UWM Accountants


Over the last 30+ years, UWM Accountants has helped some of the biggest & brightest businesses achieve their financial goals. Clients have ranged from local Leeds-based start-ups to long established businesses. Here’s what they have to say…

After many attempts of trying to persuade me to switch from Sage Line 50 to Xero, you eventually succeeded last October.

I must admit I was still reluctant when I started and still not sure after the first couple of months into it.

I now am beginning to appreciate the benefits of Xero and the time saving that can be achieved. I thought that Sage gave me better reports, until I eventually realised how to access them by trial and error (a man thing), or use the more sensible action of calling you and get the answer straight away. It’s just learning the new layouts.

The after sales support and on-going help from you and others at UWM has been invaluable.

Please pass on to Chris and all the team there, my thanks for 23 years of help and advice. When I started the company some 26 years ago, I had a very good friend, as my accountant. He unfortunately passed away, but not before I met Chris Urquhart. I don’t think I could have made a better choice in choosing UWM to guide and advise me through those early years to where we are now.

We are now looking forward to a period of continued expansion and profitability and will be grateful of the help and advice we know we will receive.

Adrian Goldthorpe, Finance Director, Millhouse Furniture & Interiors Limited

I thought that is was opportune to write to you to thank you for the excellent service that UWM continue to provide to us.

As we continue to expand your help and guidance have been invaluable in many areas and although I realise that UWM, like ourselves, is based on having a team that is well motivated and singing from the same hymn sheet I would specifically like to thank both Sharon and Georgina for the sterling work that you have done for us.

Georgina must have the patience of a saint, given that our weekly was run has risen to 350 employees, and I know that Carol relies very strongly on her support in preparation of the weekly BACs run and wage slips etc. Their efficiency can be measured by the number on employees who knock on my door with queries, which I am very pleased to say, is none!

As for Sharon, Julie, Kevin and I fully thank you for your efforts to keep us on the straight and narrow, I realise that it cannot always be easy! However you have managed to do so with unfailing cheerfulness, whether giving us a commercial opinion, assisting in preparing management numbers, full year accounts, or acting as our agent with HMRC.

Once again, thanks for your efforts, we would certainly not have any hesitation in recommending UWM.

Please pass on my best regards to Chris, Jonathan and Liz, I hope to see them very soon.

Andy Battison, Finance Director, Yorkshire Bottle Solutions Limited

II just wanted to write and say thank you for all the effort you spend on my behalf looking after my business.

As you can imagine, looking after properties full of students is very time consuming and can throw up its own peculiar challenges! I’ve had to change my way of thinking ~ and website investment ~ with the ever growing search for properties on line.

It is reassuring to know that you, Sharon and everyone at Urquhart Warner Myers are always there helping me and giving me the best advice at all times. Because I live so far from Leeds, it’s nice when I do visit you to meet and catch up with all your staff.

Thanks again for everything Urquhart Warner Myers does for me and please carry on doing it.

With my very best wishes, Sue Michaels

I’d just like to reiterate how grateful we are for all the assistance that UWM have provided us with over the last few years.

UWM has been an essential partner to our business, not only providing us with the usual accountancy services of year end and tax advice etc but also assisting us with our recent MBO and corporate financing. We’ve particularly benefited from regular monthly meetings that UWM host and chair for our senior management and from the switch from Sage to Xero allowing us to access our accounts information with much more flexibility and simplicity.

With the assistance of UWM we’ve managed to produce a record year in 2014 with turnover increased substantially and profit improved dramatically.

We look forward to working with you over the coming years and growing the business even further.

Martin Greenhow, Mojo Bar

I felt I had to write to thank you for all your help and advice you have give me.

Your hands-on approach, together with the practical advice, support and genuine respect you have for my business means that I can truly reply on you. I know that if I should come across a difficult situation, that there is at last someone who I can speak to, who may be able to give me a solution.

Thank you also to the rest of your team for all their efforts in helping me with my business and personal affairs. I look forward to carrying on our business relationship for many years to come.

Noel Graham, Graham Landscapes

Our company carries out building and maintenance work and previously all our bookkeeping was done manually. We were introduced to Xero by our accountants Urquhart Warner Myers, after we expressed a need to be more proactive with our bookkeeping. We also wanted to be able to obtain information more quickly than using pen and paper. We have found Xero easy to use after the training we received form UWM They are always on hand to answer our questions and t helps that they can log on at anytime and correct anything that does go wrong. We work in partnership with UWM who still complete part of the input but as our confidence grows more and more of the work will be done by us. We especially like the bank feeds which means that we can see the current balance on all our accounts as soon as we log into Xero.

We are really pleased with Xero and all the help we have received from Urquhart Warner Myers.

Mr D Fenty, D J Contractors Northern Ltd

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff. Over the last year both you and your staff have helped with the organisation of the Company. The solution you recommended of Cloud Accounting has dramatically changed and improved the way we keep or records for the better. Your staff liaise on a regular basis with ourselves giving us the reassurance that we are not “by ourselves” and have your firm behind us.

As a product Cloud Accounting is ideal for small and medium sized businesses such as ourselves and means that we can be sure our bookkeeping requirements are dealt with in a very easy to use way. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. You have looked after our business for a number of years now and we look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come.

M. Cowell, Maris Street Motors Limited, Leeds

For the best part of a decade, Urquhart Warner Myers have helped me and my businesses through good times and bad. I’ve found them to be approachable, helpful and always take the time to explain things in a way that is always easy to understand. The professional service i have always received has always been valued. I wouldn’t consider making any changes to my business without consulting UWM first. I look forward to our continued working relationship as both our businesses expand and prosper.

Mark Young, Sela Bar, Leeds

I want to say thanks for all the help and support you and your team have given to me over the past 13 years.

As I constantly express, I am delighted with the professional and efficient way in which you do things. You return my calls quickly, do the things you say you are going to do and when you say you are going to, you keep me fully informed, explain things in plain English, and give me easy to follow professional and legal advice. The value for money is tremendous! (I just wish we’d found you 22 years ago when we first started!)

We have had a long journey over the years and you have helped with HMRC investigations, company formations, share sale agreements, car purchase advice, off-shore trusts arrangements, international cross company transactions and even travel tips to exotic places!

Perhaps those things are not a lot to ask. But these days they are quite rare and are a testament to the reason why your company has had such a long stable existing itself.
So once again, thank you for being true professionals.

Dave Wright, Chief Executive Officer, CFM (UK) Limited, Nottingham

I wanted to write and thank you for the marvellous amount of effort that you have put into helping me run my business.

My customers now tell me how much they appreciate the fact that we offer great service. They tell us that this sets us apart from our competitors and really makes us special. I do find it particularly useful that rather than just preparing the company’s accounts you are always available to discuss ideas and problems that occur in the business.

Once again, thank you for your interest and support, and most of all your commitment. You certainly have made a difference.

Mark Boyd, Director, Compass Security Innovations Limited, Leeds

I would just like to thank you and all your staff on behalf of our business for all the hard work and effort that you’ve maintained during the last year especially and throughout the years we’ve been with you.

We are always impressed by your efficiency and when we call there is always someone at the end of the phone to help with our enquiry.

We have already and would again happily refer you to other individuals that are in need of your services.

Kirstie Talbot, Myles Talbot Illustration Limited, Leeds

Having been recommended by a friend, I would like to say that I am very pleased that we have now made the move to Urquhart Warner Myers.

After over 15 years with our previous accountants we were feeling like just a number in their system, with no personal service or advice given. UWM brings a breath of fresh air into our business, instantly feeling like you are our partner in wanting us to succeed in our goals, never realised what we were missing!

You have introduced us to different ideas to help with our business and personal goals from your OnTrack Review to the Cloud accounting software Xero and your seminars. We are now getting a more all round business service. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with you and the whole team.

Gifford Malcolm, Director, Bespoke Home Cinemas, Leeds

Urquhart Warner Myers Accountants have now been my accountants for in excess of ten years.

I have recently just set up a new company and they have been with me every step of the way. Their advice during this business venture has been first-rate and it has been great to have them with me for reassurance.

I would and do recommend them to any other business who wants an accountant who looks at things outside of the box.

Mark Pearce, Director, MARS Construct Limited, Leeds

After a year or so together, I thought it was time to drop you a line and let you know how great your monthly BoardView service has been for us.

Having you join our board meeting every month has brought fresh ideas and a totally different aspect to the meetings. Your presence has complimented our in-house accountant and helped us to move our business forward.

Thank you for your time over the last year and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.

Stephen Hubbard, Managing Director, Sampling International

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