Celebrating 30 years in business… and what a journey it’s been!
The team at PKF-FPM are thrilled to be celebrating 30 years in business on Thursday 19th August 2021, and extend sincere thanks to current and former staff, clients and all those who have been part of their story so far. As PKF-FPM marks this momentous milestone, they have taken this opportunity to look back on how it all started and how far they’ve come…
The Birth of FPM
Feargal Padraig McCormack founded FPM in August 1991 at 98 Hill Street, Newry with a part-time secretary, Catherine Hillen (Kate), who remains part of Team PKF-FPM to this day, as their longest serving employee.
With his lifetime motto, “I don’t care how much you know until, I know how much you care”, Feargal has shaped PKF-FPM’s culture to center around “Caring and Serving” clients, colleagues, and the local community.
Reflecting on the past 30 years, PKF-FPM Founder and Managing Director, Feargal McCormack says:
“From the beginning, PKF-FPM focused on being an innovative and enthusiastic champion of change, committed to making a difference to the lives of our clients and the communities in which we serve, with a passion for our planet, by satisfying today’s needs without endangering future generations.
Who We Are, Today
“While our firm has grown significantly, we remain true to our original caring ethos. We focus on building long-term partnerships with clients and we measure our success on how we help them to achieve their professional and personal financial objectives, along with lifetime aspirations and dreams.”
Today, as it celebrates 30 years supporting business, PKF-FPM has grown into a multi-award-winning accountancy and business consultancy practice, recognised as a leading independent cross-border firm on the Island of Ireland.
Team PKF-FPM, led by 10 equity directors, boasts a competent and energetic workforce of 120+ business advisors operating from the firm’s Newry Headquarters and 5 offices across Ireland, north and south. Clients include many of the most prestigious businesses on the Island of Ireland.
Since the firm’s 25th anniversary in 2016, PKF-FPM has picked up some of the highest accolades business has to offer, including:
- 2020 Irish Accountancy Awards Large Practice of the Year
- 2019 British Accountancy Awards Mid-Tier Firm of the Year
- 2019 Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For (placed 1st in Northern Ireland and 27th in the UK overall)
Find out more about PKF-FPM’s key milestones and accolades.
FPM joined the PKF International Network back in 2014 and rebranded PKF-FPM, with clients reaping the benefits of Global access to PKF’s ground presence in over 480 offices across 150 countries around the world.
PKF is also one of the largest and most successful accountancy brands.
- 8th largest Audit practice in the UK*
- 9th largest Tax practice in the UK*
* latest Accountancy Daily rankings
Senior Tax Director Paddy Harty who has been with the practice for over 29 years says:
“As PKF-FPM celebrates 30 years in business, it is pleasing to reflect on our big wins and achievements over the years but what I’m most proud of is our positive culture which celebrates the small wins every day. From a new client relationship to a trainee becoming a Chartered Accountant, to personal achievements outside the workplace – all are equally important in our eyes.”
Looking to the Future
While we reflect on the past 30 years, our primary focus is set firmly on the future.
People and Culture Director, Teresa Campbell adds:
“This year marks three decades of growth, achievements and lessons learnt. In reaching this point, we owe everything to our strongest asset, our people. I am constantly in awe of the talent that our PKF-FPM team has to offer and am really excited as we prepare to welcome seven new trainees later this month.”
As we look forward and celebrate, we say “Thank You” to all of our customers and co-workers, both past and present, without whom none of this would have been possible.
Extending thanks to past and present customers and co-workers, Feargal states:
“I am extremely proud of everything that Team PKF-FPM has achieved and grateful to our clients who have made our journey to date so exciting. Looking to the future, we are confident, that PKF-FPM will continue to be a progressive and outward-looking organisation, dynamically engaged with its many constituencies and driven by a vision and passion, not just for itself, but for the communities it serves.”
Here’s to the next 30 years!