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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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 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.


  • Spring Budget 2023: Encouraging share investment for passive investors and employees

    Spring Budget 2023: Encouraging Share Investment for Passive Investors and Employees A large part of the media commentary in the wake of last Wednesday’s Spring Budget focused on two main strands. Firstly, business taxation – the increase in the corporation tax rate to 25 per cent was confirmed, as was the making permanent of the

  • April 2023 Budget Pension Changes

    April 2023 Budget Pension Changes The 2023 spring budget has created some exciting planning opportunities for pensions. Here Andrew Brown, Partner and Certified Financial Planner at Westcotts, explains more… Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced an ambitious package of measures this week, covering a series of changes to payments, taxes, and policies. One of the key areas to

  • A quiet spring budget?

    A quiet spring budget? The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt spoke for just over an hour today as he gave his first official budget. There had been several leaks ahead of the announcement and unlike many of his predecessors there were no ‘rabbits out of the hat’ as he spoke at the despatch box. Although many will

  • Playing it safe? 2023 Spring Budget predictions

    Playing it safe? 2023 Spring Budget predictions It’s not the time to rock the boat, as it were. If you’re labouring, no pun intended, under the apprehension that the Chancellor’s spring budget is going to be ‘all singing, all dancing’ then you’re likely to be disappointed. There are absolutely no indications, at this stage, that

  • 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

  • Payroll Update – Tax Year 2023-2024

      Staying informed about tax rates and legislation is essential to ensure that you comply with any new regulations and avoid any penalties or fines. Payroll team members Liz Marker and Jake Elms discuss how Tax laws and rates can change from year to year, and how it’s crucial to keep up with these changes


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