On recommendation from a fellow partner, who had experienced similar problems to me, I contacted Andy Poole at Armstrong Watson to see if he could assist me with a share valuation in respect of my shareholding in my former legal practice.
Andy and his team were consummate professionals from the outset. Throughout my dealings with them all my enquiries, and those from my legal team, were dealt with very promptly. Following receipt of an initial favourable advice, Andy was instructed to proceed and prepare a detailed valuation for presentation to the appointed expert pursuant to the terms of the Shareholders Agreement. This was a very detailed and meticulous piece of work. It could not fail to impress.
The other parties produced a very slip shod valuation by comparison, and then some fanciful counter arguments by way of response to Andy’s report. These were dealt with in very short order in Andy’s supplemental report.
When the expert’s fair price valuation of my shareholding came through it was within 4% of Andy’s valuation figure.
Quality always shines through and the quality of the work produced by Andy and his team really shone through.
Sincere thanks once again to Andy and his team at Armstrong Watson.
Amstrong Watson and specifically Grant Smith have been invaluable to the set up and successful running of Stapleton Creative Ltd. As a Creative I have very limited knowledge of all things tax and finance related, I am very logical, but sometimes even I can't work out all the jargon and the funny ways HMRC word things, so it is a massive help that Grant is always there to answer any questions I might have. Even the really strange ones.
Grant has guided me through VAT, tax and everything that relates to keeping my business, and its funds ticking over nicely. He is a pleasure to work with and always patient, I couldn't recommend Armstrong Watson more. The whole team are friendly and make me feel less ignorant than I am.
Jane Stapleton, Art Director, Stapleton Creative Ltd
Engineered Assistance Ltd design and manufacture specialist mobility equipment for the healthcare sector, and are based in West Yorkshire.
Steven Holmes has helped us prepare R&D tax relief claims since the company was first incorporated. He has saved us huge amounts of tax which we have consequently been able to reinvest in our technology.
Steven has a great understanding of the R&D tax relief rules and his advice has been invaluable in not only preparing accurate claims for HMRC, but also maximising the tax relief available. I would definitely recommend Steven to any company who think they might be able to make a claim.
Dane McGee, Managing Director, Engineered Assistance Ltd
I have done the payroll at Dumfries & Galloway College for 11 years now, all of them through Armstrong Watson. We have a payroll of approximately 270 staff and use the front end service through the bureau.
We continue to work with Armstrong Watson as the service we receive is always of a high standard and there is always support available. The front end service allows us the flexibility to process our own payroll data without having to worry about producing payslip or HMRC reporting at year end.
Above all, the entire service is such great value for money which is hard to beat these days!
Helen Cronie, HR Officer, Dumfries & Galloway College
We at Gates Power Transmission Ltd have used Armstrong Watson to run our two payrolls for the last 14 years.
Armstrong Watson provides personal service and value for money.
We hope to continue our working relationship for many years to come.
Sheila McVinnie, Human Resources Officer, Gates Power Transmission Ltd
Armstrong Watson has provided payroll services to South Lakes Housing for over six years. There are approximately 140 people on our payroll.
All our staff are monthly paid, the payroll is always processed in line with the agreed timescales. Any queries are dealt with promptly and efficiently. Armstrong Watson have been very happy to tailor payroll reports to our specific requirements and they provide a comprehensive suite of reports.
We are very satisfied that Armstrong Watson provide an excellent service at a competitive price and I am happy to recommend their services.
Sue Boulton, Business Support Manager, South Lakes Housing
My experience of the Payroll team is that they are professional, efficient and friendly.
David Gummers, Managing Director, F Dickinson Footwear
Armstrong Watson has been our payroll provider since April 2002. Over the past 10 years we have developed a strong working relationship built on mutual respect and trust. I have always found them to be very efficient, approachable and excellent value for money.
Mabyn Goodfellow, School Business Manager, Inglewood Junior School
Just to say thank you again to you and your team for the great efforts to get the &co accounts completed to meet the 31 July filing deadline. I understand we will be having a final Trustees meeting in September to finalise the wind down. I know Alison and Chris were very impressed by the service they have received from Armstrong Watson and I hope they keep up this relationship when they start up the new CIC.
Helen Dobson, Financial Director, Opera North
Armstrong Watson have audited and advised Mumtaz Food Industries through a major period of high growth. Armstrong Watson have been available at all times to help provide focus to the management and dealt very professionally with difficult situations. Their support has been invaluable and I am particularly happy to see that their enthusiasm and commitment to getting a job done, (even the annual audit) still remains after a 12 year relationship.
Rab Nawaz khan Akbar, Director, Mumtaz Food Industries Limited