Client Testimonials

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We pride ourselves on being much more than 'just' accountants for all of our clients. Don't just take our word for it though, here are what some of our clients have had to say...

If you would like to find out a bit more about Mitchell Charlesworth's services, then please do not hesitate to complete a quick enquiry form or contact us directly and we will be very pleased to hear from you and offer you a solution.

Many many thanks to you for the services and support you have given. You have been brilliant.

  • Small Business Owner

We have been a Mitchell Charlesworth client since the company was registered in 2003. Over the last thirteen years we have benefited from a first class financial service from all members of their staff. We have received appropriate, relevant and effective support, advice and guidance over a variety of business issues whether it be the annual accounts, VAT, tax returns or payroll. Based on my personal experience I have no hesitation in recommending Mitchell Charlesworth's services.

  • John Lowe, Managing Director


I work for a foreign based TV production company that operated in the UK for a limited period of time. Mitchell Charlesworth were instrumental in us successfully resolving a long running impasse with HMRC regarding VAT. The staff at Mitchell Charlesworth were able to quickly articulate our fundamental issues, provide clear plans of action and engage additional consultants in the field to provide expert advice. But beyond that they were tireless in their approach and at all times conducted their extensive correspondence, both with us and the HMRC in a clear, concise and constructive manner. Despite being on the other side of the globe, we always felt like our best interests were being represented by Mitchell Charelesworth and comfortable that they would achieve the very best outcome possible, which I’m glad to say, they did. I would recommended them without hesitation.

  • Tim Bartley, Proprietor

Just a note of thanks and appreciation for the services provided by Mitchell Charlesworth. I have to say that everyone has been a pleasure to deal with. You have made our first year of trading so easy. Please pass on my thanks to everyone concerned; I will certainly recommend Mitchell Charlesworth as a business to deal with.

  • Graham Hull, G C Hull Ltd

I've been using Mitchell Charlesworth for a number of years since the inception of my business and I have been impressed with the consistently high level of service I have received, whether that be from a tax or auditing perspective.

Always professional and efficient and are a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Mitchell Charlesworth.

  • Sarah Barclay, Barclay Media Limited

Mike Buxton was instrumental in assisting Law By Design to achieve fast track approval by the SRA so that we were able to commence trading within 3 months of application. He was entirely professional and driven to ensure he achieved the result we needed, understanding the massive importance to us of a swift turn around

  • Sue Morrison, Managing Director, Law By Design Limited


All meetings with Mitchell Charlesworth always feel positive. The work completed and quality of service from our Auditor was excellent. I really appreciate first class professional service as it is increasingly rare these days!

  • Bernie Jones, Chief Executive, Trafford Community Leisure Trust

Gourmet Kingdom has been using Mitchell Charlesworth since 2007 to file our taxes and accounts and to also offer business advice.

The support from Mitchell Charlesworth has been outstanding and has really helped us in what should have been the worse time to start trading - in respect to the recession.

The loyalty from Paul is faultless and the relationship he has built with Gourmet Kingdom has been amazing. He has always given us great advice, but the most important thing of all is that on numerous times, he has spent time over the phone or in the store helping me to grow my business - which he has done in his own time.

Both Paul and Mitchell Charlesworth are a credit to be involved in the running of my business.

  • Dean Bee - Operations Director, Gourmet Kingdom


"To say the least, I am most impressed by the quality of service provided by your Company throughout this most complex of matters, with especial reference to obtaining a most satisfactory outcome in regard to a totally unexpected Inland Revenue demand for backpayment of tax, which otherwise would have caused the most serious personal financial difficulties.

I would therefore be obliged if you could kindly accept my grateful thanks in this matter, and also convey the same to your employees, who demonstrated a most considerate and professional approach throughout the progressing of this most difficult appeal application."

  • Mr M - Private Tax Client


"Mitchell Charlesworth provide accounting, taxation and payroll services for our Company.

We have found the firm and its staff very professional and accommodating to all of our requirements. They are always quick to respond to any queries we may have and are always easily accessible by phone or email.

I would recommend Mitchell Charlesworth to any business enterprise."

  • Barpoint Ltd


"Mitchell Charlesworth have provided us with solicitors accounts rules audit services as well as payroll services for many years now.

We have found them to be extremely professional, helpful and accommodating in all aspects of both services.

We plan on using their services for many years to come and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for accounting services, in particular with regards to solicitors accounts."

  • Nexus Solicitors


"Mitchell Charlesworth have been invaluable to me since I engaged their services in 2007, initially on behalf of my business, a small not-for-profit company, and more recently for my professional activity as a translator, proofreader and writer.  During this time, I have always been able to count on their prompt response, sound advice, friendly attitude and excellent service overall."

  • Ms S - Personal Tax Client


"I needed a quick turnaround of my year end accounts to help secure a mortgage on the house of my dreams . The team at Mitchell Charlesworth  prepared my accounts and tax computations in a matter of hours.

Without prompting, they also liaised with HMRC to organise the necessary SA302 forms. Reactive, intuitive and ultra-efficient, they totally exceeded my expectations"

  • David Carroll - AccessFD


"I would like to say a big thanks to everyone at Mitchell Charlesworth who have made our journey into business so much easier with their knowledge and understanding of things that I still find bewildering! We are entering our third year of business with Mitchell Charlesworth at our side to help us along the way and reassure us, they are always there ready with all of the answers that we need and to guide us through business twists and turns. It gives me great pleasure to say that they are our accountants and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone in need."

  • Gary Newson, Director, Newson Engineering Ltd


"Mitchell Charlesworth have been my Accountants for over 20 years.   We have worked together through all the good years as well as the tough years of recession.  The advice we receive has always worked for us. Even after our move from the North of England to London (and more recently to Dorset) some years ago, we continued to retain Mitchell Charleworth as we would not think of changing our Accountants.  Alison Buckley has never let us down with her advice and guidance, not to mention the rest of her friendly and experienced team who make themselves readily available."

  • Hazel Bird - Designs by HB


"Here at Viridian Consulting Engineers Ltd, we have been  working closely with Mitchell Charlesworth since our formation 3 years ago. They have provided excellent advice in both company and personal financial matters right from the start including the complete company start up advice. All this has been delivered in a friendly and professional manner."

  • Paul Harris - Viridian Consulting Engineers

"Mitchell Charlesworth are one of the most professional Chartered Accountancy firms I have ever worked with.  Whether it be personal or business, the Mitchell Charlesworth team go out of their way to provide an exceptional service and outstanding professional advice."

  • Mr C - Sole Trader & Personal Tax Client


"For a number of years, Anne Beech of Mitchell Charlesworth has handled my personal tax affairs with reassuring efficiency; dealing with HMRC on my behalf when queries arose and ensuring a timely submission of all the necessary documentation. I would not hesitate to recommend the service offered by Mitchell Charlesworth.'

Mitchell Charlesworth have also handled my company accounts and payroll for a number of years now. I remain impressed with the service and would not hesitate to offer my recommendation."

  • Mr J. Howard, Personal Tax Client and Company Director


"Mitchell Charlesworth provide an efficient and personalised tax advice service that has catered to my changing needs over a number of years. They are always quick to respond to my tax queries and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

  • Mr. Howe, Personal Tax Client


"We asked Gemma Gower VAT Manager at Mitchell Charlesworth to provide a seminar on VAT in relation to "not for profit" organisations, specifically to Heads Of Finance of various Age UK groups distributed throughout the Midlands and Eastern England.

Gemma, handling a subject notoriously complicated in relation to charities, pitched the presentation at just the right level for all to understand, and when required to address specific points, demonstrated a great depth of VAT law and commercial knowledge.

Great delivery with a smile made what is to most a very terse subject, highly enjoyable."

  • Age UK Midlands and Eastern Regions Finance Officers Network


"I run a small consultancy business based in North Manchester whose operations are conducted principally in the Czech Republic, and I have been guided and advised by Mitchell Charlesworth over the past 10 years on my operations, tax position, and general financial options in the most professional manner, with a level of patience, goodwill and personal interest that I have found to be most satisfactory.

Additionally, their fees have always reflected an appropriate level of reward for the work conducted, together with the value to me of such endeavours.

I have no hesitation in recommending their services to business in the fields of accounting and financial advice."

  • Roger Coates, ACIB, Company Director

"Just to say thanks again now all the formalities are finished from Grasmere’s accounts and audit. We were very apprehensive about the process as we were so new to it but your calm and helpful advice and professionalism meant it all went well.

We are most grateful."

  • Helen M Jones, Chief Executive, North Tyneside Academy Foundation


"As a small business, I need to have complete trust in my accountants. Mitchell Charlesworth have given me a strong, technical service for over 10 years, both on company accounts and personal taxation, and have become trusted advisors on wider company issues."

  • Nicky Owen, CEO, Epigram Communications and Design Ltd


"This is the first year that I have had contact with Mitchell Charlesworth.  I found all staff involved in the year end accounts for the charity extremely helpful, professional and patient.  The two contacts from Mitchell Charlesworth provided assistance in what was a difficult year end for the charity from a staffing position and made the whole process as easy as possible for us as clients.  I would definitely recommend their services."

  • Sarah Ellis, Treasurer, NDE Network

 

"Excellent service.  Technically very capable.  Friendly and approachable.  Really good coffee if you visit their offices!"

  • Personal Tax Client

 

“As you know, last year’s accounts were quite a rush due to Drivetrain being a new customer and I was happy with the service received then. This year has enabled me to see Mitchell Charlesworth (and your [Amanda Turpin]) true work and I am really pleased with the level of service received. Little things, such as your note about our profit percentage, pointing out the £2000 Employer Allowance and the swift manner in which any of my queries were (and continue to be) dealt with by any staff within your company have been a great asset to me here. I send you my sincerest thanks" .

  • Jayne Blakeley, Director, Drivetrain Ltd

 


MC Vanguard Corporate Finance Testimonials:

"MC Vanguard provided financial due diligence and supported us with deal management for our first acquisition. They really understood our requirements and provided us with a tailored service, working within a tight timescale. We were pleased with the service provided by MC Vanguard and would not hesitate to recommend them."

  • Add Media Group

"I was looking for funds for a management buyout.  My employer the sole owner of the company was looking to retire and asked if I would be prepared to acquire his shares.  I had worked for the company for over 10 years and it seemed like a natural progression.  I had gone down the path of approaching the high street banks directly.  However funds for this sort of acquisition are not straightforward.  I needed a company to approach funders on my behalf and  have the ability to communicate on their level.  I approached MC Vanguard and Jerry Scriven because I needed advice on potential ways of funding this type of management buyout.  Jerry had been recommended to me by a colleague and he did not disappoint.

In the first meeting I felt at ease as he explained the process of what was needed and also the time frame we would work towards.  Jerry explained the pitfalls of such deals as well as the positive aspects.  No stone was left unturned and he and his team quickly assessed projections and put a business plan into place that could be easily dissected by potential funders.

The one thing I liked from the start was their approachable but professional attitude.  But the real value I found was that they helped oil the cogs in regard to dealing with the legalities of such a deal, and further negotiation with the vendors.

The result was I had a deal in principle within the first month and the deal was signed off a couple of months later.

I would have no hesitation in recommending MC Vanguard and Jerry Scriven.  Their approach was straight forward and personable from the onset of what can be a daunting process."

  • Paul Campbell, Probe Concierge & Security Services


"After 130 successful years of trading in the animal feeds manufacturing sector we felt the time had come to find a new direction for our company. Being a highly respected, family-run business it was crucial that we found a partner to work with who had a true appreciation of the heritage, values, and dedication to quality and personal service that has been our bedrock.

We sought advice from the MC Vanguard team who clearly understood our values and objectives. They found such a partner and negotiated a deal that provided an exit for the shareholders who wanted to retire, and a tremendous opportunity for us as the current directors to enhance the business and drive it forward as part of a larger, family-run group.

We are now looking forward to an exciting new era, both for us and the business, and we could not have achieved this without the support and advice from the MC Vanguard team."

  • M E Waterhouse Limited


"We worked with Vanguard for seven years, prior to the sale of our business.  During this time, the Vanguard team helped us to complete 4 acquisitions and to add significantly to the value of our Company"

  • Cliff Barclay, InterGroup Communications Limited


"When we decided to sell our company, our bank manager introduced us to MC Vanguard.  From the very first meeting they led us through the sale process, identified a range of potential buyers and negotiated a deal with the eventual buyer which fully met our objectives.  We are convinced that we could not have achieved this value without the support of the MC Vanguard team's market knowledge and process."

  • Gage Engineering Limited


"As a privately owned business, it was always our desire to pass the business on to the management team.  Vanguard worked with us in the years leading up to the MBO to help prepare the business and then led completion of the transaction, which delivered our personal objectives and enabled the management team to take the business forward.

We could not have achieved these objectives without the expert experience and commitment of the MC Vanguard Team."

  • Keith Mitchell, Mitchell & Wright Printers


Mitchell Charlesworth Insurance Solutions
Testimonials:

Thank you for all your help in setting up my new business; it has been a pleasure to work with you.

  • Chris Brown, Burger Fusion Limited


"Dantec have been sourcing insurance products from Mitchell Charlesworth Insurance services for over 7 years now, having made the switch from another well-known broker. I can honestly say it was one of the best commercial moves Dantec has made over the years.

In Richard Gorst we have found an extremely pro-active partner who not only sources the best products which fit our needs perfectly, but has consistently helped reduce our overhead in that area. Richards’s tenacious attitude has been confirmed to us on many occasions whilst dealing with claims on our behalf, including examples where we may have frankly settled for less.

When my colleagues and I completed the MBO of Dantec in 2011 we had no hesitation in continuing with Richard and Mitchell Charlesworth, and even during the MBO Richard was able to advise and offer a specific product which helped push the deal through. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mitchell Charlesworth Insurance Services."

  • John Laidlaw, Dantec Limited


“After using one of the largest UK brokers for over 10 years to handle our insurance needs and after being passed from one account manager to another every year during this period, we switched to Mitchell Charlesworth just prior to our renewal two years ago and the process was far less painful than we thought it would be.

The team at MC have managed to handle every diverse request for specialist cover with speed and professionalism on every occasion and ensured that our business is obtaining value for money with the products we purchase so as a result of our experiences, we now trust MC to look after all of our business and private insurance needs.”

  • Chris Paterson, The Marketing Lounge Partnership


“I’m pleased to say that I have been a client of Mitchell Charlesworth Insurance Solutions for the last four years. I have been given complete piece of mind from the offset thanks to their expertise and knowledge which  has always been conveyed in a friendly and professional manor.

I was initially attracted by the understanding of my companies needs, they guided me through a small mine field to help me find the correct cover for my needs and have actually provided me with extra cover at a lessor premium than my last agent. I have received professional friendly help over each year and it remains a pleasure to deal with Richard Gorst and the staff at Mitchell Charlesworth.”

  • Jason Boyer, Director, J & B Consultants (Warrington) Ltd


“We have been very impressed by Mitchell Charlesworth’s attention to detail, always giving full explanations and never finding it too much trouble to deal with the smallest of enquiries. The service has been so excellent that the Directors have been very happy to place all their private and personal insurance in the Company’s hands.“

  • Eric Goldsmith, Managing Director, Gorsey Clough Nursing Home Ltd


"MCISL were able to offer a competitive quote saving around 20% off the renewal price. Claims have been dealt with promptly and communication has been excellent. We would have no problems in recommending the firm to others."

  • Emma Sutcliffe, Director, Finchfive Low Mill (Caton) Ltd


“Richard and I were recently introduced via a Partner at Mitchell Charlesworth's Manchester office. Richard took time to understand our company in depth before recommending an appropriate Insurance Solution that was superior to that provided by our then current supplier.

Not only was the product recommended by Richard with my preferred supplier, it was procured at a far more competitive rate than had I have approached the provider directly.

For the above reasons as well as complete ease of communication with Richard, I would recommend his service to any Business Owner or Director who seeks a comprehensive commercial insurance solution with added value”

  • Lee Fallon, Managing Director, Benson Clarke Ltd


“We are now in our 5th year of dealing with Mitchell Charlesworth and we have always been extremely satisfied and impressed with the manner in which they look after all our insurance and business needs. They obtain and submit competitive prices, give us professional and knowledgeable guidance on  which products are most suited to our business.

Always available to contact, the peace of mind they offer allows us to concentrate on our business with minimum distractions."

  • Tom Cox, GBR Textiles Ltd

“I love giving great feedback and today was no exception with Carrie Arnold of Mitchell Charlesworth. Carrie went above and beyond with an insurance quote today and quite simply blew me away. Im sure she thinks she was 'just doing her job' but to me it basically saved me a day of hassle. Instead of accepting a 'no' or a high quote for my insurance she found me not only a great deal, but a cheaper one than I have had in previous years. I love the guys at Mitchell Charlesworth, especially Paul Durrance but Carrie you are one in a million. Thank you" .

  • Diane Cannon, Director, Thunderbird Business Rescue

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Mitchell Charlesworth Insurance Services to anyone looking for future insurance with an excellent back up" .

  • Paul Booth, Director, Paul Booth Building Services Ltd

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