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Chartered accountants

WHEN one of Cumbria’s leading chartered accountants needs first-class training for its workforce, it turns to Lakes College. 

robinson+co has more than 90 years of experience as chartered accountants and business advisers in West Cumbria, with offices in Workington, Whitehaven and Gosforth. 

Peter Ellwood, managing partner at the firm, is a governor at the college and said its ‘excellent facilities’ and ideal location made it the obvious choice when looking to train staff. 

“The firm has been going for more than 90 years. We provide tax and accountancy services to a wide spectrum of clients, and we also provide financial services advice. Lakes College has excellent facilities for students and the location is very handy for our students.” 

robinson+co has a history of working with the college, with two students currently learning at the Lillyhall campus and many others having passed through the college over previous years. 

Practice manager Philip Allison also recently gave lectures to business administration students to pass on some of the company’s skills and knowledge to the next generation of workers. 

“We offer a variety of opportunities including business administration and accountancy,” Peter said. 

“We work in a professional environment and offer specialist services and therefore we want our staff to be well trained. The firm offers a career path to all apprentices. We offer all our students support in their studies and good on-the-job experience that goes hand in hand with their studies 

“They will gain an insight into a professional practice and how it services its clients. We do encourage our students to study at higher levels and for us this is the ICAEW qualification when students can become a fully-qualified chartered accountant. 

“We offer a quality service to our clients and to do this you need quality staff.” 

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