David Fenn, Managing Partner, Wilkins Kennedy

David Fenn, Managing Partner, Wilkins Kennedy

Fenn became a partner at Wilkins Kennedy at the age of 26, and has since built a large and diverse client portfolio

David Fenn, Managing Partner, Wilkins Kennedy

Bio

Fenn initially trained at Wilkins Kennedy’s Southend office and was appointed a partner at the young age of 26.

He went on to build a large and varied client portfolio, and moved to be mainly based in the London office. With a large and diverse portfolio, he has experience across many industries. His expertise, however, lies in the property and construction sector, supporting clients’ growth amid often turbulent economic conditions.

Fenn is an expert in business and accountancy having served on the majority of practices’ committees as well as being involved in some specialist service groups.

As Finance Partner, Fenn was responsible for implementing financial controls and strategic business operations across the practice.

Most prominently, Fenn is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Expert Witness interview.

In his free time, he enjoys playing as much golf as possible and watching football.

Why did he make the power list?

Fenn made number 48 on the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2018. The only Top 20 firm to move up the rankings in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2017, Fenn steered Wilkins Kennedy to 17.5% growth last year with total fee income of £47.7m. Leapfrogging Kingston Smith to jump into 18th position, the firm enjoyed a boost in partner numbers, with the team increasing to 74 in 2017, up from 69 in 2016.

Wilkins Kennedy will be hoping to capitalise on the success this year and has another climb in the rankings within its sights, with potential to challenge for 17th, or even 16th place.

Wilkins Kennedy

Wilkins Kennedy are Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors providing a full range of accounting and advisory services to diverse businesses and individuals across the UK and abroad.

The firm started off as a single regional office in 1882 and has since expanded to 17 UK regional offices and an office in the Falkland Islands. It has a turnover of £47 million, 74 partners and more than 600 members of staff. The firm has enjoyed recent expansion by hiring three new partners and by merging with Griffins Accountants.

 

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