Testimonials and what business owners, creditors and our professional business contacts say about us…

At Portland Leonard Curtis we pride ourselves on offering the best possible advice and service. Our relationship with our business contacts and clients is at the foundation of what we do and we are delighted to be able to call many of them our friends. The majority of our business is referred to us by existing introducers and professionals who we have maintained a strong and trusting relationship with for many years. Here are some of the kind words, in the form of testimonials, they have for us:

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Kind words from a 2021 appointment

“Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank David and everyone at Portland for your help and assistance in this matter.  It has been a pleasure to work with you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to people in the future.”

Steve Garvey | Make It Happen Limited

A successful IVA

It’s such a relief to have brought my IVA to an end. Thank you so much for your professionalism and support during the duration of my IVA. Without you it would have been even more difficult than it was. I would be grateful if you could pass my thanks on to Mike.


A long-term working relationship

“Portland have been helping my clients for over 20 years on the South Coast with previous employers and latterly at the firm SGW in Hampshire which I manage. They are my “go to” professionals when Clients require the very particular and critical support. Always encouraging early, full disclosure of circumstances such that our Clients are given the very best range of options and typically “comfort” in the often complex arena of financial difficulties. Sound solid advice with direction.”

Craig Plumpton | SGW Accountancy Services

Liquidation concluded with company debts paid after sale

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work you have put into the liquidation of my company, the process turned out to be more time consuming and slightly more complex than first thought. I am very pleased with the final outcome and the distributions received, as at the beginning I was slightly concerned that the company would not even be able to cover its debts. Thankfully the premises sold quickly and realised almost the initial valuation.”

Mrs Carter | Business owner

Prompt and professional liquidation

“Thank you so much for all your hard work in bringing my company to a close. You have always dealt with everything very promptly and professionally, which I have really appreciated and I would not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone whom I think could use your services at a future date.”

Caroline | Business owner

Glowing feedback from an established local accountant

We have dealt with Portland for very many years, knowing Carl and Mike of old, and more recently Steve, and now Stewart. We have always found them to be generous with their time – happy to talk through specific cases, when many have not materialised into chargeable work for them. They are knowledgeable and authoritative, but demonstrate humility and sensitivity. They are pragmatic, flexible and reasonable on fees and good attention to detail. We have had very positive feedback from our clients who I have recommended to them and feel comfortable doing so, in the knowledge that I can completely trust them with the client, in every way. They work hard but they also play hard, organising fun events for the professionals they work with, keen (as they are) to build lasting relationships within their network. I certainly wouldn’t contemplate working with any other insolvency firm and would thoroughly recommend them to any other professional seeking such assistance. Thank you guys and we look forward to working with you all for many years to come.

David Tilsley | David Tilsley Limited

Best possible outcome for struggling startup

I highly recommend Portland. We were in a difficult financial state with our startup and unfortunately had to wind up the business. They helped us navigate the situation in a professional and well informed manner to find the best possible outcome.

John Nussey | Business owner

Professionalism and a safe pair of hands

I have been using the services provided by Portland Business Support & Advice on and off for nearly 20 years. They have always provided good sensible advice in a very relaxed manner that has set the clients at ease and the advice has always been very professional, clear and concise. I would thoroughly recommend Portland to anyone seeking their services as I know that they will be in safe hands and properly looked after.

Phil Curl | Phil Curl Accountancy

IVA concluded and creditors contributions made

“Thank you Sandie for all the support and assistance that you have given to me over the last five years. I am very pleased that you have been able to make a valuable contribution to my creditors, whilst always allowing me to recover from my IVA. If I may say so, you have been the most important factor in allowing me to recover my self-respect and ambition for the future.”

Paul | Business owner

Complex company structure resolved

“We sold our trading company and then had to address the question of winding up this company along with our holding and investment company. The latter had particular issues as we held shares in a company which was being listed on the AIM Stock Exchange. However throughout the process we were kept fully informed and appreciated the efficiency of Portland and their helpful attitude resulting in matters finally being resolved.”

Richard L Stocks | The F A Watts Group

Sound advice for growing Marketing Agency

“We turned to Portland for advice on share ownership and valuation to assist our growth strategy and recruitment goals. The advice we received helped us to decide what was best for the business, and how we could achieve it. Great advice from people you can trust implicitly.”

Andy Rose | Spitfire Marketing

Praise for a great team effort

We wanted you to know just how wonderful David and Sandie have been. Throughout, they have been totally knowledgeable, reassuring, polite, and prompt. Even when they were obviously very busy. Thank you also of course Nicola.

Path and Anne | Business owners

Two way communication is the key

“First class service all round. Made a potentially very confusing process (MVL) an absolute breeze from start to finish. Great people to deal with as well, no question too silly and always take the time to explain the ins and outs in plain English. I can’t recommend Portland highly enough.”

Robert Morgan

An endorsement from a respected business coach

“I have recommended Portland to a number of my clients over the years and their response and service levels are second to none. They always give the friendly but professional advice and have a brilliant team who have a breadth of knowledge that will cater for all situations.”

Kevin Stansfield | ActionCOACH

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