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PKF Littlejohn starts today in London     1st July 2013  





Today (July 1, 2013) sees the beginning of an exciting new era for PKF International in the UK with the admission of PKF Littlejohn as the new member firm for London.

Francois Duhau, the European, Middle East & India Chairman of PKFI says: 'We are delighted to welcome PKF Littlejohn to the PKFI network. PKF Littlejohn fits perfectly into our profile of independent member firms committed to the highest quality of client service.  

'PKF Littlejohn gives us huge strength in London. Our objective is to add further member firms to the point where PKF in the UK will mirror our structure in other major European countries, with significant practices covering the main commercial cities.'

John Sim, PKFI's CEO, commented: 'PKF Littlejohn has already brought their energy to our network, including involving member firms in their extensive portfolio of international assignments.  In addition, they are already setting up an international group within PKFI to serve the insurance industry - a sector where they have particular expertise. Soon to follow will be a European tax network and a transfer pricing group, and a group serving international charities.'

Carmine Papa, PKF Littlejohn's Managing Partner, said: 'PKF International is a highly respected brand around the world, and we are extremely pleased to be its representative in London.

'Meeting the needs of the businesses we advise was at the heart of our decision to join PKF International as many of our clients are becoming increasingly international.  We have received enormously positive feedback from both our clients and our employees about becoming PKF Littlejohn.

'We have worked in over 70 countries in the last 10 years, both supporting UK businesses and EU institutions abroad, as well as advising overseas' businesses trading in the UK.  PKFI's strong family of excellent accountancy firms around the world will enhance our international capabilities substantially, and we are already taking a leading role within the network in several technical areas.'

PKF Littlejohn LLP will continue as an independently owned firm within the PKF International network.

PKF Littlejohn - background facts:

Key statistics: Based in Canary Wharf with nearly 200 staff including 30 partners.

International strengths:
•    Over the last ten years PKF Littlejohn professionals have worked in over 70 countries on client assignments.  
•    Over the past seven years PKF Littlejohn has assisted in bringing to the UK capital markets over 60 international businesses with operations in North and South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Europe.
•    PKF Littlejohn is one of the largest auditors of European Commission grant funding including its research projects around the world, humanitarian aid and financing for EU Accession countries.

PKF Littlejohn has particular expertise in the following practice areas:
•    Capital markets and company listings on AIM
•    Insurance sector (including insurance companies, Lloyd's syndicates and brokers)
•    Audits for the European Commission through its audit framework contracts
•    Ambitious SMEs in London and the South-East
•    Charitable and public sector bodies (including the Audit Commission)
•    Overseas businesses requiring specialist UK tax, VAT and regulatory advice.

About PKF International Limited

PKF International Limited (PKFI) administers the PKF network of legally independent member firms. PKFI is the 11th largest global accountancy network and its member firms have $2.68 billion aggregate fee income (year end June 2012).

The PKFI network has close to 300 member firms and correspondents in 440 locations in around 125 countries providing accounting and business advisory services. PKFI member firms have around 2,270 partners and nearly 22,000 staff.

PKF International is a network member of the Forum of Firms, an organisation dedicated to consistent and high quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide.

The PKFI network of legally independent firms does not accept any responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions on the part of any individual member firm or firms. For further information about PKF International or its member firms, please visit

For further information please contact:

PKF International
John Sim, PKF International CEO, or
Sajjad Akhtar, PKF International Chairman,

PKF Littlejohn
To speak with Carmine Papa, Managing Partner of PKF Littlejohn, please contact:  James Wright or Tim Prizeman at Kelso Consulting on 020 7242 2286