Our recent Google reviews
"Excellent firm that offer exceptional services, great value for money!"
"Whitehead & Aldrich are a firm which combines sound commercial practice with an up-to-date approach. They were recommended to my firm by a professional contact over forty years ago. We soon recognised their proficiency and competence and have valued their expert advice over the years. I am very pleased to recommend them to anyone who is seeking quality accountants today."
"Here at C & W Berry Limited we value longstanding, loyal business relationships with trading partners and professional advisers alike and our relationship with Whitehead & Aldrich is one such relationship. We have always found that Whitehead & Aldrich offer good professional advice that you can trust and at competitive rates. After all, if you didn't have confidence in a business adviser, you wouldn't remain a client for over 30 years. As one of the longest standing accountancy practices in Preston, Whitehead & Aldrich pride themselves on the service they deliver to clients and this is backed up by extremely professional, well trained staff. Whitehead & Aldrich have always had good staff retention levels which means that, when they are acting in their role as company auditor, staff continuity isn't an issue. This in turn means you don't have to explain your systems to audit staff year after year. Keep up the good work W & A!"
"I have dealt with Whitehead and Aldrich on a professional level for several years now, and can say, hand on heart, that they live up to their reputation as being one of the most highly respected accountants in Preston. They are thorough and efficient without ever losing the personal touch."
"Jonathan is always available with help and advice. His calm and understanding approach makes dealing with complicated accounts so much simpler. Barbara's expertise in payroll has been invaluable over the last few months. She responds promptly to queries with good advice. Having Jonathan and his team a phone call away with support and encouragement is so reassuring..."
"Visiting/communicating with my Accountants in the past was akin to visiting the Dentist and thus was considered a painful, but necessary chore. I can't believe I'm actually saying this... but W&A have made my accounting so incredibly easy through their use of Xero software, that I actually enjoy keeping on top of it all. Because it's SO straightforward? I love Xero! It makes my life simpler! Moreover, the W&A team's affable manner and approachability have made running your own business infinitely more easy and less complicated. Thank you."
"W&A were recommended to me by a colleague when I set up my limited company over 25 years ago. I'm still with them, and can say during that time that I have always found them to be professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Jonathan in particular I would like mention, sending replies to my emails late into the evening and even occasionally while he's been on holiday!"
"A friend recommended Whitehead & Aldrich after having a bad experience with our previous firm of Accountants. Since moving over to Whitehead & Aldrich 3 years ago the headache and worry of keeping our accounts up to date and in the correct format has now gone away. We took up their recommendation of moving over to Xero and now all our figures are accurate and up to date on a daily basis with very little effort, with the added benefit of Xero being accessible anywhere that has an internet connection.
Last but by no means least Jonathan and his team are professional but approachable and offer an excellent service at very reasonable rates."
"We approached Whitehead & Aldrich, based on a recommendation, to help produce our first year end statutory accounts and returns within a very short deadline. They pulled out all of the stops to help and delivered what we needed in advance of the deadline we gave. The service we received was first class. Jonathan and his staff were extremely helpful and approachable throughout. We have no hesitation in recommending Whitehead & Aldrich and look forward to working with them in the years to come."
"Whitehead & Aldrich have been the Accountants to me and my family for a great many years! I have developed and run many different businesses over the years and the advice and service from W&A has always been first class. My current business is a property company and Jonathan has guided me through some difficult situations with good, practical and, most importantly, very professional advice. I doubt the business would have flourished so well without such sound guidance."
"We switched accountancy firms to Whitehead & Aldrich last year and Jonathan and his colleagues have proved to be a very friendly and approachable team who respond to any queries with prompt and good advice. We took up their suggestion of updating from Sage Accounts to Xero which, with their assistance, was a seamless procedure and has really simplified our book-keeping. Our financial information is now easily accessible in a user-friendly format which is updated on a daily basis. We have no hesitation in recommending both Whitehead & Aldrich and Xero."
"Whitehead & Aldrich's use of Xero Accounts has changed our accounts system from a cumbersome, laborious process which took hours and did not provide quick answers when queried, to something that takes minutes. Xero provides us with accurate information and flexible, user-friendly document layouts at the touch of a button. Highly recommended!"
"Personable, helpful and genial are three words I would use to describe Jonathan. I cannot recommend him or W&A Chartered Accountants enough. Jonathan combines the traditions of W&A with the friendliness of a modern business to offer an accountancy service second to none. His advice and guidance have had a huge effect on my business and given us a strong structure to help us develop today and into the future. I highly recommend you arrange a meeting with Jonathan at the W&A offices in Preston. You won’t be disappointed."
"Whitehead & Aldrich's use of Xero Accounts has moved my accounts from something I put off and took hours to something that takes minutes but also provides me with accurate and important information efficiently and in English. I cannot recommend them highly enough!"
"Ever ready with help and advice, Jonathan has become a vital cog in our day to day operation. A down to earth guy with a sense of humour, his (and his associates at Whitehead & Aldrich) friendly approach means that we don't hesitate to pose our questions to him and he always points us in the right direction. Support and encouragement all the way"
"I find Jonathan open, honest and professional. He is an expert in his field. I have received exemplary services from W&A Chartered Accountants on every occasion we have done Business. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan."
"Whitehead & Aldrich have been the auditors of The Royal Air Forces Association Housing Limited for over twenty years. During this long association we have always experienced a high standard of service with the audit carried out efficiently, with professionalism, integrity, and timeliness. We also consider that we have received a value for money service. In addition we must mention the friendliness, helpfulness and approachability of all the partners and staff that we have been associated with during these many years."
"I started my small business in 2007 and employed the services of Whitehead & Aldrich, Accountants. The Partners and staff were extremely helpful with all the questions and queries I had with setting up a new business. This lifted a huge weight off my mind and I am grateful for their continued help and support. I look forward to working with them in the future to grow my business."
"Friendly staff who provide much needed help and advice - crucial when setting up a new business venture. Running a business is stressful enough without having to worry about completing tax returns. W&A manage everything, we just sign on the dotted line and submit our cheque to HMRC."
"We have been very impressed with the professional and efficient service from Whitehead & Aldrich which has allowed us to concentrate on our business."
"I have worked with Jonathan at Whitehead & Aldrich on more than one occasion and can't recommend him highly enough. Jonathan is very personable whilst professional and has extensive knowledge relating to businesses of all sizes and industries. Jonathan pulled out all the stops to work on my project to deliver ahead of schedule. Highly recommended!"
"I deal with the team at W&A on a professional level and would like to say that they are always fast, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. We have a few mutual clients and they always say good things about them."
"Simple, honest, friendly, informative and easy to talk to. Always there to help and answer any questions. Just what you need from the people handling your tax. Thanks guys!"
"I would like to take this opportunity to say that the quality of service offered by Jonathan and the team at Whitehead & Aldrich is outstanding. They are always available to chat and even if they are not at the office they will respond by email rapidly. Every aspect of their service has been beyond reproach and they are knowledgeable and reliable."
"Can accountancy be modern? We didn't think so. Three years ago we came across Whitehead & Aldrich on Twitter. At first we thought 'Accountants on Twitter? What next?' So, I followed @WA_Accountants for a while and noticed that they were using some modern and fresh stuff. Two years later, they are now our Accountants and we use the cloud accounting software ‘Xero’ that they introduced to us. We’re very happy with the personal and proactive service that we receive and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend."
"All the staff at Whitehead and Aldrich have a very professional, pro-active and down-to-earth approach that footer business owners will find very refreshing. I would recommend their services to any business owner, whether large or small."
"The service we have received from Whitehead & Aldrich from the company formation through to preparing our year end accounts and tax returns each year has been excellent. Jonathan and his team are professional, friendly & responsive. Highly recommended."
"With the help of Whitehead & Aldrich we have successfully transferred our accounts from Sage to Xero. W&A have consistently provided a high level of service and support that has allowed us to improve our accounts process significantly. We operate from two offices in Preston and Manchester so it is essential the accounts are centralised and in the cloud. Using Xero has allowed us to be more in control of, and revolutionised this aspect, of our business. Jonathan and his team are very personable and I don’t believe we could have chosen a better partner. I cannot recommend them enough!"
"Like myself, most new business owners need a helping hand with bookkeeping, accounts and tax. Being able to trust and depend on the Accountants behind you is more than a requirement - it is a necessity. In Whitehead & Aldrich I have found a modern, forward thinking and proactive team of dedicated professionals. Jonathan has given my business the right, solid financial grounding, empowering me to both build my company and grow with confidence"
"As a new business, with lots of exciting ideas, I found my initial consultation very helpful with lots of practical advice as well as encouragement. The Xero package is amazing. It helps me keep track of my spending and also integrates well with my iPhone. Whitehead & Aldrich and Xero are a winning combination and one that I would happily recommend."
"Heritage Church exists to bless the city. This is a time consuming job that leaves little time for administrative tasks. Whitehead & Aldrich have enabled Heritage to focus on the work of meeting needs across Preston while knowing our integrity in the financial world is taken care off. They made us aware of necessary filing requirements and deadlines with HMRC, Companies House and the Charity Commission. The personal attention from their staff has aided us in advancing our charitable endeavours and given us peace of mind."
"After taking our accounts from a, shall we say difficult situation, Jonathan worked closely with us to rectify a number of bad issues he had inherited from our previous Accountant and moved us forward by suggesting new technologies and methods in the process. His entire team at W&A are a pleasure to work with and I would hope we would have a continuing relationship for a long time to come as our business grows."
"Jonathan came in to control our financial business as our Accountant over the last 2 years. He has an expertise we can trust and has helped Camerons Restaurant to save money with his sound advice and professionalism. He is always available for advice and is most personable and patient with our queries."
"Setting up my business seemed a daunting task, so many things to consider, from company formation, business plans and obtaining funding. I was so relieved when I found Jonathan at Whitehead & Aldrich, he was able to take my idea for my business and work with me to make it a reality. He was able to take away all the pressure of the accounts and company formation allowing me to focus on building up my business. He has supported me and my business throughout the process. It’s great to find an Accountant who considers more than just the books, the range of services they offer means that I can lean on them for support throughout all the stages of my company, from conception to expansion. I couldn’t have done it without them."