I have had three accountants since I started roofing almost 40 years ago. The first two I had a sort of love/hate relationship with, dreading the yearly (yes, yearly!) meetings with them when I would find out the state of my company finances, how much tax I would have to try and find and how much my accountancy fees had gone up again!
About 10 years ago, a good friend and colleague told me about Stonebridge Stewart, run by a very friendly and approachable Husband and Wife team at the helm of a talented work-force.
From my initial meeting, I was made to feel most welcome and was very comfortable with them and they were half the price of my last accountant!
We now email, phone or call in to the Heswall based office 2 or 3 times a week and any issues or queries we have are very quickly resolved usually in our favour. From payroll to VAT to Tax Returns to bookkeeping and final Accounts, Steve and his team look after everything for us, leaving us to do what we do best, fix roofs!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve and his team to anybody, due to their complete professionalism and experience!
Les Perry, Les Perry (Roofing Contractors) Limited
If “Carlsberg” did accountancy, it would be something like Stonebridge Stewart!
Neil McGrath, The Chocolate Garden
Ten years ago, North Cheshire Windows were using a local Accountancy firm when a tax query was made on our annual return. This query, for whatever reason, was not answered by our advisors and a subsequent full investigation was instigated by H M Revenue & Customs. Needless to say, this caused great concern to the Company. During this worrying period, I happened to mention to a business contact the poor service we were receiving from our accountants and he recommended Stonebridge Stewart.
We found them very refreshing and indeed it was reassuring that not only did they initially give us free advice, but they also recommended an action plan on how best to deal with the Revenue. The Board of Directors at North Cheshire Windows agreed to move our account to Stonebridge Stewart. After the initial conclusion of the Revenue’s inspection when Stonebridge Stewart answered all the queries efficiently and with due diligence, the continued support and excellent advice has enabled our Company to go from strength to strength.
Stonebridge Stewart implemented management procedures that we, as Directors of North Cheshire Windows, find very useful and this continued development has maximised the Company’s profits to their full potential. It is particularly refreshing that although we deal with one key account person, when she is not available, others within the practice can deal with our day to day enquiries. They are flexible and conscious of our needs.
It is without question that we would recommend them to others. Thank you to Stonebridge Stewart for the past and to the future.
Greg Heywood, Director, North Cheshire Windows Limited
Stonebridge Stewart have been very flexible and helpful in relation to our accounts, always willing to go that bit further to help us with any problems we encounter. Feedback and personal attention has been of a very high standard.
Liz Scoffield, Alan D Scoffield Heating Limited
We found their help and advice invaluable when selling our business.
We would like to thank everyone at Stonebridge Stewart for the time and enthusiasm that they have put into managing our account. It has been great to have some positive input into our activities (a novel idea) and our recent Strategic Planning Day was fun and provided a refreshing insight into ways we can strengthen and develop our business.
Not having to rush to the tax office on 31 January with our tax returns was good too. Keep it up and our partnership will surely last for many years to come.
Richard Horner, Managing Director, Imaginations Air Travel Limited
Given my past experiences, I was surprised to find someone so completely thorough, professional and nice. Thanks for everything; it really has been a pleasure working with you.
Mike, a Personal Tax client
A reliable local business – the staff are always professional, courteous and helpful.
Practice Manager of a six partner medical practice
In selling our previous company, we found Stonebridge Stewart highly professional and a reassuring “critical friend” to help guide us through the process. A very professional firm.
Dr S Wilkinson, former Managing Director of Jupiter Flavours Limited
I have been with Stonebridge Stewart for 61 years and have no complaints. It speaks for itself. Thank you!
They provide an excellent, friendly and efficient service.
Personal Tax clients