At Armstrong Watson we firmly believe that a successful, export led manufacturing base is central to the future prosperity of the UK, in particular the regions and communities that we serve. As a result, we are passionate about helping you, our regions’ manufacturers, to thrive, prosper and grow.

You’re currently facing a unique set of challenges within the manufacturing sector – a shortage of skills, lack of clarity re access to funding for capex and working capital, constant innovation in process and technology, and uncertainty and opportunity created by Brexit. We spend time with you and your colleagues in the manufacturing community, so that we can understand those challenges and build bespoke solutions designed to address them. 

Our passion for manufacturing, allied with our understanding of the local family business community and our membership of the MSI global alliance - which covers over 100 countries across the globe – means that like you, we are locally focussed but with international capability and reach. Passionate, local and international - Armstrong Watson are the perfect fit for you, the ambitious, independent manufacturers of the North of England and Scotland. 

Grants & Fund Raising

Our advisory teams are in constant contact with lenders and grant giving bodies, ensuring you are able to maximise funding opportunities.

VAT and Duty Reviews

For manufacturers that import raw materials, significant savings can be gained by reviewing existing duty arrangements.

R&D & Patent Box

Virtually all manufacturers conduct some element of ‘research & development’, allowing them to access generous tax benefits.

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Capital Allowance Reviews

As capital intensive businesses, manufacturers with large plant and premises costs can access generous allowances with the right advice.

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Costing Reviews

Our management accounting teams work with our clients to ensure that products are properly costed and that those costs are accurately reported.

Lean / Six Sigma

Several of our team are lean / six sigma trained – giving you access to genuine process improvement expertise.

Staff Reward and Incentive Schemes

With skills in such shortage across the sector, effective use of remunerations and share based incentive schemes can be a game-changer in terms of recruiting and retaining the best people.

Export Support

Our membership of MSI, one of the largest international networks in the world, gives our clients access to quality expertise, wherever in the world they trade.

Call NOW to speak to one of our Manufacturing Sector Specialists

Call: 0808 144 5575



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Key contact

David Richmond, Accounting Partner

David Richmond

Accounting Partner

Call: 01756 620025

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