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    Quote Originally Posted by Maslins View Post
    I hear they're awesome...you should definitely check them out
    Well mojito thinks you are as he has recommended you in 4 out of only 35 posts... Fancy that hey
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    Quote Originally Posted by kal View Post
    +1, I moved to Forbes Young from Churchill Knight, very happy with the level of service, prompt replies to emails, supplied spreadsheet is very easy to maintain on month by month basis. No errors with regards to any of the paperwork/returns (and I check everything with a fine tooth comb, was bitten with Churchill Knight who c0cked up at every available opportunity!) and pro-active tax advice to book. Fees are average IMO, recommended
    Hi... notice you moved from Churchill Knight as you felt they c0cked up, was it anything specific? I've been with them a while and do have to say things more than once sometimes, but other than that don't really have a problem.

    I would, however, be more concerned about "end of year" kind of c0ck-ups and accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Well mojito thinks you are as he has recommended you in 4 out of only 35 posts... Fancy that hey
    Lol, somebody's been doing their research. I'm sure you've recommended SJD more than 4 times, Mojito's just posted fewer spammy "Ask your accountant"/"Use the search function" posts

    I think(!) I know who mojito is...no relative or connection other than being a client for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maslins View Post
    Lol, somebody's been doing their research. I'm sure you've recommended SJD more than 4 times, Mojito's just posted fewer spammy "Ask your accountant"/"Use the search function" posts

    I think(!) I know who mojito is...no relative or connection other than being a client for a few years.
    Ouch!! That was a low blow
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkew View Post
    Hi

    I am looking for a good accountant in London to do my accounts of my LTD company. Searching the web I found a company called Forbes Young.
    They seem to have offices all over the country not just in London but I cant seem to find many reviews about them?

    Does anyone know anything about them or have any personal experience working with them?

    My alternative to them was going with 1st Contact, but I feel that Forbes are more of an accountancy firm where 1st Contact are a company doing some accountancy services.

    All comments welcome

    Thanks in advance
    As has been said, Forbes Young are all old SJD people who are trying the same model, using Regis ghost offices around the country.

    1st Contact seem to mainly be used by Aussies etc, so if you are one perhaps they have some angle on that area?

    Someone mentioned Churchill Knight, I once worked with someone who used them, they were not happy and when they tried to leave, they were told to pay an extra 250 or they would not pass their details to his new accountant.

    I use Nixon Williams and find them first class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldorf View Post
    I use Nixon Williams and find them first class.
    Although they might be hard to get hold of for awhile I after QDOS kick the tulip out of them on the footy pitch later this month
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    You have to say my name 3 times and click your heels twice....

    That "number 1" thing is a nonsense. We know the site it is from very well, and suffice to say we won't allow our name to be on it. The fact that the major ones aren't even listed says a lot too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    IMO go SJD. They have 8 offices in and around London, not that you will ever have to travel to them. They are contractor specialists that know how we work and are the biggest contractor accountants around at the moment. Say his name three times and the owner may even appear on here to say hello to you.

    Our Offices - Find Your Nearest SJD Accountancy Office

    Looking at the F0rbes site it says they are number 1 accountants which isn't true now and looking at the list they were number 1 in I don't see SJD or InTouch listed at all and NW at 96. That would make me highly suspicious so would disregard that.

    They are only mentioned on these boards twice as well with no feedback so would also not really bother with them on that fact alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Although they might be hard to get hold of for awhile I after QDOS kick the tulip out of them on the footy pitch later this month
    I'll be very surprised if that happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin at NixonWilliams View Post
    I'll be very surprised if that happens
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eud View Post
    Hi... notice you moved from Churchill Knight as you felt they c0cked up, was it anything specific? I've been with them a while and do have to say things more than once sometimes, but other than that don't really have a problem.

    I would, however, be more concerned about "end of year" kind of c0ck-ups and accuracy.
    Never got as far as year end as had had enough . Joined after being recommended by the agent for my first contract (I know I was young and naive back then, he obviously got a kickback). They were expensive at 140 + vat. My lists of complaints: Never spoke to the same person twice, CK took days of chasing to get any responses back to my questions (they all seemed to be accounts clerks and admin people) , got basic remittances wrong (i.e. forgetting to account for expenses, even though I had to scan and email over receipts). No record of dividend vouchers (even though they were supposed to be sorting it). In the end I got fed up and left (and yes paid the 200 odd quid to do so). Am now with Forbes Young, fill in a nice easy spreadsheet, get prompt replies and pro-active tax advice from an actual account and am saving 65 a month into the bargain!

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