Francis Clark, the largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants in the South West, today announced it will be joining international network PKF, with a global presence in 150 countries.
Francis Clark, which ranks 25th in the Accountancy Age Top 50 Chartered Accountancy practices and 20th in the Accountancy Live Top 60 will rebrand to PKF Francis Clark after joining the network on 1st April, 2016.
PKF Francis Clark will remain an independently owned firm within the PKF International network with a continued focus on providing outstanding services to its clients across the South West.
Andrew Richards, managing partner at PKF Francis Clark said: “PKF is a highly respected international network of independent accountancy firms. With the advances in technology, the world is becoming a smaller place and we are increasingly seeing our clients do business in other parts of the UK and overseas.”
He continued: “We know several of the other PKF member firms and their outlook on client service is very similar to ours. Working together with these other member firms on a national and international level will enable us to provide better support to our clients both here in the UK and around the world. I am confident that clients needing to use the PKF network on a national or international basis will become aware of an improved service; for those who do not, the only change will be a prefix to our name.”
PKF International CEO John Sim said: “It is wonderful to welcome PKF Francis Clark to the PKF global family. Those in the PKF network who have already worked with PKF Francis Clark, are impressed with their teams broad expertise, high quality and most importantly, client service focus. They are a very important addition to the PKF UKI practice and we are committed to supporting their clients wherever they may go in the world. All our member firms like PKF Francis Clark share a collective integrity, respect and commitment to exceeding expectations.”
The announcement concludes a busy start to the year for Francis Clark with the firm announcing a merger with Princecroft Willis at the start of 2016, taking effect as of 1st April 2016. The newly merged firm will have a combined revenue of £38 million and a team of more than 580 people and 59 partners across eight offices, consolidating Francis Clark’s position as a leading accountancy and advisory firm in the South West