NICK FERNYHOUGH: One of Dorset’s best-known – and high profile – accountants is celebrating 35 years with Saffery Champness

Jan 21, 2020

Senior Partner Nick Fernyhough is celebrating 35 years at Saffery Champness Chartered Accounts. Nick trained with the firm, initially in London, moving to Bournemouth in 1993.  He took up a partnership in 1994.

Nick commented, “My journey with Saffery Champness has seen significant growth over the years.  When I joined the Bournemouth office we had just 15 staff.  We now have over 60 working in our audit, accounts and tax teams.

“Saffery’s success in the region has been down to the partners believing in the strength of the Dorset economy. We have always been committed to growing the office in this area and servicing the diverse and excellent mix of talent and innovative businesses in the region.

“Our clients are very loyal and the business has grown primarily with them and through recommendations made to other potential clients.  We are extremely proud of what we have achieved and the dynamic young team that we are building, which will ensure the success of the business for decades to come.

“I would like to thank the other 5 partners in the Bournemouth office and all our staff for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the business.”

 About Saffery Champness LLP 

Saffery Champness LLP is the 12th largest firm of chartered accountants in the UK (by fee income), providing specialist advice to a wide range of individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organisations. The firm does not try to be all things to all people. Instead, its focus is very much on seven core areas of business, where it has built significant expertise and can really bring value to clients’ affairs: private wealth; entrepreneurs; land and estates; not-for-profit; sports and entertainment; international; professional and consultancy businesses. For over 160 years, the firm’s success has been founded upon providing clients with a genuinely partner-led service, and working with them to create bespoke solutions that help them to achieve their personal and business objectives. Saffery Champness has 83 partners and over 700 staff, across nine UK offices. It also has offices in Dubai, Dublin, Guernsey, Geneva and Zurich. The firm is a member of Nexia International, a leading, global network of over 250 independent accounting and consulting firms, spanning 115 countries. Visit for more information or see Twitter: @Safferys.