Services & Testimonials

In broad terms, the services we offer are shown below. It is important to remember though that headings on this list are neither exhaustive, nor mutually exclusive.

Our Services

  • Start-ups and Incorporations
  • Accounting i.e. production of periodical accounts – year end or more regular.
  • Business and Personal Taxation
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Business Restructuring
  • Business-in-Distress
  • Bookkeeping and VAT
  • Payroll
  • Company Secretarial


What we find is that as clients change and evolve so do their financial affairs. It is important therefore for Accountants to not just understand each area in isolation but how these areas interrelate. The case studies and testimonials below help to illustrate this point.

Case Studies and Testimonials

Radio Plymouth Limited

“Radio Plymouth moved its accounts to New Wave Accountants (SW) Ltd and since that time they have brought a clarity and focus to all financial aspects of our Company.

They handle the purchase and sales ledgers, monthly management accounts, VAT and financial forecasting, allowing the board and management of Radio Plymouth to plan with confidence.

Richard May and his team are courteous, professional and helpful in their day-to-day dealings with us and we look forward to working with them for the foreseeable future”.

David Rodgers (Chairman to The Board)

“We launched Radio Plymouth in the depths of a worldwide recession and with that came a range of challenges. Our association with New Wave Accountants (SW) Ltd has allowed me to concentrate on the creative side of the business, and of course those all-important sales, while they have looked after our accounting.

Any query I have is rapidly resolved in a highly professional manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending them”.

Tim Manns (Station Manager)
The Treasury Group

“I have known Rich and Lee for a number of years now as one of their first clients.

One of the reasons I chose to use their services is that they were one of the few Accountancy firms in Plymouth that genuinely offers everything a small business requires.

I have a bookkeeper on site but am reassured by the Accountants reviewing their work and overseeing VAT returns. In order to do this effectively they have familiarised themselves with our software and processes something many Accountants avoid. With the cost of VAT mistakes being high these days I need to be confident the returns are correct that I am claiming everything I can.

I often bounce questions and ideas off “the duo” on anything from PAYE compliance through to general business issues e.g. potential business expansion.

I can honestly say that they have been there whenever needed and constantly a reassurance to me”.

Benjamin Shearn (Managing Director)
Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council

“Here at the Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council we needed some expert help with our financial systems, particularly to oversee cash flow, budgets and yearly accounts.

Everyone at New Wave Accountants (SW) Ltd has been absolutely wonderful in supporting us; combining their efficient and professional expertise with a friendly, helpful, reliable and courteous manner.

They have given us a new lease of life, offering clear and jargon free advice and making apparently complex problems much more straightforward. I have no hesitation in recommending them and offering our endorsement on their professionalism, flexibility and sound advice”.

Sue Stratton (Local Director)
Chloe’s Restaurant

“I sometimes pinch myself when I think that we opened Chloe’s in 2005 – that’s over a decade ago! In that time we have seen things change a good deal. Not always for the better I may add.

Our business is run on tight margins and what any small business owner knows (or should know) is that small things can make a big difference.

Plymouth is a small business community and we talk a lot with one another. We talk about our accountants – how much we pay and how much help and support we get from them. It’s an important relationship when a little matters a lot.

When we first met Rich and Lee, we discussed our business model and our plans for the future. They seemed to quickly sum things up and suggested we incorporate our business into a Limited Company. This has meant we have reduced our tax burdens and reduced our financial risks as a family.

We were also informed of the annual employment allowance as part of them doing our payroll. This saved us £2,000 alone on our annual National Insurance bill!”

Jo and Didier Franchet (Proprietors)
Plymouth Homes

“I knew Richard for some time before he and Lee setup the business. I was always impressed with his knowledge and passion with regard to all things tax related.

I run my business with a very close eye on controlling our overheads and didn’t want to pay the astronomical fees that some accountants charge; so when they quoted me a highly competitive fee it was an easy decision to move my company accounts.

Initially they carried out a full review of my company structure and identified many improvements for my remuneration and tax planning. The savings and efficiencies suggested have had a significant impact on both Plymouth Homes and my personal financial position, for which I am I am extremely grateful.

Based upon the confidence I have in the way they managed my core estate agency business, I have also entrusted my lettings business, a freehold management concern and my personal tax returns to them.

I have found them to be forward thinking, professional, highly effective and very approachable and have no hesitation in recommending them”.

Ian Mitchell (Manging Director)