The Corporate Finance team at Francis Clark has been named as 'Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year' in the influential South West Insider Annual Dealmaker awards.

This is the teams' second accolade within a year, having been voted 'Top 50 Corporate Finance Team of the Year' at the 2014 British Accountancy Awards in November.

Partner, Mark Greaves, also scooped the Insider's 'Dealmaker of the Year' award while corporate finance associates Matt Willmott and Nick Tippett made it to the last four in the 'Young Dealmaker of the Year' category.

The team award citation said: "Francis Clark received the most nominations this year by a country mile - that's not surprising given that the firm worked on the largest number of deals in the region in the last year or so. It was commended by voters for having a 'local base, great skills and a high level of experience and contacts'. The firm was instrumental in the Sutton Seeds and James Tobias deals."

Mark Greaves said: "We are absolutely delighted. This clearly shows our strength in depth, which has now been increased with the arrival of Paul Crocker from HSBC Corporate Banking, who also won 'Bank of The Year'.

"We are also pleased that the MBO at Sutton Seeds which the team worked on was also recognised as 'Small Deal of the Year'. We are grateful to South West Business Insider for organising these awards which bring real recognition to the quality of professional services across the region. They help to demonstrate that you don't have to look to London for the very best in corporate advice."

The winners of the South West Dealmakers Awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Bristol Marriott Hotel on 25 June 2015.