New Agricultural Partner for Wiltshire and Somerset welcomed to PKF Francis Clark

Mike Butler, former Chairman of Old Mill, has become the new agricultural partner for PKF Francis Clark. With 28 years in the industry, he is a very well-known figure across the South West.

Having specialised in the rural sector throughout his career, he works with clients in what is an ever- changing and continuously challenging sector, with an emphasis on tax planning and mitigation. With this experience and with ongoing family farming interests himself, Mike understands the challenges that the sector is facing.

Mike commented “I’m looking forward to working with PKF Francis Clark and our clients. I’m passionate about being straight talking, proactive and approachable, whilst delivering cost effective solutions. I like to help make a difference for my clients, whilst delivering it with a sense of humour.”

Managing Partner from PKF Francis Clark, Andrew Richards, commented that “Mike joins us with a wealth of experience in the Agricultural sector and we’re thrilled that he is now joining our team. We are certain he will help us to further develop our offering in both Wiltshire and Somerset, in what is a very important sector for the firm.”

Brian Harvey, the firm’s Head of Agriculture added “We have successfully grown our agricultural offering in recent years and Mike joining us will undoubtedly add to the firm’s agricultural offering. What makes Mike successful is that he genuinely cares about farming and his clients and most importantly he speaks a language that farmers understand.”

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.