Thomas Westcott is recognised as one of the best and fastest-growing independent accountancy and business advisory practices in the South West, with a strong focus on the communities in and around its network of partner-led offices.
Founded over 30 years ago the firm, which has 30 partners and around 220 staff operating from 18 offices across Devon and Somerset, has over time built a first-class professional reputation within the South West and beyond.
Its stated goal is “to be the best and leading practice in the South West for both those seeking accountancy and business-based services and those seeking a rewarding career in the provision of those services”.
The last two years, in particular, have been truly transformational for Thomas Westcott, its people and most importantly its clients, fuelled mainly by back to back mergers with two carefully and strategically chosen practices, Parkhurst Hill in Plymouth and Butterworth Jones in Somerset.
Speaking about the firm’s decision to sponsor the Family Business of the Year category at the Western Morning News’s Business Awards Thomas Westcott’s Chairman, Richard Thomas, said:
“Whilst running a business is a uniquely rewarding activity in its own right, it is lovely to also receive external recognition for what you do, which is why the Western Morning News’s business awards are a real shot in the arm for our economy here in the South West. What’s more, we couldn’t be happier to be sponsoring the Family Business of the Year category, not least because around three-quarters of UK firms are family-owned, meaning they are the country’s true economic drivers.”
He added: “As a firm Thomas Westcott is deeply committed to working with family-run businesses to help them fulfil their potential so that they can grow and work towards their goals of providing security and prosperity down through the generations.”
Thomas Westcott is at the leading edge when it comes to the profession’s latest developments, and was one of the first in the South West to fully embrace cloud accounting methods as well as encouraging and educating its clients about how this form of accounting can reap significant commercial benefits.