Client Testimonials

Completing the audit against a COVID 19 backdrop the Armstrong Watson team showed a pragmatic approach to auditing both going concern and impairment, giving clear communication on what information they needed and why.  This was done in a way that supported the management team and wider Board to have everything signed and delivered on time and within our governance structure.

Anthony Hill, CFO, Iportalis

Having worked with Armstrong Watson for two years now one of the key things they have delivered upon is communicating in a way that suits our PE backers.  In particular their Audit Committee reporting and communication, including highlighting issues that may impact a future event so that we can address them now has been invaluable

Mike Holmes Finance Director Smart Search Limited

The relationship we have with Armstrong Watson is incredibly important to us. We’re fully confident that all compliance obligations are met and that our best interests are always front of
mind. They truly are our trusted advisers and their input and guidance has proven invaluable.

Armstrong Watson are very knowledgeable of not for profit accounts which makes the audit process much smoother and discussions around organisational need and improvements much easier and applicable. We have been very satisfied with the service from Armstrong Watson.

Jo Collin - Finance Manager, Cumbria CVS

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