Having faced a number of approaches from law firms and companies over the years to acquire Pryers, it was important for us to wait patiently for the right opportunity with the right company to forge ahead with. Pure Legal undoubtedly presents that opportunity and I am delighted to get this deal over the line and I look forward to working with Phil and his team.
Thanks to our Accountant, Andy Poole and his team from Armstrong Watson, for their diligent work. We were genuinely impressed with their advice and representation.
Ian Pryer, Managing Partner, Pryers LLP
Pepperells Solicitors are a dynamic and growing law firm founded over 25 years ago, employing over 100 staff in the Humber area. In 2016 we engaged the services of Armstrong Watson’s specialist Legal Sector as we sought to change our business structure to reflect Pepperell’s modern approach to Law. During the process we were introduced to Financial Planning Consultant Justin Rourke, who works as part of the specialist legal sector team.
Justin along with the team has advised us on ensuring the business and its key stakeholders are adequately protected in the event of death or critical illness and continues to guide us through our pension planning including the use of commercial property. Justin is a credit to the firm, I actually enjoy talking with him and look forward to our working relationship continuing to develop.
Ben Pepperell – Chief Executive Officer
“Having worked with Matt, Helen, and Steven at Armstrong Watson over the past few years I have been particularly impressed by their responsiveness and proactivity as well as their breadth of knowledge. They always respond quickly and expertly to queries and are keen to update me when any relevant changes arise.
I really feel that Matt and his team take every step to understand and become a part of my business and have my best interests at heart at all times. They have helped to develop and recruit into my finance team, which will enable my business to grow even further in the long term”
Kevin Towers, Pinnacle Enterprises
I have been with Armstrong Watson for many years and John Booth has been the partner responsible for my business. As the business has grown I needed more specialist advice and John and his team have always been able to provide me with solutions to any issues I have experienced. Naturally they are more than competent with the preparation of accounts but the bonus for me has always been their tax advice. They are proactive with their recommendations and I have been able to plan for the future rather than just looking at the past performance. On a personal level John and his team are very approachable and explain everything in clear terms.
Stuart Rivers, Stuart Rivers Associates, Harrogate
Armstrong Watson provided a refreshing approach to the accounts review meeting, with the benchmarking report proving especially useful
Tim Berg, Partner, Short Richardson & Forth LLP
Armstrong Watson has been providing IBISWorld with audit services since we began operations in the UK in 2010. More recently we have also engaged them to assist with our tax services. Our experience throughout the relationship has been that of a very professional organization that provides a high level of expertise and comfort to ensure confidence in the end product. Matthew, Helen and Zoe are responsive and personable, further making Armstrong Watson a pleasure to work with
Jody Scott, Global Finance Manager, IbisWorld
Having appointed Armstrong Watson to prepare our SRA Accounts Rules reports, we have been extremely impressed with the manner in which they arranged the transfer of responsibilities from our previous accountants. Their specialist legal sector team has been very easy to deal with and they have provided practical solutions to issues, based on experience. The whole process has been unbelievably smooth and we are delighted with the decision that we have made.
Shru Morris, Finance Director, Napthens LLP
After twenty six years trading as a partnership, we decided to change status to a limited company.
We had no idea how to go about this process. We were guided through it with the help of Armstrong Watson, in particular Sharon Ryan, Sally Jones and Stephen Esgate.
We would like to thank you wholeheartedly. Without all your hard work and understanding of our business and what we wanted, this transition would have been traumatic. It was a seamless transition thanks to the professionalism, efficiency and meticulous attention to detail that you exercised.
I would recommend Armstrong Watson and in particular your team, to any organisation that was thinking of changing their trading status.
E R Navin-Jones, Baker Harding Limited
We were recently left with a very complex family estate to unravel. Helen was able to guide us through the process of IHT submission to HMRC and help unravel a number of complex tax issues in a calm and professional manner. She answered all of our questions promptly and provided clear guidance as to the individual steps we needed to take, making the whole process a lot easier and simpler to deal with.
Helen's work meant we did not have to engage a solicitor to close the estate, thus saving expensive legal costs and time and also brought in other experts (Trust & Investment Funds) to advise us as and when needed. At all times we found Helen easy and pleasant to deal with no matter how stressed we were with having to deal with what was essentially an emotional roller coaster ride. The estate took over two years to close out, but without Helen's support it would still be going on now.
I would recommend Helen and Armstrong Watson without any hesitation or reservation; they are the “go to source” for all financial issues and advice in my opinion.
Phil & Justine Waddington
Having been recommended by a friend, I was certain that Ross would do a great job. But I have been more impressed than I could imagine with the level of professionalism that Ross portrays.
He brings a level of personality to things and I feel that I can send a quick email to Ross any time and I will get a very swift, personal and friendly reply. I look forward to many more years of working with Ross. I would most certainly recommend Ross to my friends.