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A selection of recent testimonals...

"“Having become disillusioned with our previous accountants, we were looking for a professional, proactive and reliable alternative, operated by like-minded individuals, who genuinely cared about their clients’ businesses.

“When introduced to Robert and John the rapport was instant, they reflected our values and were certainly like-minded.

“It was refreshing to meet two people who actively listened to our requirements and were prepared to go the extra mile to ensure all bases were covered in terms of what our business needed.

“The relationship at all levels has continued to flourish.

“They’re down-to-earth people, completely professional and switched on."

Carole Brookes, General manager
Sewells Training and Consultancy Limited
Ellis & Co were recommended to us by one of our clients as our existing accountant wasn’t providing the level of service we required.

“Ellis & co were able to immediately provide guidance that saved us money.

“Since starting the business we’ve had a false start with finding an accountant that would provide us real guidance on what we should be doing with our finances.

“Ellis & Co are fantastic, they are very proactive and deliver an excellent service to us."

Hugh Valentine, Managing Director
Valto IT Limited
“We recently came on board with Ellis & Co and have really enjoyed the care and attention they have taken when setting up our account and the time spent getting everything up to the level required by ourselves.

“We certainly would not hesitate in recommending them to other organisations and I can honestly say it has been a pleasure to work with them.”

Craig Phillips, Director
H & P Electrical Contractors Ltd
“We had a free initial consultation with Robert Ellis and John Moorhouse, they were both so helpful, informative and approachable we had to use them.

“John is our accountant and is so easy to contact doesn't make me feel like my questions are daft.

“The team were very supportive during the start-up process.

“I would definitely recommend Ellis & Co.”

Gemma Bailey, Owner
Foregate Garage Ltd
“I can tell you our accounts is the easiest aspect of the business.

“Ellis & Co have been our accountants since we set up the business in 2015, I did a search online and found the website to be very informative, I was impressed so called Robert and liked what he had to say.

“We’ve received first class service ever since, the level of service is honestly outstanding.

“I would certainly recommended Ellis & Co to any business.”

Werner Forster, Managing Director
Ocean Matters Ltd
"Anna’s support for our business in use of Xero software and particularly VAT return has been excellent throughout 2018.

"Anna understood our strengths and weaknesses as a new start up and developed the technical training and patient communications to suit and timed to fit with our busy schedule!

"Keep up the great work Anna!"

David Ellis, Owner
DTec Services Limited
I found our former accountants hard to speak to, it took ages to come back to me and didn’t seem to want to help me

“I first met John Farrell (account senior at Ellis & Co) at a networking event and met up for a coffee, he is really approachable, he explained the set up at Ellis & Co and how they could support my business and I was really impressed.

“I was looking to move onto an accounting software package and the support Anna offers is great.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to is really friendly and helpful.

“I can email or call the team with a query on my business or bit of advice for a client and someone will come back to me quickly.

“I feel as if they work in the same way we do – happy to have a chat to talk things through and offer advice, it’s a really personal service."

Morag Davies, Owner
M&P Business Solutions
“I would highly recommend the team at Ellis & Co

“We’ve been a client of Ellis & Co for the past three years.

“When we first started out we used a smaller, two man partnership accountancy firm.

“As the company grew we needed the help and support of a well-established accountant and one that could help us with more complex issues such as Research and Development claims.

“Our previous accountant recommended Ellis & Co, it’s been a successful partnership ever since."

Gareth James, Founder and CEO
Intilery.com Ltd
"We’ve been with Ellis & Co since the start when the team assisted in our business set up, forecasting, cash flow and annual business analysis.

“They are our accountants because the team are on hand for any queries no matter how small, and able to assist in any manner of financial works required for the business.

“We have had consistent no-nonsense advice and feel that the advice has been beneficial to the formation and successful running of the business.

“Robert and the team have all had a very friendly but professional approach and have been welcoming from the start, and on hand throughout each passing year.

Andrew Turnbull, Director
Indigo Surveys Ltd
“Ellis & Co were introduced to us by our bank and came highly recommended.

“We have found the team, especially John Farrell (who mainly deals with us), Peter Way-Rider, Zoe Horswill and of course Robert Ellis to be outstanding in their knowledge.

“They provide an efficient, friendly and trustworthy service and Goldcrest too would also highly recommend the company.”

Jessica Hagan, Procurement and Marketing
Goldcrest Developments NW Ltd
“We found Ellis & Co thanks to a friend’s recommendation, they are very supportive and we would highly recommend them.

“We wanted an accountant who had experience in this sort of industry to help us grow the business, and make any savings through efficiencies.

“With their support it has helped us to focus on the business we know and go on to enhancing our offering, whilst also keeping an eye on future plans too.”

Vanessa Morgan, Director
Owen House Wedding Barn
"We joined Ellis & Co around 1990.

"Robert has always been able to look after our needs.

"We’ve worked well together all these years, I would highly recommend Ellis & Co."

Phillip Clarke, Operations Director
Clark Transport Ltd
“I asked Ellis & Co to do the due diligence for me while I was purchasing Essentials Mag, just to make sure I knew and understood what I was buying.

“They were incredibly thorough and asked questions and requested information which I wouldn’t have known where to begin with!

“They talked through their findings with me in layman's terms and gave me sound, honest advice.

“John and Ellis & Co were the hands-on kind of accountants I was looking for.

“I have always found the team very approachable and I feel I can ask them anything regarding my tax and financial queries, however silly my questions may be!

“They are professional and helpful and always there if you need them.

“Ellis & Co has a great team of people, I should know, I’ve photographed them all!”

Victoria Lee, Owner
Photography by Victoria Lee
“Ellis & Co have been with me since I took over CA Design & Print.

“The team has a clear understanding of the business and its aims and objectives, I know if ever I had any questions that I could pick up the phone and someone would always be able to help me.

“I would highly recommended them.”

Mike Forster, Managing Director
CA Design & Print
“Since I started the business, Ellis and Co have been our accountants but they are also a trusted advisor guiding the business in the right direction financially.

“They are also a client, and the longevity and quality of our relationship shows how effective this direct interaction has been”.

Chris Chapman, Owner
Agency97 Limited
“Robert Ellis and his team are fantastic. They look after my accounts and payroll and it is very convenient knowing they are above me on Northgate Street. It means I can pop up if I have any questions. I am also enthusiastic about supporting other local businesses.”

Carole Faulkner, Owner
The Cheese Shop
“I was introduced to Ellis & Co by NatWest in Chester and from day one I have enjoyed a strong commercial and a personal relationship. Like most business owners, I have strengths and also weaknesses and having an accountant who I could trust and rely upon for sound advice was really important.

“John Farrell and Robert Ellis understand our business and we regularly meet in the coffee shop. I value the fact that they are willing to challenge me and to give me complete honesty.”

Patrick White, Managing Director
The Jaunty Goat
“Ellis & Co have been amazing. The team are extremely knowledgeable on a wide range of issues affecting the business and me personally.

“They provide me with support across my accounts, VAT, payroll and business and personal taxation.

“Robert Ellis and his team have also provided me with extremely valuable advice at crucial times not least earlier this year when the acquisition was going ahead.

“One of the things that has impressed me the most is their ability to look at different scenarios and their potential implications. I like the fact that everyone at Ellis & Co is approachable and always willing to help.”

Dr Jason Dale, Founder and CEO
Menatech Limited
“Ellis & Co has been with us since the very start. I like their professionalism and old school values – they are always responsive, open and honest.

“My main point of contact is John Farrell and the firm provides us with services including accountancy, bookkeeping, VAT and taxation.

“With Robert’s support, we sat down at the start of our relationship and mapped out what we wanted the business to achieve. The Ellis & Co team have been genuinely interested in what we are trying to achieve and they have played an important part in the success we have enjoyed in our first couple of years.

“I have since referred Ellis & Co to a number of friends and family, including my father, who I felt would benefit from their excellent services.”

Rob McKay, Managing Director
Sherrington Associates Ltd
“We have a great relationship with Ellis & Co. Over the years, they have become a trusted business adviser.

"Robert Ellis provides us with strategic advice while his colleagues John Moorhouse and Peter Way-Rider give us expertise with our accounts and taxation respectively.

“We know we can always bounce ideas and opportunities around with the team and that we will always get good advice.

“Because they have been in business themselves for a long-time they also have an invaluable bank of contacts which we are able to tap into when we have a particular need.

“We also like the fact that Robert and his team have challenged us as we have looked to build the business over the years.”

Nick Powell, Co-owner
Lock Stock
"Ellis & Co are a well-established accountancy practice who add value to any SME.The team have huge experience and have given us invaluable guidance over the years"

“I recently found out about an area of expertise they have which I never thought I would need when the practice assisted us in quantifying a successful insurance claim following a serious fire at our factory.“This was a particularly stressful time but Robert and his team were always on hand and ensured our business came out stronger at the other end."

“Robert is also particularly helpful regarding banking arrangements as he has wide ranging contacts with commercial banks in the North West.”

Mark adds: “The other reason I have used Ellis & Co for over 15 years is that the core team is still the same and always work in a professional and friendly manner. They don't spend any more time at meetings than necessary, which means they are looking after their clients’ pockets not theirs!”

Mark Boddington, Managing Director
Silverlining Ltd
“After 25 years working in the pub and restaurant industry, I was confident we had a good plan for The Chester Fields, but we knew we needed a really good accountant to provide strong business and financial advice."

“I was introduced to Robert Ellis and found him to be different to your typical accountant. He was genuinely interested in our business and the guidance he gave us in those early days was invaluable.
“They covered all the essentials that an ambitious start-up needs including helping us to set up, regular management accounts and planning for growth."

“Our business is a little more complex than normal because we also have foreign investment, while they have also provided us with guidance on property matters.”

"We are keen to continue growing and I probably speak to John Moorhouse at Ellis & Co once a week. Sometimes it will be a question about our latest management accounts or, most recently, about the best way to get a company car."

“We are extremely grateful to the support we have received over the last five or more years from the team at Ellis & Co. They have supported us every step of the way.”

Mark Jarvis, Managing Director
The Great British Pub Company
"Ellis & Co along with our in-house accountant Robert Brown have helped to lay the foundations for the continued strategic growth of the company.”

"I am fortunate to be supported by some very good people both inside and outside of the business. We would not have achieved the success we have without the support of the team at Ellis & Co. They have been with us a long time and have been very good for us.”

Bart Ryan-Beswick, Managing Director
Tweedmill Textiles Ltd
“When I started my business I knew I wanted to spend my time on the business and not on back office accountancy and financial affairs.

It’s reassuring to know that anything that’s legally required on an annual or quarterly basis is taken off my list of things to do and that everything is taken care of and processed within the statutory deadlines.

I find it really useful to be able to ring the office about anything and that no question is too small.

I appreciate the translation of all things financial into easy to understand, bite-sized chunks. If the above description also sounds like you then I would definitely recommend Ellis and Co as your accountants.”

Tricia Francis, Director
Tomorrow the World
"Since setting up my electronics manufacturing business two years ago John and the team at Ellis and Co have been assisting me every step of the way.

It's good to know, that as my time is already limited, my business and personal accounting is in safe hands and advice on anything is only a phone call away. As a small business I find it invaluable to have all that knowledge and experience available to me from people I trust.

In my opinion a very friendly, approachable and reliable company who have always got time to chat and advise on whatever the issue."

Phil Starkey, Director
PHS Electronic Solutions Limited
"Ellis & Co have been our accountants since 2005 and in that time we have benefited greatly from their professionalism and expertise. Approachable and friendly, Ellis & Co provide an impeccable service with dynamic thinking and strategic advice, and I would highly recommend them."

Simone Eddison, Director
Eddison Media Ltd
"Ellis & Co have provided me with full accountancy services, helped with tax affairs and registering trusts. The service has always been courteous and polite and I would recommend Ellis & Co to any person or business who needs an accountant."

Iain Girling, Independent Consultant
“The team at Ellis & Co have been excellent. My company is a new start up and Ellis & Co have provided guidance which has allowed me to make informed decisions from the very first steps of incorporation through to company structures, payroll and advice on Research & Development tax credits. This has greatly helped in allowing me the time to concentrate on building the company by providing reassurance at every step of the way.”

Dan Endersby, Director
DPD Marine Limited
"Ellis & Co have been my accountants for four years now. Since joining them, I have found their meticulous approach to ensuring my business runs efficiently has been incomparable. As accountants with such a high level of proficiency, I would certainly not hesitate in recommending their services."

Nicholas Fox, Director
N Fox Engineering Services Limited
“I would highly recommend the team at Ellis & Co,” said Gareth.

“We’ve been a client of Ellis & Co for the past three years.

“When we first started out we used a smaller, two man partnership accountancy firm.

“As the company grew we needed the help and support of a well-established accountant and one that could help us with more complex issues such as Research and Development claims.

“Our previous accountant recommended Ellis & Co, it’s been a successful partnership ever since,” he added.

Gareth James, Founder and CEO
Intilery.com Ltd
"When I started Explosivo, I knew right from the beginning that I didn’t want to handle all the financial responsibilities. I love making films and telling stories, but working out my tax or PAYE contributions would keep me up at night. Ellis & Co were recommended to me by a fellow entrepreneur and from the very first meeting with John Farrell and the team, I knew I was in good hands. I wanted someone with experience dealing with small start-up companies who would be in my corner, looking out for my interests. They deal with the financial red tape, leaving me free to build my business, and focus on what I’m good at."

TJ Cosgrove, Director
Explosivo Ltd
I have used Ellis & Co for the last few years after a very bad experience with my previous accountant. My first words of advice to anyone starting a business are "Get a good accountant", and Ellis & Co are one. Straightforward, quick with good advice, accurate. They do what they say on the tin.

Simon Moore,
Moore Quantitative Solutions Ltd
Robert Ellis & Co has been our accountant for over 10 years dealing in national and international business. Robert Ellis has strategic vision, coupled with a flexible and pragmatic approach, which has helped our business to succeed. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ellis & Co and highly recommend their advice and services.

Martin D. Chapman, President
Indoor Biotechnologies Inc
Aztec Imports, Inc. (UK) Ltd. has used Ellis & Co. as their accountants in the U.K. for 15 years. Ellis & Co. has done an excellent job in maintaining the books for our company and helping our company to comply with the UK tax laws and regulations. I would strongly recommend Ellis & Co. to any foreign company wishing to locate in the UK.

John W. Kanieski, President
Aztec Imports Inc (UK) Ltd
"I decided to move to Ellis & Co because our former accountants were a large national firm and we felt like a small fish in a large pool. No one was willing to help with those practical problems a small business had other than historical year end accounting that gave us information too late.

I met Robert Ellis and quickly realised that he shared many of the same challenges that we faced such as cash flow, obtaining the right type of clients at the right margins, and recruitment of bookkeeping staff with financial accounting software knowledge.

Roberts professionalism is reflected in his team who are extremely approachable and efficient."

Mark Boddington, Managing Director
Silver Lining Workshops Ltd
"Ellis & Co became my accountants in 2005 and since then I have greatly benefited from their on going support and professional advice.

I would strongly recommend their services to anyone looking for an accountant or help setting up a business or business plan."

Mike Forster, Director
CA Design and Print Limited
"Robert Ellis and the team have been an invaluable source of support to My Name is not Cancer since I brought them on board as our accountants.

Not only have they been highly diligent in carrying out my accounting, but the company has also carried out fundraising activities for My Name is Not Cancer, helping to raise awareness and publicity which I'm extremely grateful for."

Fiona Fletcher, Chief Executive
My Name is not Cancer
"Ellis & Co have been accountants for Dee Tech Services Ltd. for the past fifteen years and I am very satisfied with the quality of services which they have provided such as quarterly reviews of management accounts, tax advice, pension fund accounts, cash flow and profit forecasts.

Robert Ellis is a very professional and dynamic leader and has supported Dee Tech's vital requirements and at times has worked out of office hours to meet critical deadlines. I have recommended Robert and his team to many other businesses and will continue to do so as I believe they are a quality accountancy firm."

Kevin Monahan, Director
Dee Tech Services Ltd
"We changed to Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants around two years ago and we have been extremely pleased with the results of that change. One of the things the company did for us was to submit a Research and Development Relief claim, saving us almost £10,000 in Corporation Tax.

Ellis & Co always provides invaluable advice and a conscientious service and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the team to anyone in need of an accountant and business adviser."

Robert Mills, Managing Director
Bonaprene Products Ltd