A Workington accountancy practice has announced its take over of DHC Accounting Limited, a Lillyhall-based firm.

The transition by robinson+co will be effective April 1.

DHC Accounting, under the leadership of Tony Briscoe since 2002, specialises in furnished holiday lets.

Peter Ellwood, managing partner of robinson+co, said: "Embracing change and growth is at the heart of robinson+co.

"As Tony and his wife Alison embark on a well-deserved retirement journey, we warmly welcome all existing DHC staff to our dynamic team.

"With the integration of DHC Accounting, we're not just expanding our footprint, but enriching our capabilities and commitment to our clients and communities.

"Together, we're ready to shape the future of accounting excellence in West Cumbria and beyond.

“Operations will transfer to our Workington office, and we are excited to expand our offering and strengthen our presence along the West Coast of Cumbria. We’d like to wish Tony and Alison a happy retirement and all the best for the future.”

robinson+co, with a team of nearly 30 professionals, has a client base across the nation.

The firm offers personalised services tailored across different industries.

Mr Briscoe, the managing director of DHC Accounting, said: “robinson+co are a very well-respected firm with several offices in West Cumbria. As a larger practice they will be able to offer a great deal more in experience and expertise and I am sure they will serve all clients well.

“I am looking forward to retirement knowing all existing clients will be well looked after.”

All staff and operations of DHC Accounting will transfer to robinson+co's offices in New Oxford Street, Workington, after the transfer.