The youngest ever Partner in the firm’s 90 year history was made at Robinson Reed Layton on 1 June 2012 when 28 year old Nick Skerratt became Partner.
Nick has lived in St Just all of his life and has been with the Truro-based firm since he left Exeter University in 2004.
His fast career progression saw him qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 and a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2008. Today he deals with a range of businesses from sole traders to limited companies, advising on accounts, business and taxation matters. Nick is also the firm’s specialist in probate and estate administration matters.
Senior Partner Paul Reed is proud of Nick’s historic achievement.
“Nick is forward thinking and incredibly driven. He has impressed Partners and clients alike with his dynamic approach and commitment.
He has excelled from day one and it’s rewarding to see a person that we have trained develop so fast. We are all very proud of him and wish him the very best as he goes forward.”
Nick is pleased with his promotion.
“As soon as I tried accountancy, I knew it was the profession for me. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and every day is different. This is no normal office job as we have to be enormously reactive. I enjoy helping people and giving business and tax advice makes a real and significant difference.
The size of the firm means that staff can specialize in different areas and we can be involved with a great variety of clients so work is always interesting.
As a proud Cornishman it’s important that I work in a thoroughly Cornish firm. I’m pleased to be the youngest ever Partner at Robinson Reed Layton and I’m excited about what the future holds.”
At school, Nick was uncertain of his future career but while at Penwith College, he studied an accounts module and found that he loved it, so he went on to read accountancy at Exeter University.
Graduation was looming and he knew that he wanted to continue living in Cornwall. Consequently he wrote to every accountancy firm in the county, thereby winning a position at Robinson Reed Layton which he began straight after university.
Nick lives in a house that he built himself in St Just with his wife Vicky.Go to our news page