Martin Clapson

Managing Director

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Martin is the Managing Director of Price Bailey, taking responsibility for the strategic development of the firm.

Martin has been with Price Bailey since 1987 when he joined as a 19-year-old trainee, and in 2013 was elected Managing Director. Martin was made a partner in 2001 and headed the firm’s Compliance and Risk Management function from 2001 to 2013. He was elected to the Executive Board in 2004 and chaired the Board from 2007 until his election as Managing Director.

Martin’s client portfolio primarily involves working with the firm’s larger corporate and non-corporate clients, many of whom are part of international groups. He advises many professional services firms and has been engaged in the flotation of several companies on both UK and international stock markets.

As the firm’s Head of International Services, Martin was instrumental in opening the first Price Bailey international office, (formerly in) Guernsey in 2009, and the firms most recent international office in Dubai at the start of 2020.

Following roles as EMEA and Global Chairman at IAPA, (International Association of Professional Advisors), Martin is now the CEO of IAPA. IAPA is a leading global association of independent accounting, audit, tax, advisory, financial, immigration and technology services firms.

Martin is frequently asked to speak at conferences, often overseas, covering a broad range of topics from business strategy, to client servicing and technical updates.

Martin is a CBI East of England Regional Council member, a Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce Director, Treasurer and Trustee for over 20 years at Camsight (a local charity who support people with low vision and blindness) and a Governor of Cambridge Regional College. Previously, Martin was a Governor at Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture until the college was merged in 1998 with the Norfolk College of Arts and Technology, creating the College of West Anglia.

Martin loves watching live sport and theatre. He is regularly seen at Cambridge rugby, Cambridge football, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Newmarket Racecourses and is a season ticket holder at West Ham United and Club Wembley. He is married to Janice, and between them, they have five adult children and a wayward black Labrador.

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