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Rowleys welcomes new tax partner

2nd July 2024

Rowleys, a leading East Midlands accountancy firm based in Leicester, is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Clifford as their new Tax Partner. Clare, a highly respected Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, brings a wealth of experience to the firm, enhancing Rowleys’ capabilities to serve clients across the East Midlands.

Clare Clifford joins Rowleys from Azets, a top 10 national accountancy firm where she was a Partner and Head of Tax for the Midlands. With a career that began in accountancy and evolved to specialise in tax, Clare’s expertise spans a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, farming, and healthcare. She has a proven track record of working with owner-managed businesses, family companies, individuals, and large international organisations, advising on both personal and corporate tax matters.

“I am excited to join Rowleys, a firm that truly values building strong, personal relationships with its clients,” comments Clare.

“I look forward to working with the team to provide tailored tax solutions that help our clients achieve their financial goals. It’s great being back in the East Midlands, where I live and have long-standing professional relationships.”

Clare is particularly passionate about working with owner-managed businesses and developing lasting relationships with families to help them achieve tax efficiency.

Tom Copson, Managing Partner at Rowleys, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Clare to our team. Her extensive experience and client-focused approach are invaluable assets as we continue to grow and enhance the services we offer. Clare’s approach aligns perfectly with Rowleys’ commitment to providing a personable and bespoke service to its clients. ”

L-R Bryan Freeman, Tom Copson, Paula Swann-Jones, Clare Clifford, Mark Hook, Craig Shevas

Rowleys also recently announced its membership with DFK International, a global association of independent audit, accounting, and tax professionals. This affiliation strengthens Rowleys’ ability to support clients with international operations, broadening their reach and capabilities.

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