"Pett Franklin provided expert advice that integrated legal, valuation and tax aspects to help us create the share plan we need as our company grows."
Terence Faulkner, Executive Chairman, Leathams
"We were very pleased with the well-delivered and relevant specialist training Pett Franklin provided for our tax team."
Nigel Holmes, Tax Partner, Armstrong Watson
“I am grateful to Pett Franklin for introducing me to the Joint Share Ownership Plan (“JSOP”). By allowing executives to participate in the growth in value of the company, the JSOP has proven to be an effective and innovative means of aligning the interests of our executives and shareholders.”
Kevin Stockdale, Finance Director, ECO Animal Health Group PLC
"I have worked with Stephen for more than 20 years, and am unfailingly impressed with the deep and detailed level of knowledge Stephen exhibits, particularly in relation to equity arrangements and remuneration structures, and he is adroit at explaining complex matters in a very clear and concise manner. Stephen has an amazing capacity for both focussing solely on the matter in hand whilst simultaneously bringing the full breadth of his tax technical and commercial expertise to bear."
Alison Haynes, Director of Tax, Everton Football Club
“It was a pleasure to work with the Pett Franklin team on our transition into being an employee owned company via an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)"
Phil Reid, Director, Mail Solutions Limited
"Pett Franklin has a specialist and experienced team providing a dedicated, boutique incentives scheme service."
Chambers and Partners, 2016
"They are insightful, analytically minded and prompt with responses, and know instinctively what this company needs. Their knowledge is impeccable."
"Their expertise and solution-driven advice is the number-one reason why we use them. There is a seamless delivery between themselves to give their clients what they need."
Chambers and Partners, 2015
“As Aberdeen’s leading independent accountants, we have many entrepreneurial and fast-growing clients who need top quality advice about employee share incentives. Pett Franklin have provided us and our clients with exactly the kind of imaginative and authoritative advice required. We look forward to working with Pett Franklin for many years to come.”
Gill Pryde, Partner, Head of Tax, Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP
“As a rapidly growing data business, based in the UK but with a global footprint, Preqin needs to ensure that we have the right incentive plans in place to attract, retain and motivate talented employees in the most efficient way. We’re also privately owned and conscious of costs. Pett Franklin have been a great partner for us – responsive to our needs, innovative and proactive in proposing new ideas, and efficient and timely in how they implement things. We look forward to continuing to work with them”.
Mark O’Hare, Chief Executive, Preqin Limited
“Xenetic Biosciences have found working with Pett Franklin to be highly productive. They must surely be one of the UK's top practitioners in the employee incentive space and their guidance has been thoroughly effective in balancing the sometimes challenging task of delivering meaningful incentive packages to executives while maintaining close alignment with shareholder interests and fiscal probity. We are delighted to be able to offer our unconditional thanks on a job well done!”
Colin Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Xenetic Biosciences plc
“Our business needs to recruit, reward and retain the very best quality corporate financiers. As a result, we need to offer competitive and innovative share-based incentives, and in Pett Franklin we have found the specialist, high quality adviser we needed.
Andrew PL Walls, Managing Director, Group Finance and Company Secretary, Quayle Munro Limited
“Aquascot has made the successful transition from a privately owned company to an employee owned company following some of the best elements of the John Lewis partnership model. David Pett and William Franklin of Pett Franklin provided creative and effective legal, tax and accounting advice without which the transition to an employee owned company would not have occurred.”
Robert Murray, Finance Director, Aquascot Limited
"The warm welcome I received is entirely symptomatic of the small, tight-knit, family-like environment that is part and parcel of working at Pett Franklin & Co."
Robert Cox, Intern with Pett Franklin, September 2012
"A successful boutique firm such as Pett Franklin is a great place to work: you will receive excellent technical training and exposure to running a business, without the almost inevitable sacrifice of a healthy work/life balance that comes with working in the City...definitely worth some serious consideration."
Louise McCloskey, former trainee solicitor until November 2012 with Pett Franklin