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Clients with smiles on their faces – here’s what they say about us


As the old saying goes “The proof of the pudding’s in the eating!” and if that’s the case, it rather looks as though we’ve got the recipe right. Here’s what a few of our clients have to say…

Many thanks for dealing with this year’s HMRC tax return in such an efficient, personable, and professional way.

I Green, Horsforth, Leeds

After meeting with Sarah of Whitesides, it became instantly apparent that she genuinely cares about her clients. Therefore choosing them was a no brainer!

Sole Trader – transport industry, Leeds 

We have had great pleasure in working with Joanne & her team over many years, both for personal taxation as a freelance, and for our small company. We have found the attention to detail, advice and patience in explaining the unexplainable first class. The personal service developed to friendship and we value and trust the relationship very much.

Limited Company – media industry, London 

Everyone I have met at Whitesides are very professional, helpful and informative, especially Sarah Greenwood, many thanks

Sole Trader – graphic designer, Horsforth, Leeds

Professional and efficient. We have used Whitesides for several years and they have always been excellent. We started using them because of a personal recommendation.

Limited Company – software developer, Leeds City Centre

I recently approached Whitesides Accountants from a recommendation. It was initially just for advice. Whitesides went far and above what I had experienced prior and showed savings that had been missed. I have now changed to using Whitesides as my main accountant. The exchange was seamless. I would highly recommend their services to any business large or small.

Sole Trader – retailer, York

Fabulous. Professional, compassionate, friendly, clear, prompt and so good! Thank you so much for all your help as a newbie in self employment. You really went the extra mile. I was so sick yesterday and poorly and they even walked up to my home to pick my documents to deal with my tax return on short notice at a busy time of year. I’m so lucky they are across the road from me.

Gita, Sarah and Joanne, you’re all great! Thanks so much

Sole Trader – solicitor, Horsforth, Leeds

Whitesides have always been fantastic. They are not only very professional but easy to work with and very personable. They take away all the stress and make it all seem easy

Sole Trader – chocolate maker, Wakefield

We came across Whitesides after an extensive search for a firm of accountants to support our start up. Sarah and Joanne have been brilliant for us. They are very responsive, a complete pleasure to deal with, wonderfully flexible, problems are just solved without drama, every question dealt with immediately, For a variety of reasons we switched our year end to 31st December at the end of last year. Our accounts and tax returns are already fully completed. This type of service gives us amazing credibility with our investors and is hugely appreciated. Whitesides do for their clients want we want to do for ours, deliver a gold plated service at a reasonable price point.

Limited Company – software developer, London

Great company to work with, always responsive and over 18 months Joanne, Leo, Tanis and Sean and everyone we deal with at Whitesides have become an important part of our own business. Professional and easy to work with.

Limited Company – children’s day nursery, Horsforth, Leeds

Sarah and her team have been so supportive to my business finding time to sit down and chat over any concerns. Helpful, friendly and very professional.

Limited Company – events industry, Leeds

I approached Whitesides for the some specialist VAT advise and they provided really clear advise and resolved our queries. They also provided us with a document in a useable format for myself and our bookkeeping team, summarising the advise we can refer back to if needed.

Limited Company – facilities management, Leeds

Excellent and timely service and advice. Gentle reminders very useful as I’m busy and not always as organised as I should be, but have not missed any deadlines because of Whitesides great support

Limited Company – hospital consultant, Leeds

Excellent service, without asking give advice that is specific to my needs

Personal Tax Return – doctor with property income, Bradford

The staff at Whitesides are at all times, friendly and professional. They are prompt to respond to any queries and service in the office is always given with a smile. I would highly recommend this company

Personal Tax Return – property income, Horsforth, Leeds

Extremely helpful, especially when we needed some forms for overseas completing at short notice.

Limited Company – therapists, Horsforth, Leeds

After six years entrusting my tax affairs to Whitesides, I continue to be most satisfied with the overall high quality of their services.

Personal Tax Return – self employed actor, Keighley

Fantastic company with genuine, knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful staff. Leo and Sarah particularly have been a huge huge help. They go above and beyond to make all the stresses of business finances a breeze. World Class.

Limited Company, – professional services, York

Using Whitesides is like having my own accounts department without the cost and hassle.  They understand my business and tailor actions to suit.

Limited Company – engineering component sales, Leeds

I would strongly recommend Whitesides for your accounting needs, they are super friendly, reliable and approachable. Their level of expertise are just top in their field, and special thanks to Sean, Tanis and Adam for our their great work!

Limited Company – recycling, Leeds

We are a small company and in our experience Whitesides provide us a professional and personal service, all offered at great value.

Limited Company – IT consultancy, Leeds City Centre

Whitesides are efficient and professional in all the work they undertake for us. They know and understand our business needs and I would recommend them to any company looking for a new accounting firm.

Sole Trader Accounts – manufacturing industry, Bradford

Whitesides are extremely good at listening to your problems and professional at resolving them. I would recommend them every time.

Personal Tax Return – property income, Cookridge, Leeds

Excellent speedy service working well within deadline at short notice.

Personal Tax Return – solicitor, Adel, Leeds

When I first approached Whitesides, I believed my financial affairs to be in turmoil. I was quite distressed. Whitesides treat me as a person, with sympathy due to my situation, and dealt with my problems efficiently and professionally, taking away the stress

Personal Tax Return – self employed, Harrogate

I wish to record my thanks and appreciation for the excellent advice and service Whitesides in general and you (Joanne Whiteside) in particular have given me over many years. I shall continue to recommend Whitesides in the future.

Personal Tax Return – self employed in media industry, Horsforth, Leeds

We have been working with Whitesides for over 15 years and have seen both companies grow and adapt to the changing economic and financial climate that we have all experienced.

Whitesides have always completed our management and year end accounts along with our payroll and tax returns and we can say without reservation that we have been more than happy with their services.

Limited Company – machinery sales, Yeadon, Leeds

The most approachable professional accountants I have dealt with in over 20 years of being in business.

Limited Company – vehicle repair garage, Horsforth, Leeds

Since retaining Whitesides in 2008 I have received nothing but impeccable service. My requests are dealt with promptly and effectively, and I value the services Jo and her team provide to me highly. My decision to choose Whitesides has proven to be a very good one.

Limited Company – marketing, Headingley, Leeds

I have been with Whitesides for many years and I intend to stay with them for many more years. Professional, efficient, courteous and so easy to deal with. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Limited Company – training provider, Leeds City Centre

Joanne and her team helped me structure a vital deal that no other lawyer or accountant could put together. A highly talented outfit that I’d really recommend.

Limited Company – management buyout, Leeds

I have been a client of Joanne Whiteside’s for nearly 20 years and in that time she and her staff have proved to be excellent value for money and have never let me down. She has been advisor and accountant for a number of my businesses from a one-man band through to a 70 person consultancy with multiple offices. She is friendly, straight talking, honest and reliable. Despite her patience I still don’t fully understand accounts and the various HMRC regulations etc., but I don’t have to. I know I’m in safe hands.

Limited Company – IT consultants, Leeds

Thank you for your excellent service during the many years I’ve been with you. Whitesides have been consistently efficient and prompt with my return and I am very happy to highly recommend them.

Personal Tax Return – sole trader, Horsforth, Leeds

Business like, thorough and professional.  All the qualities one hopes for, with the added bonus of friendly approachability.

Personal Tax Return – self employed, Cookridge, Leeds

Whitesides have been a wonderful company that have given me peace of mind regarding the complexity of tax payments.

Personal Tax Return – property income, Leeds

I have used Whitesides Accountants for many years and have been very happy with their excellent service.  I can highly recommend them.

Personal Tax Return – pilot, Cheshire

Friendly, personal and efficient.

Personal Tax Return – hospital consultant, Pudsey, Leeds

If you would like to benefit from the same level of service as these clients, why not contact us today?