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Your business faces unique challenges and the UK manufacturing sector has never been so exposed to uncertainty. As a critical industry to the UK economy it’s important to ensure the stability and longevity of your business and our expert advice is on hand to make that happen, fulfilling your business goals and planning for the future. We care passionately about supporting manufacturing businesses in flourishing in what is sometimes very difficult market conditions.
Our vast areas of knowledge and specialisms means that your manufacturing business gets the very best of our expertise and knowledge, delivered though personal relationships. Our aim is to understand your business inside and out and the specific challenges it faces. We then work with you to provide bespoke solutions to your issues.
Our business advisers will identify your strengths and create a business plan to enable you to drive your business forwards.
Though careful planning and disposal of assets, Armstrong Watson's tax consultants can help substantially reduce your Capital Gains Tax liability
We have a dedicated team of Corporate Finance specialists who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping business owners raise finance, buy and sell businesses
We will help you prepare your business for sale supporting you through the whole process, from identifying a buyer, maximising the value of your business and guiding you through to completion.
Armstrong Watson's tax specialists will minimise your tax liabilities and ensure you claim all your allowances.
We help our clients reduce exposure to inheritance tax through careful planning, preserving their wealth for future generations.
Our expert team can advise on all Patent Box issues, and ensure your business receives full benefits.
Our specialist tax team will maximise tax relief for your company, claiming up to 230% of your R&D expenditure.
Our highly qualified and experienced advisors have the expertise to help businesses develop a clear financial strategy that can evolve and grow with your business and personal financial needs.
Armstrong Watson have been a valued business partner and a continued part of our growth and development at KMF. They have offered constructive and commercial solutions when needed and are extremely approachable. Their fee levels are extremely competitive across the key products, and service levels, in my opinion, exceed that of their peer group and that of the Big 4.
Jon Eeles, Finance Director, KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) Limited
As a manufacturing business a critical element of our MI is our stock, too much stock and we have cash tied up unnecessarily, too little and we run the risk of disappointing customers. After a number of strategic business acquisitions and attempting to integrate different types of stock into our system we realised that there was a danger that our stock recording system could be producing inaccurate results. As a result we asked the team at Armstrong Watson to review the stock system. Their review highlighted the areas of weakness and also the areas that were performing to expectations. With their assistance we addressed the areas of concern and amended procedures and practices accordingly. Their pragmatic common sense approach backed by their experience and knowledge enabled us to achieve the right result in a reasonable timescale. We now have full confidence that our MI is accurate and reliable.
Stephen Widdows MD DJH Group Limited
As a family owned and managed manufacturing business we have the skills and experience to know what to do, when to do it and how to do it. We have the day to day running and management of the business in hand. That said, what we have never challenged ourselves on is the bigger picture, we all know our roles and responsibilities. What the team at Armstrong Watson have done is to challenge how we work not in the business, but on the business. Their input and knowledge has allowed us to stand back from the day to day operations and work on the business, looking at the bigger, more strategic plan, rather than the day to day operational issues. We have found, and are still finding, their input challenging, insightful and of great value. They have a wealth of knowledge and whilst we believe the issues in our family owned and managed business are unique to us, it becomes more apparent that the issues are common throughout many similar businesses.
Jon Ward Joint MD Kay Dee Engineering Limited
More than accountants, a genuine trusted adviser and they’ve proven over the years they can deliver.
William Whitaker, Whitakers Chocolates Ltd
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