Key Milestones


Colin McCabe and Richard John Ford start the firm C. McCabe Ford & Co, from offices in Mill Street, Maidstone.

During World War II the Mill Street offices are heavily bombed and the firm has to move to a new office in Gabriel’s Hill. Further moves happen over time,  first with a move to Lower Stone Street, then to Hart Street in Maidstone and finally in 2017 the move to 89, King Street, Maidstone.


By the late 1940’s all farmers, a key client sector of the firm, were required to prepare accounts for tax purposes. To fulfil the resulting growth in demand for our firm’s services a second office is opened near Ashford market.

The Ashford office was run by Richard’s brother Roger Ford whom, after being called up for war duty and active service at The Battle of Arnhem, had joined the firm where he also qualified before becoming a Partner.

At approximately the same time our Cranbrook office was opened following the acquisition of a sole practitioner’s firm.


Sittingbourne office opens.


The Dover office was acquired in the late 1970’s when the renamed McCabe & Ford made another acquisition.


McCabe & Ford merges with the well established Herne Bay office of E. Clarke Williams and the name of the firm changes to the current day McCabe Ford Williams.


McCabe Ford Williams celebrates our 80th anniversary.


Our Maidstone office moves to new premises at 89 King Street, Maidstone.


MFW Lenham becomes our seventh office and is incorporated in to our Maidstone office in 2019.

McCabe Ford Williams is registered to carry on audit work in the UK, regulated for a range of investment business activities, and licensed to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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