Nineteen staff from five offices of chartered accountants PKF Francis Clark, including Truro, celebrated their exam successes at a special reception.

The ‘Class of 2016’ achieved a 100% pass rate in their taxation and accountancy exams.

Managing partner, Andrew Richards, described the results as “outstanding”, adding: “They have all worked so hard for these qualifications and I, and the rest of the firm, could not be prouder.”

To mark the exam successes a special reception was held at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre in Buckfastleigh, Devon.

PKF Francis Clark has eight offices across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.