Robert Leyland of Corporate Culture Plc,"Robert Williams achieves results through his unique and powerful combination of attributes. Apart from his wide range and high level of business and professional qualifications, it is unusual to find in one person his qualities of accountancy skills, business acumen and commercial understanding. These are enhanced by his down to earth, engaging and determined approach. Without the costly infrastructure of a major firm, he provides a top level, responsive, proactive, comprehensive and committed service. It is rare to find a professional who is so accessible and who devotes so much energy, enthusiasm and ingenuity for the success of his clients. I am pleased to have discovered him!"


Simon Maddocks Director, Barclays Commercial Finance, "I have worked with Robert on a number of transactions and always found him to be thorough, supportive and very knowledgeable. In addition he maintains a close trust and relationship with his clients."


Greg Sher Partner SNG Solicitors,"Robert has significant experience within a range of industries and markets and provides expert corporate finance and accounting advice as well as tailor made solutions."


Mark Smith Serial Entrepreneur,"Over the last 8 years Robert has been my professional advisor. He has worked closely with me in various roles:

  • Finding me buyers for me and selling various companies for me.
  • For different companies of mine he has successfully raised significant funding.
  • He has been the Chairman of a multi-million pound group I own.
  • Robert has advised me on acquisitions and business growth plans
  • He has extensively advised me on very wide ranging commercial and business issues and is my first port of call for business and commercial advice.
  • It goes without saying as well as being very practical and down to earth he has an enormous expertise in Corporate Finance, business planning and financial modelling and a contact base of funders of all types second to none.
  • For one particular Company he planned and executed a Turnaround for me.
  • Overall he is personable, client focussed and does exactly what he sees he will do regardless of the hurdles faced!!"


Philip Moores Director of MW Pensions Limited,"We use Robert for independent valuations of businesses and find his reports lucid and logically argued."


John Sheehan Director and Head of Corporate Finance at Allens Chartered Accountants Ltd,"Robert is a very knowledgeable guy. He has much experience in Corporate Finance and we have undertaken several successful assignments together. It always a pleasure to work with him. Many people call themselves professionals but fall short of the mark. I have no problem recommending this true professional!

Stephen Reuben Chief Executive Officer Space, "Robert's skill in quickly understanding my business and then improving the offer was outstanding. He significantly improved our initial business plan and obtained a number of investors for a complex project. The results were that we outperformed our plan. I would not hesitate in recommending Robert."


Paul Cammish Financial Director Sovereign Showers,"Robert has many contacts and if you require funding in these difficult times, he has to be the person to speak to. If he can't organise funding then probably no-one can."


Terry Montague Senior Corporate Finance Partner Brabners Chaffe Street,

"I have worked with Robert Williams of Williams & Co, niche Corporate Finance Advisors in Manchester for many years going back to when Robert headed international firm BDO Stoy Hayward in Liverpool. We have worked together on many corporate transactions including fund raisings, sale of businesses, acquisitions and reconstructions both in the UK and overseas. Furthermore I have worked with him on long term client business advisory and consulting assignments requiring commercial expertise and business insight as well as transactional deals.


Whilst Robert is obviously a technical corporate finance specialist and chartered accountant he brings to a deal an appropriate toughness, creativity and certain flair which often makes the deal happen, where a more conventional approach would fail.

Robert is focussed on exceeding client expectations and committed to getting the deal done on the best terms for his clients. My firm are always happy to recommend Robert Williams and Williams & Co to our clients and contacts."


Jim Milnes Serial Businessman, "Robert is extremely well connected with both major and niche players in corporate finance. He is versatile innovative and always looking for a way to achieve the end result. I've worked with Robert in a number of businesses over the last 15 years and would not look to anyone else"


David Morris Managing Director DMC, "I am very glad to say, I have used Robert's services now on a number of occasions from the first time I used his skills to raise considerable finance for my business in 2008. I have found his ability to get the job done and his professional approach to be superb. Without doubt his area of expertise in the financial sector has helped us enormously. Often working on his own initiative to help achieve our end goals, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Robert to any company who need expert financial help in either raising funds, writing detailed financial business plans or indeed to oversee the accounts of a company. "


Chris Hawkins Financial Director various companies,"Robert gives a first class service, has unrivalled contacts in raising finance, commits wholeheartedly to projects and keeps a good supply of chocolates and biscuits to keep you going through late evening meetings!"


Clive Marshall Serial Entrepreneur, "I have worked with Robert on many commercial deals and projects over the last 10 plus years. His expert knowledge of Corporate Finance and his deep practical experience of constructing deals has always given me great confidence. With an intuitive and determined attitude he is able to rapidly create winning teams and successful business strategies."


Paul Spencer Haworths Limited, "As a Director in general practice I have, at times, a requirement for more expert advice in certain specialist areas, one such area being Corporate Finance. I have been working with Robert since 2004 and found him be both extremely knowledgable and commercial in his advice. He has an ability to understand the issues quickly and to add value by providing the best strategy for the client going forward whether buying, selling or raising money in order to achieve the clients goals. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as lead advisor on any matter."


Elizabeth Hassall Partnerat HBJ Gateley Wareing,"Robert was instructed as a single joint forensic accountant in a complex high net worth family case where I represented one of the parties. He handled the high emotion between the parties very well which was important as a joint business was in issue. His conclusions were sound and his report settled the financial dispute on quantum and liquidity. I have worked with Robert on a number of cases as an Expert Witness"


Kirsty McGregor, Head of Corporate Finance Network"I first met Robert over 10 years ago when I needed some expert help for a client in an equity-raising corporate finance assignment & he was excellent. He has both corporate finance, insolvency & common-sensability skills - which is quite a unique offering & absolutely necessary when dealing with SMEs. He has regularly spoken to our member firms at our national conferences, sharing his skills & experiences to build the knowledge of the whole network. For SME Corporate Finance, business or turnaround advice, there's no-one better! Kirsty McGregor Founder & Chairman,


Theo Noyek Director Theo's Timber Limited,"Everything Robert promised was delivered and more on time and in a fantastic, efficient and highly professional manner very very good!"


Neil Henshaw MD Helio Fitness Ltd,"I was introduced to Robert Williams when I was looking to raise money to expand my business. From the first meeting Robert quickly understood what was unique about my business and this came across in the business plan and financial model he produced. Robert has lots of technical knowledge, experience plus excellent contacts at banks, venture capital companies and private business angel investors. Once Robert had found appropriate funding he helped manage the process to ensure we got the best deal.


James Dempsey Owner, SPE-Consulting (UK) Ltd, "I have known Robert for over twelve years. We have collaborated on a number of projects. I introduced Robert to a client of mine who required assistance (both financial and legal) to gain control of a £55m+ company. His input was highly professional and considered and I recommend him if you require M&A assistance. He has an professional excellent reputation and a large network of influential contacts."


Michael McKenna Businessman various businesses,"Having worked with Robert on various transactions over the last few years., I wanted to express what a pleasure it is to work with him. Robert brings a long successful career of professional and business expertise in the areas of Buying and Selling, Corporate Finance, valuations, investigations, Turnaround and Restructuring. His previous high level background of large International firms was particularly important to me and his business approach and commercial acumen is second to none. Robert is very personable, he thrives on a challenge and always gives 100% to ensure clients achieve their objectives."


Janet Baines, Partner, Walker Smith Way Solicitors, "I have worked with Robert in both conventional family law cases and in Collaborative Law cases. His reports are comprehensive and yet easy to understand. He is always willing to help and assist and provides a very efficient service. I have no hesitation to recommend him."