What does it mean to be part of the Business against Poverty movement? Can membership make a tangible positive difference to your company, your team and your future?

In our latest member showcase interview, we speak with Mark Crofts of King’s Court Financial Planning to find out more.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your business – who are you, where you’re based and what you do?

Mark Crofts

“We are King’s Court Financial Planning L.L.P. – fully independent whole of market Financial Planners and Asset Managers. Our head office is in Trowbridge, with office presences covering the South West (Penzance, Truro and Bristol) and with clients countrywide. I’m one of the practice’s financial planning partners alongside Kevin Wiltshire, and we have a support team of six who all provide highly personalised, bespoke, tax effective financial planning solutions to private and business owner clients.”

Q: What does King’s Court Financial Planning do best?

“We give impartial advice to help our clients meet their goals by listening to their specific needs and then providing practical, tax efficient planning advice and solutions to help meet their objectives.”

Kevin Wiltshire
Kevin Wiltshire

Q: What types of customers do you work with?

“We work with a wide range of people – we don’t turn anyone away as long as we feel we can add value to their planning needs and it is commercially viable for us to provide our services. Typically, we work with business owners and private clients, providing a whole range of advice and planning solutions. This includes: investments/pensions (including socially responsible, ethical and social impact options), retirement and later life planning, care fees planning, IHT mitigation and a wide range of tax planning solutions to ensure that a client’s planning is as tax effective as possible.”

Q: How long have you been a Business against Poverty member?

“We joined Business against Poverty 12 years ago – we believe!”

Q: Why did you choose to join the Business against Poverty movement?

“We liked the combination of business and charity working together to alleviate poverty; that really resonates with us as an organisation.”

Q: What would you say are the biggest benefits of being part of this community?

“The fundraising curry quiz nights are always great fun and a good way to raise monies and awareness for People against Poverty’s pro-jects!”

Q: Would you recommend Business against Poverty membership?

“Yes, absolutely – to show that the business community can help impact the need to alleviate poverty in the world.”

Business against Poverty is an accredited membership community. Its members directly support the humanitarian work of People against Poverty – a registered, independent charity that aims to help alleviate poverty and suffering around the world. People against Poverty’s projects are designed to empower greater self-sufficiency, give new hope and build a more sustainable future. Join a movement for change today: businessagainstpoverty.com


Interview conducted by Business against Poverty trustee Ben Veal, Second Mountain Comms