"Richard Place Dobson (RPD) have been the external independent auditors for Chequer Mead Arts and Community Trust CIO for the past three years. During this period we have formed a very close but robust relationship whereby RPD not only undertake a rigorous Charity audit, but also review our business and openly discuss operational matters with a view to giving advice on future options to improve the business efficiency. Their small but highly personable team are very responsive, highly professional, but above all are great communicators and it is this that I feel gives their overall customer service the very top rating I can offer. I have no doubt in making the highest recommendation of RPD to any future clients."

Rex Whittaker

Chequer Mead CIO


"Approaching Richard Place Dobson has proved to be one of my more sensible decisions in life. As an IT man I am woefully short on knowledge of all things financial, especially pensions. I knew I had reasonable pensions frozen from previous employment, and I'd been told by people a whole lot more knowledgeable than myself that they were "ok"!

That didn't tell me what I needed to know, and that was - when could I start to think about an early release from full time working? The reasons are many, but primarily based around my mother's ailing health. I met Tom Beal and from the start his professional approach, and positive attitude confirmed I'd made a good choice.

The outcome of all of our discussions has actually changed my life - and it's really not that often one can say such a thing! I now know where I stand, what's possible and what isn't, and how I can move forward with my plans. All in all it's been a very good experience and I will recommend RPD to friends and family."

Dave Taylor


"I have been well looked after over many years. I especially am grateful to Matthew for his guidance when I ran afoul of the tax inspectors. I found it a very dark stressful experience relieved by some very good professional help. Many thanks to all at RPD, may your business continue to flourish."

Forbes Calder


"AVA thanks Richard Place Dobson for their highly professional financial advice and encouragement over a complex year. This extended well beyond "audit time" and it is considerable reassurance to us that their experience and skill is always at the end of the phone."

Adrian Barritt

Adur Voluntary Action


"Both Chris and myself would like to express our thanks to both yourself and all your staff for the help and guidance provided, over the past fourteen years,  during our time both as a small limited company and more recently as a partnership. ‘Service pitched perfectly’ probably best sums up what you’ve provided during our time in business."

Chris & John Mason

Technical Signs (UK)


"Karen and I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your professionalism and support throughout this process.  In business I was always advised to surround myself with the best people and undoubtedly that's why we are writing this mail on Day 1, in our dream home and business, little more than 3 months after we started this process!

We sincerely hope that you will visit us in due course and for certain we will remain, I hope, friends, and continue to work with some of you professionally to shape the business going forward.

A huge thanks again!"

Gary & Karen Homewood Partners

Glewstone Court Hotel & Restaurant - www.glewstonecourt.com


"RPD have been our European based accountants for 8 years and during that time they have provided my company with a very high level of service.  I have worked with both Sue and Matthew over this time and there doesn't seem to be a problem that I present to them that is insurmountable.  I run an international business that requires some unique expertise that RPD have had no problem providing.  On top of all this RPD have the experience to help out my staff on a regular basis when it comes to problems with payroll, VAT returns and importation of goods.  I am based in Australia so I need to have a lot of confidence and trust in my accountants overseas and RPD have exceeded all of my expectation in this area."

Chris Albonico - Director, Banz Limited


"I used an expensive "Top Four" firm before I was introduced to RPD and I have found the advice to be excellent and very reasonably priced. In my view, I have more than recouped my costs by using the advice given, particularly relating to tax matters. The personal service is also a major plus factor. I have no hesitation in recommending this firm to anyone."

Robert Biggs - www.mentornet.co.uk


"I write to thank you for your input in a successful appeal against a HMRC ruling. Having taken out insurance against such an event only a few weeks before, I am happy to say that the policy kicked in and you immediately went to work on our case.

Our appeal, which concerned taxation on the private use of company vehicles, was basically successful due to a combination of John Corduff's hard work, knowledge and understanding of the tax system and, especially, precedent cases in the Courts.

As a consequence, we were able to save on back taxation many thousands (if not tens of thousands) of pounds as a result of your efforts.  Bearing in mind the current economic climate, failure of the appeal could have been disastrous for us.  The insurance cover provided an added bonus in that it also resulted in no cost to us for the appeal!

Thank you very much for all your efforts on our behalf."

Stephen Thornton - Director, Thornton Consulting Limited


 "We have worked with Matthew Tyson and his team at Richard Place Dobson since our inception, over a decade ago. Richard Place Dobson have consistently added real value to our business, irrespective of our specific trading or economic conditions. We have been impressed with their high levels of integrity, proactivity and the consultative manner in which they manage our relationship at all levels. They are the benchmark for all our Suppliers and as such, we look forward to continuing the relationship with Richard Place Dobson over the next decade."

Vik S Dhillon - Director, ProCapita Limited - www.procapita.co.uk


"We engaged RPD as the company auditor since 2007 and they prove to live up to expectation as promised with a team of highly knowledgeable, responsive, friendly and professional staffs.

RPD never fail in providing us essential updates in employment, taxation and even the economy of which we find relevant and useful to our business. It is the efficient customer service and excellent value added service that we are very much looking forward to a long term working relationship with RPD."

Hong Cheng - Financial Controller, The Pacific Institute (UK) - www.pacificinstitute.co.uk


"East Grinstead Sports Club has been in partnership with RPD for over 5years and we have been continually pleased with the service provided and the supportive and professional advice given at all times. All their staff are very helpful and knowledgeable and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any new clients.

We have always been impressed with the efforts made to go the extra mile, particularly on tight budgets, in an effort to finish the job as punctually as possible."

Richard Leman - East Grinstead Sports Club


"Richard Place Dobson have been truly supportive especially as we are a relatively newly registered local charity.

We always make full use of their excellent training sessions.  Any queries we have had, receive prompt replies. The support we receive is beyond that of their remit as our auditors.

Accessible, welcoming, supportive, helpful, friendly and very approachable at all times."

Anna Geall - Chief Executive Officer, Carers Support Service (North and Mid Sussex)


"Last year, due to our company expanding, we took the decision to change accountancy firms and Richard Place Dobson were highly recommended to us. Since moving we are extremely pleased with the service we have received and have been impressed with the efficiency and helpfulness of your team.  You are always contactable when we need you and we are very pleased with your continuing guidance on the most effective way to run our company."

Annette Laney - Director, MA Rail Limited 


"John Corduff has been our contact at Richard Place Dobson since 2006, when we changed from a national firm of auditors. He has undertaken our personal and business tax affairs so efficiently that my dread of year end has now disappeared.  We are continually updated with new changes in the law and how this might affect us. I find the personal approach very helpful and no question is too small or complicated for him to deal with."

Robert Trusson


"As a small business owner ensuring my tax and accounts are handled professionally has always been a top priority. Richard Place Dobson understand the concerns of smaller enterprises, and deliver a first class service with approachable and knowledgeable staff that are always on hand if I have a query. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to any business owner."

David Howell - Nexus Publishing - www.nexus-publishing.co.uk


"I have been using Richard Place Dobson for both business and personal accounting for the past 5 years . I have found them efficient , reliable, friendly and extremely patient! I find it very reassuring to know they are constantly reviewing my situation and offering any tax advice they feel may be of benefit."

Brid Hendron - Dental surgeon, - www.laserdentistryireland.com


"This is just a quick note to say thank you.  Over the last year you and your colleagues at Richard Place Dobson have handled our affairs quickly, efficiently and professionally. Nothing has been too much trouble.

You have always been there when we needed you, making the minefield of Charity accounts, audit and where relevant, tax, so much easier to navigate.  And, of course, it is very reassuring to know that, with your help, we are fully complying with SORP and other relevant regulations and legislation.

I am sure we will be using you for many years to come."

Janusz Sikora-Sikorski - Chairman, The Polish Catholic Mission


"I have worked with Sue and David from Richard Place Dobson for over a year now.  They have been involved in accounts preparation, P11d preparation and support for our annual audit performed by our group auditors.  I have found them to be supportive and professional, and they have always met their previously agreed deadlines.  In fact, they have made me feel that we were their only client, which in many ways is the highest praise one can give to a professional services firm!"

Jim Crooks - Managing Director, Fire Services, Connaught Compliance Limited


"I would like to express my thanks to you and your staff for their co-operation and assistance in preparing these accounts.  We faced the prospect of changing auditors with some trepidation, but this proved groundless.  In fact this first audit has been smoother and easier for all our staff, and your team has helped us improve controls, management information and save tax.

We are almost looking forward to next year's audit!"

D L Appleton - Company Secretary, Vanpoulles Limited


"Over the last year you and your colleagues have handled my company's affairs quickly, efficiently and professionally.

You have always been there when we needed you, making the minefield of tax and accounts so much easier to navigate. And, of course, it is very re-assuring to know that, with your help, we are fully complying with business law and not paying a penny more in tax than we need to.

I would also like to point out the gratitude I have on behalf of my company for you explaining to me how I need to work "on" my business and not "in" the business. This is a huge new mindset for me, and so I wanted to express my gratitude."

Heidi Dodkins


"Richard Place Dobson have been our auditors for over 20 years, providing us with sound financial advice and efficient audits.

Running an SME can be a solitary experience and good, impartial advice is hard to come by. I have found Richard Place Dobson to be a helpful, approachable and consistent source of financial advice.

I would have no hesitation in recommending them."

David Lambert - Managing Director, Safeguard Europe Limited


"Working with Richard Place Dobson we find you to be a friendly and helpful company to do business with, whoever we speak to from receptionist to Partners.

As a relatively small company our relationship with you is very important. We see you more as our financial director than accountant. Your experience, knowledge and support in helping us to grow our business is very much appreciated.

The value added services you provide really make a difference."

David Want & David Meadham, Directors, JR Print Services


"Having had cause to review and change many of the suppliers that I have worked with over the last seven years, I am pleased to say that this has never been necessary with Richard Place Dobson and can confidently claim to have found the right people for the job!"

Alistair Morris - Director, The Morris Partnership Limited


"Richard Place Dobson have built a successful and experienced Charities Advisory Team. It is essential to receive correct and appropriate guidance when dealing with accounting matters for Charities. The increasing accounting complexities and requirement for greater transparency means Charities must have access to good, sound advice. It is reassuring to know that Darren Harding and his team at RPD are available and ready to help at all times as well as at the busy year end.

We look forward to continuing our close professional relationship for some time to come and would recommend them to other Charities."

Chris Mitchell - Trustee, Crawley Dial-a-Ride


"RPD have been our auditors for several years and have always provided us with a timely, efficient and (unbelievably for Accountants!) good value for money - the latter is very important to those of us working in the Charitable Sector. Dialogue has always been managed in friendly and pragmatic terms with an enlightened approach to our needs always being in evidence.

We are delighted with the service we receive from the team and have no hesitation in recommending them to others in this sector."

Lloyd Richards - Crawley Citizens Advice Bureau


"It has been particularly good for us to be able to depend on you for friendly, thoughtful and cost effective advice.

You have taken the trouble to get to know the society and its sometimes complicated organisation and we have much appreciated the knowledge that we have been in good and reliable hands.

The end of the year audit has always been conducted with minimum loss and has produced really good advice and factual accuracy."

The Japan Society


"We have employed Richard Place Dobson as our accountants since the beginning of 2008 to replace our previous accountants.

In that time we have been under Mr Maurice Frost and his team and found them easy to work with, able to provide information and assistance when we need it and have been very supportive of this company. 

I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to any company looking for an efficient and dedicated accountancy company."

F M G Penfold - Managing Director, Quadplas Limited


"We have used Richard Place Dobson for a good many years now and we are pleased to say we'd happily recommend you.

We get consistently good professional service and help in managing our deadlines so that everything gets done when it should.  The key thing that sets Richard Place Dobson apart is the keen interest taken in learning about and keeping up to date with our business and future plans.  Knowing our business helps in delivery of good value for money, effective service.

Thank you to everyone at Richard Place Dobson who is involved with our account."

Mike Davis - Wealden Services Ltd


Richard Place Dobson have been managing our company's book-keeping, taxation and payroll since we began over 17 years ago.

We have been particularly impressed with their payroll service which has always been efficient, accurate and very prompt which is, of course, essential for our employees.  

Year on year I have found Richard Place Dobson to be a professional and friendly company and would highly recommend them.

Raymond Young - Director, Freeze Drying Services Ltd