Websters Cambridge Ltd
Thirty years ago Andrew Webster, a former senior tax inspector, launched his fledgling accountancy business, with a single client to his name, working from a desk in a spare bedroom. Today Websters Cambridge is unrecognisable; an internationally-renowned company, employing 36 people across four offices in two continents, it offers tax, legal and accounting services from industry experts. With chartered accountants, chartered tax advisors, solicitors, and independent financial advisors among the specialist team working in Cambridge, Snettisham and Sydney, Australia, Websters is a veritable one-stop shop, covering all aspects of professional services. From tech startups wanting to get to grips with cloud accounting, to retirees considering where to invest, big businesses needing to outsource payroll to international entrepreneurs bamboozled by US tax requirements, Websters have the resources to help.
Offering all the services of a traditional accountancy firm, Websters has always been unique in its forward-thinking approach. In 2002, the firm devised its own online accounting software, which remains the longest running of its type to this day – and in 2018, following the John Lewis model, the company set the wheels in motion to become employee-owned, making the dedicated staff even more invested in their roles.
Furthermore, in an industry where the top tier alone typically liaise with the biggest clients, Andrew’s approach has been to trust in his entire multidisciplinary team, giving them the opportunity to foster excellent relationships with clients including Nobel Prize winners, academics, wealth management firms, and musicians. All are treated in the same friendly, informal and respectful way.
Andrew intends to step back from the Chief Executive role in the coming years (giving him more time to indulge his love of music and guitar playing), reassured that the innovative business bearing his name is in the very capable hands of his unique, hand-picked team.
10 Wellington Street
Tel: 01223 507080