Accountants set sail south

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Two Sheffield accountants are embarking on a month-long journey to a remote South Atlantic island.

Leanne Fisher and Rhea Ingham, both from the Sheffield office of Grant Thornton, are flying out to St Helena to audit the accounts of Solomon and Company – a UK-registered business which operates most of the commercial activity on the island.

St Helena is so remote it is only accessible by a Royal Mail ship, which calls twice a month. Just over 4,000 people live on the 47 square mile island, which more than 1,200 miles off the west coast of Africa and is where Napoleon was exiled in the 19th century.

Leanne Fisher, audit manager at Grant Thornton, said: “It definitely poses a few travel problems, but it is a rare opportunity and one that almost everybody wanted.”