Accountants in with a sporting chance of national award

Sailing legend: Martin Aldridge, Partner, PKF Francis Clark (left), pictured with Sir Ben Ainslie.

A South coast accountancy firm has a sporting chance of winning another national award.

PKF Francis Clark has been named as a finalist in the ‘Best Professional Services Firm in Sport’ category of the Sports Business Awards 2017.

The awards celebrate the hard work and successes of individuals and teams who contribute to sporting success.

This year’s panel of judges include five times rowing Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave; Colin Jackson, the former World, Commonwealth and European champion hurdler, and Steve Cram, the former 1500m, 2000m and mile world record holder.

PKF Francis Clark has built up a considerable practice in recent years supporting professional sports people and elite athletes with accountancy, taxation, financial planning and business advice.

The firm advises almost all the GB Olympic Squad as well as Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover team for the America’s Cup.

It also advises participants in professional team sports including football, rugby, athletics, cricket, golf, horse racing and equestrian, both in the UK and overseas.

Partner Martin Aldridge said: “Our bespoke service assists clients to plan their financial future and protect their accumulating wealth while providing them with the financial peace of mind which allows them to focus on their sport.”

Tamsin Tully, Director of PKF Francis Clark’s Professional Sport Services, added: “Our Professional Sport Services team pools specialists from across the firm and has grown rapidly. We are delighted to be shortlisted for this very prestigious award.”

In recent years PKF Francis Clark has won several national awards recognising the firm’s tax, audit, corporate finance and VAT practices.

The winners of the Sports Business Awards 2017 will be announced at a gala awards ceremony to be held at The Brewery in London on Friday June 2.


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About PKF Francis Clark

Chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark has annual revenue of £38 million, a team of more than 600 people and 58 partners. Founded in 1919, the award-winning firm has eight offices across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire. PKF Francis Clark is a member of PKF UKI which is ranked 11th in the Accountancy Age 2016 survey of top accountancy firms.

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