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Congratulations to our newly promoted partners and directors

PKF Francis Clark’s new partners, from left: Dawn Peattie, Aaron Lawes, Nicola Cornish, Sam Phillips, Justin Gliddon, Ian Hughes, Lisa Whitbread, Chris Rodgers, Katie Skea and Tom Beable (Photo: Steven Haywood)

We’re delighted to announce the promotion of 10 new partners and five directors across a range of specialisms.

Joining the partnership at PKF Francis Clark are: Aaron Lawes (business advisory, Poole); Chris Rodgers (corporate tax, Exeter); Dawn Peattie (agriculture and landed estates, Salisbury); Ian Hughes (business advisory, Truro); Justin Gliddon (business advisory, Plymouth); Katie Skea (healthcare, Truro); Lisa Whitbread (tax, Poole); Nicola Cornish (audit, Truro); Sam Phillips (corporate finance, Bristol); and Tom Beable (audit, Exeter).

It brings our total number of partners to 60, the most in the firm’s 104-year history.

The latest round of promotions also sees the appointment of five directors: Adrian Way (audit and assurance, Poole); Amy Hammacott (business advisory, Plymouth); Andrew Dungey (business advisory, Truro); Chris Potts (corporate finance, Poole); and Steve Moorhouse (tax, Torquay).

Managing partner Andrew Richards said: “Supporting colleagues to progress in their careers is an important part of our culture, so I’m proud to welcome a record number of new partners this year as the firm continues to grow.

“Our new partners and directors have all invested a lot of time and effort in their professional development to get to this point, and I look forward to them playing key roles in the ongoing success of the firm and our clients in the years to come.”

Applications are currently open for our 2023 graduate and school leaver accountancy apprenticeships. More information can be found at

FEATURING: Aaron Lawes
Aaron is a Partner based in our Poole office overseeing the client service team, advising on management accounts and cloud accounting systems, cash flow forecasting,… read more
FEATURING: Chris Rodgers
Chris is a partner, working in the corporate and international tax teams. He advises on complex corporate tax planning for large UK and international groups… read more
FEATURING: Dawn Peattie
After growing up in Cheshire, Dawn moved down to Wiltshire in 2011 to start her accountancy career. Dawn is a Partner in our Landed Estates… read more
Ian is a partner in the Truro client service team, having joined the firm way back in 2003 after completing a degree in Maths &… read more
FEATURING: Justin Gliddon
Justin is a partner, working in our business services team who acts for a wide range of family owned and managed businesses working closely with… read more
Katie Skea, ACA BSC (Hons), is a partner working in the Healthcare team of the Truro office. Katie looks after a large number of our… read more
FEATURING: Lisa Whitbread
Lisa specialises in corporate and business tax advisory and is based in our Poole office. Lisa specialises in providing corporate tax planning advice in areas… read more
FEATURING: Nicola Cornish
Nicola is a chartered accountant and tax advisor, based in our Truro office. She works with a wide range of owner-managed and family businesses, providing… read more
Adrian is a director based in the Poole office, working with a broad range of clients to meet their assurance and advisory needs. He enjoys… read more
FEATURING: Steven Moorhouse
Steven is a Chartered Tax Adviser with over 20 years of taxation experience. Starting his tax career with HM Revenue and Customs, he has become… read more
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