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
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 was looking to retire and needed advice on my options. Matt analysed our circumstances and gave professional and timely advice. He went above and beyond our expectations and as result I have now retired with confidence following his advice and recommendations.
Following our move to Armstrong Watson in 2017, we have been delighted by the proactivity and service delivered by Rohan and the team. Their approach is collaborative and friendly and they have provided clear practical advice to our business. We look forward to working even more closely with AW going forwards as they assist us with our strategic plans.
Michael Feather, Bowman Riley
Since changing Accountants a little over 18 months ago, we can honestly say that Armstrong Watson have been excellent.
Richard Askew has been brilliant in dealing with our accounts and very supportive in helping us convert to the Xero Accounting software and nothing has been to much hassle for him. The Payroll Department have also been amazing too, especially Lisa Grainger, who deals with our wages.
I would happily recommend Richard and Armstrong Watson to anyone looking for a proactive firm of Accountants and Business advisers
Kelly Hunter, Living for Life (Cumbria) Limited
I’ve been with Armstrong Watson for over 20 years and have worked with them on quite a range of things from accounts, corporation tax, self-assessment returns and general compliance.
What sets Armstrong Watson apart from other accountants is the personal relationship we have developed. They always go the extra mile and are always there when I need help and advice.
I trust Armstrong Watson. They always act in my best interest - and having that feeling of security is priceless.
Ben Peters, Managing Director, BHP Associates, Harrogate