With a new partnership, the adoption of the name Hayes Knight, and a new office, we looked for our next step. Progressively, Hayes Knight sought out like-minded professionals and in 1996, formed a federation of independent accounting and business advisory firms across capital cities in Australia and in Auckland, New Zealand. Hayes Knight grew to be a top 20 mid-tier accounting group.
Then, in 2014, we decided to practice the strategies we preach to our clients. As Einstein so eloquently put it, insanity is “…doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. We believed there was a better way.
Hayes Knight in Sydney and its entrepreneurial companies – Knowledge Shop and Merit Wealth – initiated a reverse takeover of ASX listed Easton Investments with Kevin White, founder and former Managing Director of WHK Group Limited (now Crowe Horwath Australasia Limited). It was the start of a new direction and a new journey dissolving the Hayes Knight federation to allow for the expansion of the new corporate entity. Fortune favours the brave.
Through Easton Investments, Hayes Knight is once again initiating the growth of a substantial accounting and financial services group in a business model suited to growth, development and stability.
Led by a team of diverse and highly skilled professionals, we don’t just give good advice, we live by it.
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