Over 30 farm and rural professionals gathered last Wednesday at South Battisborough Farm on the Flete Estate near Mothecombe, for the inaugural Devon Rural Professional’s Farm…
Mike Butler has become the new agricultural partner for PKF Francis Clark. With 28 years in the industry, he is a very well-known figure across the South West.
Having specialised in the rural sector throughout his career, he works with clients in what is an ever-changing and continuously challenging sector, with an emphasis on tax planning and mitigation. With this experience and with ongoing family farming interests himself, Mike understands the challenges that the sector is facing.
Mike hit the ground running on his first day as it was also the Honiton Show when he met and spoke to a number of our clients there. At the show we also hosted a drinks party to celebrate our centenary year.
Mike commented “I’m looking forward to working with PKF Francis Clark and our clients. I’m passionate about being straight talking, proactive and approachable, whilst delivering cost effective solutions. I like to help make a difference for my clients, whilst delivering it with a sense of humour.”
Managing Partner from PKF Francis Clark, Andrew Richards, commented that “Mike joins us with a wealth of experience in the Agricultural sector and we’re thrilled that he is now joining our team. We are certain he will help us to further develop our offering in both Wiltshire and Somerset, in what is a very important sector for the firm.”
Brian Harvey, the firm’s Head of Agriculture added “We have successfully grown our agricultural offering in recent years and Mike joining us will undoubtedly add to the firm’s agricultural offering. What makes Mike successful is that he genuinely cares about farming and his clients and most importantly he speaks a language that farmers understand.”
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