Client Testimonials

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

Having used Armstrong Watson as our accountants and tax advisers over the last 8 years for various businesses within the High Spirits Leisure Group, we can highly recommend them to any serious business operators.

From acquisitions, sales, changes of banking facilities, tax affairs and planning, not to mention personal tax affairs, we have found them to be of the highest professional standard and our main contact Richard Andrew is always available for help and advice in a friendly effective manner.

During the last 12 months, as part of our expansion plans, we took our internal accounts team away from onsite operations to a dedicated accounts office in Ulverston. This presented various opportunities but also some difficulties, but with the support of Armstrong Watson, we were able to implement new systems, provide staff training and assessment programmes along with new recruitment initiatives.  The end result is a highly efficient team ready for our continued growth!

Armstrong Watson are currently advising us on projections and finance for some new & exciting ventures, all in all a great bunch of people who really do make a positive difference to our financial future.

Colin Monk, High Spirits Leisure Group Ltd

Armstrong Watson have been extremely helpful in assisting Eureka secure a Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief claim. At the outset, Olivia came to visit the museum to see the exhibition space and to talk us through the claim, showing knowledge and enthusiasm. Throughout the process, Will kept me updated on the progress of the claim, advising us on the qualifying costs and accompanying narrative, to ensure all eligible expenses were included in the claim and our filing position was robust. Thanks to Armstrong Watson’s proactive advice, we have been able to make a substantial claim this year and have gained valuable insights which will allow us to maximise the available relief for future exhibitions.

Andy Forbes, Finance Director at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

When Rodger Hill moved to Armstrong Watson we moved too!

We have confidence in Rodger and trust his advice, we have worked with Rodger for years and he has helped us develop our farming partnership.

Armstrong Watson is a forward thinking company offering clients a varied selection of events and informative workshops, we have been using Xero for over a year now and have found the training, help and support excellent. The system is easy to use and we are now ready for Making Tax Digital.

The Woodhouse Family

Having Armstrong Watson as our Accountants over the last month has helped my knowledge base as a book keeper increase, and in turn has assisted our company in many ways, with compliance and profitability. The fact that you offer this service to your clients is excellent and is exactly what we needed from our Accountant partner firm.

Knowing that I can pick up the phone, send an quick email to ask if  'I am doing this right?’ and have  assistance for those occasions when I need an expert to run something by, has been, and is invaluable.

Alison White, Watson Batty Architects Ltd

We use Armstrong Watson for all our VAT, Payroll and other accounting needs due to the excellent advice we recieve.  Grant Smith is more than just an accountant, he gives sound practical business advice and and we value that.

Helen Mullinder, Owner at the Sandwich Club, Carlisle

In an increasingly competitive and complex agricultural world, Jonathan York of Armstrong Watson continues to add value to our business - it's no longer about solid accounting, it's about helping our business navigate choppy waters.

Jonathan Jowett, MD, Northern Trout

We have used Andrew Robinson as our accountant for a number of years and the professional service he gives us is always well thought out and well received. However, Andrew is more than just our accountant, he is a valued member of our “farm team” and as such we rely on his calm, considered advice to help steer our business forward.

Messrs JR Jackson

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