Client Testimonials

I am my mother’s court appointed deputy after she suffered catastrophic brain injuries in a road accident. It was vital that I got the right advice and support in dealing with the financial situation and aftermath.   Matthew has shown a great deal of professionalism, but what I like the most is his personal attitude and empathy in my situation. He has carefully guided and supported me in a world I knew nothing about. His invaluable advice has been gratefully received.

Financial Planning Client, Cumbria

Our family business has been supported by Armstrong Watson over the past 40 years, this alone is testament to the quality service and invaluable advice they provide us.  They are only a phone call away, whether it be about tax, pensions, payroll, accounts or personnel queries.

We know that we can pick up the phone and our queries will be promptly dealt with in a professional but friendly manner.  To be quite frank we would be lost without them.

Fontana's Fish and Chips

We have been working with Rohan and his team at Armstrong Watson for approximately three years and this has been an extremely refreshing and positive experience since we made the decision to change accountants.  I find Rohan to be very approachable, proactive and also responsive when we need advice from him or a member of his wider team of specialists. Rohan’s knowledge of the intricacies and complexities of the construction industry mean that we can always get the right advice in a very timely manner. The audit team are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Rohan to any business that wants a trusted advisor who adds real value and he has been a pleasure to work with.

Norman Wooler, Managing Director of RN Wooler & Co Limited

We approached Armstrong Watson for strategic business advice about one year ago. We like the fact that Nick keeps things simple and doesn’t bombard us with jargon. We have found the process to be a great help in lots of aspects of future planning. The quarterly process can feel a bit daunting, ensuring that our 90-day objectives are met on time. Our team of three owners feel the investment has been worth it as we have a more efficient business and can look to the future with more enthusiasm. We would recommend this service to business owners and leaders alike.

Link Recruitment, Carlisle and Dumfries

The strategic business advice service from Armstrong Watson has been a massive help to my business in the last year. The opportunity to use these meetings as a sounding board is invaluable. The way I have been held to account, and pushed beyond my comfort zone has, in hindsight, been quite enjoyable.  I went on a trade visit to the Far East in part because AW wouldn’t stop reminding me about it. Another significant result has come from a successful introduction to different grant funding organisations.   I expect my business will continue to reap rewards from this investment over the coming years. Thank you.

Glencroft Countrywear, Lancaster

Selling your family business and family home of over 40 years is not an easy decision to make and is a life changing event. Having never sold a business before there are so many unknowns and uncertainties, not to mention the doubts that enter your mind. Andrew and Darcie guided us all throughout the entire process and invested their time to ensure we had a clear understanding of the process and what things meant. Cutting through the jargon and liaising with the legal advisers made things even easier for us and without their guidance and support we may have never completed the sale. We can now enjoy our retirement and are very much looking forward to the next chapter for us all. We would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew, Darcie and team at Armstrong Watson.

The Quinion Family, formerly of Farlam Hall

Armstrong Watson has always been accessible, supportive and always there to assist us in our business journey from start up, all the way to sale and beyond. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any one (and have done so on multiple occasions).


Phil Fraser, Jupiter Online Gaming

I would like to acknowledge the huge contribution that Andy Poole made to the success of our business planning weekend in March 2019. Andy’s pre-meeting preparation, insight, experience and clarity of thought enabled us to achieve in just one working day what it would otherwise have taken us many working days to accomplish, over a much more protracted timescale. As a result of Andy’s overall contribution and willingness to challenge, we identified and unanimously agreed the strategic aims which will form the essential foundation of our business plan for the next five years. Andy made an invaluable contribution to our business planning process that was not only highly productive and outcomes focused but one that was inclusive and enjoyed by all who took part. I would recommend Andy to other law firms without hesitation or reservation.

Paul Bury, Managing Partner, The Endeavour Partnership LLP

Armstrong Watson have been our accountants and tax advisers for many years. We have an exceptionally good working relationship, so much so that we see them as another arm of our team here at The Lakes.  They not only deal with our accounts and tax affairs, they understand our business and the way we run it, which is so important when we talk through problems or opportunities. They have supported us throughout a period of significant growth and it goes without saying that their pro-active approach to business and tax planning has been invaluable. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

The Lakes Free Range Egg Co

We were undertaking a review of our pension scheme, a benefit which has been much valued by the members and felt that to provide the additional support during the transitional period, we needed to bring in the services of a professional financial adviser firm.  It was important to us that the firm was local to Cumbria and able to create a trusted relationship with our colleagues who were trying to understand how the proposed changes would or could affect them.

The feedback from our members has been extremely positive; they valued the independent, professional and considered advice and support the team at Armstrong Watson were able to provide.  Matt and his team were able to accommodate meetings on site, at home or in one of their local offices; nothing seemed to be too much trouble and the advice given to the members has been critical in allowing informed decisions to be made.

Working with Armstrong Watson has been a positive experience and we hope to continue to build on this relationship for future initiatives.

Innovia Films, UK

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