Armstrong Watson have been accountants, auditors and tax advisors to Cartonage for over 15 years. During a difficult trading period we took the hard decision to move our affairs over to another firm of accountants but having experienced Armstrong Watsons support and excellent advice we reappointed the firm at our earliest opportunity.
The level of service and Partner involvement was a key factor in us moving back.  Outside of the audit they have been invaluable in advising us on our group structure, minimising our corporate tax and assisting with a number of acquisitions.

Philip Webster , Chairman, Cartonage Limited

Helen Thornley & the team were diligent at every step of the process & patiently answered all my queries at every step, which was important given I approached this process with virtually no technical knowledge of the topic at all.  Most importantly they achieved a successful outcome including a positive ruling from HMRC.

Pete McMahon

We just wanted to say, we have recently had investment and pension advice from Armstrong Watson and are very pleased with the service.

Our advisor Phil Jackson always taking time to listen and assess the right product for us. He always explains any questions we have and we never feel rushed. The speed and efficiency of all the documentation coming through has been faultless and we feel we can totally rely on them.

Thank you Armstrong Watson for your help. It completely takes the pressure off us.

Stephen and Brenda, Levens Farm

Traak Systems provides real-time predictive analytics based on our award winning technology. We blend disparate live data streams from many sources including sensor networks and RFID into meaningful and actionable business information and dashboards in real-time. Our solutions enable a wide variety of applications where there is an urgent need to sense and respond in real-time to critical and dynamic situations and environments across a number of industries and sectors.
As we are at the leading edge of software development we have used our accountants Armstrong Watson to assist us with applying for R&D Tax Credits. Armstrong Watson have been an excellent and well informed adviser for this potentially tricky and complex subject. Nigel Holmes has extensive experience of this area and with Nigel’s essential support we have managed to claim back very valuable amounts

Colin Balfour, Director, Traak Systems

We engaged the services of Andy Poole of Armstrong Watson to assist us with a proposed merger with another solicitors’ practice.  We found Andy Poole to be extremely personable and his considerable experience of similar mergers proved invaluable.

Partner, Anonymous

Armstrong Watson have been Clark Door Ltd accountants and auditors for many years.  With the introduction of research and development tax relief in November 2000, Nigel Holmes approached us as a company he thought might qualify for this relief.
Since that time Armstrong Watson's proactive approach and technical knowledge of the ever changing rules has resulted in substantial tax savings from the application of this relief.  Their approach results is a very smooth procedure and claims process and we have no hesitation is recommending their service to third parties.

Paul Ashley, Clark Door Ltd

Having worked within large corporations for over 40 years, the prospect of starting my own Company some 4 years ago was both exciting yet daunting at the same time.

Many friends and colleagues advised that all I had to do was go 'on-line' and register with Companies House. No doubt this was sound advice, but I couldn't get answers to all the naive questions I needed to ask!

Following a couple of recommendations I turned to Armstrong Watson who were able to talk me through the various options, answer all my queries and ultimately help establish my Company, providing peace of mind, knowing all the angles had been covered.

I still enjoy employing the services of Armstrong Watson, not only for the provision of the statutory requirements of running a Limited Company, but the ability to pick up the phone at any time and obtain professional advice from friendly, courteous and understanding staff.


I have no reservations in recommending Armstrong Watson.

Grant Gilmour

We’ve been working with Armstrong Watson since we incorporated over 20 years ago.   The quality of the service they provide has always been of the highest standard.

In recent years Nigel Holmes in their Corporate Tax department has provided us with invaluable assistance with regards to R&D tax relief.  His detailed knowledge of the system and its procedures has (from our point of view) made claiming this very straightforward.  I know from speaking to similar companies to ours that this has not often been their experience.

We’ve successfully made significant claims over the last 3 years.  In these tough times this has made a tremendous difference to our business.

Peter Williamson, Supersonic Software Ltd

Camtex Fabrics Ltd is a manufacturing company based in Workington, Cumbria.  We undertake research and development of new products for the footwear industry.

For the last 7 years, Armstrong Watson have advised us on R&D tax claims.  In particular, Nigel Holmes has been the key contact.

Nigel has a very good understanding of the rules and has been proactive in advising us how to maximise the benefit to Camtex.

His experience has enabled us to formulate a record keeping process and a presentation format that meets the needs of HMRC in a timely fashion.

Kieran O'Hare, Camtex Fabrics Limited

Our family business has been supported by Armstrong Watson over the past 40 years, this alone is testament to the quality service and invaluable advice they provide us.  They are only a phone call away, whether it be about tax, pensions, payroll, accounts or personnel queries.

We know that we can pick up the phone and our queries will be promptly dealt with in a professional but friendly manner.  To be quite frank we would be lost without them.

Fontana's Fish and Chips

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