Andrew and Becky leading the audit and tax teams at AW have both provided excellent support to us over a number of years. Tax positions change regularly, so we always hold regular face-to-face meetings with Becky and the tax team to ensure we stay ahead of these changes, and the support is always up to date and proactive. Our audits are delivered flexibly, utilising technology to ensure the audit is completed in an efficient way as possible, and Andrew and the AW team have always flexed their approach as our capabilities have evolved. Importantly, we have continuity of relationship in both audit and tax, so the service always retains relevancy and we can stay focused on key issues.
Ben Humpage, CFO, NRL Recruitment
We spent an outstanding couple of days with Andy. It has helped with our cashflow, with profitability and interestingly clients have accepted a new process and approach to fees. The profit per file will be up. It was worth the time and effort and is the most useful session I’ve been on in years.
Paul Bennett, Bennett Briegal LLP
“Since taking over from a Big 4 firm, Armstrong Watson have been a breath of fresh air. We have been with a Big 4 firm for 34 years and we have had a lot better and closer working relationship with Andrew Kennon and Armstrong Watson. They impressed us from the outset with their sector knowledge and this has shown through in all the advice we’ve received. Helping make our ideas and goals reality. I would have no hesitation in recommending Armstrong Watson as anyone’s auditors and advisers.”
George Harrison, Harrison Leisure
We have transformed the way we run our day to day accounts and it's so much quicker and easier to keep everything up to date using Xero accounting software, combined with other great time saving Apps. It's a totally different experience now, more professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The process of completing the end of year accounts, and undergoing an audit, is so much smoother and stress free knowing our financial information is correct and that the team at Armstrong Watson are there whenever we need them to provide support.
Craig Gwilt, Company Director, Facepunch Studios
During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic it became apparent that the bookkeeping and management accounts were potentially going to be problematic logistically.
Sharon was proactive in providing possible solutions in advance of our scheduled quarterly timetable and was available at several opportunities to test our preferred option of working remotely. Microsoft Teams proved to be invaluable in ensuring we could adapt to a rapidly changing working environment with relatively short notice. Armstrong Watson were instrumental in bringing about this change and ensuring, not only the work getting done on a timely basis but also, staff safety being prioritised.
Karen Walsh, Director, Paramount Legal Costs Limited
For the past 30 years Armstrong Watson have dealt with my annual Tax Return, provided personal investment advice including advice on Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Trusts and other matters. Stephen Short and the team have always provided excellent service, and carry out work in an efficient and professional manner.
I'm very pleased, following a recommendation, that I changed my Accountants to Armstrong Watson and my profound thanks goes out to everyone at AW for all they have done during those 30+ years.
Richard Metcalfe-Gibson, Kendal
One of TSP Engineering’s priorities is to support the local community and economy, so when the decision was made to outsource payroll it was important that this would be with a local business. We realised the outsourcing was a huge undertaking which brought some uncertainty. It needed to be a seamless transition with no negative impact on our employees and our first thought was how many parallel runs would it take before we had it right. Through our meetings with Armstrong Watson’s payroll team any apprehensions we had soon disappeared. Their professionalism, knowledge and continual engagement throughout the set up period provided the reassurance we were looking for, so much so that we went live with no parallel run and not a single error. I look forward to the continuing relationship with the payroll team which now feels like an extension of our team.
Sue McCarten, Head of HR and Business Support, TSP Engineering
Having recently just purchased a Guest House in the Lake District, I felt the need to put into words the help Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson gave us to choose, decide and complete the purchase. From the very start of viewing properties, Richard was on hand giving us professional and impartial advice until completion, including matters of accounting and contracts. This made the process so much more un-daunting having someone you could trust every step of the way. Since purchasing, we have already had an on-site visit from Richard who is now guiding us the right direction again by implementing the xero accounting package to the business and again simplifying and lessening the pressures of owning and running your own business. We would have no hesitation in recommending Armstrong Watson and especially Richard in the future. Once again thankyou.
Mark & Marie Pape, Seven Oaks Guest House
Having been with a Big 4 audit firm for many years, we anticipated a drawn out audit handover in the first year as we transitioned to a new audit firm. However, Armstrong Watson (AW) have been great throughout the transition period by being clear on what we needed to do to manage the audit process. That way, the audit met our needs but with AW also being on time and transparent with what they deliver through the audit, it provided access to some new ideas and opportunities that we hadn’t considered before.
Daniel Burke, King Cole Ltd
Graham significantly improved our tax position, ensuring that it was correct for our business. He successfully communicated our unique complexities to HMRC and other relevant authorities, all of whom who were satisfied with the submission. This delivers a tax efficiency and significant saving that directly improves our business growth, boosts our R&D capabilities and will hasten the launch of a new, job-creating product in Cumbria.
We are absolutely delighted with the outcome.
Bradley Kieser, Director SMS Speedway