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Our success and the success of our clients is the same thing. By working together, applying our individual and collective expertise and enabled by innovative tools and technology, we deliver the efficient, effective services that amplify achievement.

About PKF Francis Clark

Our Mission

We start with our clients’ needs and ambitions and work as one to make success happen.

Our Values

  • The commitment to put the client first
  • The expertise to drive excellence
  • The courage to be ambitious
  • The ingenuity to deliver
  • The compassion to respect everyone

Our History

We are named after our founder Francis S Clark.

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

That was over a century ago and since then, we’ve grown across the south and south west, with Exeter, Torquay, Poole, Plymouth, Salisbury, Taunton, Truro, Bristol and Southampton. We’ve done this by merging with practices that shared our values and objectives, and in the process we’ve become the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in the region.

In 2016, we joined PKF, an international network of independently-owned accountancy practices with a global presence in 150 countries, and we re-branded as PKF Francis Clark. Membership of PKF has meant we can better support clients here in the UK and around the world, especially those with international and cross border interests.

Since Frank first put up his plate in Newton Abbot, we’ve expanded his original vision from one partner with an assistant to 57 partners and over 900 staff across nine offices in the South and South West of England.

We can do all this because we have a shared ambition for each and every business we work with. We help transform a start-up into a thriving company. An unexpected inheritance into a fresh start. A third-generation family firm into an international player. We’re able to keep growing our business because we help you to grow yours.

Talk to us if you want a trusted partner that shares your ambition.

Become A Client

With any new client the first thing we’d really like to do is meet you.

We want to understand you and your business as thoroughly as possible so that we can advise you properly.

If you like what you have seen and read on this website then please give us a call. We will be only too happy to arrange an initial, free and no obligation meeting.

If you do think we can work together then we will nominate you a partner who will act as your dedicated key contact. Depending on your needs, other specialists can then be called upon as and when required.

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