Blackburn and Bury-based PM+M – the chartered accountancy, business advisory and financial planning group – has been reappointed by Blackburn Rovers FC in a deal that will see it continue to act as the club’s audit and tax advisers. It will also carry on working with Venky’s London Limited – the club’s parent company – and the football club’s official charity, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.

Following a tender process, Blackburn Rovers decided to reappoint PM+M to continue their long standing and strong relationship which dates back over 100 years.

Helen Clayton, PM+M audit partner will lead the appointed team, supported by colleagues, Neil Jones, who has worked with Blackburn Rovers for the majority of his career, and Ceri Dixon who will focus on assisting Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. Their tax colleagues, Claire Astley and Mark Richmond, will deal with all tax matters relating to the club. They will continue to all report into Mike Cheston, finance director at Blackburn Rovers and trustee at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. The team will also work closely with the Blackburn Rovers’ wider finance team.

Helen Clayton commented:

“The whole firm is incredibly proud to have been reappointed by Blackburn Rovers. We have a relationship that spans over 100 years so this agreement is the next phase of our journey together. The club represents something special to the whole town and playing a small part in its success is a fantastic motivator. We are determined to continue adding value and helping to make it thrive.”

Mike Cheston added:

“We are delighted to have reappointed PM+M as our key advisers. The firm has an amazing pedigree and an unrivalled understanding of our operations. It too has Blackburn running through its veins so sharing a mutual passion for the town and its people makes the fit seamless.”

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Published On: July 12th, 2023
PM+M reappointed by Blackburn Rovers FC for audit and tax work