We accept that it can seem a big step appointing your first accountant or perhaps changing from another accountant. If any references are required from existing clients then do let us know and we will put you in touch.
Most of our new clients come from word of mouth from existing clients and from referrals from other professionals such as bank managers, financial advisers, solicitors and sometimes, believe it or not, other accountants, including ‘Big 4’ firms!
Here are some 100% genuine comments from our legions of satisfied clients:
"I've known Jon Griffey for several years now. Jon and his team have been really helpful and provided excellent service. We are a rapidly growing business and needed support for various services and Jon has been able to deliver them very well. We are very pleased and would recommend them highly."
"Hackett Griffey have been EnSilica's accountant since starting the company in 2001, I have been extremely happy with Hackett Griffey’s quality of service and support which has grown as our company has expanded. They have assisted us with all aspects of accounting including R&D tax credits, PAYE, employee expenses and share structure and company house matters. The response time to our enquiries is extremely fast so just like having an in-house accountant. I’d highly recommended them to any business who is looking to outsource their accounting and payroll functions."
"Over 10 years we have partnered with Hackett Griffey as we built up our successful strategic consultancy business; Hackett Griffey provides excellent accountancy services matched with when-you-need-it practical advice on running a business."
"Having worked with Hackett Griffey for some 14 years now, what we really appreciate is the personal service we get from Jon Griffey and the team. They are always available and approachable and equally able to work remotely via email etc if preferred. We also like the ‘keep it simple’ approach, which helps us sleep at night and not get involved in complex and dubious avoidance schemes, Jon does not fudge the issue and tells it as it is!. Jon now also looks after all of our other self-employed advisers, and again they are very satisfied with the services and costs."
"It is rare that you encounter businesses with such simple, robust and friendly service. Highly organised, motivated and most of all exceptionally prompt in your words and actions, you make our daily operations easy and hassle-free. I would highly recommend Hackett Griffey collectively as a firm, and Jon Griffey individually to any company requiring assistance with all matters related to accounting. Our collaboration will certainly continue in the future."
"The best technology recedes into the background, doesn't make a spectacle of itself, and makes it easier to get on with what you're doing. It does that not by being absent or limited, but by being extremely well thought out, robust and responsive. For well over a decade, Jon Griffey has been doing something analogous for our business; he makes accounting look easy."
"Jon and the team at Hackett Griffey have been a trusted and reliable business partner for all of the 15-years that we have been in the scientific instrumentation business. They have always been on hand to provide practical and easy to implement accounting advice and have often gone the extra mile to take the time to explain complicated accounting procedures to non-experts. We have been happy to recommend them to new Cambridge start-ups on numerous occasions."
"Hackett Griffey helped us to set up our limited company in 2008 and we have been with them ever since. They provide an excellent accountancy and payroll service and are always available for advice whenever it is needed."
"We have been with Hackett Griffey for a number of years now and have built up an excellent relationship with them. They have seen us through our development from partnership to limited company smoothly and have shown themselves equally diligent throughout our journey from a small firm to our present-day larger, incorporated company. They totally understand the individuality of our company and the complexities of accounting within the transport industry. Their in-depth knowledge has served our company well and ensured that we have been well informed of investment and tax-saving opportunities, as well as advising us on future financial management. Their monthly newsletter also keeps us up-to-date with changes in taxation and employment legislation which is an invaluable and free service. Our relationship with Hackett Griffey is like having a knowledgeable old friend in the office next door, always available for prompt and professional advice."
"It is fair to say the Hackett Griffey have been an essential support to me as small independent agency. Not only have I worked with them for the more than 10 years that my husband and I have been in business, but they have also made the effort to understand what we do so they can gear their support and advice to fit in with how we work. This means the service goes well beyond the need to accurately document our accounts to include valued advice that has helped us understand our business better and make smarter decisions."
"We've used Hackett Griffey since formation back in 2007 and have found them excellent. Someone is always at the end of an email or telephone to answer our questions and give us friendly advice, we've even learned a thing or two from them as well. They are always on top of our accounts, proactively guiding us through the financial maze, and have helped us grow along the way."
"We have used Hackett Griffey for nearly 2 decades after having been given a less than satisfactory service from large accounting firms. During that time I saw my business expand to a maximum and I finally retired a few months ago after over a quarter of a century of business, obtaining a very satisfactory price for my business and security for my future. We had two battles with the Revenue which they were able to assist us with.
I am sure that any business up to the very largest will benefit from the individual attention that Hackett Griffey are able to provide."
"We have used the services of Hackett Griffey for the past 15 years, the level of service that they have provided has always been exemplary. Jon and his team have responded to all our queries in a fast and professional manner, allowing us to concentrate on the growth of our business. A few years ago we made the decision to use the payroll services that Hackett Griffey provide and have never looked back. Great team, great service."
"Hackett Griffey has been our adviser now for many years and we have built a very close working relationship. The accountant dedicated to our business is Simon. Simon is very approachable. He understands our industry very well and he gives concise positive advice. I often require information at very short notice to forward to our Head Office in Korea and Simon is always ready to help.
Each month, Simon does our accounts and provides the relevant reports in a professional, timely manner. He highlights any anomalies; an example of this was the identification of an overpayment of tax due to an administration error, for which he managed to secure a rebate.
I am able to bounce ideas off him and his advice helps me to deliver my strategic plans. I would not hesitate to recommend his services or those of Hackett Griffey in general, as whenever I have any communication with other team members, they all have the same positive, helpful, can-do approach."
"I have been a client of Hackett Griffey for over 10 years and can thoroughly recommend Jon Griffey and his company. Jon is a true professional who gives sound, realistic and practical advice. I always feel assured and relaxed knowing that Jon and his team will be ensuring all my accounting matters will be taken care of. He is personable, a pleasure to work with and I’m pleased to have him on my side."
"We have greatly valued your professional and approachable manner over the last two years, during which you have seen us through the initial set up and first years trading of our new venture. You have provided us with clear advice at all stages, which we have appreciated along with your prompt responses to our questions and queries. We would have no hesitation in recommending you."
"My wife and I formed a limited company over a year ago to provide geological and computer programming services. We have been using the services of Jon Griffey of Hackett Griffey LLP accountants (in Suffolk), to set up the company, advise, do company and personal tax returns, etcetera. I can honestly say his services to us have been extremely efficient, rapid, proactive and all at a VERY reasonable monthly rate. As they are connected to the internet we send quarterly account statements and all queries via email so turnaround is very quick. I have no beneficial interest in his services, I am simply posting this to assist any consultants out there who are looking for a very good accountant."
"Over the last few months we have managed to set up *** Limited and get it off to a flying start with over 6K invoiced this month, a paper profit, a good order book (19K) and 10K good prospects. Although we will in future be paying for your services you had said when I first contacted you that you were willing to give free advice to start-ups. You have been true to your word and this advice has been very gratefully received. As a gesture *** and I would like to send you a case of wine."
Various other comments received from clients over the years
"He runs a no nonsense practice and I have referred him to many who have taken up his services!! (I have no commercial interest !!)"
"I've been only too happy to recommend your firm to those friends who have asked as I've had nothing but excellent service from you from day one, many thanks, I much appreciate your professionalism."
"The difference between working with you and that last rabble of muppets is simply amazing!"
"Thanks Jon for nothing less than professional service. It has been a real pleasure doing business with you."
"I am impressed with the speed and response of your firm, and your professionalism."
"Myself and my partner both like and admire your honesty and feel that we should give you a go."
"Jon, many thanks for putting up with me and for saving me so much money. Anytime I can recommend you to anyone, I can and will."