About SMH Group

About SMH Group

Since 1995 Sutton McGrath Hartley have been a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Sheffield and Chesterfield. In 2018 the firm began an exciting growth period, first acquiring BullockWoodburn followed by Haywood&Co, AndertonsLiversidge, Jolliffe Cork, Malcolm J Harris, BCL Accountants, D’Arcy Howard & Co, and Howard Matthews.

Now, with over 140 staff across 8 offices and additional services being offered within the group, it has become clear that for the clients of each office to benefit, everything should be tied together with a new SMH branding.

In 2022, the SMH Group was born, with all the individual offices having their original names prefixed with ‘SMH’. The change allows us to give each office access to the wider group’s services, whilst keeping the local knowledge and expertise in each area.

The rebrand was the vision of Managing Partner James Hartley in a bid to make sure there is a clear path and structure for existing and new group entities. The mission of the newly formed SMH Group is to ‘ensure no financial stone is left unturned’ to enable clients to access all their financial requirements within one group of companies.

James Hartley, Managing Partner explains: “What appeals to all the companies that have joined our group is that we can offer something more to their clients that they haven’t been able to access previously.

The SMH group contains individual companies that all work closely together to ensure our clients don’t have to go to multiple advisors when seeking professional advice.

As well as being Chartered Accountants our clients now have access to Financial Services, Wills & Probate, Commercial Finance, Residential Mortgages and Corporate Finance across the different offices.”


SMH Mission Statement

Since its inception in 1995 and through strategic growth and acquisitions, SMH Group has evolved into a comprehensive consortium of professional services, united under a singular mission: to provide an unparalleled breadth of financial and professional advice.

Our aim is to simplify our clients’ financial journeys by offering a comprehensive suite of services, including Chartered Accountancy, Financial Services, Wills & Probate, Commercial Finance, Residential Mortgages, and Corporate Finance, all accessible through a single, trusted group.

Inspired by the vision of our Managing Partner, James Hartley, we are committed to ensuring that no financial stone is left unturned, enabling our clients to achieve their goals with the support of our dedicated, local expertise across multiple locations.

At SMH Group, we are more than a collection of companies; we are a unified force, working closely to ensure that our clients have seamless access to all the financial services they need, without the complexity of dealing with multiple companies.


SMH Vision Statement

SMH Group envisions becoming the premier trusted advisor in Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, setting the standard in delivering a seamless, integrated approach to financial and professional services.

Our vision is to be the first choice for clients, recognised for our commitment to clarity, integrity, and an unrivalled depth of expertise that leaves no financial stone unturned across all elements of their financial journey.


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You will find a wealth of information on our website, please get in touch with one of our experts to arrange a free consultation to discuss any of your requirements on 0114 266 4432 or email us at info@smh.group.