CGA Client Testimonials

You’ll have read samples of our current client testimonials around our site. You’ll also find them and many more here.

“You get what you pay for. Never a truer word was said, as I found to my cost when my former ‘accountant’ left me facing two HMRC tax investigations, including a VAT investigation going back three years. A working director, I don’t have time to double check my accounts and payroll, but ignorance is not bliss, it’s a recipe for disaster. Luckily, I was recommended to CGA just as the final warnings were being served.  CGA stepped in.  Highly professional, knowledgeable and diligent, they dealt with HMRC and I didn’t have to pay any fines or back payments. Today, I have a growing business on a solid financial footing and complete trust in CGA who ensure that I am fully compliant for bookkeeping and payroll, and importantly, I’m planning for the future, as well as sleeping well at night. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Richard Ascough, Director, Smooth Development Ltd

“Attracted by a business associate’s testimonial, we have been working with CGA for nearly a year. Easy to chat to, highly efficient and always available when we need them, we love their approach and appreciate their 360 degree take on our business accounting and growth. It’s not just about the numbers, it’s forward planning, knowledgeable advice and a friendly ear. Highly recommended!”

John Waddington, Director, JCW Lifts Ltd

“A very different kind of start-up we wanted to find accountants that would take the time to get to know and support us as we established our business. Approachable and straightforward, CGA stood out from the different accountancy firms we met. With fixed fees we love the fact that they are there for guidance when we need it with no hidden costs. Their jargon-free advice and honest approach is just what we wanted. At the end of the day it’s about trust and we trust CGA completely.”

Chris Cooper King, Co-founder and Director, Cooper King Distillery

“CGA are a pleasure to work with, they really take the headache out of accounting! I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Melanie Morris

“Our conversion from a paper based system to Sage was painless – completely guided and supported by Claire and the CGA team. Now fully electronic I couldn’t go back. With details at the touch of a button, I’m up to date, on time, clean and tidy – fantastic!”

Anne Ward
Selby Garden Centre

“We really value CGA’s personal approach, down to earth advice and transparent fee structure. The process of becoming a limited company with CGA’s guidance was really positive and exciting, they have our complete trust and they’ve earned it”

Robert Kreutzer-Brett
Ellershaw House Ltd

“Apart from a thorough knowledge and efficiency around the numbers, CGA focus on getting to know us, making it their business to really understand ours. Because of this they are sensitive to what we want and, being practical, clear and always on hand, they not only help us define our goals, but also proactively partner us to achieve them.”

Lesley & Ian Buxton, Directors
Yorvale Ltd

“After 20 years of being with an accountancy firm that never bothered to form any kind of relationship with me, joining CGA was a no-brainer. Warm and friendly, really supportive across all my diverse business interests and, importantly, with electronic online submission and sign off of accounts so that I can do it at a time to suit me, I love working with Chelle, Claire and the CGA team. Very happy to recommend.”

Mark Brayshaw, Director
Rockin’ Horse Promotions

Approachable, proactive and very responsive with a holistic view, not just of my business but my individual and family concerns, I like CGA’s ability to ensure all the details are taken care of whilst looking at the bigger picture. Suppliers of sound advice and good ideas they ensure that I am on top of everything I need to know and well prepared for yearend. Very confident in their ability and I regularly refer clients to them and am very happy to recommend.”

Barbara Jacobs, Solicitor
Barbara Jacobs & Co

“CGA handles our accounting and payroll. They have been working with Bivouac since I worked on my own and have helped me to grow the business on firm financial foundations, over the course of 10 years. They are always a step ahead of the game.

Chelle’s annual business reviews and advisory service allow me to take an objective look at our client base, our profitability and how we plan ahead and grow for a healthy future. They are an extremely valuable chance to review, plan and exchange ideas.

I regard CGA as part of our team. As a business owner, it’s reassuring to be able to trust our financial matters to such an approachable, professional and proactive company that always has our best interests at heart.”

Kate Pettitt, Director
Bivouac Limited

“Chelle and the team at CGA are fantastic for us. A growing two women business with big ambitions, they understand our vision and match it with their respect and commitment to our success. From helping us to secure bank funding to the extra mile they always go to ensure we understand all the opportunities, impact and responsibilities across our business finances. Proactive, knowledgeable and well connected – the perfect professional match for us. Highly recommended.”

Verity Britton, Founder Baa Ram Ewe

“Straightforward, knowledgeable and practical, I have worked with CGA for many years and appreciate Chelle’s down to earth, detailed approach and good negotiating skills with other professional third parties. I often refer clients that I feel will benefit from their sound and upfront take on accounting and tax.”

Jane Sachedina, Solicitor
Sachedinas Solicitors

“I can’t imagine life without Chelle and the CGA team. Honest, realistic and completely embedded in my business, they keep me motivated and I value their insight around new ideas and potential investments. As my business grows it’s crucial to have the right professionals in place to support me and that’s exactly what I feel I’ve got.”

Sean Gregory, Director
Gingernut Monkey Ltd.

“We have been with CGA for many, many years. We appreciate their fast response to any queries we have and, using many of their services, we speak most months as they complete quarterly accounts. We’re very confident in their professional approach and Chelle will always pick up the phone and let us know about any opportunities we would benefit from or regulations that will impact upon us. We know the team go out of their way to support us and our business, which is the added extra!”

Jane Hayton
A Traves & Son Ltd

“Very approachable and practical, yet always professional, CGA takes the pressure off us and makes life so much easier! We love their efficiency and the online systems they use giving us more time to get on with growing the business. Always happy to give us any and all the advice and guidance we need across our numbers, letting us know when we need to do something how and when, also responding to all our queries in good time. We are completely confident in the team and love working with them.”

Bev Kelly, Director
CCTV Drainage Investigations Ltd

“Positive, proactive, working for our success and more than earning our trust. If we’d known them earlier we’d probably be retired by now.”

Gillian and Chris Peacock
Peacock Brothers

“Very new to business accounts when we started, Chelle and her team went the extra mile to ensure we were able to implement all the systems we needed and give us coaching to use them efficiently. Proactive with their advice and know-how, identifying potential issues and asking the ‘difficult’ questions, we really appreciate the impact they have had on our business and their committed support.”

Susan Carson, Financial Director
Jack Wolfskin (York & Leeds)

“Part of the heart beat of our business, Chelle and her team are always on the end of the phone when we need them with switched-on, knowledgeable and practical advice. Good value for money and across a diverse range of sectors they are also a good business barometer, highlighting supportive schemes and challenging our perceptions. Always thorough and genuinely enjoyable to work with they take a lot of the pain and pressure off our shoulders and are, I feel, a real driver behind our sustained success.”

Laurie Pentith, Director
Dryland Developments Ltd

“A diehard number phobic, CGA had their hands full with me but, down to their commitment, coaching and encouragement, I now use a computerized accounting package that helps ensure I make better business decisions. I also really appreciate their proactive, forward thinking, which means I can better manage and plan my finances to support my life and business in the future.”

Margaret Hartley
Benchmark Marketing

“A really friendly team who are always available to answer my questions, together with their fast and fully electronic systems make CGA wonderfully easy to work with. Having been with them for many years I have complete trust in their professional abilities and often recommend them to my clients. In a household with two busy and growing businesses it’s great to know that sorting out my accounts is one thing I don’t have to worry about!”

Catherine Adamson, Managing Director
Kaleidoscope Executive PA Services

“What stands out for our us about CGA’s services are the strategic business advice and specialised staff, together with always being very helpful and responsive. Taking care of our monthly management accounts and payroll I am in touch with the team a couple of times a week and see them as an integral part of our business, not just day-to-day, but also as partners in our continued growth and success.”

Becky Randall, Financial Director
Counter Intelligence Retail Ltd

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