Westcotts announces two key promotions to Partner roles


Westcotts Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers have announced two key promotions for Veronique Walkey, Director and Head of Professional Services based at the Plymouth office, and Crediton-based Director Matt Melksham, who have each been made a Partner.

Matt joined Westcotts as a Director earlier this year to head up the Crediton office and support a growing number of clients in mid Devon. Originally from the South West and with more than 23 years’ experience, Matt offers specialist expertise and advice across a diverse range of sectors.

A fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Matt has local knowledge and experience of agricultural, pharmaceutical, professional services, renewable energy, and hospitality businesses, as well as charities and not-for-profits. Going forward he will have a key role in the Westcotts Digital Change Group across the firm. 

He said: “I place client care and collaboration at the heart of everything I do and being part of the Westcotts family as a Partner will enable me to continue to best support my clients and ensure that as a firm we help our clients to progress and meet their individual goals.”

Veronique initially joined Westcotts following the merger with Riley in Plymouth two years ago. She advises a variety of entities and individuals across a range of industries, with a focus on corporate and legal clients. Her knowledge, experience and approachable character allows Veronique to develop and grow key relationships built on trust to provide essential and tailored accountancy, audit and strategic business advice to her clients. 

She said: “I’m thrilled and privileged to join the Westcotts partner group of talented experts, who are forward-thinking, inspiring and engaged in the local community. I’m fortunate to have a supportive and collaborative team around me enabling me to fulfil my role. 

“Westcotts is an exciting place to be right now and I’m very much looking forward to contributing to shaping the future of the firm as part of the leadership team.” 

Shona Godefroy, Managing Partner at Westcotts said: “We’re delighted to welcome Veronique and Matt to the partner team. We’re thrilled that their hard work and dedication to their clients has been recognised. 

“At Westcotts, we value relationships above all else, whether that’s clients or our colleagues. As part of this we’re proud to support our teams learning, progression and ambition. These promotions mark the continued growth of the Westcotts team and we’re looking forward to supporting Veronique and Matt in their new roles.”

Westcotts Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers has a team of experienced and talented experts with a wealth of knowledge offering a wide range of specialisms and services. The firm has supported individuals and businesses across diverse sectors operating in local, national, and international markets for over 30 years. 

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