Honiton’s Jo achieves stellar set of exam results

PUBLISHED: 18:30 10 February 2016 | UPDATED: 08:49 15 February 2016

Jo Davey & Shona Godefroy.

Jo Davey & Shona Godefroy.


A newly-qualified accountant who grew up in Honiton is celebrating after her final accountancy exam results saw her finish in the top five globally.

Figures from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) show that Jo Davey came fourth out of 3,800 students worldwide who took the globally-recognised exams.

Jo joined chartered accountants Thomas Wescott as a trainee in 2012, and now works at the firm’s Axminster office.

She said: “Gaining my full professional qualifications has been tough going at times but my colleagues have been very supportive.

“As a firm, Thomas Westcott has given me every opportunity to succeed, including allowing time off to attend special training in Gloucestershire, for which I’m very grateful.”

Jo grew up in Honiton and attended the town’s secondary school before studying maths, physics and biology at Exeter College. After college, she gained a place at Plymouth University and studied accounting and finance, before joining Thomas 

There was also previous success for another of Jo’s colleagues, Mark Johnstone, who works in Thomas Wescott’s Exeter office.

He also sat the ICAEW exams, finising just outside the top 10 globally in eleventh place last year.

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