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PKF Francis Clark appoints two senior hires to Bristol office

PKF Francis Clark has announced the appointment of audit partner Paul Putnam and corporate tax senior manager Rob Meredith to its Bristol office.

Putham joins from BDO UK, where he held the position of director of business assurance and has held senior positions at Grant Thorton and ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm Deloitte.

Whereas, Meredith joins the company from Saffery Champness, where he held the position of senior tax manager.

He also worked for EY, where he held the position of business development manager, corporate tax manager and most recently manager of global compliance and reporting.

Meredith also held senior positions at PwC.

Putnam said: “I really enjoy working with people who are passionate about building their business, and that passion rubs off on me. 

“PKF Francis Clark is well known across the South West as a trusted adviser to entrepreneurial businesses, and I’m excited to join a team of enthusiastic and energetic people who thrive on helping clients to achieve their ambitions.”

Meredith added: “It’s a fantastic time to be joining PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol team and I’m really excited about leveraging the firm’s impressive reputation to grow its presence in one of the UK’s fastest growing cities.”

Mike Lea, PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol managing partner, said: “Paul is a highly skilled and respected auditor and Rob is experienced in helping businesses across a wide range of sectors to manage and structure their tax affairs efficiently. 

“They both share our ethos of putting clients first and coming up with inventive solutions to problems, so we’re delighted to welcome them to the team.”

PKF Francis Clark also has offices in Exeter, Plymouth, Poole, Salisbury, Taunton, Torquay and Truro.

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