A UK leading firm of
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

We have more offices in the South West than any other firm.

With hundreds of experienced and talented team members with a wide range of specialisms, we’re always on hand to give clear, calm and expert advice.

And once a client walks through any of our doors, they enter a world of opportunity, expertise and potential, providing the South West with access to large firm expertise underpinned by local knowledge.

  • Thorne, Carter & Aspen

    A knock on the door opened up an opportunity for two well-established local property firms to build a future together. Angus Watson, Director at letting agents Aspen Property Management Ltd in Cullompton, Devon, was working in his office when John Parkin, a director at nearby estate agency Thorne and Carter called in to ask about

  • Woodlands Retreats

    At Westcotts we go the extra mile to share our expertise and advice with our clients, and none more so than for our long-standing client, Woodlands Retreats. Woodlands Retreats is a holiday property management company, run by Director Paul Crang (pictured above on left) and his family. The agency manages beautifully refurbished luxury properties that

  • Waterhouse Electrical & Engineering Services

    We launched the Westcotts Business Resilience and Protection Service to provide clients with access to a range of financial and legal advice to make their businesses more robust. One business owner who has already benefited from the depth and breadth of our financial planning expertise is Paul Waterhouse. Paul has achieved a small revolution in the

  • Whistl Fulfilment (South West) Ltd

    Success Story – Whistl Fulfilment (South West) Ltd When the three owners of Clientbase Fulfilment Ltd were planning its future direction, it was the business advisers at Westcotts that they turned to for expert advice. Angus Dick, Robert Smeddle and David Fanous, the three founding major shareholders, had been long-standing clients of the largest independent


We spend time getting to know our clients so that we can offer them the right advice and help them to  flourish

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Audit & Assurance

Our truly partner-led approach to audit and assurance covers a wide range of engagements and is tailored to the individual needs of your organisation.

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Accounting & Compliance

We can help you with bookkeeping, forecasting and management accounts as well as offering a comprehensive end of year account service.

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Our experts can advise on all matters of personal tax, business taxation and compliance, VAT, trusts and stamp duty and more.

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Whether you are starting up, or a seasoned trader, we can offer advice every step of the way. We can help to improve your processes, incorporating, or planning the next big step, such as an acquisition or your exit.

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Digital Services

We’re here to help you go digital. From helping you comply with the Government’s Making Tax Digital scheme, to cloud accounting and accounting software.

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Outsourcing your payroll frees up valuable administrative resources in your business and gives you access to a wealth of experience and expert payroll knowledge.

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Financial Planning

Our team of experts can advise on pensions, retirement, insurance, wealth management, estate planning and more.

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Business Recovery & Insolvency

Our team are qualified to advise and give the best options on business recovery & insolvency, personal debt or bankruptcy, liquidations and more.

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Meet our experts across the South West

With over 280 team members including 34 partners and 12 directors, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Some have backgrounds in major international accounting firms, others are drawn from other leading regional firms, and of course, we have our own home grown talent too.

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Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever
you want to achieve.


  • Westcotts supports Devon’s tourism excellence

    Westcotts supports Devon’s tourism excellence Westcotts is proud to announce that it will be supporting the very best of Devon’s tourism businesses in 2023 with the sponsorship of a high-profile awards event. The leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisers will sponsor the ‘new tourism business’ category at the 2022/23 Devon Tourism Awards, taking

  • Westcotts’ corporate finance team advises on ‘cutting edge’ deal in Gloucestershire

    Westcotts’ corporate finance team advises on ‘cutting edge’ deal in Gloucestershire Westcotts has led on the successful acquisition of a family-run tool cutting business for one of its Gloucestershire-based clients. The firm’s corporate finance team acted as the lead adviser to Stroud tooling solutions company CR Hollands Industrial Supplies on the merger with Concept Tooling

  • Time to confess? Making a voluntary disclosure

    Time to confess? Making a voluntary disclosure With more sophisticated databases, computer systems and sharing of information, it is becoming ever more difficult for taxpayers to keep things concealed from HMRC. If a taxpayer knows they have something to disclose to HMRC, we advise them to make a voluntary disclosure sooner rather than later. Non-compliance

  • Inheritance Tax – time to review your estate?

    Inheritance Tax – time to review your estate? “A voluntary levy paid by those who distrust their heirs more than they dislike the Inland Revenue” Roy Jenkins – Labour Chancellor With the government having frozen the Inheritance Tax threshold recently until 2028, it is highly likely that many more estates will be affected by this

  • VAT: changes to the way HMRC process option to tax forms

    VAT: changes to the way HMRC process option to tax forms Important changes to the way that HMRC processes option to tax forms come into force next month, which could affect anyone buying or selling commercial land or property in the UK. From 1 February 2023, HMRC will no longer issue letters confirming that an

  • New Year, New Start-Up – Top 10 tips for success

    New Year, New Start-Up – Top 10 tips for success January and the start of 2023 is the time when attention turns to new year resolutions for many, including small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs looking to put their ‘big idea’ into practice. Do you have a burning desire to be your own boss and

  • The January rush to file tax returns!

    The January rush to file tax returns! How many people are guilty of leaving the filing of their tax return to the last minute? As a profession we always see a mad rush during December and January as many taxpayers frantically try to gather the information for us to prepare their personal tax returns ahead

  • International tax issues: Get your affairs in order

    International tax issues: Get your affairs in order With the 2021/22 personal tax filing deadline of 31 January 2023 looming, now is the time for individuals and businesses who occasionally or frequently cross international borders for work to get their tax affairs in order. At Westcotts, we look after a range of matters for international


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