Accountancy firm goes the extra mile for marathon runner

Princecroft Willis (PcW) has welcomed another of the UK's top sportsmen as a client.

The chartered accountants and business advisers already count four times Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie and double Olympic champion Iain Percy OBE among its clients.

Now long distance runner Steve Way has entrusted his business affairs with the Dorset and New Forest firm.

Steve, 40, was a 16-stone, 20-a-day smoker when he decided it was time to lace up his trainers and get in shape.

He ended up finishing 15th in last year's London Marathon with a time of 2:16:27, the third best British runner.

Four months later he was a member of the England team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, finishing tenth overall in the marathon.

His personal best time of 2:15:16 broke the previous British veterans record, set by Ron Hill in 1979.

Steve will be in good hands at Princecroft Willis with seasoned marathon runner Julian Smith, Private Client Services Director, heading up the PcW team.

Others on the team include Rob Crocker, Tax Senior, a keen runner with several half marathons under his belt.

Julian, who has successfully completed 18 marathons, said: "We always say we go the extra mile for clients.

"That's a particularly appropriate term  in the case of Steve, an accomplished runner whose personal story has inspired so many people. We're delighted to welcome Steve as a client."


Going the extra mile:
Elite athlete Steve Way (centre) with (left) Rob Crocker, Tax Senior, and Julian Smith, Private Client Services Director, Princecroft Willis.