dell of Alexander Ash & Co joins us as a partner, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to seven, and expands our experienced accounts, tax, business advisory and corporate finance teams. Paul Dell joined Alexander Ash & Co as a trainee in 1986 and became a partner in 1994. Paul was instrumental in building their philosophy of providing the best possible service, exceeding clients’ expectations and proactively identifying opportunities and solutions for all clients. Paul achieved his high value service through his dedication and commitment to his portfolio of high quality clients. We are delighted that Paul will be joining us as a partner, and look forward to welcoming the rest of his team. With the merger, we hope to build on our success to provide even more value added services to our clients, as well as reach and support new businesses in both Essex and London. We are always looking at new ways to improve the quality and variety of services we offer to our clients, with the new expertise this merger brings, the future is looking very bright.