Annette Heslop Company SecretaryThe Spirit of Lanarkshire Wind Energy Co-Operative Limited
We have utilised the services of Lamont Pridmore for the past three years. We have always found the service to be accurate, informative and extremely efficient.
This support from Lamont Pridmore has enabled The Spirit of Lanarkshire Wind Energy Co-Operative Limited to focus on the running of its day-to-day operations in the sound knowledge that our accountancy requirements are met in a professional, accurate and timely manner.
Lamont Pridmore's team gives our business great support. They are knowledgeable, responsive and thorough; and all this at an excellent value.
Craig Docherty, Financial Director Border Steelwork Structures Ltd
Lamont Pridmore provides an exceptional service to us and their advice has been immensely useful to our business.
We know that we can just pick up the phone and speak to the friendly team and get the answers we need quickly.
We see Lamont Pridmore as an extension of our own business and consider them to be an integral business partner to our operations. They provide a wide range of valuable services including external Audit, Tax Planning, Financial Forecasts and funding proposals to our bankers to help us to grow our business.
We would happily recommend them to other businesses, as we know that they deliver first-class services that meet the needs of a wide range of businesses.
Richard Wragg, Managing DirectorLiquid Associates Limited
My business is growing quickly and Lamont Pridmore are always available to quickly offer advice on any of my expansion ideas. I feel that they understand my business, aspirations and goals which makes me feel as though they are on my side when it comes to trying to find innovative solutions to the business challenges I face. They never just provide me with a technical answer to a question but instead strive to find innovative solutions to ensure that my business is improved or I pay as little tax as possible. I get fantastic value for money from the firm and I tell everyone who will listen how good they are.
Jane Knibbs, ProprietorCroftlands Park Post Office
What I like is that Lamont Pridmore are interested in my business. They don’t just tot up the figures but they will discuss them with me and talk to me about how I can improve them and improve my business. For instance, they helped me to look at my suppliers to see if I could get my products cheaper, and they helped me to look at better ranges and stock more of the things that make the most money for me. It sounds like common sense and it is, but sometimes you need an outside eye to see it.
Godfrey Owen, Chief ExecutiveBrathay
Lamont Pridmore either identifies a solution within our organisation, or if that is not possible, they find an answer or help us find one. We gain ongoing formal and informal support on a number of different levels – from the partners right through to other professionals. I have recommended Lamont Pridmore to another charity in Cumbria, as the firm delivers the right balance between the size of the organisation and the care taken with our audit. We were with a Big 4 firm previously, but we feel more important at Lamont Pridmore and they have all the expertise we need.
Peter Atkinson, ChairmanCarlisle Estates Company Limited
Lamont Pridmore are more than just accountants, they are the family’s trusted adviser on all financial and business matters. We learnt more in our first two hour quarterly review meeting than we did in the last ten years from our previous accountant. The firm is helping to put all of our business and personal affairs in to a manageable, understandable and simple structure to reduce the business risk, administration time and tax burden for us all. I would recommend Lamont Pridmore wholeheartedly as a family business adviser.
Catherine Hodgson, Finance DirectorCarlisle Glass
Lamont Pridmore worked very closely with the board of directors and involved us in the development of our business plan. As a result of this, we understand what is happening and have a better understanding of the business. It helped us focus and make the tough decisions we had been putting off. I feel they have got our business interests at heart, and don’t just see us as a cash cow, which is what I felt with our previous accountant. I have always found their work to be excellent and can see the value added to my business, so I trust them even more.
Jackie T, Finance DirectorHSP Milners
Accountants that give a really personal service. Make you believe you are their only client. Friendly, never too busy to take a call, quick to respond and make things easy to understand. I prepare accounts for the business up to the point of handing over to Lamont Pridmore. I would be lost without them.
David Jackson, OwnerCastlerigg Hall & Chairman of Keswick Tourism Association
Lamont Pridmore's genuine enthusiasm to help positively develop the many different aspects of my business, including catering, retail, accommodation and visitor attractions, has been invaluable. In particular, Graham Lamont’s knowledge and enthusiasm has had a very positive impact through building my confidence to take positive action to improve my business. As Lamont Pridmore employs very helpful members of staff, who are knowledgeable and deal with my enquiries in a professional manner, I would be happy to recommend them. Unlike many businesses in today’s world, I find it refreshing to work with a firm that deals promptly and efficiently with my questions and problems.
Annette Heslop, Company SecretaryWestmill Wind Farm Co-Operative Limited
We have been a client with Lamont Pridmore Accountants since 2012 and we can only say that we have had nothing but an exceptional service and the advice we have received has been correct and perfect for our business.
Lamont Pridmore has been very accommodating; keeping us on the right track with our accounts efficient on ensuring our deadlines are met.
Roy Sweetman, CEOTown and Country Interiors, Carlisle
We were recommended to join Lamont Pridmore and they have always given us excellent service. They run a very professional business themselves, this probably makes them well placed to advise the businesses they partner with - they practice what they preach (and set a high bench-mark doing it). Chris Lamont is very personable and easy to work with. He is wired into a more global view of the wider business world than just our county. He always brings effective advice for all areas of our business. I consider Lamont Pridmore as an integral part of our company team.
Lisa Holliday, Head of AccountsS.H.Brownrigg’s Coaches
Lamont Pridmore are a local firm and family based so they understand the requirements of our business. We were unhappy with our previous accountants and we liked Lamont Pridmore's approach. In the past we have occasionally lost contracts and Lamont Pridmore have helped us assess what went wrong and provided advice to help us cut costs and improve procedures for the future. Nothing is too much trouble for Stuart Edger, the managing director of our local branch in Whitehaven, and he always does his best to make himself available with good communication. We would definitely recommend them to other firms looking for an accountant.
Dave Felton, Managing DirectorTiderace Sea Kayaks Limited
We find Graham Lamont very approachable and his understanding of small business very helpful. We had severe cash-flow problems five or six years ago and Lamont Pridmore were very helpful in helping us control this issue. Our working relationship with Lamont Pridmore's team is excellent. They have always been there to provide support and advice to help with any issues. We hope to sell the business and they will be providing us with help throughout the process. We would happily recommend them to any other business.
Andrew Pepper, Managing DirectorWhitbeck Electrical Contractors Limited
With Lamont Pridmore, you almost feel like part of a family and you are treated the same no matter how big or small your business, you still get the same excellent level of service. They have helped us save a big chunk off our tax payments and they have really helped us grow as a business. I would certainly recommend them to other businesses.
I find accounts and accounting complicated but Lamont Pridmore have helped me a lot and I really look forward to our quarterly face-to-face meetings and the ability to talk about the bigger picture. Lamont Pridmore have a lot of local knowledge, which has been very helpful. I had been with a larger national accountancy firm before and they just didn’t seem to understand all of my requirements. I am very happy with the service I receive from them and I always get a quick response should I have a question or query.
I’d worked with other accountants in the past, but with Chris Lamont it’s really personal – he actually understands the business and shows that he actually cares about it. He has helped us with tenders and with putting together promotional material to hand out to prospective clients.
He is also available in the evenings and at weekends if I need to get hold of him. He goes above and beyond what you would expect of an accountant and I would unreservedly recommend him to anyone. I think he’s the bee’s knees.
Robert Cooper, director and company secretaryStobbarts Ltd
Stobbarts Ltd are a Sunday Times/Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 company. Our core business is in the nuclear industry which brings many challenges, not only in our day-to-day operation, but in our company structure which involves the formation of a number of joint venture arrangements. Lamont Pridmore has made a significant contribution to the way our company is set up and also integrates with other Nuclear Contractors under varying Joint Venture Arrangements, from full JV companies to contractual joint venture arrangements. Strategic advice provided by Lamont Pridmore has been instrumental in our recently securing a £60million contract on the Sellafield Nuclear Site. We also engage Lamont Pridmore to provide various other services, including taxation, audit work and financial services advice. In summary, we are very impressed as to the level of customer care and added value service provided by Lamont Pridmore and regularly recommend them to other businesses.
Ian Stephens, Managing DirectorCumbria Tourism
Lamont Pridmore have been retained by Cumbria Tourism for over 20 years, and during that period they have consistently provided high quality services for us. They understand our needs and those of the tourism industry, which means they have detailed knowledge of our work and of the work of our customers. I would highly recommend Lamont Pridmore and would especially highlight their value for money and personal service. People are looking to move away from larger firms to local ones and as a more local, independent organisation, Lamont Pridmore can provide better value for money. We know who to speak to for our different requirements, and the staff are always up to date with the latest advice and information. Cumbria Tourism gets a good service – the staff are very polite and always get back to us quickly if any issues are raised. The Lamont Pridmore workforce has always been stable and therefore we tend to know the same people for a number of years.
Diana KennedyWakefesh Limited
Phil Ellwood and his team were able to come up with accurate projections so I knew exactly how many rooms I would have to have occupied over the season and how much we could afford to spend [when deciding to change our business model]. Everybody at Lamont Pridmore has always been very helpful and encouraging, often offering advice that has made a big difference to our business. Our first year has been good so far and having the projections means we know what we need to do. I would happily recommend their services to anyone if I got the opportunity to.
Annette Heslop Company SecretaryDrumlin Wind Energy Co-Operative Ltd
Lamont Pridmore Accountants has served as our auditors for more than three years. The firm has provided us with business accountancy services that have exceeded our expectations and they always present us with advice that is timely and relevant to our business.