Case Studies

Case Study: Growth by Acquisiton

Ambitious company operating in the equipment hire sector seeking to acquire a key local competitor whose owners were approaching retirement and wanted to sell the business.

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Case Study: Approaching Retirement

Owner manager aged 60 had built a successful company specialising in the import and wholesale supply to the forestry and horticultural sector. The client wanted to exit the business and in turn realise sufficient capital to fund his retirement. 

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Case Study: Family-Ownerd Food Retail Company

Family owned food retail company - business owned and operated by 2 brothers

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Case Study: John and Pam Cavanagh

After several years of having our tax affairs managed expensively and ineffectively by a well known major international auditing company we switched 3 years ago to Armstrong Watson.

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Case Study: Donald Engineering's Enhanced Tax Relief

Donald Engineering and Design Limited are a small engineering firm based just outside Carlisle, which carries out design and development work for companies in the food, composites and road-marking industries.

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Case Study: Engineered Assistance Limited R&D Tax Credits

Engineered Assistance Limited are an engineering firm based in Leeds, which carries out research and development work for a new form of patient handling technology for use in healthcare.

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Case Study: Commercial Vehicle Assistance

The management team (“MBO Team”) in a highly successful commercial vehicle assistance company had decided the time was right to approach the existing owners with a view to completing a Management Buy Out (“MBO”).

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Case Study: Family Business Accountancy Restructure

A very long established family business came to Armstrong Watson for help after being with their current accountant for many years.

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Case Study: Property Maintenance


A client in the property maintenance industry was having difficulties obtaining credit due to the fact that their accountant was very slow in processing their accounts and filing them with Companies House. A previous year’s accounts were on file and profits had increased since then, yet their outdated accounts were still registered with Companies House.

This has further consequences for the business as the difficulties in obtaining credit had resulted in delays in other areas of the business.

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Case Study: Dental Surgery

A Dentist based in Yorkshire has been with their previous accountant for over 5 years. Over this time, contact had been minimal and they didn’t receive any input into other areas of the business.

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