Global awards for PFK Francis Clark accountants

Two team members from regional accountants and business advisers, PKF Francis Clark, have been recognised as Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) ACA global top performers. Corrina Mauger, Assistant, based in the firm’s Truro office has achieved the Railton Prize for her result in the Business Strategy and Technology ACA professional paper, while Matthew Day, Senior, based … Read More

Advisers praised after family marine businesses sold

Two Hampshire advisers have been praised for their role in the sale of family businesses BHG Marine and Willow Marine. The companies, run by father and son team David and Paul Martin, have been acquired by Lymington Marina, a subsidiary of Berthon, for an undisclosed sum. Both BHG Marine and Willow will retain their 21 staff and existing operations in … Read More

Top legal trainer joins PKF Francis Clark’s Poole office

One of the UK’s top legal trainers is joining the Poole office of PKF Francis Clark as a Director. Janet Taylor’s appointment follows the announcement of a joint venture between the accountancy firm and Taylor Mowbray, a leading supplier of consultancy and training services to law firms. PKF Francis Clark’s legal team, led by Partner Andrew Allen, already advises more … Read More

Ellie is toast of PKF Francis Clark after coming top in exam

Accountant Ellie Sheppard is the toast of her firm after achieving the highest score in the South in one of her professional exams. Ellie, an Accounts and Audit Senior at the Poole office of PKF Francis Clark, was awarded a special prize from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for her ‘outstanding’ achievement. The 24-year-old, who … Read More

Air ambulance thanks accountancy firm for ‘fantastic’ support

A Poole accountancy firm has been thanked for its ‘fantastic support’ after raising more than £6,000 for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA). PKF Francis Clark’s Poole office was presented with a certificate of recognition marking its achievement over the last two years. The bulk of the money – £3,891 – was raised by Adrian Way, Chris Potts and Josh … Read More

Dorset accountant recognised for ‘Outstanding’ contribution

A Dorset accountant has been recognised for his ‘outstanding’ contribution to inspiring the next generation of enterprising young people. James Robinson was presented with a glass paperweight marking his ten years with Dorset Young Enterprise, a charity which empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. James, a Partner with chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark, … Read More

Budget comment – Welcome help for first-time buyers

By Julian Smith, Tax Partner, PKF Francis Clark As always it was in the last few minutes of his Budget speech that the Chancellor pulled his ‘white fluffy rabbit’ out of the hat. This time it was the announcement that first-time homebuyers will no longer have to pay stamp duty for properties of up to £300,000. According to the Treasury, … Read More

PW Payroll Solutions up for three prestigious national awards

A payroll specialist is hoping to make it ‘three in a row’ after reaching the finals of the 2017 Payroll Awards. PW Payroll Solutions won the ‘Team of the Year’ category at the 2016 contest. A year earlier Mandy Gardiner, Head of Payroll Services, was named Britain’s best payroll boss. Now the Poole-based firm has been named as a finalist … Read More

Networking group visits world famous Stonehenge site

A networking group for female professionals came face-to-face with one of the wonders of the world when they visited prehistoric Stonehenge. Members of the Wessex Women’s Professional Networking Group walked in the footsteps of their Neolithic ancestors at the World Heritage Site which has a history spanning 4,500 years. The group had an audio tour of the English Heritage site, … Read More

Digital tax changes welcomed

The Government’s newly-announced timetable for the radical Making Tax Digital (MTD) changes has been welcomed by a West Country financial expert.