Press release: RPG Chartered Accountants to be joined by Crawfords

Published on February 8, 2021 by Jill Murray

Jonathan Brownson (right) and Daniel Prais (left) outside of RPG’s offices


Manchester based accountancy firm Royce Peeling Green today announce that they will be joined by Crawfords Chartered Accountants. 

Royce Peeling Green Chartered Accountants (RPG) and Crawfords Chartered Accountants have signed a deal through which Crawfords will join RPG. The deal will complete on Wednesday 31st March 2021 and the new firm will be known as Royce Peeling Green incorporating Crawfords.

Jonathan Brownson, Managing Director of the RPG Group, said:

“We are delighted to welcome the Crawfords team and their clients into the RPG Group.

“We have known and respected the partners of Crawfords for many years and we can see the perfect fit between the two firms.

“Crawfords share our client-centric approach and will bring a number of service specialisms.

“We are especially pleased to welcome their insolvency team including David Kaye, Alex Kachani and Tony Chan.

“This coming together gives us the springboard to strengthen and further develop our position in Manchester and further afield.”

Crawfords will move into RPG’s offices at the Deva City Office Park off Trinity Way.

Daniel Prais, Crawfords’ Partner said:

“We have been considering for some time the future of our business and how to secure it for the next generation.

“An amalgamation with RPG is the ideal solution as our cultures are very similar and we have many shared values.

“We know that our people and our clients will thrive in the new environment, and we are very confident about the future.

“Sadly, our Managing Partner Tony Wacks passed away just before New Year so is not here to sign the deal himself but he was a key figure in the talks and had been very keen for us to reach a positive conclusion with RPG.”

All of Crawfords’ partners will move to RPG, and Daniel Prais will become a Director of the RPG Group as well as a Director of RPG Chartered Accountants.

The RPG Group comprises RPG Chartered Accountants with 42 people and RPG Chartered Financial Planners with 13 people based at its St Asaph office and a further 3 in Manchester.  Crawfords Chartered Accountants comprises 25 people.

RPG were advised by BBS Law and Crawfords were advised by Davis Blank Furniss.

BBS Law’s Corporate and Employment teams advised RPG Group Limited, their teams being led by Martin Caller, Elaine Hackett and Vicky Beattie.

Martin Caller said: “I am delighted that BBS has been able to help long-time clients RPG Group with this amalgamation which seems such a natural fit and points to the continued dynamic growth and continued success of the firm.”

Davis Blank Furniss’ business and employment teams advised Crawfords LLP and its owners on the legal aspects of the deal. Lawyers involved included Andy McNish, Shiva Shadi and Lauren Sever.

Andy McNish, Partner, said: “We were delighted to assist Crawfords in its new relationship with RPG. Both are well established and much respected firms and this joining will, I’m sure, only be of benefit to their clients, staff and the wider North West business community.”


For further information please contact:

Jill Murray, Head of Marketing, RPG chartered accountants


We have received an excellent service from the team at RPG for well over 20 years. We particularly appreciate RPG's real interest in our company and suggestions for improvements. The service RPG provides goes well beyond what we could expect.  The attention to detail and the prompt, professional service the team provides means that we are reassured that should we require urgent or unusual advice, the team will provide it. We would have no hesitation in recommending RPG.

Margaret Peasegood

Executive Chairman - SheffProp

I would like to thank RPG for your unbelievable help, assistance and friendship for over 40 years. Nothing has ever been too much trouble. Words alone are insufficient, and I think that the same would apply to my former colleagues and my family who have also come to rely on your advice and guidance.

Neville Johnson

Founder - Neville Johnson Offices

We have worked with RPG for many years, for good reason. They are not only extremely knowledge but they really take the time to get to know you as customers and also as people. This really makes a difference, as whilst it is of course important that you receive great service, which we do, it’s also essential to work with professionals who you can really trust and who go out of their way to know your business as well as you do, giving ultimate comfort that you are all striving towards the same goals. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Jennie Johnson MBE

Kids Allowed

“RPG have always been our first point of call for advice on accounting, tax and financial regulatory matters and indeed have become an additional sounding board for both myself and my colleagues on strategic matters. The consistently high quality and timely advice they provide is very important to us.”

Gareth Rowe

Chief Financial Officer - ProofID

“As a family business we have been using Royce Peeling Green as our accountants for over 25 years. We have always been impressed with their expertise and depth of knowledge in all financial areas required to help run our business. There is an obvious understanding and trust between the two companies which leads to proactive approach to guide us with short and long-term financial planning. We have found everyone at Royce Peeling Green to be very approachable providing us with the reassurance that they will always provide a professional response in a timely manner.”

David Harrabin

Managing Director - Manchester Slate Ltd

RPG have now acted for our various companies for over 15 years. Their advice and commercial attitude in dealing with Tax, Audit and general businesses matters has always been of high quality and queries dealt with promptly. The team at RPG are experts in their field, they understand the SME market place well. They have been involved in all our corporate transactions, from setting up of businesses, ongoing support of our management teams through to being part of the team that negotiated the successful sale of a group company.

Jonathan Hamburger

Genesis Group International

We have received a first rate service from RPG over many years. We appreciate their attention to detail and the timely, professional and pro-active advice they provide. We would have no hesitation in recommending the team at RPG.

Stephen Rector

Managing Director – Ribble Packaging Limited