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
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.
Matt has a fantastic knack of pulling things out of you that you already know and 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, BCS
Armstrong Watson's Strategic Business Advice programme 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