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Promoting talent from within

We’re delighted to announce the promotion of 12 rising stars to partner or director roles, as the firm continues to develop its next generation of leaders while supporting our clients through the coronavirus pandemic.

Newly promoted team members at PKF Francis Clark
From left, top: Adam Kefford, Tom Beable, Becky Hayes, Matt Willmott; middle: Nick Tippett, Dawn Peattie, Scott Campbell, Aaron Lawes; bottom: Luke Green, Ian Hughes, Nicky Cornish, Ryan Prynne

Exeter-based corporate tax specialist Adam Kefford becomes a partner, having joined PKF Francis Clark in 2005 as a graduate trainee. As well as advising clients on corporate and business tax matters, including corporate reorganisations, he specialises in international business tax.

Meanwhile, 11 team members from across a range of specialist services have been promoted to the role of director. The newly appointed directors, based in Exeter, Plymouth, Truro, Salisbury, Poole and Torquay, are: Tom Beable (audit); Becky Hayes (VAT); Matt Willmott and Nick Tippett (corporate finance); Scott Campbell (tax advisory service); Dawn Peattie (rural); Nicky Cornish, Ryan Prynne, Ian Hughes, Luke Green and Aaron Lawes (family and owner managed businesses).

Managing partner Andrew Richards said: “While our priority in recent months has been supporting clients – and our own people – through the upheaval of the current pandemic, it’s important that we continue to develop our workforce to meet their needs in the longer term.

“It’s fantastic to see talented staff progress within the firm as they develop their skills and gain experience. It’s something we actively encourage, and we always look to promote talent from within.

“I’m very proud of the work everyone has done to get to this milestone and wish them every success in the next chapter of their careers with PKF Francis Clark. It’s a challenging time for all businesses, but it’s great to be able to take a moment to celebrate this positive news.”

To find out more about careers with PKF Francis Clark, click here.

FEATURING: Adam Kefford
Adam is based in the Exeter office within the tax consultancy team. His expertise covers corporate and business taxes, and he spends much of his… read more
FEATURING: Nick Tippett
Nick is a Director in the Corporate Finance team. He focuses on business sales, management buyouts, acquisitions and both debt and equity finance raising. He… read more
FEATURING: Becky Hayes
Becky advises family business, companies and individuals on a broad range of VAT and SDLT matters. Becky’s particular specialisms include land and property, company reconstructions… read more
FEATURING: Dawn Peattie
Dawn is a director in the Salisbury office overseeing the landed estates and agricultural team. Working closely with Nick Gooch, Dawn is involved in accounts… read more
FEATURING: Matt Willmott
Matt Willmott is a Director in the Corporate Finance team based in the Exeter office. Matt specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions, Management Buy Outs and… 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
FEATURING: Scott Campbell
Scott joined PKF Francis Clark in 2014, he is a chartered tax adviser and tax director in the employer solutions team. He specialises in all… read more
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