Since changing accountants three years ago, it all has become much clearer to me what all the facts and figures mean due to the way Nicki Hutchinson is able to explain to a layman in a clear, simple and concise way. She explains all of the technical terms such as opening stock, closing stock, variable costs etc, so I now feel I can attend meetings and for once understand and follow her line of conversation and feel part of it much more easily.
Becky has a strong desire to understand our business and provides a level of commercial input that sees her take pride in the successes that follow. As with all of our experiences with Armstrong Watson and Becky in particular we found the support during COVID-19 invaluable. The pro-active approach to identifying issues and addressing them on our behalf meant we could in turn concentrate on the variety of other matters at hand. The extensive knowledge and the support and experience provides a level of reassurance that offers peace of mind for both the organisational and business owner/directors interests.
Neil McIntyre, Managing Director of Kingmoor Park
Jim Lockhart has been working with Cricket Scotland Limited for over a decade. We have worked closely not only on the audit and tax services, but also when hosting major events such as the World T20 qualification competition in 2015. Jim and the team have consistently delivered and have provided valuable insight when needed.
David Johnson, Financial Controller, Cricket Scotland
So much of running a business is surrounding yourselves with the right people. Be that for advice, support and professional services. In farming it also really helps if you like those people, especially your accountant, as they are someone you communicate with regularly and have to trust completely. With Nicki Hutchinson we have been incredibly lucky not only to find someone who is professionally at the top of her game, but whose genuine warmth and comprehensive understanding of agriculture makes us feel she's very much part of our team, driving forward our business. Nicki has also been pivotal in succession planning for our business and has shown empathy and foresight, providing common sense solutions and delivering everything on time and as promised. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nicki and her team at AW, I feel our business is stronger with her input, her professional knowledge is superb and personally we find her a pleasure to work with.
Clare Wise Chapman, Mr J M & Mrs M Wise & Mrs C Wise-Chapman Farming Partnership
When it comes to accounting it can feel a bit daunting. With Helen's guidance, we have navigated our business through many changes over the years. Together with her professional support and the services of Armstrong Watson, we have kept up to date, introduced new strategies, making our accounting efficient, time saving and cost effective.
Kearton Crushing Limited
Nicki Hutchinson has worked with me for over 10 years. I have great confidence in Nicki, and the excellent advice she provides. This advice is delivered in plain English with precision and clarity. Nicki is always available and completes tasks within deadlines. Nicki is also always willing to help.
I followed Nicki (metaphorically) when she changed firms and I am pleased whole-heartedly to recommend Nicki.
When we set out to find a new audit provider in 2017, we were looking for a company that would not only get to know our organisation well but become a true partner in the process. Throughout the discussion and tender process, the team at Armstrong Watson really sought to understand our needs and to look at how our Trust operated. At all stages the quality of communication was first class. It made it a very simple choice to select them for a 3-year contract.
Armstrong Watson delivered a comprehensive audit service with dedicated and consistent staff. They worked closely to design audit schedules that didn’t disturb the day-to-day operation of the Trust and were able to provide additional service for DfE grant audits and VAT work. Each audit cycle was completed on schedule and had very clear outcomes. There was always a detailed report that the Trust Board could easily review and constructive actions that the Trust executive could lead on.
Our partnership with Armstrong Watson allowed us to have confidence in the audit process, clarity in what we needed to do next to further improve and a strong collegiate working relationship built on consistency and professionalism.
Peter Ashworth – CEO Cidari MAT
Since commencement of the Covid-19 lockdown, Armstrong Watson proactively engaged with me and my dental business, providing robust financial advice for both. This has been a stressful 12 months but knowing I could contact Morag at any time with any financial queries has been a big help to me.
Jonathan Scarlett, Principal Dentist and Dental Practice owner
No question I ever ask is deemed to be too big or too small – the Armstrong Watson medical services team are really knowledgeable about Primary Care and are responsive to the needs of our practice; routinely providing support to me as I oversee the management of our practice finances. Every member of the team is approachable and friendly whilst remaining totally professional.”
Ms Carol Brown, GP Practice Manager
Armstrong Watson look at each partner in a holistic manner to ensure we all understand the financial statements and any new legislative requirements whilst also working with us to effectively manage our remuneration and tax liabilities
Dr Rachel Dawson, GP Partner