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.
Both Matt and Dave have a fantastic knack of pulling things out of you that you already know? They 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
We have wanted to develop ourselves and our business with a fresh approach - going in with an open mind, we have quickly gained a different perspective and we have started to change. There is a fascinating blend of gradual, slow, 'wait and see' adjustment and some decisive, quick, 'take the plunge' change...its exciting to be moving to a new way of thinking, building on all the good things we have and leaving some of the not so good things behind.
Mark Sugden Managing Director, John W. Laycock Ltd
"The Armstrong Watson Blue Strategic Process which recently took place at Simpson is proving to be a catalyst to allow the Business to recognise our values and the opportunities for change and improvement”.
We have been a client of Armstrong Watson since 2009 and continue to be impressed with the standard of service from all of the team, which we believe is second to none. Grant Smith has provided us with invaluable business advice which has been delivered in a professional and approachable manner. We have the utmost confidence in the advice he provides, which has enabled us to develop and shape our business for the future. This has taken the form of advising us in a financial capacity, within the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and with providing H.R. Consultancy. For us it is the added value services that make our 'partnership' with Armstrong Watson so effective.
Armstrong Watson encourage 'partnership working' and this provides us with the reassurance that there is always prompt help at hand for our business, by telephone or email. Most important of all we have been impressed that Armstrong Watson are wholeheartedly supportive in terms of genuinely wanting to see our business succeed. We simply cannot imagine working any differently now, we are thrilled and feel fortunate to be a client of Armstrong Watson.
DÉCOR Property Services Ltd
Despite being the largest independent claims management company in Ireland, when we made the decision to move into legal services in England, we knew the process of applying to become an ABS could well be a time consuming and daunting task.
We wanted to make the ABS application process as smooth and efficient as possible from our point of view, and so decided to instruct the specialist legal sector team at Armstrong Watson to assist us with our application.
From our initial enquiry, and right throughout the process, I was impressed with the level of professional input and advice from Rosy Rourke and the team working with us.
The result was that our ABS application was approved very quickly, and we were very happy with the service that we received. I would recommend the team at Armstrong Watson to anyone else considering applying to become an ABS.
Alan Bailie, Director, MIS Legal Services Limited
My biggest concern was that my competitors and those that commissioned services would find out that I was selling. Alison and Catherine assured me that everything was done confidentially and the name of my business would not be released until it was absolutely necessary. True to their word nobody found out about the sale of my business until it was signed sealed and delivered.
There are times when I would have given up if it was not for the support of Alison and Catherine. They dealt with the purchaser making it as easy a process as is possible. If ever I should have another business to sell I would certainly use them again and recommend them to anyone wishing to sell their business.
Jane Bowler, founder of J B Skillcare Ltd
Armstrong Watson provided an excellent level of service and advice throughout the whole sale process. They were professional, proactive and provided us with advice that enabled us to make informed decisions.
Tony Suggitt, Managing Director, Redhead Freight International
James Cropper creates some of the world’s most distinctive and technically advanced paper products, using materials from cotton and wood to carbon fibre. We support industries from packaging to inkjet media and aerospace with products that are at the cutting edge of performance.
Armstrong Watson have a visible presence in the R&D tax scene in the North West, close to James Cropper’s head office. Our Company benefits from informative newsletters, articles in magazines, and talks at networking events. It is easy to approach Armstrong Watson and sound out ideas and useful to explore ways in which we could benefit from the changing opportunities on the tax landscape. Armstrong Watson’s key strengths come from their expertise and administrative support in claiming for R&D.
Our Engineers, Technical Teams, Project Managers, Research Scientists, Laboratory Assistants and Operation Managers focus on the business and routes to drive growth and profitability. Armstrong Watson provide administrative support, subject matter expertise and credibility to our claims. For Armstrong Watson do this successfully they have to understand our business, and optimise what we can simply claim, providing the clarity and confidence with minimum disruption to the business. Armstrong Watson is a natural choice for James Cropper.
Isabelle Maddock, Group Finance Director, James Cropper PLC
I will be leaving Collaborate but I couldn't leave without saying thank you so much for being the most atypical accountant i've come across - and by that I mean, enthusiastic, kind and extremely patient, basically a god-send!
Wishing you well for the future.
Adelaide Adade, Partnerships and Project Manager, Collaborate