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Francis S Clark


History of an award-winning firm


Francis Clark is named after its founder Francis S Clark.

After practicing as a certified accountant in Salisbury, Rhodesia - now Harare, Zimbabwe - he returned to England and opened an office in Newton Abbot in November 1919.

Since then and even more significantly since 1980, the firm has expanded, acquiring offices in Exeter, New Forest, Poole, Plymouth, Salisbury, Tavistock (now closed), Taunton and Truro by merging with practices that shared the firm’s objectives.

Since Mr. Clark first put up his plate in Newton Abbot, Francis Clark has expanded from one partner with an assistant to 58 partners and over 600 staff with eight offices in the South West.

Despite this growth, the objective of all of us at Francis Clark, every partner and every member of the staff, remains the same, to provide each client with an effective, professional and personal service.

Call us now

  • Exeter - 01392 667000
  • New Forest - 01425 610166
  • Plymouth - 01752 301010
  • Poole - 01202 663600
  • Salisbury - 01722 337661
  • Taunton - 01823 275925
  • Torquay - 01803 320100
  • Truro - 01872 276477
Leading Edge Alliance Awards 2013
Taxation Awards 2014
The British Accountancy Awards 2014
South West Insider Annual Dealmaker Awards 2015
South West Insider Annual Dealmaker Awards 2016
Payroll World Awards 2016
ICAEW Chartered Accountants