In an increasingly competitive and complex agricultural world, Jonathan York of Armstrong Watson continues to add value to our business - it's no longer about solid accounting, it's about helping our business navigate choppy waters.
Jonathan Jowett, MD, Northern Trout
We have used Andrew Robinson as our accountant for a number of years and the professional service he gives us is always well thought out and well received. However, Andrew is more than just our accountant, he is a valued member of our “farm team” and as such we rely on his calm, considered advice to help steer our business forward.
Messrs JR Jackson
When invited to acquire the Practice from the former Partners, we approached Richard Gibson and his Glasgow legal sector/Corporate Finance team to assist us with the purchase.
Richard and his team quickly demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the taxation and regulatory issues surrounding the purchase, and helped structure the transaction to ensure the acquiring business was structured appropriately, and benefited from the most tax advantageous structure when completing the purchase.
Richard built an excellent working relationship with our corporate legal advisor, our funders and the in house finance team to make the purchase and takeover as seamless as possible, and his ongoing involvement has allowed us to focus on the development of our own Practice.
Graham Craik, Managing Partner, Levy & McRae
The business advisory meetings we have with Armstrong Watson are really valuable to us. David and Nick are great at focussing on our options whenever we’re making decisions affecting the company. We’ve been that busy in the past we haven’t always had time to stop and think about the future of the business. Having these two involved makes sense to us so we’d recommend this service to anyone.
Craig and Paul Hudson, Directors of PaintShop Northern
We design and manufacture rubber to metal bonding’s to the Commercial Truck and Trailer Industry. We are based in Skipton, North Yorkshire and have worked with Armstrong Watson since our business was incorporated on 1 January 1998. They have been an important part of helping us to get where we want to be. Not only do they act for us for accountancy and tax services they are our business advisors and have been key in enabling our business to grow and flourish.
Liz Ball, Rubber Mouldings Limited
I think of David and Nick as my “phone-a-friend”. If I have a business challenge or an idea that I need to get feedback on I pick up the phone or fire off an email. The structure and process of this strategic advisory service helps me to focus on the long-term objectives I have for my business. I really value their opinion and the range of experience inside Armstrong Watson.
Jo Pagdin - Managing Director, Rotherwood recruitment
I needed to review my retirement planning, and Matt helped me to review my existing arrangement and advised on consolidating them for me to reach my selected retirement age. I was very happy with the solution and we catch up regularly to review it. Matt could not have done anything more to improve the situation.
Matthew is my parents Financial Advisor and because of their advancing years I often attended review meetings with them. Because of his kindness to them and the way he imparted information I decided that he was someone I could trust when I had a small amount of capital to invest and also when I was looking to transfer my small pension. Matt invested monies in an ISA for me and also transferred my small pension pot to make it more accessible, given the recent changes to pension rules. Matt always returns my calls or responds to emails which I appreciate. I think he gave me the best advice possible given my financial situation.
I wished to discuss my pension options in relation to my final salary pension scheme. Matt obtained all the relevant information and presented this information in a way that was easily understood.
I do not think that Matt could have improved on the service he provided, and I have quite rightly remained in the scheme given my circumstances, which was the outcome I was looking for.
I wanted to retire from full-time work and were concerned about the tax implications of doing so. Matt conducted a very detailed and thorough assessment of my personal circumstances and expectations then produced a realistic plan to ensure my goals can be met. The outcome has met my expectations, and I am now enjoying semi retirement, in the most tax efficient way possible.