Client Testimonials

The service I received from Victoria was fantastic, 10/10. She pulled out all the stops to help me and went above and beyond to sort out the issues I had; I will be highly recommending Victoria and Armstrong Watson to anyone who requires an accountant and/or tax adviser.

Ms Julie Fawkes

Steven has been my tax consultant since I started my own business. He is helpful, patient and extremely professional. Steven is very approachable and I feel I can contact him if I have any queries or concerns about my tax affairs. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Joanne de Vries , Owner, Lakes PA

Armstrong Watson helped us prepare and submit our P11Ds and PSA for the 2013/14 tax year. We found them to be knowledgeable in approach and efficient in execution.

E Lewzey, Senior Vice President, Planning & Reporting, Gates Worldwide Limited

Paul has been my business accountant for the last 10 years and his expertise of accountancy is excellent. I have come to trust Paul explicitly in advising me with my business and personal finances. I have always found Paul courteous, polite, friendly and easy to talk to. Paul has always been just a phone call away and is always willing to help in any way he can.

Margaret McGuiness, Former Director, Cumbria Mechanical & Plumbing Limited

John Prest, Owner, John Prest Residential & Commercial Property Management

'The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) is the UK’s national low level waste (LLW) disposal facility and located on the West Cumbrian coast approximately 7km south east of Sellafield.

On the 29 July 2007 LLW Repository Limited separated from the Sellafield site and became one of the first Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) sites to be competed and become a stand alone Site Licence Company.

We appointed Armstrong Watson as our Research & Development (R&D) tax relief advisers due to their strong technical knowledge in this particular area of tax, and their willingness to respond to our tight deadlines in preparing our R&D reports. Their flexible approach and clear advice is of great value to LLWR and has assisted us in returning value for money to the NDA.

We highly recommend Armstrong Watson’s R&D tax services to any company undertaking R&D.'

Lloyd Pitcairn, Head of Finance and IT, LLW Repository Limited

We have been with Armstrong Watson for approximately 10 years. Armstrong Watson has handled both my dental practice accounts and the accounts for our rental houses. Since Graham has taken overall supervision in recent years we have benefited from a greatly improved service with a complete overview of our joint situation. We have always been treated with consideration and appreciate his friendly professionalism. We have felt that all our financial questions have been answered fully and promptly by Graham.

Steve Tonkin and Mary Thorne

We were put in touch with Armstrong Watson by a colleague. Our first point of contact was Steve Roberts, a very knowledgeable professional. Following our initial meeting with Steve we decided that it was time to change our accountants. Armstrong Watson has helped our business immeasurably by restructuring it in a tax efficient way. They are experts, friendly and nothing ever seems too much trouble. All members of the various teams that we deal with on a daily basis are professional and nice. We can highly recommend them. Armstrong Watson are now our payroll, book-keeping, personal and business accountants!!

Mark Hanlon & Jim Sykes, Hexham Dental Clinic

Following the death of my grandmother, I had been helping my grandfather sort out his affairs. He wanted to get everything in order but was unsure how to go about doing so and wanted minimal disruption to his life in that he was not keen on having to go and sit in an office with someone he didn’t know or who didn't understand his situation. We were referred to Armstrong Watson following completion of a Will as it came to light that there was going to be a large inheritance tax liability upon his death. We were unsure what we could do to try and mitigate this given the fact that the majority of the wealth was in property. There was also a complicated family history and therefore it was important to my grandfather that he retained control over his assets. 

Steve came to visit my grandfather in his own home and immediately put him at ease. He listened to everything he had to say and was able to explain a complicated scenario in a plain and simple language which my grandfather was able to understand. Steve was able to outline a number of scenarios and options for consideration which we had not thought about. Not only have we been able to potentially mitigate any inheritance tax liability of what we thought was originally going be over £150,000, we have been able to get everything in order exactly how my grandfather wanted while allowing him to maintain the aspect of control. He also has peace of mind that his wishes will be adhered to when he is no longer with us. 

We did not think this outcome was possible, and therefore would highly recommend Steve Roberts and Armstrong Watson for their knowledge and expertise, professionalism and courtesy. 

Sian Williams