In 2016 we engaged the services of Armstrong Watson’s specialist Legal Sector as we sought to change our business structure to reflect our modern approach to Law at our dynamic and growing law firm. Andy Poole and the team were able to guide us through the various structure options to find the structure which met our business needs. The checklist approach used allowed us to delegate tasks to the appropriate people and track what needed to be done and when.
As part of this process we were introduced to one of Armstrong Watson’s Financial Planning team who 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. I actually enjoy talking with him and the rest of the Armstrong team!
We were delighted by the forward thinking joined up approach and look forward to our working relationship with the Armstrong Watson team continuing to develop.
Ben Pepperell CEO, Pepperells Solicitors
After my wife and I retired it made good sense to seek professional advice concerning our finances. Justin was the perfect choice! he is a very efficient and knowledgable person who listened to us and took our requirements on board. We couldn't have wished for a better advisor.
We used Armstrong Watson for the first time this year to conduct our SRA Audit. I was impressed; not only with their thoroughness and professionalism, but also with the efficiency of the whole process. The audit is an essential element of our compliance processes, but it also has the potential to be a major distraction for the business. The Armstrong Watson team gave us very clear guidance from the outset and used technology well to deliver a highly effective audit with no unnecessary work for us. We will be returning to them next year.
Nick Benson, Managing Director, Ortolan Legal Limited
Since moving to Armstrong Watson over 10 years ago, I have always been impressed by their professionalism and attention to detail. I am most grateful for their kindness and for being so approachable. Sharon Ryan are always at the other end of the telephone to answer any questions I may have and during a recent HMRC investigation they took all the worry and stress off my hands and sorted everything out with no effort on my part.
David Wright, Hebden Bridge Dental Care Limited
I have been with this firm since being a newly qualified dentist 25 years ago and have always been pleased with the service that they provide. I find Sharon to be easily approachable and efficient in dealing with any queries that might I have.
I have also recently switched to Armstrong Watson for the running of the payroll of the practice. This had to be carried our at short notice and was very smoothly done.
Sue Barrett, Seacroft Dental Practice
Victoria has looked after our tax affairs for years now. She has coped effortlessly with the financial aftermath of my husband's death in 2015 and is now guiding me through the more complicated aftermath of my brother's death in 2016. She is always friendly and efficient, which is important to me as I have never had to worry about these matters before. I feel safe with Victoria.
I approached Armstrong Watson as I was experiencing a number of issues with my payroll provider. Armstrong Watson helped us find a payroll solution including auto-enrolment that worked for Oilgear. Once the decision was made to move to Armstrong Watson, the team were in constant contact to ensure a simple and stress free transition. I found the experience of the transition relatively straight-forward and the parallel payment run was completed efficiently. The first live payment run went without a hitch and we were provided with the custom reports that we required in the format that we requested them. I would recommend Armstrong Watson to any business requiring an external payroll provider; the team work confidently and provide accurate and timely responses.
Jodie Baker, Finance Manager, Oilgear Towler Ltd
We have had a dispute with our EBT scheme for many years without any success and costly. We have tried several companies and after 14 years of trying we were recommended to see Mr N Holmes of Armstrong Watson. Nigel has more than met our expectations and succeeded in bringing the scheme towards a final closure.
We're so pleased with the result after all the years of worry and stress and would most definitely recommend Nigel for his expertise and professionalism.
Bill and Linda Moody
I have been a client of Armstrong Watson for many years now, relying on your services to complete my yearly Tax Return, and have received an excellent accounting service each and every time.
During this year I have have travelled abroad with work, and contacted you for professional advice regarding my tax situation, to understand what is the best and safest way of managing my taxes. You have always been nothing less than fully approachable, supportive and helpful and have provided me with sound, legally competent and timely advice about my tax situation on every occasion.
Thanks to your advice, I have been able to manage my tax correctly and plan my times of work and return to the UK, in a way which works best for me and my family.
Thank you again for your professionalism and I will definitely be using your services in the future.
Dr Mourad Habib Kirollos
I contacted Nigel after reading an article in Taxation about EBTs. I liked the simplicity of the idea and how it involved working with the tax system rather than against it. The idea enabled me to reach a favourable EBT settlement with HMRC. I have subsequently used Nigel’s knowledge of R&D tax credits to help a manufacturing business that I am a director of. Once again, I am delighted by the outcome. I am keen for Nigel and Armstrong Watson to play a bigger role with a number of companies I am involved with.
Iain Jenkins, director Aquaspira Ltd, Creditflux Ltd, Alpha Haven Ltd