A timeline of our history

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1849 Harding & Pullein founded in England. Joined by Frederick Whinney.
1859 Whinney made a partner.
1864 Thomas Clarkson starts a trustee and receivership firm in Toronto.
1894 Arthur Young starts his first firm, Stuart and Young, in Chicago.
Harding & Pullein renamed Whinney, Smith & Whinney.
1903 Alwin and Theodore Ernst form Ernst & Ernst in Cleveland, US.
1906 Arthur and brother Stanley form Arthur Young & Company in Chicago.
1924 Arthur Young allies with Broad Paterson & Co, England.
Ernst & Ernst allies with Whinney, Smith & Whinney.
1939 Clarkson allies with Woods Gordon & Co to expand into management consulting.
1944 Clarkson Gordon & Company allies with Arthur Young & Co.
1979 Ernst & Whinney forms and becomes the fourth largest accountancy firm in the world.
Arthur Young’s European offices join several large local European firms.
1989 Arthur Young combines with Ernst & Whinney to create Ernst & Young.
2000 Ernst & Young unveils a new, more integrated global structure.
2002 Ernst & Young combines with Andersen practices in 57 countries.
2008 Ernst & Young creates its EMEIA Area, bringing together 87 countries.
2010 Ernst & Young creates its Asia-Pacific Area, bringing together 22 countries.
2013 Ernst & Young updates its brand name to EY, and introduces our purpose: Building a better working world.