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Glencross Wood have been my accountants now for three years. I am a sole trader and have needed quite a lot of advice on taxation and capital gains tax. John Wood has been particularly helpful with a lot of knowledgeable advice enabling me to plan my tax affairs.

My accounts have always been done very quickly which is a bonus and frankly being a fairly small account I have been left waiting by other accountants in the past.

I would thoroughly recommend Glencross Wood if you want a first class service, excellent advice and a source of much knowledge at a reasonable price.

Sally Bates Secretarial Services

I have a small business working in the arts. While my creative knowledge is high, my understanding of all things tax related is low. I've found Glencross Wood to be very helpful and I've always felt very comfortable to ask questions where more information was needed. As a business that is just starting out I feel confident with John Wood as my accountant.

Glencross Wood is an approachable accountants with a friendly and understanding approach which I recommend highly to others working in the art field.

Gemma Parker

I started a dog grooming business four years ago, [my first business]. John Wood was recommended to me by the previous owner. I did not know anything about running a business. John has been so helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. He has guided me through all the complications of tax. In fact he does everything for me and my two partners. I would not hesitate to recommend John Wood as an accountant to anyone starting up in business.

Joyce Edwards
Handforth Dog Groomers
24 Plumley Road,
01625 548 044

I have a small business in the Music Industry promoting artists/bands big and small to Radio + Television I'm pretty safe in this world but when it comes to all things tax related I'm not so good! That's where John Wood (the equivalent of Simon Cowell) in the accountancy world comes in!

John has been fantastic with all my Tax affairs and would highly recommend Glencross Wood.

Steve Dinwoodie (Raised On Radio) steve.raisedonradio@tinyworld.co.uk

Glencross Wood have been my business accountants for the last 21 years. During the last 18 months John Wood has been "our rock" in negotiations with the Inland Revenue, with reference to a random check they were making. Without John's assistance, advice and negotiating skills we would not have got through this traumatic experience.

David J Burke

John Wood's personable, patient approach to clients is invaluable.

Nigel Musson

Having ran my own business in the past I quickly discovered the importance of a reliable accountant. My previous experience of accountants was a terrible one, dealing with call centres and lost paperwork all the time. As a result I started a search for an accountant who could provide a more tailored service and would take the time to understand my personal situation. I spoke to a few accountants and selected Glencross Wood as John was very knowledgeable and took time out to really get to know my circumstances. I've already recommended John to at least three people, all of whom are really pleased with the service and advice provided.

Dawed Saied

Before I retired in December 2005, I was a director of and 50% shareholder in an IT company and over a period of twenty years (or more) John's speedy and knowledgeable advice added strength to many decisions that were key to the company's ability to successfully and efficiently operate in both beneficial and challenging trading conditions. When my business partner and I amicably parted, John was an advisor to the company management as a whole but his impartial help and advice played a significant role in a smooth departure, benefitting both the company and me. The buy-out process, involving a contract with HMRC to protect my access to taper relief, lasted approximately 2.5 years and John's 'steady hand on the tiller' during this period was very reassuring. Since then John, via Glencross Wood, has looked after my tax affairs, directly liaising with HMRC on my behalf; his advice and accessibility has allowed me to develop and enjoy a new phase of life safe in the knowledge that important financial obligations have been properly dealt with. I've found that Glencross Wood's approach is to examine a business's ( or, in my case, an individual's) particular circumstances and act or advise accordingly - obvious though this sounds, it is something that many higher profile (and significantly more expensive) advisors simply do not do. I have no hesitation in recommending Glencross Wood.

A J McCrorie

John Wood has been my Accountant now for over five years and during that time have found him to be a most diligent, courteous and professional gentleman in the management of my accounts. I would have no reservations about recommending him as a first class professional Accountant.

Brian Howarth - Financial Services

This is my first year to be self employed as an administrator and events co-ordinator. I was quite confused by the whole tax process as I've never done it before. John was recommended highly to me by a friend and I am very grateful! He was really helpful, courteous and knowledgeable and made the whole process simple, straightforward and quick. He gave me advice on how best to manage things in the future and all in all was a great find!. Thanks John.

Caitriona Devery

John Wood from Glencross Wood & Co has been looking after my accounts for the last 5 years.

I would happily recommend his services; John is both practical and efficient and he is excellent in keeping you reminded of timings and deadlines which is crucial when you are running your own business.

Kathrin Pickis

I have a small business providing CAD Design Services. John has guided me through my first year of trading. Nothing is ever too much trouble, John is professional, friendly and has a great deal of patience. Any queries are always dealt with quickly, I would have no hesitation in recommending John as his service is First Class.
Thanks John for all you help.

Miles Gregson - Cubes Cad Ltd
www.cubes-cad.com miles@cubes-cad.com

John Wood has been the IPIA Accountant for many years and has done an excellent job throughout that time. He has kept us bang up to date with any changes that affect us, is very easy to deal with and explains things in plain English.

Andrew Pearce

John has provided a friendly, easily accessbile, reasonably priced service and I'd have no hesitation in using him again.

Dr. A C Smith

John has been my Accountant for the last 4 years during which time he has been extremely supportive, providing help and advice whenever it has been needed and explaining matters that are outside my understanding. In addition, he is the Accountant to other family members and has been for over 15 years.

There is never a last minute rush for returns, with requests being made well in advance of due dates ensuring no last minute panic.

John's professionalism and attitude is second to none and I would highly recommend his services to others.

Carol Nuttall Solicitor / Director
AACJ Law Limited

Since switching my accounts to Glencross Wood a few years ago, I have been very impressed by the thoroughness and attention to detail provided compared to my previous, Internet based Accountants.

Not only is the process for submitting accounts now much easier, but my understanding of what is expected from me from an accountancy perspective is now far greater than it was previously. John has been very patient and clear in explaining some key concepts which previously I had either misinterpreted or misunderstood completely. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Glencross Wood.

Anthony Haynes -
Sennen Consultants Limited

John Wood of Glencross Wood & Co. looked after my accounts for several years up until my recent retirement.
During this time I worked part time (approximately 12 hours per week) on a self employed basis. Even though the amounts of money concerned e.g. turnover, net profit etc. were very modest, John supported me in a totally diligent, professional and friendly manner.
He was a pleasure to do business with.

Charles Lawrenson
John helped me out with my HMRC problem, always answered my questions very quickly, calmly and in a professional way. I highly recommend.

Tom McGlone

John Wood has worked on my behalf for four years, and in that time I have been so grateful for his expertise, good advice, his guidance and understanding. He is someone to trust and has made my life so much easier - and I thank him so much. I can highly recommend him in providing a thoroughly professional and friendly service.

Wendy Donnelly


John has been my accountant for many years now and being a sole trader I need people whom I can trust when it comes to money. To have an accountant like John I can honestly say is a privilege, his polite manner coupled with his diligent approach to his work has meant I have not had to waste valuable time spent worrying about end of year accounts. He has always made himself available when I have needed him and never given me cause to doubt any decision he has made on my behalf. In short I could not have continued in my business without his help, therefore I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone looking to employ an accountant.

Bryan Wignall
Excel Joinery Services

John guided me through the first year of self-employment with great patience and good advice. He made a potentially confusing and worrying experience run very smoothly and explained everything in a way I could easily understand. I would recommend him wholeheartedly for anyone nervous of tax organisation.

Sarah Louise Waite

On establishing our company in 2010 I engaged Glencross Wood Accountants to provide accountancy services for the company. I found their advice and support first class and the friendly supportive approach very conducive to enabling a start up business to focus on running the business with the comfort that the accounts were in good hands. I would not hesitate in recommending Glencross Wood to provide accountancy services.

Russ Goodill
Director - Varis UK Limited

I had never had an accountant before I became a client of John’s and didn’t know what to expect. John was very supportive in my first year of business, explaining my obligations and helping me record my information appropriately. His interventions with HMRC on my behalf have been invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending John as a first class accountant.

Alison Driver
Managing Director - Metis HR Limited