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UHY strengthens presence in Central Europe as firm in Belgium joins the network

Global accountancy network UHY extends its coverage within the Belgian market by appointing Handson & Partners.

Handson & Partners was established by ex-‘Big Four’ accountant Peter Van Rooy in 2005. With four partners and 65 staff, the firm has offices in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Hasselt providing a wide range of accounting and consultancy services. Eighty percent of the firm’s clients are international or global companies covering a variety of sectors such as IT, construction, automotive industries, services, and banking and credit institutions.

Managing partner, Peter Van Rooy says: "We joined the UHY network for a number of reasons. With the 'Big Four' we share a lot regarding professionalism, training, coaching and remuneration policy; with the local accountants we share a down-to-earth attitude; and with the interim offices we share the ability to help companies with temporary staffing issues. Joining an international network is "not a choice, it is a must" for our firm. We work a lot for international clients and regularly receive requests for services outside Belgium. Until now we have used our own network to respond to our client needs; however it is clear that through joining the UHY network we will expand our international reach."

John Wolfgang, Chairman of UHY commented: "We are delighted Handson & Partners have joined the UHY network and we are sure their presence in the Flemish region will further enhance our capabilities in the Belgian market, jointly with our other member firm, UHY-CDP Partners."