Francis Clark is all about people, specialists who work with you to achieve your goals and objectives. As the largest independent firm of accountants in the West Country, with more than 250 staff, we have the expertise and the experience you need. We advise large and small businesses, business start ups, individuals and families, from our offices in Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Salisbury, Taunton, Tavistock and Torquay.

Contact Details

  City Plymouth
  Postcode PL4 0RA
  Address North Quay House Sutton Harbour
  Phone Number 017 5230 1010
  Fax 01752 312430

Products & Services


No matter what the size of business, PKF Francis Clark prepares accounts with a rigorous eye for detail. The process involves a dedicated partner-led team working alongside you. This allows you to interpret the data so that you can make concrete decisions based on the meticulous information we provide. At the same time it lets you formulate a business strategy for the future, with a thorough understanding of the tax planning initiatives available.


As regional, national and internationally-renowned accountants and business advisers, tax is at the heart of what PKF Francis Clark does.

And as with all the other services we offer, the key to effectiveness lies in getting to know you and your organisation, working alongside you as a trustworthy business confidante. This lets us devise a carefully structured, strategic tax plan, which can significantly enhance your profitability and ability to invest in your business. A personal understanding of your specific needs combined with experienced tax planning and original thinking means you’re able to maximise your income and avoid paying unnecessary tax.

Our best endorsement? The fact that over 400 accountancy firms across the UK come to us for advice on complex tax issues for their own clients.

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We've been helping businesses, entrepreneurs, families and individuals to achieve their goals for over 100 years. From accountancy to business advice and financial planning, our experts are dedicated to helping you succeed. Because your ambition becomes our ambition. Whether you're an ambitious start-up or a market leader, there are many challenges on the way to success. Our advisors will help you identify and exploit opportunities to grow your business and drive profitability, while navigating the complex and ever-changing landscape of tax and regulatory compliance.

PKF Francis Clark continue to strictly observe the relevant Governmental directives and advice that exists and we remain flexible in our approach to adapt when circumstances change. Our key objective is to ensure the health and safety of our staff and our clients.

Our multi-award winning corporate finance team has consistently been ranked as one of the UK's most active dealmakers. We apply original thinking, proactive management, creative fundraising arrangements and innovative solutions to meet any and all challenges a transaction may expose. I have had the pleasure of working with the Francis Clark M&A team a number of times and specifically at times when we were undertaking an MBO and an AIM listing. Quite simply they take the grief out of what can be stressful situations by providing a very real understanding of the challenge thereby delivering excellent advice and clear options while they manage the process competently and securely.

Wherever you might be on life's journey you will have financial challenges to meet. We will take your life priorities and financial aspirations, your investment preferences and agreed risk profile and use these to create a bespoke financial planning strategy that is adaptable to changing circumstances and maximises your return on investment. As an independent firm, you can be reassured that the advice you receive from us is truly independent and is not restricted to a limited number of product providers or solutions.

Today digital content is readily available on your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop. We expect this content to be entertaining and informative and we're used to paying for these services via monthly subscriptions in our personal life. I find Francis Clark to be very forward-thinking and proactive. The information they provide is absolutely trustworthy and solid and that gives us immense confidence in the decisions we have to make. So why not apply that accessibility, visibility and flexibility to the way you manage your business finances?

For PKF Francis Clark, auditing and assurance are key elements to building confidence in an organisation's systems, procedures and financial information. Whether you are the owner-director of an SME, the non-director shareholder of a large company or the trustee of a not for profit organisation you need to know that the information you receive is robust, reliable and transparent. We focus on understanding what really matters, communicating the results of our work clearly and helping you identify what works and what doesn't.

Our award winning tax team strive to exceed our clients' expectations by being responsive, creative and going the extra mile to deliver superior outcomes. We aim to minimise our clients' tax overhead to create real benefits and significant opportunities for them. Our tax team work closely with our corporate finance team to ensure that clients' businesses can mitigate tax on transactions, disposals or successions while ensuring compliance with legal obligations. What makes us so effective is that we get to know you and your organisation, working alongside you as a trustworthy business confidante.

At PKF Francis Clark we have one of the largest and most experienced VAT, Customs & Indirect Tax advisory teams in the country. Our specialist team addresses issues proactively to help you meet your obligations, remain compliant and avoid penalties. We work with you to help solve your VAT problems, prevent disputes and where necessary liaise with HM Revenue & Customs on your behalf. Staying on top of VAT is essential to help avoid stiff penalties for non-compliance and late filing, while also helping to improve cashflow and profitability.