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Thomas Westcott is accredited by a number of international and national professional bodies. This allows us to be at the forefront of developments across accounting, tax and financial sectors.

In order to achieve accreditation, the firm is required to consistently demonstrate high levels of service and expertise when dealing with our clients. We are:

Thomas Westcott is a member of the CBI, the UK’s most effective and influential business organisation, representing the business community with a powerful voice directly into government. The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors.Together they employ nearly 7 million people, about one third of the private sector-employed workforce. With 13 offices around the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.

Our membership opens up access to practical support and advice on business issues and policy changes which impact directly on the success of our clients’ businesses. We also gain access to intelligence reports on the latest economic developments and business trends and the CBI’s market leading economic surveys, forecasts and analysis.

A fully accredited member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Thomas Westcott has access to knowledge and guidance based on the highest ethical and technical standards. ICAEW is regarded as the benchmark in national accounting standards and our clients can feel confident they are benefitting from the very highest levels of expertise

prime globalOur leadership internationally is reflected in our prestigious membership of PrimeGlobal. As of June 2017, PrimeGlobal is one of the top five largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, comprised of approximately 300 highly successful independent public accounting firms in 80 countries. PrimeGlobal provides its independent member firms with tools and resources to help furnish superior accounting, auditing, tax and management services to clients around the globe. Through PrimeGlobal, independent member firms offer the strength and capabilities of a large, worldwide organisation with technical depth and geographic reach impossible for a local firm alone

DISCLAIMER - Thomas Westcott is a member of PrimeGlobal, a worldwide association of independent accounting firms.

PrimeGlobal does not and cannot offer any professional services to clients.

Each independent member of PrimeGlobal is a separate firm and an independent legal entity. PrimeGlobal is not a partnership and independent member firms are not acting as agents of PrimeGlobal or other independent member firms.


step society of trust and estate practitionersA member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). This professional body comprises the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. Thomas Westcott members have access to national and international learning focusing on the responsible stewardship of assets today and across the generations.
For more information, please refer to Trusts and Executorship(link)

the academy of expertsA member of the Academy of Experts, the premier professional body for forensic accounting expert witnesses in the UK and globally. (Link to Forensic accounting and litigation support)

Successful recipients of the Investors in People award, which we have held for over 20 years. This recognises the commitment of the practice to train and support all staff, so that our clients benefit from the latest industry knowledge

Approved as Platinum Level ACCA Training Employers. The Platinum level is the highest standard that can be achieved and reflects our continued commitment not only to our staff members in training but also to all of our clients, by providing a high quality of service that is facilitated through all members of our team.



ACCA have awarded Thomas Westcott with the Approved Employer status for Processional Development.  This prestigious award is for employers who meet high standards of education and training for their staff and commit to the ongoing development of their ACCA members.



ACCA recognises that Thomas Westcott provides learning opportunities for trainees and members training towards the ACCA practicing certificate or the ACCA practicing certificate and audit qualification.  Holding the ACCA Practicing Certificate Approved Employer award shows our commitment to developing and supporting our staff all the way to the height of their career.  It is mandatory for ACCA members to hold an appropriate practicing certificate in order to carry out public practice work or to be partners of a firm which undertakes public practice.




aat Thomas Westcott has an extensive programme of training including AAT accounting technicians