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 about30/06/22
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 that06/07/19
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 the15/07/20
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 independent23/11/22
We spend time getting to know our clients so that we can offer them the right advice and help them to flourish
whatever you want to achieve
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.
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 the22/03/23
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 to21/03/23
Tax Card 2023-202416/03/23
Spring Budget Summary 202315/03/23
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 will15/03/23
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, that13/03/23
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 provide09/03/23
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 changes08/03/23