Client Testimonials

What our clients say...


What our clients say about us

"I have worked with the Winchester Bourne team for several years and their service has been excellent. They administer our Hotels payroll, produce monthly management accounts and recently took all the hard work out of auto enrolment. They have a personal and proactive approach and I would recommend them to anyone."

Gavin Elliott

Managing Director Alder Hospitality Management Limited, Southampton

"We opened in September 2006 and after a couple of unhappy experiences with other financial outsourcing providers we came upon Winchester Bourne in April 2007. Since then they have been with us every step of the way as we have grown from 6 employs to our current 180, and as our turnover has grown to over £10m. Winchester Bourne has adapted to our needs and provides a fully functioning accounts department handling our 4-weekly management accounts, budgets, forecasts, and payroll. We haven’t had to worry about whether we were carrying too much of an accounting overhead at any particular time, or too little. Winchester Bourne have been able to provide us with precisely the right level of support and expertise at the right time - and all for a very competitive price. I happily recommend them to anyone."

Richard Hoile

Chief Executive Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists Ltd

"The Gurkha Museum Trust has never regretted outsourcing its accounting requirements to Winchester Bourne in 2016. It resulted in better value for money and total confidence in the sound, professional and practical advice given across the whole range of our financial activity. Exceptional customer care is an evident ethos of all who work at Winchester Bourne."

Gavin Edgerley-Harris

Director The Gurkha Museum Trust, Winchester

"As my small business grew a number of years ago, I realised that I needed some specialist accountancy help. I searched numerous options and found Winchester Bourne Limited. I arranged a visit to meet the owner Sarah Chadbourne and was very impressed by the general business professionalism, and secondly that even as a small business, I was taken seriously. Through the years I have been supported by her wonderful staff and latterly specifically by Alison Hodges. The service has always been first class and delivered on time. I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Winchester Bourne Limited."

Steve Thomas


"We have worked with Winchester Bourne for three years and are very happy with the support and advice they provide. They work with us preparing our monthly management accounts and payroll, as well as year end accounts, preparation for audit, VAT returns and other industry-specific requirements such as quarterly ATOL returns. Our accounts are based on Xero software. Our nominated Accounts Manager Nicola is a pleasure to work with; she is very responsive, efficient and demonstrates an excellent knowledge of our business and its financial reporting needs. Working with Winchester Bourne has helped us to improve our financial controls and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting; it has been a very positive step for us."

Marianne Wanstall

Director of Operations Ski Weekends, Southampton

"Winchester Bourne became accountants for me personally and for my company over 10 years ago. They have always been professional, efficient and helpful. They removed the stress of worrying if there's something we should have done; some form we should have completed; some payment we should have made. Claire is always responsive to queries, but is also proactive with advice - including working with our financial advisor to optimise our financial situation whilst remaining confidently within the law."

Fiona Gould

Managing Director Fiona Gould Consulting Limited

"We initially approached Winchester Bourne through recommendation from another local business . Our knowledge of accounting, payroll and bookkeeping were basic to say the least. Through a series of enlightening and informative meetings we quickly came to realise that a relationship with Sarah and her team would be invaluable. Step by step we worked together to outsource all of our back office to Winchester Bourne. The relief and security that was offered to us made absolute sense and left both the Director and Manager with more time to focus on the day to day running of the store. Having a dedicated team at the end of the phone to answer any questions and knowing that thorough and rigorous monitoring of our accounts, payroll and company data were all in place was a huge relief. We now have a streamline way of running monthly payroll, support with personal and business taxation and VAT, with reports on request and solid end of year accounts. Winchester Bourne has changed the way we run our business and we highly recommend them."

Anthony Plowman

General Manager Tywford Stores & The Bean Below Cafe

"The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) outsourced the day to day management of its accounts to Winchester Bourne in 2005 and hasn’t looked back since! Their consistently high quality of service and support, prompt response to queries and expert guidance has enabled our charity to function in the most efficient and cost effective manner. Over the years our work together has evolved from a professional contractual relationship into a close, mutually beneficial and respectful partnership. Winchester Bourne is an integral part of MNWB business - long may this continue."

Peter Tomlin MBE

Chief Executive Merchant Navy Welfare Board, Southampton

"We have been working with Sarah and her team at Winchester Bourne for about 12 years now. They provide a range of invaluable services to our company including bookkeeping, vat calculation and submission, Payroll, Pension Administration, EOY accounts, personal taxation….but it doesn’t end there. A member of their friendly team is always available to help and guide us through those tricky little problems that crop up from time to time even providing onsite assistance, at very short notice, for the dreaded VAT inspection. There are many challenges I face in running a successful business but worrying about my accounts and my accountants isn’t one of them. Winchester Bourne are friendly, approachable, accommodating and very competent. Without them, we would not be the company we are today and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough."

Neil Dyke

Director Stitch-a-logo Limited

"Winchester Bourne has been running all aspects of Candover Green's accounts and payroll, as well as those of its associated companies, since 2012. Candover Green has evolved over this period from a basic recruitment company to encompass contracting, property management, holdings and development. This evolution has created some complex accounting issues along the way and I have always been very pleased with the calm and capable manner in which WB have handled these challenges, offering sound advice and adapting to the companies' changing needs along the way and with minimal fuss. I continue to be very happy with WB's management of our companies' accounting matters and do not hesitate in recommending their services."

Jake Garner

Managing Director Candover Green Limited

"I'd definitely recommend Winchester Bourne to other small business owners. I switched my company accounting from a London-based accountancy firm and I've been very impressed by the responsiveness, support and value they've provided. I've saved money, streamlined my accounts and got a better service, giving me more time to get on with my business. You can't ask for more than that..."

Tom Farrand

Managing Director Human Energy Company Limited

"I would highly recommend Winchester Bourne, both Alison and Jo's support has been invaluable in the formative years of our new business, The team at Winchester Bourne have provided advice and expertise on a wide range of accounting needs from payroll to expenses, year end accounts to corporation tax."

Mark R Geary

Director Chestnut Project Management Limited

"We started outsourcing our accounting function to Winchester Bourne in 2005. Since then they have become an integral part of our team. They provide an accurate, high level of accounting service and have always met our deadlines. Using the services provided by Winchester Bourne allows us to focus time and energy on our core business with the peace of mind that we have competent and professional resource taking care of our accounts and statutory requirements."

Raymond Uren

Director Medical Support Solutions Limited, Romsey

"I can't thank you enough for all that you have done to get us straight. It is a real comfort to know that we now have the support of a company that does things correctly!"

Meg Harris

Director The Botley Brewery Limited

"First Option Solutions have been working with Winchester Bourne since 2011. Our business is growing and we looked for a partner that could take responsibility for all our accounts and book keeping functions to free the management team to focus on core business. Likewise we looked to improve the overall management information for the Board. Winchester Bourne have been extremely helpful, flexible and supportive in working with us to produce accurate and prompt financial reporting on a monthly basis. They are understanding of our time pressures, very accommodating of our requests and desire for continual improvement. WB successfully migrated our accounts from Sage to Xero in 2017 which is excellent as it gives me up to the minute visibility of our accounts. It's great to work with them as a local firm and we can highly recommend their services."

Matt Clarke

Managing Director First Option Solutions Limited, Alresford

"Over many years I have been a client of Winchester Bourne and Claire Clements has been my dedicated accounts manager During this time I have truly found them extremely efficient, knowledgeable, helpful and also friendly, all of which are qualities which I look for when dealing with what can sometimes be very complex issues. What’s more and unlike many internet based accountancy firms, Winchester Bourne are always and conveniently at the end of a phone which is reassuring and essential when completing detailed accounts. I would recommend both Claire and Winchester Bourne without question."

Shaun Manzi

Managing Director SPM Property Management Limited

"We decided to move our accounts and payroll over to Winchester Bourne in 2008 and all we can say is they are brilliant! We cannot recommend Sarah and her amazing team enough. They are always there, with great business advice and are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. So if you are looking for an accounting company that you can completely put your trust in, then look no further than Winchester Bourne Accounting & Business Specialists, they come highly recommended. Thank you Sarah, Claire and the Winchester Bourne team, we don't know where we would be without you, you are much appreciated!"

Rob & Jo Whiting

Directors Rob Whiting Fencing Ltd, Andover

""Winchester Bourne has provided accounting services for The Stainless Steel Service since 2003. It really works so well, we have two dedicated staff, available throughout the year, looking after all our day to day accounting. They also produce timely management accounts, run our monthly payroll and produce our statutory accounts and business and personal tax computations. Everyone who employs a part-time member of staff to look after their accounts should change to using the services of Winchester Bourne. It really is so much better!""

Glenn Lickfold

Managing Director The Stainless Steel Centre Limited

"A genuinely helpful, pro-business organisation with some very knowledgeable individuals. I've used a number of accountants firms and find the Winchester Bourne team to be streets ahead in terms of customer care and advice. Highly recommended."

Fiona Woolfe

Director Fiona Woolfe Services Limited

"Good firm to work with Excellent, friendly, professional service"

Nicolas Grant

Investment Director Psigma Inestment Management

"For the last few years they have taken care of our payroll, including the hideous workplace pension calculations, and also our annual accounts. They are excellent, very helpful. I thoroughly recommend them"

Chris Hall

Managing Director Tecton Limited

"After years of trying different companies and being charged ridiculous amounts of money, and given information that did not make sense, we decided to try Winchester Bourne as they seemed to offer what we had been looking for, we gave a simple brief as to what we required and Winchester Bourne did exactly what we requested, at a very reasonable price. This came as a bit of a shock at first as we had always had to question why our invoices from other companies always seemed to be higher than quoted. We have now used Winchester Bourne for many, many, years and have never had to question an invoice, on occasion we have asked for advice and other services which have always offered first class advise. As a business we can totally recommend Winchester Bourne and all the staff. It’s a shame that we always remember the bad people and sometimes forget the good people who do look after us, because they do such a good job. Thank You Winchester Bourne we very much appreciate you."

Paul Clarke

Managing Director Andover Garden Machinery Ltd & Conservatory Sales Ltd

"Always very helpful. I have used Winchester Bourne as my accountants for many years and always found them very friendly and helpful. I don't talk 'accountant speak' which is no problem as they are always willing to explain things to me in 'common English'"

Gill Warne

Managing Director Purple Porcupine Ltd

"“Excellent service! Can tailor the accounting work to fit your business needs. Winchester has integrated with our own accounting software (Zoho), easing the accounting process for both ends. Communication is great and always on time. Never missed a HMRC deadline. Highly recommended.”"

Mário Bártolo, Ph.D.

Operations Manager Brain Products UK Ltd

"“Prompt, professional service and advice. I’ve been very happy during the three years I’ve been a client and would thoroughly recommend.”"

Karen Fickling

"Thank you Julia and Humza for your conscientous and diligent help throughout - it has been very much appreciated"

Julian Rigamonti

Owner/Director Black Cat Global Limited

"“We appointed Winchester Bourne to be our Payroll and Pensions outsource in 2019 and have never looked back. We enjoy a drumbeat of consistent, no-drama service on the regular payroll transactions. And relationships with our multiple pension providers are tamed and orderly, so our employees feel in safe hands. Outstanding peace of mind! Many thanks!” Ian Bartlett Finance Manager The United Reformed Church (Wessex) Trust Limited"

Ian Bartlett

Finance Manager The United Reformed Church (Wessex) Trust Limited

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