Testimonials

Of course, you would expect us to tell you about our dynamic team, how we build fantastic relationships with our clients and provide a superb service. But, we are not going to do that…we’re going to let our clients do the talking.

  • "I am a small business owner, accustomed to doing everything myself so it was a huge relief when I met Clark Howes and realised that I could trust them to help me with many of the day-to-day operations required to run a company. 

    Caribbean Biking Company Ltd was set up in September 2012 and although we had previous experience in the market, we were novices when it came to registering with Company House and ensuring that we were filing taxes correctly. Jen Sewell and her team have helped me every step of the way, giving unbiased  professional advice, ensuring that we are accounting correctly and understanding the very particular needs of a company working in partnership with a developing country and all the complications of  Foreign Exchange and multi-currency accounting that this implies. 

    Throughout all my communications with Clark Howes,  every single member of the team has been friendly, courteous and professional.  It’s a true pleasure working with Clark Howes."

    Lucy Davies, Managing Director Caribbean Biking Company
  • "Clark Howes have provided us with accountancy services since 2016. As well as carrying out the Independent Examination of our accounts, they have also helped develop our management reporting together with assisting us to understand our Enterprise costing model. They also provide us with ad hoc support, and are always available with quick answers to any questions that we have."   

    Paul Roberts, CEO Aspire Oxford
  • "We originally contracted with the Clark Howes team to transition our very small UK team from another service provider which payroll was not their main area of practice. In the two years we have used Clark Howes I have never been disappointed or surprised in the service level provided or the responsiveness of the team. Given that we are challenged by a 9 hour time difference, the team there works with great care and accuracy each month and flawlessly processes payroll, and provides accounting and back office financial accounting services for our ever growing team. 

    During our time at Clark Howes our business has grown from essentially three to over 30 locations, and from approximately 20 to over 300 employees. This growth was unexpected and unprecedented for us yet the Clark Howes team handled this seamlessly. Clark Howes has continued to provide top notch service even with the influx of countless staff members joining our team each month. I cannot begin to extol the excellence in service this team has provided to us. I highly recommend Clark Howes to any and all who might need their services."

    Jeff Longwell, Director International & Field HR Kendo Brands
  • "Clark Howes Group came recommended as a team of professionals who could provide an efficient, timely and personal service. As well as the standard services that one would expect, Clark Howes also deliver value-added services which come along with the package. They team up with other parties such as legal advisors and financial planners, and have also given me property and conveyancing advice as well.

    With their holistic approach, Clark Howes provide me with a spectrum of services that support me through both my personal and business life cycles."

    Eddie Minshull, Director Ascott Associates
  • “We recently appointed Clark Howes as auditors and tax advisors for Essential Travel (UK) Limited.  We were delighted with how smoothly the first audit went and it has been a huge improvement for us. Their staff are personable, have excellent technical knowledge and they are extremely efficient.  

    They are also assisting in reviewing our business structure which will assist in how we grow our business and also legitimately reduce our future tax costs. We are delighted we appointed Clark Howes”.

    Jonathan Clarke, Founder & MD Essential Travel (UK) Limited
  • "Tim helped me from the very start of my business – from idea, to concept to the actual launch. His advice on all aspects of starting a business, including the business plan itself, were hugely helpful and provided a great foundation. He also helped with the initial fundraising which contributed to the launch of the product and has continued to provide support throughout an always challenging journey.  I would highly recommend Tim to anyone."

    Andrew Sherick, Founder & MD Mr Shericks
  • “We’ve worked with Clark Howes from the very beginning, from start-up to the established business we are today. From taking us through the pros and cons of incorporating, to business and share structuring advice, the team have been instrumental throughout . They provide the usual financial support, payroll and accounts, but they have often gone above and beyond for us, for example, the data support they provided when we experienced an IT failure. We consider Clark Howes to be a true extension of our finance department.”

    Jason Norman, Managing Director Equation Recruitment
  • “Clark Howes have been our accountants for over a decade, providing unparalleled accounting and general business advice. The team not only takes care of our financial requirements but has supported the business over the years in its successful growth and development, always understanding the bigger picture and our end goals. From business structuring; to corporate and personal tax advice; and now exit planning strategy too, the expertise we gain from working with Clark Howes is invaluable for both the business itself and ourselves as business owners.”

    Colin Woodhams, Founder Inside Out
  • "We sometimes struggle with the accounts side of things and the team are very good at explaining things in layman's terms. The accounts figures provided are clear, concise and easy to understand. A great team of people to work with, providing any help and information we require very quickly and efficiently."

    Sarah Kerley, Owner K & B Family Butchers
  • "The work done by Clark Howes has always been done with great competence and efficiency, but what really sets them apart from their competition are the people that work for them. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and always ready to help at a drop of a hat."

    Steven Barton, Director The Purely Recruitment Company
  • “Everyone at Clark Howes is so approachable, very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.”

    Maureen Haine, Partner AitchEm
  • “Effectively our financial controller in the UK. I don't get the same quality of service from any other supplier. They handle everything.”

    Scott Dussault, Chief Financial Officer demandware
  • “Clark Howes care about my business, it is as simple as that. Their technical ability together with their exceptional service has given me the structure and stability we needed to grow.”

    Nicola Caukill, Director Impact4
  • “Clark Howes are the first accountants who seem to actually care, and they are extremely diligent - a breath of accountancy fresh air!”

    Daniel Gillham, Owner Dynamic Mounts International
  • “We cannot fault Clark Howes’ level of professionalism and expertise. We need to trust Clark Howes to advise us on areas we are not versed in and they never fail to deliver on this remit. Personable, friendly, knowledgeable and professional, they provide a service to suit the customer rather than the other way round (which is much the case with many accountants).”

    Marc Lester – Owner WW Computers
  • “We have worked with Clark Howes for 7 years and during that time have always found the staff knowledgeable and attentive. The relationship operates on many levels, involves a team on both sides and communication is good at all times. Juliet and Rodger in particular are concerned to provide accountancy advice which is workable and beneficial for our business.”

    Vanessa King, Director KJN Services
  • “We greatly value the work relationship and we cannot thank you enough for the help you have provided us in the venture.”

    Mike Rossi, Chief Financial Officer Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research
  • "We have been using Clark Howes since we set up our company in 2013. We have always found them easy to deal with, very efficient and very clear in the way they deal with their clients. The level of service we receive cannot be faulted, the advice given is always clear and easy to understand, and they do not use too much 'technical language' when dealing with their clients. As our business is partially exempt from VAT, this has thrown up a few challenges but again the team at Clark Howes dealt with this very well, spent time looking into how this impacts on our business and kept us informed throughout.

    We would highly recommend Clark Howes to anybody looking for a company offering accountancy services. They have enabled us to focus and concentrate on the areas of our business where our expertise lies, ensuring all aspects of the accountancy and company secretarial work is carried out in a professional, friendly manner. We feel that Clark Howes offer our business value for money and peace of mind."

    Chris & Jan Hartley, Directors chrisjanhartley ltd t/a Boots Opticians
  • "If you are looking for diverse and professional accounting firm, Clark Howes is an excellent choice. Our company is based in the United States, with a wholly owned UK subsidiary. Clark Howes keeps us updated with any changes in the regulations that will effect our UK subsidiary. They offer us timely services and respond to our queries in a professional and efficient manner."

    Rebecca Lawton, Controller Carttronics
  • "Clark Howes has managed our accounts for close to ten years. They offer an excellent service and are always ready to go the extra mile to help. The flexibility and responsiveness of the team make it a great partner for any SME business."

    Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, Managing Director PAC
  • "Since recently appointing Clark Howes as accountants and business advisers for the Zeta Group, we are extremely impressed with their technical ability, level of service and the commercialism of the advice they provide.

    Their people are knowledgeable and accessible, and they aren't afraid to go the extra mile above and beyond the financial. It is this level of personal service that sets Clark Howes apart from other firms."

    Phil Shadbolt, Managing Director Zeta Group
  • "So accessible it is untrue. Without their support our growth would not have been controlled. They continue to give us excellent support and, more importantly, advice."

    John Whitehead, Managing Director The Village Motor Company
  • "We have been a client of Clark Howes for several years through Rodger French to Tim Shaw. It is my pleasant duty to compliment them, the company and their team for their total positive support – as is the way of a professional body of people. They have always displayed the highest level of professionalism and expertise and demonstrated a willingness to help and guide – whatever the circumstance. We had used the services of two other accountants prior to CH – one in Oxford and the second in Manchester – CH are by far the best!"

    Malcolm J. Marr, Managing Director Davies International Ltd.
  • "We contacted Clark Howes through a referral a number of years ago when the business was planning a de-merger. Clark Howes supported us in the de-merger and have been our accountant ever since. We have the confidence that Clark Howes are on hand to provide a professional accountancy service to suit our needs as the business develops and I would have no hesitation in recommending them."

    James Taylor, Director Edgar Taylor
  • "Since the inception of the company back in 2003, Clark Howes have been our strategic partner for outsourced finance.

    Clark Howes have always been on hand for us when we needed support. They have taken the time to understand the value of our high transactions and ensured that 'relationship' stays at the centre of all we achieve together."

    J. McCobb, Director of European Operations Viatech
  • "We started working with Clark Howes earlier this year after a new company formation. Straight away, they reviewed the business finances and company structure to make sure we were set up as efficiently as possible. They have provided us with commercial advice that has directly benefited the business as a whole and we are very impressed with the technical ability and commercial acumen of the team.

    Having advisers that we can trust to manage all aspects of our business and personal finances lets us focus on development and growth rather than the day-to-day. The level of personal service we have received has been very impressive and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Clark Howes to other professional services firms."

    Paul Duval Dip Cii, Managing Director Vision Independent Financial Planning
  • "The team at Clark Howes were both diligent and patient in working with us on our recent purchase of London Creative. Although on the face of it this transaction should have been relatively straightforward it proved not to be. Their analysis of the situation, in-depth prognosis and straightforward response to issues as they arose was the glue that kept this deal together. We have every intention of using Clark Howes for our next transaction."

    Stephen Fox, Managing Director FCK London
  • "As our business grew we needed a firm of accountants who both understood our business and also with whom we could work to contribute to strategic growth. From the initial proposal, documentation and presentation Clark Howes really stood out from the other prospective firms.

    They immediately identified ways to save our business cash and also made relevant suggestions to help us tender in new areas. After appointing Clark Howes they immediately reviewed our business finances and company structure, the resulting restructuring saved us a considerable sum in tax over three years. They have had and continue to provide a direct and positive impact on the development of our business.

    What really sets Clark Howes apart from the rest is their dedication and level of service as a trusted advisor and we look forward to working with them over many years to come."

    Mike O’Mahony, Director Andrew, Reid & Partners (ARP)
  • "Clark Howes have been our accounting partner for over a decade, providing an outstanding service for everything from the mundane to highly complex corporate issues. Professional, reliable and always working in our best interest, allowing us to focus on growing our business."

    Sarah Landy, Operations Manager NIC Components Europe