Armstrong Watson

We continue to be an ambitious and progressive independent firm striving for excellence in client services, focusing on helping family and owner managed business make the right informed decisions for personal aims and the right decisions for their businesses. Our approach makes a genuine and proven difference to business with the introduction of our in-depth specialist services, applying our collective group knowledge, and making sure the business advice given provides the correct framework for clients to work with. We then help plan for growth and/or profitability and look for sustainability whilst making sure the right amount of tax is saved for further capital investment and growth within the business.

The firm also has its own integral independent Chartered Financial Planning business. Our qualified, professional team provides clients with advice across the whole financial planning spectrum; from personal protection, retirement and investment advice, to business and corporate planning. Our clients have entrusted us to the extent that we are responsible for funds under management in excess of £600 million.

We have over 60 members of the team in Leeds and a further 15 offices throughout the north of England and South West Scotland, with 33 partners and total over 400 team members whom specialise in: Accounting, Audit & Assurance, Strategy and Business Planning, Tax Planning, VAT, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting & Expert Witness, Payroll, Restructuring Recovery and Insolvency, Financial Planning & Wealth Management.

Our local specialists to contact are:  




John Booth

0113 2211 314

Audit & Assurance

Matt Osbourne


0113 2211 313


Corporate Finance Services

Chris Wright

0113 2211 320

Financial Planning

Emil McKenzie

0113 2211 392


Forensic Accounting


Matthew Geale


0113 2211 420


Restructuring, Recovery and Insolvency


Mark Ranson


07977 500725



Private / Business Tax

Corporate Tax

Tom Roseff

Steve Roberts

Steven Holmes


0113 2211 362

0113 2211 365

0113 2211 373


Mortgage Advice


Helen Tansley


0113 2211 332


Communication, Strategy and Brand Planning

David Clarkson


0113 2211 338


What makes us different

Our people – we are firm believers in training and encouraging personal development for our staff through a range of programmes and initiatives across all areas to ensure our clients receive the best insight and advice for their needs and the business.

We are also one of the first firms to introduce an 18+ scheme for training chartered accountants. Armstrong Watson has been ranked number six in the UK in the ‘Top Employers for School & College Leavers Survey 2013/2014′, beating off strong competition from businesses both in the accountancy sector such as Deloitte, PWC, and Grant Thornton, and the wider business economy such as Marks and Spencer, Santander and Jaguar Land Rover.

Our open and genuine approach towards our clients and their business – we have become trusted advisors to many of our clients who in turn have become ambassadors for our own business of which many testimonials can be viewed on our website.

Our focus on adding real value across our services – our ethos is providing solutions that can be delivered through our four values of Passion, Honesty, Trust and Humanity enabling us to provide complete transparency and we breakdown and communicate on a regular basis the added value we bring to our clients.

Our dedication to doing business in the Yorkshire community – we are committed to the Yorkshire business community and are partners in campaigns and networks across the region. We are corporate members of the Bradford, Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce supporting their initiatives around business support. We continue to support the Yorkshire Post “Buy Yorkshire” campaign and Welcome to Yorkshire’s Y30 Business Club.

Our international connections – we have supported many businesses with both import and export opportunities throughout Yorkshire and through our global network MSI can introduce clients to the people with the right local knowledge to support their initial enquiries and longer term plans.

For further information, please visit our website