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  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1992
  • Joined Council: 2023
  • Association of Practicing Accountants


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

As the firm's Head of International Services, Martin has been instrumental in opening Price Bailey offices overseas with the most recent international office in Dubai as the start of 2020.

Following roles as EMEA and Global Chair of International Association of Professional Advisors (IAPA), 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 Chairs the Association of Practicing Accountants (APA) which is a group of 20 leading mid-sized professional service firms.

He is a CBI East of England Regional Council member, a Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce Director 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 Norfolk College of Arts and Technology, creating the College of West Anglia.

Martin has also previously held various charity trustee and treasurer roles.

Martin loves watching live sport and theatre.  He is regularly seen at Cambridge and Bishops Stortford rugby, Cambridge football, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Newmarket Racecourse 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.

Declaration of Interests

Membership of, or interests in, formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies

  • Council Member, East of England CBI Confederation of British Industry
  • Director, Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, Association of Practicing Accountants
  • CEO, International Association of Professional Advisors
  • Governor, Cambridge Regional College
  • Freeman, Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member, Bishopsgate Ward Club

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • ICAEW Council

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • Partner and Managing Director, Price Bailey and associated group companies 

Professional or social relationships with individuals who have business relationships or who compete with ICAEW


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Martin Clapson