Success Stories

Our client’s experiences

We would like to say a huge thank you to our clients who have kindly contributed to this section.

Here you can see how they have been challenged in their business, how we helped them and what the results have meant going forward.

Salon 7

Bruce Simpson & Kim Tremblen – CIRENCESTER

The Challenge

Problems with various accountants meant we received a large fine for late accounts. Also, the payroll service sometimes got commissions for the stylists wrong.  Not great to be wondering if the payslips are right every month.

The Solution

In 2017, AMS set up a system where Michelle contacts us immediately if there are errors in the payroll. Now we pay our staff the right amount on time. Accounts are also sent in on time. 

The Outcome

We now have peace of mind knowing our payroll is correct every month. More importantly our accounts are submitted on time!

Martin Robson 

Contractor – Cheltenham

The Challenge

I was a retiring Contractor and my then accountant failed to properly advise me on the tax implications of taking money out of my company on cessation – and on the most practical way to do it.

The Solution

AMS advised me to take my money out using a variety of solutions. I avoided the use of a Liquidator, saved on accountancy fees and admin time, all resulting in no Capital Gains Tax to pay.

The Outcome

I am not in business any more but I am very pleased that I found AMS. Following their advice made a very good end to my working life. 

TMC Cleaning 

Mike Gambles, Swindon

The Challenge

We are a small busy team spending our time cleaning ovens and windows and it was hard to know where to go for a good professional service.

The Solution

The team at AMS runs our payroll, pensions and all day to day accounting enquires. What more do we need?

The Outcome

It’s now simple as AMS make things so easy. We were lucky to find AMS and Tax is no longer taxing thanks to the team, they have really cleaned and polished up our accounts.

The Challenge

We were a new publishing business struggling to keep our records in spreadsheet form. We needed a system that was easier to manage that could quickly provide us with the information we needed.  

The Solution

AMS helped us decide on the right cloud accounting software for us. They helped us implement it and each quarter they review the system to ensure our records are correct and useful to us.

The Outcome

We now have an easier-to-use system and with closer support from AMS we can rely on the reports produced by the software to see how the business is performing – pretty much at any time we want to.

The Challenge

We were a very small construction business carrying out groundwork and civil engineering in Oxfordshire. We grew quickly, expanding our work area and turnover, and needed help setting up a proper bookkeeping system.

The Solution

AMS provided support and set up a Sage bookkeeping system for us. They also assigned Laura to us, an experienced accountant who is available to discuss our business whenever we need assistance.

The Outcome

AMS is in the background supporting us through our continued growth. We are now ten times larger than when we first hired AMS and they have been our backstop all the way through.

C. Thomas

Contractor – West Midlands

The Challenge

A non-EU client made a claim to recover VAT paid on services delivered to them in the UK. This was an intriguing claim which focused on the contract and location where the services were delivered.

The Solution

AMS provided my company with an exceptional level of support over several months, in both dealing with HMRC and bringing this to a successful resolution.

The Outcome

I was able to carry on running my business as normal – knowing that AMS is looking after my affairs.

What our clients say about us

Our clients are our lifeblood and we hope that they will always be happy with the service we give them. The testimonials shown here will hopefully give you a flavour of how they see us and the contribution that we make to them and their businesses.

“In the 10 years I have dealt with AMS, the service I receive is ‘steady as a rock’. The accounting they provide is rapid and accurate and they adapt quickly to never ending tax changes.”



“As a new and growing business, it is essential to have accountancy support which is highly professional, proactive and personal. AMS have been a perfect match for us in every way.”

Gavin Bradley

founder and Managing Director of Active Working CIC

“I would like to record my appreciation of the prompt service and attention to detail I received from your employees Chris Newbold and Matthew Chapman in response to a request for various pieces of information to support a mortgage application. In my opinion, this sets your company apart from the competition and I am very happy, when asked for my opinion, to recommend your services.”

Anna Fairbrother

Contractor, Gloucester

“I am very satisfied about the dealing of my tax return by Miss Cowper. I am very pleased with the responsiveness and content received. It was a much better experience than with my former adviser, who took a long time to understand the long term incentive scheme of our company and the need to correct the return twice. Miss Cowper has provided me with prompt and detailed answers to all of my questions and was able to explain everything very clearly as well as clear instruction for enabling AMS to submit my tax return.” 

Olaf John


“I’m convinced that choosing AMS as my accountancy firm was the best decision I made. Thank you for your crystal clear explanations.”

Edoardo Rossi

RossiSoft Ltd, Swindon

“I have been impressed with Chris Hatter personally and AMS as a company, you clearly have my business in your best interests and are helping to guide me in the right direction , nothing seems to be a problem for you and you have gone beyond my expectations.”

Leigh Small

LDS Plumbing & Heating Limited

“Since inception, the AMS team has been there to help us from our fledging start-up days to going for growth and expanding the company’s print and online offering. AMS work as a trusted extension of The Business Exchange team and are always quick to respond to any queries we may have. They have a ‘happy to help’ attitude and deliver information or advice in a simple and non-condescending way.  We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them.”

The Business Exchange South West


“As usual I am impressed by AMS preparing my annual company accounts in concert with my personal tax return.  Even as an accountant, I always have lots of questions and associated queries on tax strategy.  My queries are answered by return in a clear and concise manner.  It takes the pain out of tortuous process and I am confident that the accounts are accurate and reflect good tax planning.  I was even more impressed this year when I found out that the staff dealing with me, Laura and Aqduss, are new additions to the AMS team.  Well done AMS, as ever, quality first.”

James Gold


“I was passed on AMS’s details by a colleague of mine when I became a limited company.  Their service has been and continues to be exceptional and allows me to concentrate on my work rather than worrying about the financial/tax side.  They quickly respond to any questions that I have in a clear and succinct manner and simplify this otherwise complex world.  As a consequence I will now be using them also for my personal tax returns.”

Nicola Redman

Redman Physiotherapy Limited

“I reached out to AMS Accountancy as I needed an accountant for my new business. They immediately put me at ease and helped me take those first tentative steps.  With their personal touch and approachable nature they have taken care of all my accountancy needs, supporting me in every aspect of my business. Every aspect of AMS Accountancy is professional but softened with clear paperwork and easy to talk to staff.  There is no need to be afraid of accountants when you have AMS Accountancy on your side.”

Jaqueline Gough

IT Freelancer, Lincolnshire

“I would like to thank all the staff at AMS for the way you handled my tax return. I was very anxious about my tax position, but every time I contacted AMS, I was always met with a courtesy and professionalism that gave me confidence.

M Narborough


“I recommend AMS to as many fellow Contractors as possible. Simply because of the excellent service I’ve received since April 1997.”

C White


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