"My company transferred to Leigh Christou earlier this year (2013), after ten years with our previous accountancy firm, we were naturally anxious about such a move after so long with one adviser, but our expectations have been exceeded, and only wish we had made this decision much sooner.
Not only have we saved a considerable amount of money in fee's, but, we have open and transparent communication with Chris Christou and his team, with easy access to any one of them as and when required.
They are prompt, efficient, willing and helpful in their dealings, and are also patient in receiving enquiries.
People seek pro-active advice - and this is what we receive, that in one example has helped save one of my colleagues many thousands of pounds in personal tax.
Chris and his team have a high level of customer service. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to his company"
John Townsley, Director, Irvine Commercial Insurance Brokers Ltd
"Leigh Christou have been TruTac’s auditors and advisors since early 2011 and I have found their assistance and advice invaluable, especially with the minefields around HMRC. Their help with our outstanding R&D claim proved we had made the right decision in selecting them, their expertise in this field made all the difference!"
Terry Ramsey, Managing Director, TruTac Limited
"We retained Leigh Christou to act in the management buy out of our London based business from its AIM listed parent company. It was a complex transaction involving both commercial and regulatory issues and had to be completed against a tight timescale. They gave us the financial, tax and accounting advice we needed, when we needed it, and often with little or no prior notice. The result was a successful purchase completed on schedule."
Karen Ellis, Managing Director - Ellis Clowes & Company Limited, Lloyds broker
"Leigh Christou have always shown a real interest in my business and whenever I've needed any advice they have always been available and extremely helpful. They take on all my statutory accounting requirements and have provided good proactive tax advice. In particular an ex bookkeeper of ours paid our entire workforce in Euros in error resulting in every employee having a fraction of their normal salary paid into their bank accounts, Chris Christou was at our premises within 20 minutes of this being highlighted and soon had the matter successfully resolved, we have also outsourced our payroll to their payroll function which has been a smooth and easy process all of this has enabled me to concentrate on what I do best - running my business"
Mr John Armstrong, Managing Director – U-Fit.co.uk Limited and star of BBC show 'The Armstrongs'
"The principals and staff at Leigh Christou have all been a pleasure to deal with. Audits have been conducted with a far greater efficiency than we ever found working with larger, high profile firms. Business advice has been thoughtful and well-balanced. I wish we had found them much sooner than we did."
Mr Mike Ellis, Managing Director - Abstract MRM
"Optimum Care Services was established in November 1992 and from the outset appointed Leigh, Christou as our accountants and official auditors. It speaks volumes alone that they remain our accountants and over the years have always provided an extremely professional and supportive service.
They have seen the Charity through good and not so good times, whilst always offering solutions to problems and support and advice to the Management and Trustees.
In addition they provide us with a very efficient payroll and administrative service. All the staff are professional yet approachable, friendly and have always responded, often at short notice, to our requests for information and assistance.
The practice has instilled us with a confidence in their abilities that means we will be continuing our relationship with them for hopefully many more years."
Euta Clinch, Charity Secretary - Optimum Care Services
"For the past five years we have utilized the accounting and auditing services of Leigh-Christou. Their in-depth knowledge coupled with taking in an understanding of our business and culture has enabled us to choose the correct business strategies at the appropriate times, and has thus enabled us to consolidate our financial position.
Leigh-Christou provide us with an excellent service, coupled with sound financial advice and cover all of our requirements ranging from day to day activities to corporate guidance."
Denis Meagher, Managing Director – The Premier Group
"Chris Christou and his team are very helpful, giving advice over the phone and answering technical questions with ease. I am really pleased I transferred my business to this company. I hope to be with them for many year to come."
Darren Lloyd, Managing Director - AJ Lloyd Funeral Directors Ltd