PracticeAccounting FirmsFrancis Clark and Winter Rule merge

Francis Clark and Winter Rule merge

Francis Clark takes on Winter Rule to expand its south-west footprint

SOUTH-WEST FIRMS Francis Clark and Winter Rule have merged.

The deal creates a 45-partner firm with more than 330 staff across seven offices.

Francis Clark wanted to expand into Cornwall, while Winter Rule wanted to expand their range of services and expertise.

The Truro office will trade as ‘Francis Clark with Winter Rule’ for the foreseeable future.

Francis Clark managing partner Les Burnett heads up the newly-expanded firm, while Winter Rule chairman John Mitchell joins its executive committee.

Burnett said: “Our aim is to continue to offer best practice, cost-effective advice and to be recognised not only as the region’s leading accountancy practice but as a firm that has a major role to play in the regional economy.”

He told Accountancy Age that there would be no job losses from the merger, rather the deal was a “springboard for further growth”.

Mitchell said: “The culture and values in both firms were very similar before the merger which is why we believe that it will be such a success going forward.”

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