A UK leading firm of
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

We value relationships above all else.

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.

  • Exosoft

    Success Story – Exosoft A chance meeting with Westcotts at a local networking event in Devon proved to be invaluable for small South West software engineering firm Exosoft. For the company’s co-director and co-founder, Joe Wahab, the introduction to Westcotts’ partner Patrick Tigwell was the start of their journey with the firm of chartered accountants

  • Roberts Rural Ltd

    Success Story – Roberts Rural Ltd They say never mix business with pleasure, but for two of Westcotts’ clients in Somerset, doing just this has proven to be a winning formula. When brothers-in-law and businessmen, Ed Cousins and John Parry decided to start a new venture together, Tom Stuckey from Westcotts was on-hand to provide

  • 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

  • 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


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 36 partners and 11 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 support next generation of talent in Plymouth

    Westcotts support next generation of talent in Plymouth At Westcotts, we are passionate about supporting young professionals in the industry to build relationships with their peers. That is why we provide spaces for those having just launched their career in the sector to meet others and learn. Last week (on 29th November 2023), we held

  • Westcotts announce partner promotion in Plymouth office

    Westcotts announce partner promotion in Plymouth office Veronique Walkey, Director and Head of Professional Services based at Westcotts Plymouth office, has just been made a Partner. Veronique initially joined Westcotts following the merger with Riley in Plymouth two years ago. She advises a variety of entities and individuals across a range of industries, with a

  • Westcotts proud sponsors of Spark UK’s ‘All Star Advent’ campaign

    Westcotts proud sponsors of Spark UK’s ‘All Star Advent’ campaign Westcotts were one of the proud sponsors of Spark UK’s launch event for their ‘All Star Advent’ Calendar this December. Last week (on 1st December) the group launched their flagship annual campaign at Exeter Cathedral, and our own Daniel Turton was there to mark the

  • Capital Gains Tax explained

    Capital Gains Tax explained In today’s episode, Kelly Davies and Sophie Laird look at Capital Gains Tax, specifically focusing on the 60-day reporting requirements. We’ll cover what qualifies as a capital gain, what needs reporting, and how to communicate it to HMRC.

  • Westcotts announce partner promotion in Crediton office

    Westcotts announce partner promotion in Crediton office Matt Melksham, Crediton office based Director at Westcotts, has just been made a Partner. Matt joined the Westcotts family as a Director earlier this year to head up the Crediton office and support a growing number of clients in Mid Devon. Originally from the South West and with

  • Atlantic Workboats Ltd

    Client Spotlight – Atlantic Workboats Ltd Our clients mean everything to us. They do amazing things and inspire us with their passion and dedication. The South West is home to such a diverse range of businesses, and we’re proud to collaborate with so many great people across our region. That’s why we’ve launched our new

  • National Living Wage increase set for April 2024

    National Living Wage increase set for April 2024 On Wednesday 22 November 2023 the Government shared their Autumn Budget, an annual statement which is made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the House of Commons setting out the Governments planned spending and revenue gathering measures. As part of the 110 measures announced yesterday was

  • Westcotts hosts packed charity seminar

    Westcotts hosts packed charity seminar Earlier this month our charity specialists at Westcotts held a seminar to bring together those who work in the sector, clients and new faces alike. The event offered an opportunity for attendees to hear from our experts on a range of issues that are impacting the sector. The event was


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