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PKF Francis Clark LLP

PKF Francis Clark LLP


About Us


We are named after our founder Francis S Clark.

After practicing 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 a century ago and since then, we’ve grown across the south west, with Exeter, Torquay, Poole, Plymouth, Salisbury, Taunton and Truro. 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 54 partners and over 700 staff with seven offices in the South West.

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.


We understand our clients’ ambitions because we share them. But we know that without the right advice and help, an ambition remains just that. A pipe dream. And as far as we’re aware no-one ever handed down a pipe dream to their children, or retired on one. As the largest firm of chartered accountants and business advisers in the south west, we’ve been helping turn pipe dreams into reality every single day for the last 100 years.


To remain the pre-eminent regional firm with a national reputation in a range of specialist areas.

We will be the employer and adviser of choice and this will be maintained by a strategy of long-term investment in our people and services.

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