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In 2016 we engaged the services of Armstrong Watson’s specialist Legal Sector as we sought to change our business structure to reflect our modern approach to Law at our dynamic and growing law firm. Andy Poole and the team were able to guide us through the various structure options to find the structure which met our business needs. The checklist approach used allowed us to delegate tasks to the appropriate people and track what needed to be done and when.
As part of this process we were introduced to one of Armstrong Watson’s Financial Planning team who advised us on ensuring the business and its key stakeholders are adequately protected in the event of death or critical illness and continues to guide us through our pension planning including the use of commercial property. I actually enjoy talking with him and the rest of the Armstrong team!
We were delighted by the forward thinking joined up approach and look forward to our working relationship with the Armstrong Watson team continuing to develop.
Ben Pepperell CEO, Pepperells Solicitors
After my wife and I retired it made good sense to seek professional advice concerning our finances. Justin was the perfect choice! he is a very efficient and knowledgable person who listened to us and took our requirements on board. We couldn't have wished for a better advisor.
Having experienced lacklustre financial advice in the past , we were both initially reluctant to approach Justin for pension advice. We should not have worried as Justin has been a ‘breath of fresh air’ with his honesty and professionalism, guiding and advising us along the way from his wealth of knowledge and experience. We now feel that our finances are in safe hands and look forward to our Annual review for an update on the financial world.
Mr & Mrs Newport, Cumbrian Property Services
We have been clients of Armstrong Watson for many years and have been extremely satisfied with the services they provide. In particular James Fry and Steve Roberts who have proved to be not only experienced, forward thinking proffessionals but also very approachable and supportive. More recently Lisa Pocklington and Helen Tansley have helped us set up Automatic Enrolment for our staff and guided us through the intricacies and pitfalls of the system; which was much appreciated.
Whatever your field of business we would highly recommend Armstrong Watson.
Gemma and Ron Eades
We used Armstrong Watson for the first time this year to conduct our SRA Audit. I was impressed; not only with their thoroughness and professionalism, but also with the efficiency of the whole process. The audit is an essential element of our compliance processes, but it also has the potential to be a major distraction for the business. The Armstrong Watson team gave us very clear guidance from the outset and used technology well to deliver a highly effective audit with no unnecessary work for us. We will be returning to them next year.
Nick Benson, Managing Director, Ortolan Legal Limited
Armstrong Watson have been my accountants since becoming a businesses owner 6years ago. They helped me throughout the set up and since. The firm has been able to keep me fully informed of any changes in legislation and were a great help in providing advice and set up for staff pensions. Through the hard work of the staff at Armstrong Watson I am able to relax and know that my accounts, pay roll and staff pension are correctly and professionally dealt with leaving me to concentrate on running the best businesses I can.
I would highly recommend Armstrong Watson to sole traders and limited companies alike who are looking for a professional and dedicated accounting firm.
Christopher Sherwin, Church Street Dental Practice
Since moving to Armstrong Watson over 10 years ago, I have always been impressed by their professionalism and attention to detail. I am most grateful for their kindness and for being so approachable. James Fry and Sharon Ryan are always at the other end of the telephone to answer any questions I may have and during a recent HMRC investigation they took all the worry and stress off my hands and sorted everything out with no effort on my part.
David Wright, Hebden Bridge Dental Care Limited
I have been with this firm since being a newly qualified dentist 25 years ago and have always been pleased with the service that they provide. I find both James and Sharon to be easily approachable and efficient in dealing with any queries that might I have.
I have also recently switched to Armstrong Watson for the running of the payroll of the practice. This had to be carried our at short notice and was very smoothly done.
Sue Barrett, Seacroft Dental Practice
Victoria has looked after our tax affairs for years now. She has coped effortlessly with the financial aftermath of my husband's death in 2015 and is now guiding me through the more complicated aftermath of my brother's death in 2016. She is always friendly and efficient, which is important to me as I have never had to worry about these matters before. I feel safe with Victoria.
I approached Armstrong Watson as I was experiencing a number of issues with my payroll provider. Armstrong Watson helped us find a payroll solution including auto-enrolment that worked for Oilgear. Once the decision was made to move to Armstrong Watson, the team were in constant contact to ensure a simple and stress free transition. I found the experience of the transition relatively straight-forward and the parallel payment run was completed efficiently. The first live payment run went without a hitch and we were provided with the custom reports that we required in the format that we requested them. I would recommend Armstrong Watson to any business requiring an external payroll provider; the team work confidently and provide accurate and timely responses.
Jodie Baker, Finance Manager, Oilgear Towler Ltd
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