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Mark Friend

Managing Director
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About Mark

Mark Friend is the managing director of Friend & Grant Limited and is involved in all matters related to clients’ affairs from audits, business development, corporate finance and tax planning. His portfolio of clients consists largely of small to medium size family run businesses. He works closely with his clients to provide a broad range of advice from tax minimisation, business and strategic planning, raising finance, mergers and acquisitions to audits. He deals in a number of specialist industry areas with particular strengths in property development and investment. He is also involved with charity audits. 

Mark is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was born in 1963 in Chatham and went to the old Chatham Technical High School for Boys (now Chatham Grammar). He went on to Loughborough University to get a degree in Civil Engineering and trained and qualified with a large firm of Chartered Accountants before setting up his own practice in 1992. In 2005 he formed Friend & Grant Limited. Mark and his wife Jan live in Rochester with their children William and Anna. Mark is an enthusiastic (not very good!) squash and golf player and enjoys cooking and reading historical fictional novels.