Armstrong Watson is an independent firm of accountants, strategic business and financial advisers. We operate in the north of England and southern Scotland employing over 380 team members in 14 locations. We specialise in helping individuals and businesses, from start-ups to large corporates, to reach their goals. Utilising our considerable breadth of experience, we have assisted clients in many sectors to achieve their aims and manage their finances effectively.


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  City Whitehaven
  Postcode CA28 7DG
  Address 25 Lowther St
  Phone Number 019 4669 2074

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A full service, top 30 accountancy firm and leading provider of strategic business and financial advice. Supporting, advising and protecting businesses and individuals for over 150 years. Tailored solutions adapted to your individual business needs, ensuring compliance, minimising tax liabilities and facilitating profitable growth. Chartered, independent, financial planning advice and in-house asset management expertise for you and your business. Trusted expert advice, working together towards identified goals, understanding every part of your business, supported by our extensive team of specialists.


We've been supporting, advising and protecting clients across the North of England and Scotland for over 150 years, providing a full range of specialist services and financial advice including accountancy, cloud accounting, audit, tax, payroll, corporate finance, financial planning, wealth management, forensic accounting and corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency. With 17 regional offices from Glasgow to Leeds, we're focused enough to provide a truly tailored service and large and experienced enough to work alongside any size of business.


Whatever the nature of the assignment, we will work with you in a skilled, timely and cost-effective manner, helping you to navigate your way through the numbers. We have years of experience covering many different areas of litigation and this means that we offer you technical expertise combined with strategic and commercial awareness. Our expert team is always on hand throughout the whole process - not just toward the end when things are heating up. Often early input from us can assist you in determining the nature of the evidence required or the relevance of evidence disclosed, provide a strengths and weaknesses overview of the claim, as well as give insight on possible valuation scenarios and strategy.


Providing services for more than 1500 employers, our payroll team has a wide range of experience in different industry sectors. We understand the different industry needs, giving you the assurance that we can help you. One size doesn't fit all and we understand this, that's why you will receive a tailored service, to suit your needs, at a competitive price. The plethora of legislation surrounding the UK tax system can be a minefield if not interpreted correctly, and can be very costly to a business if they get it wrong.


Whether you are thinking about expanding or selling your business, looking for additional finance or want to explore and understand your options - our trusted corporate finance team can bring their experience, original thinking and proactive approach to advise and support you to find the right way forward for you and your business. We can help you raise finance for your business to support your growth objectives, prepare your business for sale, help you find the right buyer for your business and help you to put into place the correct succession planning to support your objectives.


With the largest number of clients in the UK enrolled on the Xero cloud accounting platform, we have extensive knowledge of the software and, alongside providing businesses with solutions for maintaining their accounting records, we are also able to provide a huge range of additional cloud based accounting services, including bookkeeping, VAT returns, tax returns, payroll services and management accounting via Xero. We do support other accounting packages in addition to Xero including Quickbooks and Sage allowing us to tailor the software to fit with the needs and size of your business.


Your audit should not be seen as a box-ticking exercise or a necessary evil. Your annual audit should be a process from which you should receive real, measurable added value. By spending time with you and allowing us to understand your business at a strategic level and by giving our team of qualified professionals access to your business at an operational level, your annual audit should be an opportunity to align the operational with the strategic, creating within the business the conditions to facilitate profitable growth and increased business value.


Funding for expansion, to help with day to day cash flow or for a specific purchase are just three ways that we can help. In the current climate there is more choice and options available than ever and, here at Armstrong Watson, we can help guide you through the various types of funding and identify potential lenders that might best suit your needs. Our team of dedicated Corporate Finance specialists have a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping business owners raise finance, buy and sell businesses.