Steven has been invaluable guiding us through the difficult process of retirement from farming, his knowledge on taxation and Capital Gains is excellent and if you have a sudden problem that crops up he will soon find an answer to your query, if he's tied up in meetings he will always get back to you as soon as he can with reassurance even if it's outside office hours.
Mr & Mrs Soulsby
I have retired from my self-employed consultancy business and had my final meeting today with Tony to wind everything up. I just wanted you know how much I have appreciated Armstrong Watson's exceptional services over the past 10 years. Tony has been absolutely brilliant supporting my business and explaining carefully every aspect of the financial implications of self-employment. His friendly, optimistic personality has been a bonus in addition to his efficiency and superb organisational skills. I have always been kept well informed about budget changes and any new requirements on a regular basis.
Once again many thanks to you and all of your colleagues in Hexham who have been a tremendous help and a credit to your company because they take a genuine interest in their clients.
Andrew Byram has worked on behalf of OSM as our accountant since inception in 2002.
We highly recommend Andrew; he is highly organised, reliable and efficient; tirelessly trying to save time and money year on year! He is flexible to requests and has excellent relationship building skills; he understands the nature of our industry which is an added help. Both Andrew and Armstrong Watson would be a tremendous asset to any business and both have our highest recommendation
Sarah Austin, Managing Director, OSM Recruitment
Steve Roberts and James Fry from Armstrong Watson have been my accountants for five years. I find them both very knowledgable in all aspects of the accounting for my dental practice and am appreciative of their patience when explaining the different options open to me .
I would heartily recommend them to any of my dental/medical colleagues.
Rupert Lewis, Myton Park Dental Centre
Working with Andrew is part confessional, part business coach and part music and sports chat! With accountancy thrown in for good measure....always a pleasure!
Eliot Lowe, Managing Director, All About Media Limited
The team at Armstrong Watson combine technical ability, years of experience and a deep understanding of the business to add real value. The level of personal but professional service we get from Rohan Day has led to a strong partnership developing.
Rohan has acted for us for approximately 15 years and I consider him to be a key business partner and trusted advisor.
Stephen Brunton, Managing Director, Sematic UK Limited
Since starting our business in 2011 Armstrong Watson helped us through some difficult times, were always there to help and advise and now four years on we have a great business relationship they take the pressure off and we know they are just a phone call away should we need them. They offer help support and we are currently training with them for a new accounts system.
Kellquip NHBC Limited
Outpace are innovative packaging specialists based in Teesside.
Ever since the Patent Box tax relief was first introduced Steven Holmes and I have worked together to make sure that Outpace made the most of this tax relief. Steven worked hard to get to grips with all of the new legislation and how this affected my business. This has resulted in a significant corporation tax saving for my business.
I would recommend Steven to others companies trying to get to grips with the complexities of Patent Box.
Tim Hutchinson, Director, Outspace Limited
I have worked with Matt, Helen, Andrew and Steven at Armstrong Watson over the past three years and it has been a refreshing experience for all involved at Phoenix. There is a real feeling that the team believe in our business and want to help us to succeed. Their approach is collaborative, thorough and friendly and as a result it feels like we are working to the same goals. Their advice is swift and hugely helpful and no problem appears too great for them to deal with. The team at Armstrong Watson have been a real contributing factor in the growth of our business and have assisted our ability to make the necessary changes as the business expands. I would thoroughly recommend Matt and his team to any business seeking a proactive audit and tax team.
Richard Williams, Finance Director, Phoenix
In December 2014, at a meeting held in the offices of our Canadian Accountants, Jill Guthrie and Scott Griffin, of The Renaissance Group, Chartered Accountants, it was decided that we needed to find another accounting firm in Scotland to represent us with our affairs.
Our Canadian Accountants has met representatives of Armstrong Watson at a seminar of an association they were both members of and recommended, after they had spoken to your people, that we meet with them upon our return to Scotland. An appointment was set up to meet with Scott McIver.
Just before Christmas we went to your Dumfries office to meet with Scott and present him with our tax situation. Scott immediately impressed us with his friendly and approachable manner. He was fully prepared for our meeting, knew the facts as presented to him by Jill Guthrie and he dealt with out situation in a professional and knwledgable fashion. He prepared a timetable to conclude out tax issues, monitored the situation carefully and followed up with us appropriately.
We also found the staff at Armstrong Watson to be friendly and welcoming.
We look forward to a continued relationship with your firm.
Mr and Mrs James Wallace, Private Client