Accountancy & Banking

Published: January 21, 2020 | Updated: January 21, 2020

You can count on Nick: Senior Partner marks 35th anniversary with same accountancy firm

Nick Fernyhough (seated) with, left to right, Jamie Lane, Alex Simmons, Liz Brierley, David Chismon and Roger Wareham – Partners at Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

One of Dorset’s best-known – and high profile – accountants is celebrating 35 years with the same firm.

Nick Fernyhough, Senior Partner with Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants, trained with the firm, initially in London, before moving to Bournemouth in 1993.

He took up a partnership a year later.

Nick said: “My journey with Saffery Champness has seen significant growth over the years.

“When I joined the Bournemouth office we had just 15 staff.  We now have over 60 working in our audit, accounts and tax teams.

“Saffery’s success in the region has been down to the partners believing in the strength of the Dorset economy.

“We have always been committed to growing the office in this area and servicing the diverse and excellent mix of talent and innovative businesses in the region.

“Our clients are very loyal and the business has grown primarily with them and through recommendations made to other potential clients.

“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and the dynamic young team that we are building, which will ensure the success of the business for decades to come.

“I would like to thank the other five partners in the Bournemouth office and all our staff for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the business.”

Saffery Champness LLP is the 12th largest firm of chartered accountants in the UK (by fee income).

The firm has 83 partners and more than 700 staff across nine UK offices.