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Armstrong Watson launches new ‘client technology’ service

Accountancy, business and financial advisory firm Armstrong Watson are expanding their client offering with the launch of a new ‘client technology’ advisory service.

Armstrong Watson has a long history of adopting the latest technologies, having been the first UK firm to transfer all of their accountancy clients across to the cloud accounting software Xero.

The implementation of this new ‘client technology’ service reaffirms the company’s commitment to broadening their remit of service lines.

The new division in charge of the ‘client technology’ service will be headed up by technology specialist Barry Maxey, who previously ran his own telecoms business.

The division will provide businesses with new technology strategies, system design and solutions, including a particular focus on accounting/finance and ERP solutions and cyber security.

Commenting on the launch of the new service line, Paul Dickson, CEO and managing partner of Armstrong Watson, said: “Businesses have to adapt very quickly to this swift pace of change and need to consider how technology can drive efficiencies to ultimately help them achieve their goals.

“It’s sometimes difficult for business owners to fully keep a bridge of the technological solutions available to them and often these are viewed as very complex and/or an expensive necessity.

“Our new client technology advisory service, led by Barry Maxey, is here to help with those decisions, combining our expertise to propose specific technology choices and suggest effective digital infrastructures for our clients, before ultimate purchase and installation.

“Whatever the type of business might be, we can support any client across the technology landscape, offering sound advice on the wider use of technology systems.”

Barry Maxey added: “This is an exciting time in this sector with the emergence of new technology enabling businesses access to better ways of working, for example, Power BI and AI, whilst at the same time addressing the real concerns – and increasing likelihood – of cyber-attacks.

“I look forward to working together with businesses to help embrace all that new technology can bring, and also ensure, through our cyber security health check service, that security systems and controls are in place to protect businesses too.”