Larking Gowen Partner named one of the nation's top accountants
A partner at a leading regional accountancy firm has won a national award that showcases the rising stars of the profession.
John Atkins, who is a Partner in Larking Gowen's Corporate Audit and Advisory team, has been recognised in Accountancy Age magazine's 35 under 35 Awards.
Each year, the prestigious award is given to just 35 practitioners under the age of 35 throughout the country, who have "made great professional contributions to their field and their individual firms."
John said it was a privilege to be recognised, adding that the award was reflective of the whole team's performance.
"Within my role, I am supported by numerous great people at Larking Gowen, without whom none of the achievements recognised would be possible," he said.
"I have always believed a key role of a partner is to provide the platform for the team to effect change, to challenge, and deliver a great experience, whether this be training or client service.
"It is great that Larking Gowen has been recognised as a leading training firm. We are currently supporting over 130 people in their training with the opportunity to take the first steps in their accountancy career, within an inclusive, flexible and supportive environment.
"Through our well-established and successful training programme, we are able to ensure that Larking Gowen continues to focus on the development of all of our people, providing a solid platform to continue to grow the business, and to encourage client-focused, trusted professionals to participate and succeed long into the future," he said.
Julie Grimmer, Managing Partner at Larking Gowen, said: "We are immensely proud of John's achievement. This award acknowledges innovation and dedication to lead the way and continue to change the way we do things for the better."
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