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Client Testimonials

Armstrong Watson's Strategic Business Advice programme is proving to be a catalyst to allow the business to recognise our values and the opportunities for change and improvement.

Simpson Limited

We have been a client of Armstrong Watson since 2009 and continue to be impressed with the standard of service from all of the team, which we believe is second to none. Grant Smith has provided us with invaluable business advice which has been delivered in a professional and approachable manner.  We have the utmost confidence in the advice he provides, which has enabled us to develop and shape our business for the future. This has taken the form of advising us in a financial capacity, within the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and with providing H.R. Consultancy.  For us it is the added value services that make our 'partnership' with Armstrong Watson so effective.

Armstrong Watson encourage 'partnership working' and this provides us with the reassurance that there is always prompt help at hand for our business, by telephone or email. Most important of all we have been impressed that Armstrong Watson are wholeheartedly supportive in terms of genuinely wanting to see our business succeed. We simply cannot imagine working any differently now, we are thrilled and feel fortunate to be a client of Armstrong Watson.

DÉCOR Property Services Ltd

Despite being the largest independent claims management company in Ireland, when we made the decision to move into legal services in England, we knew the process of applying to become an ABS could well be a time consuming and daunting task.

We wanted to make the ABS application process as smooth and efficient as possible from our point of view, and so decided to instruct the specialist legal sector team at Armstrong Watson to assist us with our application.

From our initial enquiry, and right throughout the process, I was impressed with the level of professional input and advice from Rosy Rourke and the team working with us.

The result was that our ABS application was approved very quickly, and we were very happy with the service that we received. I would recommend the team at Armstrong Watson to anyone else considering applying to become an ABS.

Alan Bailie, Director, MIS Legal Services Limited

My biggest concern was that my competitors and those that commissioned services would find out that I was selling.  Alison and Catherine assured me that everything was done confidentially and the name of my business would not be released until it was absolutely necessary.  True to their word nobody found out about the sale of my business until it was signed sealed and delivered.

There are times when I would have given up if it was not for the support of Alison and Catherine. They dealt with the purchaser making it as easy a process as is possible.  If ever I should have another business to sell I would certainly use them again and recommend them to anyone wishing to sell their business.

Jane Bowler, founder of J B Skillcare Ltd

Armstrong Watson provided an excellent level of service and advice throughout the whole sale process. They were professional, proactive and provided us with advice that enabled us to make informed decisions.

Tony Suggitt, Managing Director, Redhead Freight International

​​James Cropper creates some of the world’s most distinctive and technically advanced paper products, using materials from cotton and wood to carbon fibre. We support industries from packaging to inkjet media and aerospace with products that are at the cutting edge of performance.

  • Specialist paper and nonwoven materials group with a turnover of £88M.
  • ​6th generation family business started in 1845.
  • The Group operates through: James Cropper Paper Products, James Cropper 3D Products, and Technical Fibre Products.
  • Over 540 Employees worldwide
  • Exporting to over 50 countries
  • Experts in low volume manufacture of deep coloured papers and boards
  • Creators of sustainable moulded paper packaging, a true alternative to plastic
  • Innovative manufacturer of high performance nonwoven advanced materials

Armstrong Watson have a visible presence in the R&D tax scene in the North West, close to James Cropper’s head office. Our Company benefits from informative newsletters, articles in magazines, and talks at networking events. It is easy to approach Armstrong Watson and sound out ideas and useful to explore ways in which we could benefit from the changing opportunities on the tax landscape. Armstrong Watson’s key strengths come from their expertise and administrative support in claiming for R&D.  

Our Engineers, Technical Teams, Project Managers, Research Scientists, Laboratory Assistants and Operation Managers focus on the business and routes to drive growth and profitability. Armstrong Watson provide administrative support, subject matter expertise and credibility to our claims. For Armstrong Watson do this successfully they have to understand our business, and optimise what we can simply claim, providing the clarity and confidence with minimum disruption to the business. Armstrong Watson is a natural choice for James Cropper.

Isabelle Maddock, Group Finance Director, James Cropper PLC

We moved to Armstrong Watson due to their specific legal sector expertise and knowledge.  We have been very pleased with the quality and efficiency of the accountancy, tax and financial advisory services provided by Andy Poole, Graham Poles and the rest of the AW team.  We value the fact they truly understand our business and the legal sector as this enables them to provide us with pro-active valued added advice and suggestions to make our business and strategic business planning even better.

Carl Newton, Managing Partner, Myerson

Armstrong Watson have looked after our payroll for a few years now and have been an absolute pleasure to work with.  The service is prompt and efficient, there's always someone available to answer any questions and it's great to know that they're looking after everything.  We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Aimee Scaife, Aftersales Manager, David Hayton

David, our VAT consultant was invaluable in helping us prepare for a VAT inspection. He checked all of our records with care and advised appropriately and answered queries with the VAT inspector on our behalf, saving me time and effort. 

Emma Arnold, Financial Controller, Leeds Business Improvement District

I would like to thank the Yorkshire Corporate Finance Team at Armstrong Watson for assisting me in the sale of my business. They identified an appropriate buyer and negotiated a deal to meet my objectives for an exit with continued involvement for a certain period. Throughout the sale process they were always available to provide straight talking advice and took much of the strain out of what, at times, could have been a stressful process allowing me to continue to focus on the running of my fine wine business and ultimately securing me a successful outcome.

Mr Simon M Wrightson, Richmond Fine Wine