Former trainee accountant Karen makes equity partner

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 25 May 2018

A ONE-TIME trainee has worked her way up to become RNS’s latest equity partner.

Karen Lyth, an associate partner at the firm since 2013, took up her appointment at the start of the month.

She started at RNS in January 2000, part way through her professional training.

Karen moved from the Scunthorpe office to Brigg in 2003 and qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2005.

She said: “I’m delighted to be offered and accept the role. 

“The firm has been incredibly supportive since I started at the practice 18 years ago. It has gone by quickly, mainly because I enjoy the job.

“I’m fortunate to have some terrific, loyal clients and I work with some lovely people.”

When her friend and former partner Rebecca Abbott retired to a consultancy role last year, Karen took on a number of her clients.

“I’d worked with Rebecca for many years so the transition was made easier and, hopefully, our clients’ experience is one of continued, excellent customer service from the team.

“I’m looking forward to helping to develop the practice still further.”

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Brought up in Scunthorpe, she is a former student at Brumby Comprehensive and John Leggott College.

Married to Fraser they live in Bottesford with their two children aged seven and six.

They enjoy walking and family holidays including camping. She enjoys motorsport and if she gets any spare time she likes to run.

RNS senior partner John Heeney said: “I’m pleased Karen is now a full equity partner. She’s been incredibly committed to RNS over the years.

“There’s been a smooth transition of Rebecca’s clients over the past few months and I know Karen’s ambitious to work with colleagues and grow the firm further.

“I wish her well in her enhanced role.”

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