What Our Clients Say

It may say Accounting and Tax services on the door but really it is about people, you stay with the people that know you and your business, the people that you trust and rely on to get the best job done in a timely manner even when the client is not so timely. We moved to Wylie and Bisset to work with Shehzad Ashaq with whom we had worked with before. As well as being able to call on Shehzad’s expertise we also have been impressed with the great team of supporting experts that he can call on for those tricky VAT or international tax issues specific to our business. We are well pleased and can recommend both him and the firm

Andy Milne, Managing Director, Mims Pottery Group

We’ve worked with Wylie & Bisset for over 10 years, and have benefited from their excellent professional services in the fields of strategy planning, financial management, audit and tax advice. Wylie & Bisset’s ability to provide a comprehensive range of financial and support services in tandem with the evolving needs of our business as it has grown over the years, has been key in this and we very much value what they bring to our business. In my experience, Wylie & Bisset provide excellent professional services that are underpinned by staff who are easy to deal with and proactive in trying to understand the needs and issues of our business.

Jim Boyle, Director, C-Plan

My business partner and I started Glasgow Whisky Limited in the autumn of 2007 and approached Wylie & Bisset to act as our accountants and auditors. Now, nearly ten years on, I am very happy to say that our relationship with Wylie & Bisset is even stronger and covers a diverse range of issues. From the outset Wylie & Bisset were able to give advice on structure and audit procedures and, as we have become more established, they are now able to offer an even wider range of services relating to tax and compliance amongst other things. Wylie & Bisset are sufficiently large to have a very complete range of specialist advisors and services to support almost every eventuality but are still of a size that one can access senior members of the practice which affords a very personal level of contact.

Graham Taylor, Managing Director, Glasgow Whisky

We have worked with Wylie Bisset for over 15 Years . In that time they have provided us with their financial services including monthly management accounts, business advice, VAT compliance and Payroll services. The services provided by them are of the highest quality and with dedicated staff who are always on hand to offer help and advice. We are not just working with an accountancy firm but a company who can offer advice on many levels of the business spectrum which for us was the main attraction to Working with them

Mark Greaves, General Manager, ETA Enclosures UK Ltd

Wylie & Bisset recently supported me in the trade sale of my business. I found James and the team to have a real focus on trying to achieve the best possible deal for me and they worked exceptionally hard on my behalf. They took a very fair and transparent view on fees and their approach seemed very much to be focused on delivery first and foremost.

Brendan Tracey, former Director, Strathclyde Tyres

RLF have worked with Wylie & Bisset for the last couple of years and found the whole team to be first class. They have taken a proactive approach to our audit planning and have provided a first class service. We have found them understanding of complex issues and able to assess risk management issues concisely and clearly. Wylie & Bisset have helped us re-shape our Group and become more efficient from an audit and tax perspective and I believe that they have delivered a truly 'value added' service.

David Thomson, Managing Partner, Robinson Low Francis

We moved our audit work to Wylie & Bisset some 5 years ago. I know that whatever query I have, I can call on the team at Wylie & Bisset regardless of the nature of my enquiry; whether it’s about tax, payroll or general accounting treatment it just seems like they are there for us. Our contact at Wylie & Bisset has often suggested courses of action that we hadn’t thought of and that have proved fruitful to us. Their knowledge of our business makes each audit smoother than the last. Ultimately, I can count on Wylie & Bisset they have become a part of our business... and that’s what counts!

Davinder Bedi, Director, Booksource

Glasgow Clyde College was formed by the merger of Anniesland College, Cardonald College and Langside College on 1st August 2013. Wylie & Bisset have been the external auditors for Glasgow Clyde College since 2013/14 and have always provided sound advice and a reliable and professional service. Their knowledge and experience of the Scottish college sector is of a high standard and they are able to provide valuable advice particularly through periods of significant change. Their staff are always approachable and willing to work closely with the college to achieve the required outcomes and, as such, I would have no hesitation in recommending Wylie & Bisset.

Tracy Elliott, Director of Finance, Glasgow Clyde College

We made the decision to move our Internal Audit work and we looked for a firm that could provide value beyond just the traditional Internal Audit work. We were looking for a good fit and a good partner. After an extensive review, we chose Wylie & Bisset LLP to be our partner. The team at Wylie & Bisset LLP have proved to be very knowledgeable, responsive and focused on our specific requirements. The work they have completed has been aligned with our risks and has enhanced our internal controls. They ask the right kinds of questions and don’t get lost in the details. If issues arise, they talk to us about options, and together we generate solutions.

Andrew Broadbent, Director of Finance, New College Durham

I’ve relied on Wylie & Bisset for 10 years now to take care of my company tax accounts, book-keeping, PAYE and my personal tax returns. I’ve found all departments at Wylie & Bisset to be efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. In my opinion, they are leaders in their field.

Janice Logan, Director, Aitken Health

Wylie & Bisset won a second 5-year contract in 2010 for internal audit services. Although based in Glasgow they have delivered an efficient internal audit service. Report turnaround is very efficient and reports are very clear and always include benchmarks. They have responded to requests from the audit committee, even in areas where there are few recommendations. Where they have been able to rely upon stable systems and controls, there has been opportunity to undertake value for money reviews of different areas of the college. I have found Wylie & Bisset to be a proactive and professional organisation and I would confidently recommend them.

Conor Edwards, Director of Finance, Winstanley College

Wylie & Bisset have provided the MAT with an external audit service since 2013. Auditors can sometimes make staff feel under undue scrutiny, but with Wylie & Bisset we are supported by a professional, friendly team, from junior members to the senior partners of the company. They all have extensive knowledge and experience of academy accounting. They keep up to date with current legislation and provide accurate accounts and reports. They regularly attend meetings with the Accounting Officer and Board meetings; nothing is too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend Wylie & Bisset for their professional, efficient and friendly service.

Ann Silcock, Strategic Finance Officer, The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust

During 2014, Pineview Housing Association engaged the services of Wylie & Bisset LLP for our internal audit requirements and agreed on a 3-year indicative audit plan. We have found the service provided by Wylie + Bisset LLP to be thorough, professional and respectful. The audit process has highlighted a number of areas of good practice by the Association but has also constructively criticised and highlighted area of work that need improvement by the Association. Working with an internal audit firm who is fearless in giving an honest appraisal is invaluable to the Association and allows the Association to continually improve and develop our business and services.

Joyce Orr, Director, Pineview Housing Association

We appointed Wylie & Bisset after competitive tender and interview of shortlisted bidders in March 2010. It was evident at interviews that Wylie & Bisset offer a significantly greater depth of service than that of other providers. Wylie & Bisset staff have proven easy to work with, have met the timetable agreed, have used specialist IT staff for that aspect of their audit, have presented clear, easy to follow reports and have offered constructive advice and guidance for any weaknesses identified. I am in no doubt that we are receiving a much deeper service than that received from our previous provider and that we are receiving excellent value for money.

George Russell, Homes for Life

Wylie & Bisset has provided the Association with valuable internal audit services for the past 3 years. Both the Management Committee and staff are highly satisfied with the services provided in terms of professionalism of personnel, standard of reporting and knowledge of the sector and wider business environment. Recommendations have led to improvements in our service delivery, internal systems and security thereof, and helped promote continuous improvement throughout our organisation.

Sharon Keenan, Director of Resources, Clydebank Housing Association

Wylie & Bisset have provided External Audit Services to Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) for the last 4 years. They are now in their second term of appointment with the Partnership. Wylie & Bisset have met and exceeded HHP’s Board and Management Team expectations since appointment. They have proved to be very professional, efficient and reliable. They have a responsive, knowledgeable team who understand the needs of their client. They have also been proactive in keeping HHP up to date with legislative changes and standards of reporting. They have a sound understanding of the housing sector.

Dena Macleod, Director of Resources, Hebridean Housing Partnership

In 2013 we appointed Wylie & Bisset to provide internal audit services to Birkenhead Sixth Form College. I am pleased to say that they have not disappointed, bringing a fresh and insightful approach to internal audit. Despite the distance from their head office to the College they have not missed an Audit Committee meeting and have attended on a number of other occasions to talk through audit plans and appraise management of developments in the sector. Their reporting style is informative without being overly fussy. We have changed our audit plan mid-year and altered the dates for the audit visits and Wylie & Bisset have always been flexible enough to accept our requests, with a smile! I would not hesitate to recommend the team to other educational institutions.

Karen Wiggins, Director of Finance, Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Wylie & Bisset have demonstrated extensive knowledge of the FE Sector and have taken an active role in monitoring the Colleges risk register as part of their attendance at Audit Committee. They have worked closely with the Colleges Internal Auditors to assess the levels of risk at the College. They have identified key risk items in the management letter to inform the board. Their staff have been approachable and supportive, especially outside the formal period when discussing potential issues or uncertainties in respect of accounting treatments.

Stephen Cain, Director of Financial Services, Wirral Met College