Simon Drake - Audit Manager

Simon is an Audit and Assurance Manager in Bishop Fleming’s Exeter Office, working with a mixed portfolio of corporate and not for profit clients.

Simon joined Bishop Fleming as a graduate in 2011. After completing his training he spent a brief spell working in industry for a large South West group, before returning to the firm as an Audit and Assurance Manager. His experience from working on both sides of the table ensures his advice is pragmatic and commercially focused. Simon actively encourages open and regular communication with his clients to ensure support can be provided throughout the year, rather than a basic year-end compliance service.

Simon manages a mixed portfolio of corporate and not for profit clients, providing auditing and accountancy services, but also facilitating his clients to achieve their strategic goals through proactive and forward thinking advice.

Through growing up, living and working in the South West, Simon has a passion for supporting the regions businesses in reaching their full potential. Recently, this has included advising clients on moving into foreign markets, managing external investment and structuring operations to mitigate risk.

Outside of work, Simon lives in Exeter with his wife and young daughter, and enjoys making the most of the variety of outdoor activities the South West has to offer.

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