Client Testimonials

Following our move to Armstrong Watson in 2017, the AW team was my first choice to support the launch of our new venture, providing clear commercial advice on the structuring and tax planning opportunities. Not just knowledgeable but commercial and fun to work with! 

Having worked with Matt and his team at Armstrong Watson for the first time last year I have been particularly impressed by their responsiveness and proactivity as well as their breadth of knowledge. They always respond quickly and expertly with technical queries. Having previously worked with a larger firm, I found the audit process to be extremely well structured and efficient and the team were a pleasure to work with.

By listening to our needs and getting to know the business, Matt, Rhys and the team were able to offer us a different level of proactivity that we had not seen before from our previous advisers.


Jason Adlam - Chief Executive Officer, Harris CM

When changing independence rules in the Big 4 meant I had to outsource my consolidation I was nervous about using an independent firm. I needn’t have been. Simon has the experience of my audit lead in the Big 4 but the time to meet me face to face and work through it – he wasn’t just there
at the end but with me on the journey.

Anne Caudwell - Head of Finance, Giacom World Networks Limited

The relationship between Armstrong Watson and Simpson was initially established prior to the Management buy-out of the Simpson business, which is now some 25 years since and has proved to be a long and lasting quality relationship, developed primarily with the Audit and Tax teams who have supported us well through our business growth and succession.

We have also been able to take advantage and drive improvements and success through our business operations with the help of the Armstrong Watson Strategic Business Advice Service, which has acted as a catalyst to release the potential within our management team, and triggered further business development opportunities.

Ron & Beryl Gatenby - Directors, Simpson (York) Ltd

We have been working with the team at Armstrong Watson for a number of years. They are proactive and responsive, blended with the appropriate level of sector specific knowledge and skills, resulting in a smooth and efficient audit process

I have always found them to be helpful, friendly and approachable and would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business

David Webster, Managing Director The Label Makers Limited

I would not hesitate in recommending Darcie and Armstrong Watson to someone thinking about selling their business. It’s been a journey - without Darcie and all of her support, help and sound advice, I know we wouldn’t have achieved the outcome we did. We’ve been through a lot, Darcie genuinely cares and has always been there going above and beyond to help us. We’ll be eternally grateful and Armstrong Watson are lucky to have her!

Anonymous, Business Owner, North of England

Armstrong Watson had been our accountants for many years, and, given that relationship, I contacted them when I was thinking about selling Gardenwise. Douglas Russell introduced me to Ian Durie, and I was pleased with the way in which he explained the process, including the steps involved, the information that would be required and the likely timescales. Perhaps most importantly, the fact that I would be able to get on with the day to day running of the business while they ran the sales process was a key factor.  Once we had chosen Klondyke as our preferred purchaser, Ian and his team advised on the most appropriate structure, liaised with the purchaser’s management team, their lawyers and our lawyers and effectively managed the project through to its successful conclusion. I was delighted with the help and assistance I received from Armstrong Watson and very impressed by the professional and diligent way they handled the work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian as a corporate finance advisor to anyone considering selling their business.

Alistair Bertram, Gardenwise

Darcie provided excellent advice and comprehensive guidance pre-sale and post-sale of my business. Any concerns/issues I raised were dealt with quickly in a very calm and controlled manner which is important when going through the complicated sale process.

If you are looking to sell or review your business for a potential sale I would not hesitate to recommend Darcie and Armstrong Watson.

Andrew Fisher, owner of Integrity IT Solutions

We are very happy with the service all of your team has provided including Andrew Robinson, Andrew Tame and of course Tom Craddock, The whole experience has been at all times extremely efficient and very friendly and cooperative unlike our last set of accountants

Neil Appleton, Managing Director, AMK Maintenance Limited.

It was a pleasure to work with the Corporate Finance, Tax and Audit teams at Armstrong Watson during our acquisition of Finlaysons Contracts. A proactive, pragmatic and collaborative approach ensured that the opportunity was presented in the best way for all parties and the skills of the Armstrong Watson team, along with their strict attention to detail, instilled great confidence in the process. While I don’t plan on buying another business for a while, I would certainly have no problem doing it all again with this team.

Tommy Cubby, Managing Director, Cubby Construction Limited

A high level of technical ability and a proactive, friendly approach has formed a firm basis for the trusted relationship we’ve developed with the Armstrong Watson team over the past 30 years. We continue to be impressed with the standards of the services we receive, including audit, corporate and personal tax, advisory and planning, and look forward to working together further as we grow.

Andrew Booth, Finance Director, Brook Taverner, Classic Tailoring’