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Chris Appleton

Senior Partner
Nexia Smith & Williamson

T: 023 8082 7622
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Areas of expertise

Financial and strategic advice to medium and larger corporate clients; audit services.


Chris has 24 years’ experience at partner and director level, acting for a wide range of quoted, private and not for profit companies.

Notable achievements

  • Extensive work with entrepreneurial businesses in the IT communications, manufacturing, leisure, retail and distribution sectors.
  • Regularly acting as lead director, taking primary responsibility for the relationship with our larger clients and co-ordinating the various services we provide.
  • Advising on a variety of ownership models including foreign corporations, private equity and venture capital-backed ventures and family groups.
  • Making full use of the strength and resources of Nexia International, Smith & Williamson’s international network.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Member of the Corporate Finance faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Board member of Nexia EMEA. Previously a non-executive director for the UK Atomic Energy authority, Bournemouth Orchestras, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Bournemouth University.

You can find Chris at:

  • Southampton


  • Assurance and business services