A UK top 50 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 Thomas Westcott 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

  • Turner Build Ltd

    Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants has advised thriving Bridport firm Turner Build Ltd for the last decade. Well known in and around the bustling Dorset town, the growing company remains very much a local family business. Managing director, Steve and Will Turner, says the firm has been busier than ever over the last 12 months as


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.


  • Employee Engagement

    Simon Irvin – Head of HR at Westcotts, discusses employee engagement in the workplace.

  • Deadline looms over Making Tax Digital for VAT

    Deadline looms over Making Tax Digital for VAT Businesses are being warned that they could face tough penalties from HMRC if they miss the deadline to submit monthly or quarterly VAT returns using its online portal. HMRC has confirmed that it will close the online VAT services facility on Tuesday 1 November 2022 – this

  • Agricultural Breakfast

    Agricultural Breakfasts We are delighted to invite you to attend our ‘Topical Farming Update’ seminar – a look at current farm business and management issues facing farmers. Exeter When: 8:00am – 9:30am Wednesday 26th October Where: Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN Bridgwater When: 8:00am – 9:30am Thursday 3rd November Where: The Canalside

  • Devon Business Show 2022

    Devon Business Show 2022 We attended the Devon Business Show last week, brought to us by the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, where our team were on hand to discuss all things digital, MTD and beyond. Here’s a video of our time at the show.  

  • New appointment boosts financial planning team at Westcotts

    New appointment boosts financial planning team at Westcotts We have bolstered our financial planning team with the appointment of a new chartered financial planner. Steven Clemence (pictured), who is based in the Plymouth office, joins the firm with over 35 years’ experience and specialises in complex pensions work, employee benefits and business protection. He is

  • Westcotts Charity Golf Day raises more than £5,000 for South West MS Centre

    Westcotts Charity Golf Day raises more than £5,000 for South West MS Centre A charity golf day has raised more than £5,000 to help provide treatment and support for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other conditions. Up to 92 players of all ages and abilities took part in the event, organised by Westcotts Chartered

  • Charity Seminar 2022

    Charity Seminar 2022 We are delighted to be holding our Annual Charity Seminar on Thursday 3rd November 2022 where we will be providing an update for trustees covering topical issues and hope you are able to join us. The seminar will include: Current updates on the Charity Sector including recent Charity Commission enquires Finding the

  • New director appointed to support financial planning arm of Westcotts

    New director appointed to support financial planning arm of Westcotts Westcotts Chartered Financial Planners, part of the Westcotts group, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of a new director. Andrew Hammond (pictured) has been recruited by the practice, bringing more than 20 years experience in the financial services sector. He is responsible


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