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Client Testimonials

What our clients and colleagues say about us:

“JW Smeaton have consistently gone the extra distance for my company. Whether it was when we were literally a one man start up or as we expanded our operations overseas and needed advice on various international tax and accounting issues, they have been unfailingly helpful, straight up in what they can and can’t do, and very fair in charging for their services. Oh, and very friendly staff too!”
Hamish MacDonald, CEO Lifetime Health Diary

“I have been a client of JW Smeaton and its predecessor firm for 25 years. The service has always been efficient and accurate, and the advice down to earth, honest and prudent.
David Cull, Client for 25 years

“JW Smeaton have been my accountants for several years. I originally dealt with David Shelton who was extremely knowledgeable and skilled in sorting out what was, at the time, a relatively complex tax position with a number of entities. Dave was able to “cut to the chase” and deal with the important issues without undue hassle – in his typically calm and relaxed, but professional manner. I now deal with Jason Cook (Cooky) who is extremely proficient at what he does – taking time to understand all the issues and working collaboratively to achieve a good outcome. He knows his stuff and is totally professional. I have always enjoyed Jason’s friendly, relaxed manner, and his engaging sense of humour – always taking time to understand me as a person and friend rather than just as another client. JW Smeaton may not be the biggest accountancy firm around. This is a huge advantage to me because I like to have an ongoing business relationship with “my accountant” who knows his stuff and will be here for the long term; rather than being referred to “yet another junior accountant”. Plus, they charge significantly less than the big boys ! I have no hesitation in recommending JW Smeaton to prospective clients”
Peter Gale, Virtual Marketing Group

“JW Smeaton and Co continue to provide clear direction for the formation and growth of our business. Their support has been invaluable. As an accountancy firm they deliver professional service and a high level of expertise with a warm friendly approach. Always courteous and committed to their clients, I confidently recommend them for all your business and personal accountancy needs”
Sarah Waldron, Director of CMD Designs and Consulting Ltd

“Jason Cook and J W Smeaton have supplied all Green Man Brewery’s higher level accountancy services for the last five years and we have without exception been impressed with the quality of advice, depth of service and timeliness of delivery for all our monthly accounts review and Annual Accounts preparation. The personal advice, effort and involvement of Jason has given our business a real boost and enabled Green Man Brewery to strategically plan our future growth strategy with every confidence in the reliability and accuracy of our financial health”
Michael Weusten, Chairman Green Man Brewery

“Our method of operation is based on us providing the skills required to get the job done, but outsourcing the necessary technical skills in certain areas, such as accounts and payroll. Our chosen provider in the accounts area is JW Smeaton. We have continued to be impressed over a number of years by their flexibility and professionalism. When we recommend an accounts solution to a small company, we need to have confidence that it will deliver. JW Smeaton deliver”
Graham Hambleton, Director of PHQ Managment Consultants

“Our experience these past 5 years has been very favourable. David Shelton has been instrumental in providing us immediate accounting advice for our small business; including business planning, developing strategies, tax advice, preparation of financial information, and the use of small business accounting software. He and his colleagues are always approachable if we ever have queries and only too happy to follow up. As a team they are very knowledgeable about all aspects regarding our business, helping guide us through business transactions when we wished to expand our interests into other areas. The team at J W Smeaton provide a very professional accounting service, right from the initial contact at reception and beyond, responding promptly to our calls and emails.”
Derek and Nicky Lester, Directors of Derek Lester Building Limited

“We recently hired JW Smeaton to get our financial house in order. Their speed, efficiency and well-rounded advice looked at our whole picture and guided us in the right direction to get all our personal and business accounts in ship-shape. We are eternally grateful for their assistance, and especially like to draw attention to the fact that they each really cared about our welfare every step of the way, rather than only focussing on getting the numbers crunched. These folks are definitely the real deal.”
Scott Evangelou, MEntr, precious metals dealer at www.BuyBullion.co