PKF Francis Clark’s Chris Bishop named ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’

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Authored by David Banks
Posted Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:43pm

Regional chartered accountants and business advisers, PKF Francis Clark is celebrating yet another impressive award, after Corporate Finance Senior Associate, Chris Bishop was announced ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ in the prestigious South West Insider’s Dealmakers Awards 2019.

The significant awards recognise and reward the wealth of talent in the region’s professional services sector and celebrates the success achieved by dealmakers in the South West over the past 12 months.

Chris Bishop joined the firm’s Corporate Finance team, the largest and most active deal making team in the region, in 2014 and has extensive experience across company acquisitions and disposals, raising finance, due diligence, business planning and complex financial modelling. Chris has been a key asset to a number of deals over the past 12 months including advising on the sale of Herring Shoes to Pavers, the MBO of a South-West based wholesaler and on multiple acquisitions in the insurance sector by Global Risk Partners. 

Chris was joined by the other talented corporate finance professionals in the region when he picked up his award at the Bristol Marriott Hotel on 27 June, with the judges announcing that they were impressed by the range of deals that Chris acted on and his contribution on those transactions.

Andrew Killick, Head of the Corporate Finance at PKF Francis Clark said “Chris has been a highly valued member of the team for many years and it is a great credit to him that he has been recognised for this award. It is a testament to the commitment and quality of advice that he provides clients and he should be very proud of what he has achieved.”

Chris Bishop said “It’s an honour to receive this award, especially given the strength of the other nominees shortlisted. I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some fantastic clients over the last year and I’m proud to be part of such a strong team in exciting times at PKF Francis Clark.”

PKF Francis Clark was also shortlisted in three other categories in the awards and has taken away the titles of Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, Dealmaker of the Year and Young Dealmaker of the Year in previous years. In what is the firm’s centenary year, PKF Francis Clark are additionally celebrating their shortlisting for the Tax Team of the Year award at the British Accountancy Awards 2019 and being named as ‘Best Private Client of the Year’ at the Tolley’s Tax Awards 2019.