PracticeAccounting FirmsOn to bigger things

On to bigger things

Our insider section this week demonstrates in no uncertain terms that accountants are not mere number crunchers. We interviewed three qualified accountants who have shown just how their training can support an entrepreneurial spirit to produce sound and profitable businesses.

Richard Downs, who trained at Coopers & Lybrand, is running a £25m travel company while Ashley Whittaker, who started out with Deloitte, runs a successful online expenses business. Their success is a triumph, not only of their determination and talent, but of the vital skills accountants possess.

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