For over 30 years Armstrong Watson has brought genuine independence, rigour, professionalism and wise advice to the audit of the Society’s arrangements and its reporting to the Board and its membership at the AGM. Not just in respect of the statutory accounts, but also in respect of its management and compliance arrangements. I would have no hesitation in commending Armstrong Watson to any prospective client whose aspirations, ideals and principles on behalf of the community which it serves, are similar to those which the Society has adopted and benefited from over many years.
Douglas Thomas, Vice Chairman
We appointed Armstrong Watson to assist with the production of our Year End Accounts and Annual Accounts return to the ESFA and from the first meeting to the completion of the returns, we were impressed by the professional manner in which they dealt with us as a client. The team's extensive understanding of the ESFA Accounts Direction and Academies Financial Handbook ensured that the work completed was to a very high standard and they were able to complete the task in hand in a timely manner. Their ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines ensured that the returns were available when needed.
With the good understanding of the sector, together with attention to detail and professionalism of their staff, we would be happy to recommend Armstrong Watson as a provider of accountancy services for a Multi Academy Trust and other educational setting
Delta Academies Trust
Changing accountants is always a major decision and one not to be taken lightly. When our accountant announced his retirement in 2013 we were forced to make a move. As a Rural Estate, we were very keen to engage a firm who had both an understanding of and an interest in Agriculture. Peter Molyneux and his team came very highly recommended by our agricultural bank manager at the time. On the initial meeting with Peter, Keith and Andrew, we felt instantly at ease with them. Nostell Estate comprises of 3 farms along with residential and commercial lettings and on a day to day basis we deal predominately with Peter Molyneux or Keith Johnston. As our trust and respect has grown for Peter and Keith, they have become increasingly more involved with major projects, succession planning and general business advice. I now consider them an integral part of my team at Nostell Estate and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Lord St Oswald, Nostell Estate
Douglas has been pro-active and given me advice on risks to my business. I value the personal contact that I have with the Accountant who is responsible for supervising my preparation of my annual accounts.
Armstrong Watson is obviously a very professional business with a modern approach including regular circulation of its Agricultural publication, but it has also managed to retain its friendly approach.
I have been self employed for over 50 years using the services of accountants. This firm is quite simply the best I’ve had. I always deal with the same person, Ross Campbell. He is entirely efficient and dependable, but most importantly he understands and adapts to my personal circumstances with friendliness and endless good will. This is the genuine, old fashioned personal relationship that we all miss so much. I feel very lucky indeed to have Ross on my side.
Mr W J Muir
I'm happy with Armstrong Watson as they give me the ability to feel confident that knowledgeable attention is being paid to my financial accounts.
Mr A Johnstone
Following a recommendation made to us, we have engaged the specialist Legal Sector team at Armstrong Watson for our accounts, audit and SRA Accounts Rules compliance requirement. We have been impressed by the breadth of their specific knowledge of the sector and how that helps them to proactively advise us. We greatly appreciate the consistent use of staff, and their interaction with our accounts team works very well indeed. Their advance planning makes everything work seamlessly and they have already spotted and enacted improvements that have helped to simplify our accounts and save us money.
Philip Browell, Director, Browells Smith & Co Solicitors Ltd
I am a Sole Trader supplying the agricultural/landscaping industry and was previously in partnership with my late father and we both were clients of Armstrong Watson. It was always my father's moto to hire the best professional financial and accountancy advice you can get and Armstrong Watson deliver this. I am not from the area and logistically it would be fair to say it may be easier to move to an accountant nearby, but I have been with Armstrong Watson all my business life and I’m confident I will remain a client as they provide such an outstanding service which is second to none.
Most of my dealings are with Douglas Murray, although I also deal with Ross Campbell. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire team as they are all experts in their field and always respond to any enquiry I may have promptly, clearly and concisely. They are all extremely approachable and I have a fantastic professional relationship especially with Douglas, whom I have known and dealt with for many years.
Nothing is ever too much trouble for any member of staff and I always feel at ease when posing questions/queries to them. Overall, they provide me with a first-class service which includes all my accountancy, financial, tax and pension affairs and I have complete faith and trust in the information and service they continue to provide me with. So, if you are looking for a fantastic company lo look after your financial affairs look no further than Armstrong Watson. They will look after you very well.
Janice O'Donnell, Vianian Supplies
The team at Armstrong Watson are a valued business partner and a continued part of our growth and development at KMF.
They have offered constructive and commercial solutions when needed and are extremely approachable.
Their fee levels are extremely competitive across the key products and in my opinion their service levels exceed that of their peer group and that of the Big 4.
Jon Eeles – Finance Director – KMF Precision Sheet Metal Limited
As a manufacturing business a critical element of our MI is our stock, too much stock and we have cash tied up unnecessarily, too little and we run the risk of disappointing customers. After a number of strategic business acquisitions and attempting to integrate different types of stock into our system we realised that there was a danger that our stock recording system could be producing inaccurate results.
As a result we asked the team at Armstrong Watson to review the stock system. Their review highlighted the areas of weakness and also the areas that were performing to expectations. With their assistance we addressed the areas of concern and amended procedures and practices accordingly. Their pragmatic common sense approach backed by their experience and knowledge enabled us to achieve the right result in a reasonable timescale.
We now have full confidence that our MI is accurate and reliable.
Stephen Widdows MD DJH Group Limited