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.

  • 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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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 32 partners and 15 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.


  • Scrambling support for Devon’s Classic Motorbike Club

    Scrambling support for Devon’s Classic Motorbike Club Devon’s Classic Motorbike Scramble Club held its first big event of the year recently and Westcotts was there in full force to show its support for the high-adrenaline day out. Terry Burdon, a long-standing client, and chairman of the Scramble Club reached out to Westcotts for sponsorship, after

  • Charities: Time to get your house in order?

    Charities: Time to get your house in order? It goes without saying that it is an incredibly busy time of year for many charities in the South West, as they get all their information together ready to send across to their accountant or independent examiner. As the year-end has recently passed for a significant number

  • Two key promotions for Westcotts’ Plymouth management team

    Two key promotions for Westcotts’ Plymouth management team We have announced the promotion of two members from our Plymouth office. Tax manager Sean Bolter is now a director at Westcotts and accounts senior Paul Maddock becomes a manager. The two colleagues joined the firm within months of each other and have since enjoyed working together

  • Westcotts forging international connections

    Westcotts forging international connections Westcotts is one of more than 300 companies across the world working together with PrimeGlobal to deliver the best possible service for their clients. Here, Westcotts Managing Partner Shona Godefroy explains what it means to be part of PrimeGlobal, the Association of Advisory and Accounting Firms… As a leading regional firm,

  • How to exit your business

    Welcome to our discussion with Patrick Tigwell and Alison Watts, where we’ll be exploring the key factors to keep in mind when planning an exit from your business. During this conversation, you can expect to gain valuable insights on the importance of having an exit strategy, the optimal time to start thinking about it, and

  • A chat with Young Devon

    We are thrilled to sponsor the Young Devon, Run Devon challenge, a yearly event that promotes health and well being among youth in Devon, UK, while raising awareness and funds for the incredible work of Young Devon. Here, Andy Moreman, Young Devon Chief Executive Officer, explains more.

  • Maximising tax benefits: Understanding Relevant Life Insurance for SMEs

    Maximising tax benefits: Understanding Relevant Life Insurance for SMEs As a business owner, you might be aware of the tax breaks that can help you save money. However, according to a survey of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)*, 75% of them have not heard of Relevant Life, a legitimate tax break that can protect your

  • The updated pension annual allowances for NHS professionals – still a need to be careful?

    The updated pension annual allowances for NHS professionals – still a need to be careful? Good News News in the spring budget about the updated lifetime and annual allowances have been largely welcomed by those saving for retirement, especially people working in public services, such as the NHS. Westcotts advises many medical professionals at all


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