We used Armstrong Watson for the first time this year to conduct our SRA Audit. I was impressed; not only with their thoroughness and professionalism, but also with the efficiency of the whole process. The audit is an essential element of our compliance processes, but it also has the potential to be a major distraction for the business. The Armstrong Watson team gave us very clear guidance from the outset and used technology well to deliver a highly effective audit with no unnecessary work for us. We will be returning to them next year.
Nick Benson, Managing Director, Ortolan Legal Limited
Since moving to Armstrong Watson over 10 years ago, I have always been impressed by their professionalism and attention to detail. I am most grateful for their kindness and for being so approachable. Sharon Ryan are always at the other end of the telephone to answer any questions I may have and during a recent HMRC investigation they took all the worry and stress off my hands and sorted everything out with no effort on my part.
David Wright, Hebden Bridge Dental Care Limited
I have been with this firm since being a newly qualified dentist 25 years ago and have always been pleased with the service that they provide. I find Sharon to be easily approachable and efficient in dealing with any queries that might I have.
I have also recently switched to Armstrong Watson for the running of the payroll of the practice. This had to be carried our at short notice and was very smoothly done.
Sue Barrett, Seacroft Dental Practice
Victoria has looked after our tax affairs for years now. She has coped effortlessly with the financial aftermath of my husband's death in 2015 and is now guiding me through the more complicated aftermath of my brother's death in 2016. She is always friendly and efficient, which is important to me as I have never had to worry about these matters before. I feel safe with Victoria.
I approached Armstrong Watson as I was experiencing a number of issues with my payroll provider. Armstrong Watson helped us find a payroll solution including auto-enrolment that worked for Oilgear. Once the decision was made to move to Armstrong Watson, the team were in constant contact to ensure a simple and stress free transition. I found the experience of the transition relatively straight-forward and the parallel payment run was completed efficiently. The first live payment run went without a hitch and we were provided with the custom reports that we required in the format that we requested them. I would recommend Armstrong Watson to any business requiring an external payroll provider; the team work confidently and provide accurate and timely responses.
Jodie Baker, Finance Manager, Oilgear Towler Ltd
We have had a dispute with our EBT scheme for many years without any success and costly. We have tried several companies and after 14 years of trying we were recommended to see Mr N Holmes of Armstrong Watson. Nigel has more than met our expectations and succeeded in bringing the scheme towards a final closure.
We're so pleased with the result after all the years of worry and stress and would most definitely recommend Nigel for his expertise and professionalism.
Bill and Linda Moody
I have been a client of Armstrong Watson for many years now, relying on your services to complete my yearly Tax Return, and have received an excellent accounting service each and every time.
During this year I have have travelled abroad with work, and contacted you for professional advice regarding my tax situation, to understand what is the best and safest way of managing my taxes. You have always been nothing less than fully approachable, supportive and helpful and have provided me with sound, legally competent and timely advice about my tax situation on every occasion.
Thanks to your advice, I have been able to manage my tax correctly and plan my times of work and return to the UK, in a way which works best for me and my family.
Thank you again for your professionalism and I will definitely be using your services in the future.
Dr Mourad Habib Kirollos
I contacted Nigel after reading an article in Taxation about EBTs. I liked the simplicity of the idea and how it involved working with the tax system rather than against it. The idea enabled me to reach a favourable EBT settlement with HMRC. I have subsequently used Nigel’s knowledge of R&D tax credits to help a manufacturing business that I am a director of. Once again, I am delighted by the outcome. I am keen for Nigel and Armstrong Watson to play a bigger role with a number of companies I am involved with.
Iain Jenkins, director Aquaspira Ltd, Creditflux Ltd, Alpha Haven Ltd
I had a plan but I could not deliver on it myself and I could not employ this level of advice. It needs to be outsourced. All the advice given to date has helped my business and given me some freedom away from the day to day running. I now have a great machine which is working really well.
The value of this Blue process is priceless.
Phil Wearmouth Managing Director, JJ Martin (Catering Appliance Superstore) Ltd
We have worked with Dave and Matt of Armstrong Watson for the last 12 months and now class them as part of BCS. Tony my business partner and I decided we needed to put together an advisory team, a group of people who can look from the outside in and have our and the companies best interests at heart.
Matt has a fantastic knack of pulling things out of you that you already know and help you to approach issues and worries from alternative angles and push you to succeed in everything you do. You have to put the work in though, they don’t just tell you how to do it - this I believe is great for individuals personal development!!
I believe personally that I have grown and the company has grown in relation to our using Armstrong Watson as a part of the driving force for BCS. They sit in a prime position in our advisory team with our Marketing Company, Accountants etc and will continue to do so.
Dean Towers, Managing Director, BCS