Alexander Knight & Co is thrilled to see that two of our clients, Think Hire and Open Communication Partners, have been recognised among the top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK by The Sunday Times.

This achievement highlights our commitment to supporting fast-growing, ambitious businesses and cements our reputation as the advisors of choice for entrepreneurs.

We are proud that of only 7 companies from Greater Manchester who made the top 100 list of the Sunday Times Hundred 2024  – two of them are clients of our practice.

Think Hire

Think Hire, based in Oldham, secured the impressive 30th position on the full list with a growth rate of 130.17 percent. Their innovative solutions and dedication to excellence have propelled them to new heights in the industry. We have had the pleasure of working closely with Think Hire, providing the financial and strategic accountancy guidance necessary to support their rapid expansion as it looks to build on its turnover of £6.5m.

Open Communication Partners 

Open Communication Partners, headquartered in Manchester, claimed the 33rd spot on the full list with a remarkable growth rate of 124.41 percent. Its commitment to delivering top-notch communication, data and marketing solutions has set them apart in a competitive market. We are proud to have played a part in the journey, offering expert advice and accountancy services tailored to their needs as the company continues to evolve and build upon its latest reported turnover of £29.5m.

Accountants for entrepreneurs

The inclusion of our clients Think Hire and Open Communication Partners in The Sunday Times Hundred 2024 is certainly a testament to the hard work and dedication of their management teams and their people. It also underscores the value of our partnership with them.

At Alexander Knight & Co, we are dedicated to helping businesses achieve their full potential through our comprehensive accounting and advisory services.

Murray Patt, founder of Alexander Knight & Co, said:

“We are incredibly proud of Think Hire and Open Communication Partners for their outstanding growth and success. Their inclusion in The Sunday Times Hundred 2024 is a well-deserved recognition of their hard work and innovation. At Alexander Knight & Co, we strive to provide the best possible support for our clients, and it’s hugely gratifying to see their success stories unfold.”

Looking ahead

As we celebrate the success of Think Hire and Open Communication Partners, we remain committed to fostering the growth of all our clients.

Our goal is to continue being the trusted advisors for fast-growing, ambitious companies across the UK. We believe that with the right guidance and support, there are no limits to what our clients can achieve.

Congratulations to Think Hire and Open Communication Partners, and here’s to many more years of shared success and growth!

We are pleased to announce that Murray Patt, founder of Alexander Knight & Co has been named as one of the UK’s leading accountancy influencers by the ICAEW as part of its annual #ICAEWRoar campaign.

The top UK online influencers were chosen using a formula tailored to emphasise quality over quantity. Using its values of integrity, objectivity and respect for others as a starting point the algorithm is unique to ICAEW.


The ICAEW focused on UK-based individuals tweeting and discussing accountancy related topics such as accountancy, tax, budget, assurance, insolvency, audit and finance.

The ICAEW’s values of integrity, objectivity and respect for others were applied to the tone of voice of the tweets and retweets, determining the data it included in its metrics.

Working with Falcon it used a social media listening tool to pull data relevant to specific keywords, looking at a metrics comprising of:

  • Audience re-tweets;
  • Author tweets;
  • Positive and neutral sentiment
  • Visibility and audience relevance.


The #ICAEWROAR algorithm values quality over quantity. Placing more emphasis on topical engagement of the authors’ tweets than the amount they’ve tweeted, the algorithm considers everything from visibility, relevance and tone of voice, to reaction and audience engagement Read more on the ICAEW’s website here.

Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

You can follow Murray Patt on twitter here:

talk of manchester awards 2018

We are very happy to have been nominated by our clients, peers and the Manchester business community for ‘Best Accountancy Practice‘ in this year’s Talk of Manchester Awards 2018.

We have always supported entrepreneurialism in Manchester and we are proud to be considered the ‘accountants for entrepreneurs’ in the region.

The team at Alexander Knight & Co is rapidly growing and our reputation is such that we are getting increasing levels of referrals from existing clients, other advisers such as law firms and a number of banks. All these people can trust that we will look after their client and be more than just ‘another accountancy firm’. It’s t his approach that has seen us get shortlisted for this award.

You can see everyone who is shortlisted in all the categories and our team would be very pleased if you took a minute to vote for us in the ‘Best Accountancy Practice’ category. Thank you to everyone who has voted for us so far – it is very much appreciated!

Vote for us here.