A Century of Heritage

Celebrating 100 Years

We were proud to mark our centenary in 2012.

Celebrating 100 years is a key milestone for MHA Broomfield Alexander. Established in Newport in 1912 we have come a long way and we are proud of our heritage but also focused on the challenges and opportunities that the future will bring.

MHA Broomfield Alexander was born at a time of change, and has successfully negotiated many ups and downs over the century to emerge as a firm with an excellent reputation, high standards of service and personal attention to client care.

For a detailed history of MHA Broomfield Alexander’s first 100 years we have made available a PDF of our book ‘Time’ which was published to mark our cententary in 2012.

MHA Broomfield Alexander Milestones

1912 – Samuel Broomfield sets up a practice at 81, High Street, Newport.

1923 – Samuel Broomfield joined in partnership by Manchester chartered accountant John Alexander.

1928 – Retained by London office of Universal Pictures to vouch the takings of the Palace Cinema in Blackwood for a fee of 12 shillings and sixpence, plus expenses.

1932 – Seven offices listed – Newport, Cross Keys, Blackwood, Ebbw Vale, Pontypool, Leeds and Manchester.

1952 – Samuel Broomfield dies suddenly in office. The practice continues with a number of partners, notably Theo Milner, who had joined the firm as a trainee clerk in 1921.

1963 – Theo Milner dies after a serious illness and the firm struggles. Ray Marshall joins as a partner, followed by his son Paul in 1966. Together with third partner Arthur Griffiths, they rebuild the fortunes of the firm into the 70s.

1978 – Purchase of one of the first computers at a cost representing 9.5% of its turnover at the time, enabling Broomfield & Alexander to get in on the ground floor of business computerisation.

1990 – Offices consolidated into one building in Pentwyn, Cardiff – five partners, 17 non-partners and 17 staff.

2002 – Robert Preece becomes managing director.

2010 – Merges with the Swansea firm, Griffith and Miles, and moves to prestigious new offices on the Cardiff Gate Business Park; joins MHA (MacIntyre Hudson Association) to open up national and international opportunities.

2012 – Ian Thomas becomes managing director.