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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whatever you want to achieve

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.


  • 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

  • An Autumn Statement full of tax cuts?

    An Autumn Statement full of tax cuts? Mark Tibbert, Partner and Head of Tax gives his take on the Autumn Budget today and what this means for businesses in the region. In the days preceding the Chancellor standing up this afternoon to deliver his Autumn Statement we heard increasing speculation over potential tax cuts in

  • Negative press and when to focus on the positives

    Negative press and when to focus on the positives Negative press is a challenge most businesses will have to deal with in this information age. Jon Stacey from our hospitality and leisure team reveals why it is essential to turn negative press into an opportunity for growth and improvement, while focusing on the positives One

  • Autumn Statement – what can we expect on Wednesday?

    Autumn Statement – what can we expect on Wednesday? Ahead of the Chancellors Autumn Statement on Wednesday, Mark Tibbert, Partner at Westcotts shares his thoughts on what we can expect. With just a few days to go until the Chancellor delivers his Autumn Statement we have had a number of weeks of speculation of what


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