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Leading Lowestoft firm opens doors to Business Studies students

PUBLISHED: 08:34 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:34 16 May 2018

Lovewell Blake staff Vicki Harrow and Daniel Applegate welcome some of the Lowestoft Sixth Form College students to the firm’s Lowestoft office. Picture: Courtesy of Lovewell Blake

Lovewell Blake staff Vicki Harrow and Daniel Applegate welcome some of the Lowestoft Sixth Form College students to the firm's Lowestoft office. Picture: Courtesy of Lovewell Blake

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A group of 10 Business Studies students from Lowestoft Sixth Form College had the chance to find out more about one of the region's leading businesses.

They were welcomed at the Lowestoft office of accountants, business advisers and financial planners Lovewell Blake, as part of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Young Chamber membership.

Lovewell Blake partner James Shipp welcomed the students at the firm’s Excelsior House offices before they visited the tax, financial planning, business recovery, business services group and corporate services group departments, as they heard an overview of each from staff.

The students also heard from staff member Gabrielle Greenwood about life as a trainee at the firm, and took part in a question and answer session in which they quizzed Lovewell Blake staff about a wide variety of topics ranging from the firm’s technological resources to the skills required to build a career in accountancy.

Mr Shipp said: “We work hard as a firm to encourage and nurture young talent for the future, and working with our local schools and colleges is a major part of that. Business Studies students learn lots of valuable things in the classroom, but there is no substitute for getting out there and seeing business working first-hand, and having the opportunity to talk to people who are already working at the sharp end.”

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