You have to appreciate the personal touch from P&B, you get the feeling you’re more than a client and it’s more than numbers on a piece of paper.
It’s refreshing to be spoken to and assisted instead of told or talked down to.
After 15 years I remain confident in their service and delighted with the advice given.
Hotels of North Wales Ltd
We chose to move our accounts to Pursglove & Brown following recommendations from some of our key suppliers. It quickly proved a great decision as their team dealt with a backlog of issues efficiently and intelligently, providing some solid advice along the way.
As well as the day to day support, we’ve also had some excellent strategic guidance to enable us to continue to grow whilst maintaining a clear and accurate tax position. The team at P&B are unfailingly helpful and professional.
I’d have no hesitation in recommending their services to any similar companies.
We were recommended to Pursglove & Brown by a fellow business associate and could tell from the early stages that this firm knows the industry it works in and will advise you in the best way for you to gain the most out of your business.
We find all their staff very helpful and knowledgeable from the accounts to the payroll staff, right down to the receptionists.
I would like to give a special mention to Daniel Newman who has helped us no end with his advice, giving us the confidence in taking our business forward.
Big Daily Deal Company Chester
Following completion of my Accounts and Tax Returns I would like to thank Steve Greensill of Pursglove & Brown.
I met Steve several months ago and was impressed with his knowledge and his approach to all things tax related. As a busy working mum with two children, it made life a little easier that Steve was able to visit me at my home to sort out my Accounts. As a result I decided to take the step and move from my current accountants on the Wirral to Pursglove & Brown, which has been an extremely wise and cost effective move.
Steve has not only managed to save me hundreds of pounds on my projected accountancy fees, but has also saved me thousands of pounds on my tax bill.
I can not thank you enough, and would recommend your services to all my friends and colleagues.
I would just like to say how much I hate the chore of doing my Accounts, and to thank you very much for making it ‘an experience of a lifetime’ !!
The sense of humour you bring to the process is sadly lacking from most accountants, but this does not disguise the professional quality of the advice you bring in handling the services provided to me.
You have managed to take control of my Accounts and Returns from another accountant and submit my next VAT Return within a very short period of time. In addition, your advice regarding the structure of my business to enable me to be more competitive was advice that I had not received from my previous accountant, and you have proceeded with with the minimum amount of action required from me.
I look forward to many years of more tax saving and accounting advice for my businesses, and I will be recommending your company to others without hesitation.
Andrew C Munro BSc (Hons) B Arch ARB
Oliver and Co Solicitors
I am pleased to take this opportunity to give a testimonial for the work which your firm has carried out incidental to the disposal of Ambient House at Knowsley Industrial Estate.
This was a huge complex job requiring tax advice of a very technical kind. The job included a complicated option arrangement between the Buyer and Seller which gave rise to complex capital tax issues. Without the assistance and advice given by your firm in a professional and efficient manner, I am certain that the deal would never have got off the ground.
I have no hesitation in recommending your firm and intend to do so whenever I have an opportunity.
I am writing to express my thanks for your help with the recent conversion of Barnhill Marketing from sole trader status through to the formation of a limited company.
In fact your assistance generally over the past two years has been of great help to me. With Pursglove & Brown there is very much a personal element to the service which is very welcome to smaller organisations like my own.
I look forward to your continued support in the future as my business grows.
Chris Palin Architects
I have recently sought the advice of Pursglove & Brown regarding my impending position as a Director with SBS Design Ltd. Pursglove & Brown highlighted the areas of importance, long term benefits and potential pitfalls of buying into an established practice that is owned by two other Directors. I attended two meetings with John prior to making a verbal agreement to purchase shares in the company. It was through his diligence and advice that gave me the encouragement and confidence to make an acceptable offer and I would like to thank Pursglove & Brown for their patience, advice and understanding.
I have recommended Pursglove & Brown for their expertise and advice on such matters regarding Limited Companies and tax matters. They are very approachable, welcoming and keen to offer their best advice.
Thank you Pursglove & Brown
Chrysalis Recruitment Solutions
So, only a few months ago I had this vision of starting my own recruitment business as I had worked in the industry for many years, I knew it inside out and was good at what I did. However, I had no idea where to start in regards to running a business, although I’ve worked in various senior management roles I had never ran my own business before. I mean where do you start? I met Steve for a coffee to discuss the idea I had and the vision of setting up my own business not really believing this is something I would make a reality.
Steve immediately reassured me that I was doing the right thing and very simply said he would take control of setting the business up and would look after all the accounts. I mean could it really be that simple? It absolutely was, Pursglove & Brown set the business up within hours and now take care of all the accounts and payroll of the business leaving me to get on with what I do best, recruitment.
Steve genuinely cares about his clients and goes out of his way in order to support in any which way he can. Which form time to time does mean lots of meetings, cup of coffee and prep talks in order to support me every step of the way. He takes care of all the financials of the business and even processes my payroll each month.
Everyone refers to Steve as the cheerful accountant and he is just that – a personable and genuinely nice guy who goes above and beyond to support his clients so that they can get on with running their business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to anyone looking to set up a business or an established business who are looking for an accountant that adds real value to their business.
Genuinely, I cannot thank Steve and Pursglove & Brown enough for their continued support!
Colin Whatmore Plumbing, Heating and Gas Services
I was very grateful, for the recommendation to Pursglove & Brown in Chester.
I found them to be most professional and knowledgeable in all fields of accountancy.
They were very efficient in helping me with my enquiry.
I am now using Pursglove & Brown as my accountants and would highly recommend them.
Effortless preparation of my company accounts and tax returns
I wanted to write to say thank you for making the preparation, review and return of my annual company accounts and associated tax returns, so easy and hassle free.
Behind the scenes in Pursglove & Brown there must be a lot of not-particularly-interesting but important work going on to put together my company accounts, and yet somehow your team have always kept correspondence with me brief and to the point without bogging down in too much detail or technical explanations and I appreciate that.
On top of that you have managed to keep my tax due to an acceptable level which is always a bonus too – thank you!
I also appreciate the calm and confident advice you’ve given me recently in light of both the VAT inspection and a CMS query which reassures me that I am using the right accountancy firm for my business accounts and tax returns.
I have and will continue to smile widely when the right question comes up and recommend you personally and Pursglove & Brown to friends and colleagues!
Pursglove & Browns advice and support when submitting my first significant Self Assessment Tax Return was invaluable.
During an initial meeting Steve Greensill clearly explained what needed to be done, and what I could and should be claiming for as a self employed business owner.
His team handled the processing and submission of my accounts efficiently and without issue making it a stress free process, resulting in a rebate from the tax man, which is always nice!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve and the team at Pursglove & Brown and look forward to developing our relationship as my business grows.
Kieran Toner – Team Leader
Every year our accounts have been prepared and submitted two weeks before our tax bill is due. Although I like to be prepared and have everything in place well before it is due, I though this must just be the way it is, or at least I did until I spoke to Steve.
This was not the only issue I experienced with our previous accountant. I came to realise that without these issues, my job would be much easier. Darren and I met with Steve in June and started the process of switching our services over. Steve’s persistence in getting the necessary information is greatly appreciated and within 24 hours of him receiving this information our accounts had been prepared.
Steve is always happy to answer our questions and responds quickly with a full explanation and link with more information about what I have asked.
I would also like to note that our corporation tax bill is 50% less than it was last year. I’m not saying that Steve can do this for everybody but I can say that we certainly are now happy with our accountant!
Thank you Steve.
Darren and Joe
Cull Paperless Solutions
The Best Advice In Town
Many thanks indeed for continuing to provide our business with constantly ‘On the button’ advice both during our quarterly board meetings and for specific ‘one-off’ project work.
Steve has attended for the last twelve months our quarterly board meetings where we discuss the performance of the business. Running a small business is not always easy and working Steve as an extra sounding board has proved to be vital for the business. He is not afraid to deliver the best advice that perhaps you didn’t want to hear or should have heard some months earlier!
However, Steve has worked also on one off specific projects for both the business and me personally. A very good example that I would like to share with you is that my wife and I would like to buy a house after many years in rented accommodation. Steve managed to take all the drama away and the required forms were provided seamlessly without drama, the mortgage was agreed when many other advisors had said it would be impossible or we would have to wait several more years.
My wife and I are delighted and look forward to moving during August and I know that without his help we would not have succeeded.
I am more than confident to recommend the very professional, straight talking Steve Greensill from Pursglove & Brown- a truly first class business and one I will always refer to my contacts.
I decided to move accountants after meeting Steve Greensill at a networking event. Moving was a big deal to my business as we had been with previous accountant for 14 years and been perfectly happy. I asked around Chester about Pursglove and Brown and could only find people who gave Steve and everyone at the practice, the highest of praise. The move has been faultless, and I have found everyone I have contact with to be very professional and extremely warm and welcoming. Steve has been very supportive, and I am sure I have made the correct decision for my business. The best compliment I can pay Steve is that he neither sounds or looks like an accountant and a meeting with Steve is so relaxed, but you know you are getting the best advice possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my own clients.
I would like to offer a personal testimonial for Steve Greensill of Pursglove and Brown Chartered Accountants. Having been navigating some complicated matters recently, there is one person who stands out head and shoulders as offering unwavering practical support and advice. That is our Steve. So this is really about Steve the individual rather than Pursglove and Brown.
I am sure by now that I have a bespoke ring-tone on Steve’s phone (JAWS probably) but Steve has without fail responded (that’s a good start) but more importantly with a great deal of patience having carefully explained the same things numerous times without ever sounding annoyed and at times that has been a big help.
In addition to his own sage advice, Steve has been able to make excellent recommendations to other professionals which has proved invaluable.
So as we all know it is the personal touch that adds value in any profession. Had Steve been a grumpy accountant, difficult to get hold of and not had the patience of Job, things would have turned out very differently.
I would not hesitate to recommend Steve and Pursglove & Brown as an invaluable asset to any business, large or small.
Many thanks Steve for all your advice and support.
Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management
I have been working with Graham for a number of years on both a personal and business basis.
Graham is not an accountant who simply tells you how much tax you have to pay but helps you structure your finances to make the best use of tax allowances and reliefs.
He also acts as a great sounding board who you can bounce ideas off and often provides an insight from a different perspective often helping break through glass ceilings, helping your business develop and grow.
Graham provides much more than a normal accounting service and I am sure we will continue to work together, with both private and commercial clients, going forwards.
SDL Architecture Ltd
When I initially decided to take a self employed direction, the financial element of the prospect was quite daunting and the general keeping of books and accounts has never been a particularly strong point of my business acumen.
When I first met with Neil Blake he gave me a solid financial overview and from then on I have never looked back.
Consequently, Pursglove & Brown now deal with all of my financial affairs offering sound advice and support, whether that be forming a limited company, to the submission of tax returns to HMRC for both my Wife and I.
With an extremely professional approach to the details of the business and personal finances, Neil Blake is always available, often at short notice, to assist me and my family with our financial affairs.
I will continue to recommend Neil’s services to anyone who needs an accountant that goes the extra mile.
Plough Geotechnical Ltd
Neil has an extremely friendly and business-like approach that immediately puts you at ease and allows you to discuss the various options in a relaxed manner.
Business finance and tax rules are complex, but Neil explains the system in a simple way that makes it easier to follow.
Pursglove & brown, through Neil, have handled my company’s accounts as well as both my own and my Wife’s personal tax returns. I am extremely satisfied with their work on my behalf which has resulted in substantial savings.
I have no hesitation in recommending Neil and his company to friends, family and business associates.
Red Line Credit Control Ltd
I am so pleased that four years ago I took a decision to place the accounts of my business with Steve Greensill at Pursglove & Brown.
On my first tentative meeting Steve impressed me with his ability to find a solution to something that had bugged me for ages! Since then, Pursgloves have been an integral part of all my decision making in growing my business, and the range of services they offer elevates them above all the competition locally in my opinion.
No question is too silly, no request for help ignored and for that as a small growing business, I will always be grateful.
Dave Harrington-Wright MD
Old Port Spa
My business partner and myself were introduced to Steve Greensill of Pursglove & Brown 4 years ago. Initially and quite incorrectly we thought that he only dealt with large oak trees, big companies with huge turnovers and that a little acorn like Old Port Spa would not be worth wasting his valuable time on, how wrong were we! Put quite simply, Steve you have been amazing.
After a bad experience in dealing with an accountant that shall remain anonymous, we asked Steve for advice, Old Port Spa became a client and for better or worse on his part! Steve became the heartbeat of our business.
It goes without saying there isn’t a business decision we would now make without consulting with him first. We don’t always like the answer, but we can always see the logic and good sense in his advice and opinions.
Thank you Steve for being there for small acorns like the Spa, that hope one day to become large oak trees. Thank you for helping Old Port Spa grow into the sapling that it is today.
Finally, without hesitation we would recommend you to anyone we meet who is starting a new business venture, or indeed to anyone who has been in business many years as they definitely need to give you a call. Our opening line being “Are you happy with your accountant..we are!!”.
Oswestry Climbing Centre
Graham has been my accountant and business advisor since I took over the running of Oswestry Climbing Centre in August 2017.
He has proved himself to be an invaluable source of advice and encouragement, demonstrating a wealth of knowledge in his field and an ability to make even the most complex of subjects understandable.
Graham is one of the main reasons we have exceeded our initial targets and can plan the future of our business with confidence. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.
I am writing to thank you and to provide testimony for the excellent work which you have carried out in relation to my personal tax return.
I am conscious that dealing with my personal tax affairs have been less than straightforward over the last two to three years, as a result of the change to my financial circumstances and the sources of income received over that period.
You immediately appreciated the level of concern and uncertainty which this was causing me and went out of your way to clear up any confusion on my part and to put me at ease.
This holistic approach to the service which you offer to your clients combined with your demonstrable expertise, experience and friendly manner reassured me that I had come to the right place for assistance.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends, family, colleagues and clients given the commitment to high standards of service which you demonstrated in this instance.
Clwyd Transport Services
Clwyd Transport Services Ltd and its associated company Clwyd Developments Ltd have used Pursglove & Brown since that firms founding and before that with Brown and Co prior to their merger, as auditors, tax advisors and accountants.
We have always found the partners and staff of the firm to be efficient and good to work with. The service and advice provided has always been of a high professional standard, and I am happy to recommend the firm to anyone looking for a sound and professional accountancy firm.
Chairman and Managing Director
Town Roofing Ltd
I want to thank you for the assistance you have provided the above client over the last twelve months.
Chris, the company Director and his wife Vicky are very grateful for the support and advice you have given them. Some of the particular services that they found very helpful were:
* Arranging evening appointments at their house to suit them
* Going to Liverpool with them for discussions with their previous accountant
* Dealing with correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs in a timely and efficient manner
* Providing ongoing support and advice to Chris and Vicky
Chris and Vicky found Pursglove & Brown very approachable and took calls from them on mobile phones in the evenings. They found this very helpful as they were only able to contact their previous accountant on the office landline or by email during office hours.
GJ Cummings Cert PFS
Director/Independent Financial Adviser
Premier Financial Protection
I write today to express myself and my clients gratitude in the way you conduct your business.
You are aware that we have several mutual clients and in conducting business with them access our accounts of their financial affairs is essential. In several instances it has been a requirement that their accounts, many of which were even unfinished were required by lenders within hours. In all these cases you have appeared to move heaven and earth to complete this work with little or no prior notice in advance from the client.
Fine service and surpassing customer expectations is often unrecognised though as you have never failed to impress I feel I must write to show mine and our clients appreciation of your professionalism.
I hope this meets with your approval and look forward to a continued professional relationship in the future.
Mike Shakespeare CeRCC Adv (CeMap)
My son Gerry told me that Pursglove & Brown would be willing to help me sort out my tax return.
I have struggled with one aspect of my annual tax return for some years, however the most recent tax year 2010/2011 was worst of all. I wrote letter after letter to HMRC but could get no satisfactory answer.
Pursglove & Brown agreed to see me at their offices and completed a letter on my behalf on 12th January 2012. Within 2 weeks I got a full clear and comprehensive report on my upto date tax position and a refund of several hundred pounds. But most of all piece of mind and an end to countless letters and phone calls.
Black and White Management Consultants
I contacted Pursglove & Brown on 27th January 2012 for support with self-assessment tax returns. The request I left them with very little time as it was close to the deadline of 31st January.
However, Pursglove & Brown turned around my request with minimum fuss and maximum professionalism and efficiency. The tax returns were completed on time and without and issues.
I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone needed quick and discrete advice regarding tax matters of any nature and I will be using them again.
I write to thank you and let you know how happy we are with the recent service you provided for us in which you did a fantastic job in sorting out some overdue tax returns.
After some personal problems a couple of years ago, we got into difficulties which lead to us having three outstanding tax returns, payment demands for thousands of pounds and many sleepless nights.
You came to our house with complete professionalism and made us feel at ease with the situation.
When you gave our paperwork back to me with a cheque for over £3000.00 of monies that was owed to us, that was an amazing feeling and we cant thank you enough.
Given the high standard of service we received, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to family, friends, colleagues and clients.
Leverage Solutions Ltd
I am writing to thank Pursglove & Brown who have acted as accountants for Leverage Solutions Limited since July 2010 providing a number of services including:
* Construction Industry Scheme returns
* Annual Accounts
* Finance Director function at Board meetings
At a construction company our skills are focused on building, civil engineering and fit-out works and the support we have received during the last 18 months has been exceptional allowing us to grow as a business despite the recession we have been through.
The visiting bookkeeping service has allowed our staff to focus on what we do best and the FD function provided at Board meetings has given clarity and interpretation to the financial information being produced.
Pursglove & Brown are always available to quickly answer questions and the overall company service has been exceptional especially with the training of our staff on the use of the SAGE software.
I can confidently recommend Pursglove & Brown to anyone requiring accounting support. They are in my opinion experts in their field with a service that goes beyond the statutory minimum.
Arboreal Tree Surgery
Pursglove & Brown recently submitted my tax return for the tax year 2010 – 2011. I have always tended to leave admin and accounts until the last minute, and this year I was worse than usual! I asked Pursglove & Brown if he would be able to submit my tax return just two weeks before the deadline.
Pursglove & Brown were very professional and assured me that they should be able to do this despite the very short notice. John helped me through the process and jogged my memory when necessary. I would like to carry on using Pursglove & Brown as they do seem to understand very well how tricky it is to balance so many different matters and I am sure this is the beginning of a good professional relationship.
I would be delighted to recommend Pursglove & Brown as they seem to be genuinely enthusiastic about business and accountancy.
After moving all of our accounts to Pursglove & Brown we have been extremely impressed with the help and advice that we have been given.
Aside from the general accountancy support we have found your enthusiasm for general business growth and development has been an asset to the overall service that you provide.
I have already recommended you to a number of our clients and will continue to do so whenever an opportunity arises.