Our most recent milestone
BDO passed the £400m revenue mark for the first time in October 2016.
Our long history
1903: The first powered flight and the first US/UK radio broadcast
1903: A.F. ‘Fred’ Stoy founds Stoy and Co.
1914-1918: World War I
1919: Amid the turmoil of that year, RJ ‘Jack’ Hayward joins Fred Stoy and ‘Stoy Hayward is created.
1929: Wall Street crash
1939-1945: World War II
1945: Establishment of the Bretton Woods system.
1952: Stoy Hayward moves to the West End – breaking away from the conservative confines of the City
1963: BDO International is founded (Binder, Dijke, Otte)
1965: Takeover of Lavy, Ascher
1969: Takeover of Laurence Fenton
1973: International oil crisis
1992: Maastricht Treaty creating the European Union is signed.
1992: Stoy Hayward begins a period of expansion through the merger with Finnie & Co.
1994: The Channel Tunnel opens
1994: Stoy Hayward merges with BDO Hamlyn to form BDO Stoy Hayward. The new firm becomes the UK member firm of BDO International
2004: Facebook and Gmail launched
2004: BDO Stoy Hayward converts to Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) providing more transparency to clients and protection to the business.
2004: The firm acquires John Gordon Walton in Leeds.
2005: London wins the right to host the 2012 Olympics but also suffers the 7/7 bombings.
2005: BDO Stoy Hayward acquires the Numerica practices in Bristol, Manchester and Southampton.
2009: The UK economy officially enters a recession following the financial crash.
2009: BDO Stoy Hayward adopts the single trading name and branding of BDO, dropping the ‘Stoy Hayward’ from its name.
2013: BDO merged with PKF (UK) LLP to create one of the UK’s strongest firms focused on the mid-market.