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Ravi Lautan & Associates in Port Shepstone has been built on the legacy of the late Roy Lautan, who initially started and ran the business on a part-time basis in Albersville between the 1960s and 1980s.
“At the time, my dad worked at a local company and started the business at home with a few clients. In 1982, he resigned from his post and his part-time business became a full-time concern,” says Ravi Lautan.
Ravi’s career plan was always focused on working with numbers. Accounting was in my blood. I was very good at it and I pursued it. I had other options, but it did not interest me, as my heart was set on accountancy.
Ravi took over the company in February 1992. Ravi and his dad ran the business. His brothers joined but were not too keen, as they were more involved in insurance. Sadly, Roy passed away in June of the same year. When Ravi joined, he decided to go public with the company. Today, Ravi Lautan & Associates is not only well-known on the South Coast but further afield as well.
The company opened its first office in July 1992 at the corner of Escombe and Aiken Street in the Port Shepstone CBD with two staff members. After four years at that first premises, the next move was also on Escombe Street for a further three years, and then to Reynolds Street where the company was based for nearly 24 years.
Dynamic husband and wife duo
Jayshree and Ravi Lautan are the success behind advisory and accounting firm Ravi Lautan & Associates
Jayshree joined the company in 2005, having previously worked in the banking sector. Through the years the company grew steadily, however phenomenal growth occurred between 2010 and 2020. The year-on-year growth also saw more staff employed.