Client Testimonials

I first encountered Justin when he provided training for my work colleagues about the introduction of Auto Enrolment and I was impressed by the quality of the information provided and Justin's clear and knowledgeable response to concerns and questions raised. When I was looking for someone to provide me with pension advice leading up to my retirement, Justin immediately came to mind. The advice and support which Justin has provided has been excellent - just the right level of detail to allow me to make informed and realistic decisions about my pension and future finances. Justin has certainly lived up to my expectations - brilliant!

K Bowen

I have been a customer of Armstrong Watson for over 30 years and the team have consistently supported and helped my with my business and the decisions that I have made.

David Threlkeld, is enthusiastic and professional when giving advice and has advised me on many aspects associated with my business, such as change in ownership, inheritance tax planning, VAT, buying and selling of Vehicles as well as general tax planning. All this and great value for money. David is always responsive to any questions or enquiries that I may have and gets back to me very quickly, he's also a great pleasure to work with. I would recommend Armstrong Watson and David Threlkeld for anyone seeking an accountant. 

Hall Carleton Farm

I’m a little surprised at the low levels of stress throughout the whole mortgage process!! I’m so happy that I was put in touch with you - you’ve been fab and we're so excited. Thanks again Helen!

Jan Campbell

After a lifetime of working for a living, we all have a fear that our finances will be insufficient to support us throughout our retirement. Long term financial planning is accordingly hugely important and we must have trust in our financial advisers.

Stuart and the Armstrong Watson team took the time to understand all aspects of our personal circumstances before giving advice. This is the end of the relationship for many advisers but to Stuart and his team, it is merely the start. Their ongoing commitment gives us great confidence that our financial future is being well cared for.

Harry & Diane Strong

I first approached Armstrong Watson Financial Planning for advice on retirement and pension planning. Stuart helped me plan the most effective way to maximise my pension benefits and income needs and now also provides advice to both me and my wife on our investment portfolios.

Pensions and investments are a minefield these days but Stuart has taken the load from us and left us to enjoy our retirement!

John Clarke

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.

Maria, Cumbria

I wanted to retire from full time work and was concerned about the tax implications of doing so. Matt conducted a very detailed and thorough assessment of my personal circumstances and expectations and then produced a realistic plan to ensure my goals could be met. The outcome has met my expectations and I am now enjoying semi-retirement in the most tax efficient way possible. 

Tony, Wigton

Matthew is my parents’ financial adviser 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 when I was looking to transfer my small pension. Matt took the time to get to know my circumstances before making his recommendations to invest money in an ISA and to transfer 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.

Alison, Gloucestershire

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.

John, Carlisle

Armstrong Watson are lead sponsors for the IFDA providing invaluable advice to our members and the wider sector. Recently supporting the IFDA Forum series which delivered expert advice on prominent themes affecting the sector. They have been on hand to talk to all our members, no matter what stage of their journey, advising on accounting, planning and auditing. Their work with IFDA member Bundobust and the accounting software Xero has proven hugely helpful to our members, setting a benchmark for accounting with Independent food and drink establishments in the city.

Anne-Marie Gallagher, Leeds Beckett University


The deadline for July 2021 claims is 16th August 2021. If you require our JRS team to submit your claims please send them to jrs@armstrongwatson.co.uk by 11th August 2021. For details on the changes to the scheme visit our CJRS page.