Tracey Savage, Savage & Bullock Limited
HWB have been our adviser now for many years and we have built a very close working relationship. We feel this is key to us receiving proactive information for our business. They continue to keep up to date with the FCA and therefore assist us in remaining compliant with the FCA regulations, specifically the six month reporting and client monies audit. I would recommend HWB to any FCA regulated firm as I feel they provide a professional and timely service and their dedicated specialist team means we always deal with advisers who understand our industry.
Tony Townson, Stewart Signs
HWB exceeded our expectations. Their specialist team provided valuable support throughout the process of buying another business, advising on matters arising from their due diligence work and technical advice on the tax aspects. They are very commercially minded so they helped us ensure the deal was right for us before we completed. Buying another business for the first time is quite an emotional experience. It is good to have a team of experienced advisers who you can rely upon for the best advice.
Paul Brennan, JPM Aggregates Ltd
What I really appreciate is the personal service I get from Arthur Bell and his team. They are always available and approachable. Between them they always deal directly with my problems.
Dave Henstridge, Amberley Adhesive Labels Limited
We have used the payroll service at HWB for over a decade. Alan Williams takes the hassle out of everything and, in the past, when we have needed audit and account services they have always been happy to help. We highly recommend them - nothing is ever too much bother for HWB.
Julie Fuge, Managing Director, Polymedia Ltd.
HWB has worked very closely with us over the last three years. At the outset we ran a strategy day looking at how far we had come and where we were going. We had expanded rapidly and it’s easy to lose sight of the wood for the trees as we all just get on with doing the job.
The session was eye-opening. It ensured we had a clear focus, not only on what we wanted for the business, but also how that dovetailed in with my personal objectives which for me was really important. It was also the best possible way to brief HWB on the business.
The results have informed everything we have done and I often phone Richard to bounce off ideas or take his objective advice – and a ‘virtual Richard’ sits on my shoulder when I take strategic decisions.
Nick Butcher, County Vets Limited
It could have been a very complicated and difficult process as I wanted to sell the company but not the buildings. HWB were recommended to me and I was very pleased with their professionalism and support. Richard and Tracy provided the expert advice I needed particularly around the structure of the sale and the tax implications.
Gordon Sherren, Kitchen Ventilation Systems Limited
In an age where we are quick to complain, we are slow to say thank you and commend good work. I should like to thank HWB for their recent diligent work and for honoring the quoted fee. I am also amazed at the tax strategy you have implemented over the last year.
Rafe Staples, Powis Hughes
I was looking to move away from accounting on spreadsheets so that I could have better control over my business. Julie looked in detail at my accounting needs and helped me choose the solution that is best for me which is Xero. I am very pleased with the input I received from HWB and would recommend this service.
Graham Dell, Optimal Internet
HWB have been our adviser now for many years and we have built a very close working relationship. We feel this is key to us receiving proactive information for our business. They continue to keep up to date with the FSA and therefore assist us in remaining compliant with the FSA regulations, specifically the six month reporting and client monies audit. I would recommend HWB to any FSA regulated firm as I feel they provide a professional and timely service and their dedicated specialist team mean we always deal with advisers who understand our industry.
Simon Gibbons, Sparkford Chemicals Limited
We needed a system that used foreign currencies and Julie Boyton worked closely with us to determine our needs and match the product. Sage 50 was introduced as a suitable platform and one for which HWB could provide beneficial support. The support pre, during and post installation has been a hassle-free migration that has saved us money. Well done and thanks.
Fiona Coulter, Page Gulliford & Gregory
Geoff is very approachable and he and his staff give concise positive advice. If information is required quickly then HWB are always ready to help. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Richard Carne, Asset Management IFA Limited, Director & Founder, Council member of AIFA, Member of FSA
We have used HWB as auditors and advisers for the last 20 years. They have a complete understanding of the regulatory requirements for IFA accounts and ours have never been queried by the FCA. This was not the case with our previous auditors – a national firm who claimed to have this expertise but managed to breach the rules several times which is why we moved to HWB! Their director Alan Williams has always taken a close personal interest in the development and success of our business and has helped us enormously, not just in the production of compliant accounts but also in respect of strategy and the development of our practice. We send him our monthly management accounts and he frequently takes the trouble to talk to me about them – I know he always keeps a close eye on them which is a great comfort. I can thoroughly recommend HWB as specialist auditors to the IFA sector and providers of proactive business consultancy at the highest level.
Rebecca Bowring-Kingman, People Prospect Solutions Ltd
Each month, James and the team provide me with a speedy response to my payroll request. Not only do they generally run our payroll, they also offer additional advice and support when dealing with payroll, holiday, commission and sickness queries. Nice to have a direct dial to someone who is pretty much always on the other end and happy to help.
Marion Harker, Plimat UK Limited
We are very happy with the service we receive from HWB Payroll and also extremely happy with the support we receive when we have any questions to ask. They are always happy to talk to us on the telephone when we need advice.
Maureen Dickson, Worktown Office Supplies
HWB Payroll Solutions has consistently provided to our Company an accurate, on-time, good value service.
Bob Collom, Argentis Financial Management Ltd
We have worked with HWB as an IFA in a professional capacity for many years and are always impressed with their knowledge of our sector and their commitment to providing a personal service to their clients.
Jane Palmer, Heathfield Care Homes
We have worked with HWB for the past 6 years and particularly value their pro-active style of suggesting ideas and solutions regarding the accounting of our businesses. It’s refreshing to find a firm of accountants that not only offer a personal service, but that also have extensive expertise in different areas including specialist taxation and solid back office support. They are extremely efficient.
Alan Powell, HPW Architecture
Since we appointed HWB we have been nothing but impressed with the service they have provided. Arthur and the team immediately identified an overpayment in tax, which had been missed by other accountants, and secured us a rebate to the tune of more than £14,000.
Beyond the day-to-day management of HPW’s accounts, HWB provide us with solid financial planning advice, effectively taking on the role of an in-house financial director, which to a practice of our size in invaluable.
We get the care and attention we would get from a much smaller accountancy firm but with the services and resources of one much bigger.
Peter Swinn, Hilltop Dental Practice
HWB have helped us for many years. We have always been impressed by the team’s expertise and understanding of small health care businesses. They have a personal, proactive approach to guide us with the financial running of our Practice and they are always available either via telephone or email. The payroll service is excellent and hassle-free.
Frances Dunton, Knight Polson
We have been working with Alan Williams and his team for three years. They provide us with expert advice in relation to our annual accounts, tax and Solicitors’ accounts rules. The team at HWB are very professional, and always give clear advice and guidance in a prompt and efficient manner. We would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Mike Roberts, F & S Property Management
HWB’s service deals with all statutory requirements expected of a Residents Management Company (RMC) or a Right to Manage (RTM) Company. As a managing agent I wanted to ensure that I could provide lessees with independently certified service charge accounts to adhere to the best practice set out by ICAEW, RICS and ARMA. Annually, the costs usually work out at just a few pounds per flat, a price well worth paying for the peace of mind that this independent check brings. I would recommend using HWB for a reliable and cost effective source of independent advice.
Susan Bayford, Wlliams Lester Chartered Architects
We asked Richard Hurst from HWB to come and hold a Planning for the Future Workshope with our Directors in order to help us develop a Business Plan that would allow us to drive our business forward. We had a very informative and productive afternoon with Richard and would recommend Richard's services. We now have the basis for a robust business plan going forward.