Chester accounting firm, Ellis and Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, has generously recognised the achievement of a student who has hit all the right numbers to achieve the highest marks on his Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Chester’s Business School.
Nick Clark, 21, from Trearddur Bay, in North Wales, recently completed his three year degree course at Chester Business School, on Queen’s Park Campus. Nick was the highest performing student in his class and was awarded a cheque in recognition of this by Robert Ellis from Chester accounting firm, Ellis and Co.
Nick also completed a five week Work Based Learning placement with Ellis and Co during his degree and he is now looking for a training contract with a view to qualifying as Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).
“Throughout my time at Chester Business School, my skills and knowledge have been regularly tested and consequently tailored for a career in the financial field," said Nick.
"The support from the lecturers has been fantastic, and combined with networking events, has led to various opportunities and prospects.”
“If you put the work in and utilise the resources offered to you, then university is a great environment to lay the foundations to achieve your future goals," he added.
Robert Ellis, director of Ellis and Co, said: “Ellis & Co is delighted to support this award again this year.
"Congratulations to Nick, I wish him every success for the future.”
Helen Clayfield, programme leader in Accountancy and Finance at the University, said: “Nick has been an excellent student throughout his time at the University.
"He engaged with enthusiasm and commitment from day one in not only his academic studies, but also in the employability and networking opportunities available to him.
"He demonstrated a continuous drive to succeed, resulting in his outstanding results and ultimately receiving this award from Ellis and Co.
"I wish Nick every success as he launches his future career.”