Professional Services

Exeter has a strong Professional Services sector. This is made up of several different types of businesses, including; accountancy, legal, financial services and insurance. A lot of the businesses in this sector are Micro and Small Businesses – often employing less than 10 people, and there are well in excess of 500 of them in Exeter.

Due to the nature of the types of businesses that are based in Exeter, these service based companies are often supporting other micro and small businesses with the things they need to run their businesses.

There are also a number of larger employers in Professional Services in Exeter, and these include;

Legal – Stephens Scown, Ashfords, Michelmores and Foot Anstey

Accountancy / Finance – Thomas Westcott, Bishop Fleming, Francis Clark, Charles Stanley

Insurance – The Exeter

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A lot of Professional Services’ businesses have job roles that require professional training and qualifications. These can either be obtained through full time study, or through an apprenticeship programme. These qualifications will often be linked to a professional body, such as AAT qualifications for Accountancy.

You can find out more about the different career areas;

Business, Finance and Insurance https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/business-and-finance

Law and Legal https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/law-and-legal