BK Plus Grows Presence in South East with Latest Bolt-On


Accountancy firm BK Plus has announced its acquisition of Casson Beckman Chartered Accountants, based in Fareham, marking its fifth since Palatine’s initial investment in September 2023.

This strategic acquisition further extends BK Plus’s reach into the South East region and reinforces its commitment to delivering local services by local people who understand the needs of local businesses.

Casson Beckman, led by Nikki Nevard and Steve Walter, Partners at the firm, brings a wealth of experience and a strong reputation for delivering tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of businesses. Their focus on building long-lasting relationships and providing personalised support has made them a trusted advisor across the region.

Commenting on the acquisition, Nikki remarked: “We are excited to join forces with BK Plus and expand our reach to better serve our clients. This partnership allows us to leverage BK Plus’s resources and expertise while maintaining our commitment to delivering exceptional service locally. Together, we are well-positioned to provide comprehensive solutions to clients and support them in achieving their goals.”

Ian Gould, Acquisitions Director of BK Plus expressed his enthusiasm for the acquisition, stating: “We are delighted to welcome Casson Beckman Chartered Accountants to the fold. This acquisition strengthens our presence in the region and enhances our ability to serve SMEs with expert financial guidance. Nikki, Stephen and their team bring valuable experience and a shared commitment to excellence, and we look forward to working together to deliver outstanding results for our clients.”

Richard Thomas, Partner at Palatine, said: “BK Plus’ latest acquisition of Casson Beckman Chartered Accountants is another step in the team’s ambitious Buy & Build strategy, as we look to grow the firm’s presence throughout the regions. Adding a trusted brand to BK Plus, reinforces the management team’s ethos of delivering local services by local people who understand each regions local need.”

This acquisition marks another milestone in BK Plus’s growth journey, further solidifying its position as a trusted partner for SMEs seeking expert financial advice. BK Plus’s dedication to quality service and a deep understanding of the local business environment aligns with its mission to provide comprehensive accounting solutions tailored to SME needs.

We chose BK Plus because they have a similar ethos to us.  Personal client service is central to their success so far and we firmly believe that joining BK Plus is the right strategic decision, both for clients and our great team, all of whom look forward to an exciting future with the merged firm.

Steve Walter

Partner at Casson Beckman