Baker Tilly has acquired payroll, human resources solutions and business services firm Employer Services (ESL).
The acquisition aims to expand on the services and expertise Baker Tilly offers to employers and enhance its existing outsourced payroll service.
All 45 staff at ESL based in Brentwood, Essex, will join Baker Tilly. Stuart Hall, managing director at ESL, will take on a consulting role at the accounting and business services provider.
Mark Holland (pictured), business services partner at Baker Tilly, said: “Employer Services is highly regarded within its sector and I am delighted to welcome [it] to the Baker Tilly group.
“This merger will allow us to expand our payroll service to the market, while providing ESL with greater resource and new opportunities to enhance its current offering.
“The deal comes at an exciting time for the firm with our upcoming rebrand and name change to RSM later this month.”