Beckie Gray (July 2014)

Dear Toni

On behalf of Craig and I, we would like to thank you for the recent meeting that was held at your Huntingdon premises of George Hay. We approached you to discuss the various concerns and questions surrounding a business venture, and your service and advice was really second to none. You helped identify risks and opportunities within the business opportunity and gave solid and sound direction in terms of moving forward.

We would really like to thank you for all your help and assistance and would like to offer our testimonial of your great work as a gesture.

We look forward to working with you in the very near future and would refer you with total confidence.

Best Regards, Beckie

Tony Smith, Managing Director & Co-founder of XL Press (April 2014)

xl logoReally, I am so glad we changed accountants.

Building up this company has been one of taking on everything that was been throw in our path, but some things were and still are unexplainable. So many things have happened just when we needed them to happen, and I consider the break with [our previous accountant] one of those events. They threw you on stage [at the Hunts Post Business Awards 2012] with us and the rest is history.

Honestly, I am really impressed with how you have dealt with it all. You approached it the same way we do with work here and just get it done. Great to see that same attitude to work.

PFOAMark Williams, CEO of PFOA (March 2013)

The Police Firearms Officers Association has recently switched its accounting to George Hay in Huntingdon. Toni looks after our account, and has already in a short space of time totally impressed myself and the other trustees with her knowledge and excellent service. Her experience with Charities is second to none, which has helped us plan for the future knowing that we have first class accounting support and advice behind us.

Maxine Lester, Maxine Lester Residential Lettings (June 2011)

MLRLHaving recently had a very tough time trying to find the right sort of person to replace our present bookkeeper. I turned to Toni to find out how I could move the situation forward and review what my options were.

She was the most fantastic help ever, laying out our options in a clear non accounting way to help me confirm what we needed for the business and the best places to look. I also knew there was a backup with George Hay Bookkeeping Services so the pressure to find someone was taken away.

Thanks for all of your help Toni I really don’t think that we would have found Hilary without your guidance.

RHGGary Paulus, Compliance Director & Operations Director, Richmond House Group (May 2011)

“Throughout my time at Richmond House Group I worked with Toni on an annual basis as she was responsible for the FSA regulation side of the firm’s audit. I found Toni to be very professional and thorough yet practical and commercially astute. Knowledgeable in her field, Toni built up a great relationship not only with me but other people within the firm which resulted in the firm developing strong robust risk processes.”

Margaret Chadwick, MD, Chadwick Export Services Ltd (June 2010)

“Toni is a very personable friendly lady, always happy to give her time and energy to assist, with no query being too small for her personal and prompt attention.  Highly recommended for both Accountancy skills and as a Linked-in specialist !”

Simon Wild, (February 2010)

“I know that I can rely on Toni to deliver on her commitments, even when I have requested assistance at short notice during her busiest time of year.”

Pauline Creek, Owner, PMC Accounting Services (February 2010)

“I know and trust Toni through The Business Club.  Toni’s networking skills are excellent and I have found her professional, supportive and a source of good contacts.”

John Anderson, MD, Impala Consulting Services Ltd (January 2010)

impala“Toni helped me to set up Impala Consulting Services on a sound financial footing. Always rapid in response, proactive and pragmatic she and her firm have added real and significant value to my business.

We are now into our second successful year and it with no hesitation that I strongly recommend Toni, especially to those of you setting up or running a small consultancy business.”

David Kerr, MBA, Clerk and Manager, Huntingdon Freemen’s Charity (November 2009)

“Running a local endowment charity, with substantial investments in agricultural land as well as financial markets, was challenging to a new Clerk, who was unfamiliar with registered charities.  When Toni Hunter took over the annual audit of our accounts three years ago, she quickly identified weaknesses in the structure and policies of our previous system and put our accounts in good order.  Her “hands on” no-nonsense approach and discussion of issues in terms a layman could follow helped me and our trustees to understand the issues and make the right decisions.  Her detailed knowledge of the Charity Commission’s requirements has eased us through the progressive tightening of their controls, drafting the Trustees Annual Report as well as the presentation of the numbers and policies in the accounts.”

Dr Richard Farrar, MD, Silicon Bay Ltd (September 2009)

“Toni has prepared my accounts for the past 6 years and is always happy to answer my many and various questions in a timely and detailed fashion using her experience and knowledge to prepare my accounts, minimising my tax liabilities and advising of additional opportunities where possible.”

Edwin Davidson, MD, Charity Funding Solutions (September 2009)

“Toni was recommended to me through a business acquaintance of mine, who suggested it could be worthwhile speaking to her as she worked in the charitable sector for her accountancy practice. Running a company that works in the charitable sector, it is very reassuring that I have a contact that knows the sector well and is serious about it by gaining a diploma in Charity Accounting. This gives me the confidence to recommend her to my charity clients and Approved Service Providers. Toni is very approachable and always has time to help. She is constantly recommending people to me and sending information about the sector which has been of great help. I can definitely say that Charity Funding Solutions has benefited a great deal from our association with Toni Hunter and George Hay Accountants.”

Mrs Angela Hyde, MD, Angelicus and Chair of the most successful AMR Committee in UK! (September 2009)

“Toni is an amazing person.  I formed a committee in Peterborough over 13 years ago to organise events in support of Action Medical Research.  I met Toni at a business network I ran for over five years called The Missing Link and got to know her over the five years on a business and social basis.  Over six years ago the Treasurer of the committee resigned and I immediately thought of Toni.  Not only was she an excellent Treasurer as I envisaged, she had excellent business and social networking skills and sold willingly and happily all the events we organised. Toni served as Treasurer over four years and with the inevitability of having a child something has to give and unfortunately for us, Toni resigned to spend more time with her “Billy”.   However, since the birth of her lovely son she has continued to support the events we organise and has helped the committee to raise over £50,000 since she became involved!   Well done Toni and we miss you!”

Martin Straus, MD, Wine Trainers Ltd (May 2009)

“I have known Toni since 2005, when I moved to Huntingdon and joined the Huntingdonshire Business Network. Toni was at the time Chairman – and an excellent one at that. I can strongly comment Toni as a person of integrity and one who is passionate about giving first class service to her clients.”


  1. Dr Chris Thomas says:

    Whenever I put out a request for a contribution to our Huntingdonshire Business Network E-Newsletter, Toni responds almost immediately with an article, snippet of information or other items relevant to the readers from her now extensive area of expertise within George Hay! I’ve known Toni for many years as a true networker (She was a fantastic chairperson when I joined HBN) who embodies the concept of sharing information and being in contact with other businesses, not just for her own business benefit, but with our wider business community in mind. If Toni cannot help you herself, she probably knows a business that can!

  2. Max says:

    Toni is lovely and I recommend her over and over and over again 🙂

  3. Toni says:

    Thank you for the reassurance Maxine. You’re not so bad yourself 🙂

  4. Pete says:

    I never told you this, but recently another firm of accountants was trying to steal me from you. The fact that they failed says it all, really. I’ve worked with three firms of accountants over the years; you (and the rest of George Hay) have definitely been the best.

  5. Toni says:

    your kind words and loyalty are very much appreciated Pete, and I look forward to our continued working relationship

  6. Hywel Evans says:

    I saw a presentation on Social Media by Toni at the Business FOCUS event at Peterborough Showground recently, and it was truely awesome! Toni was enthusiastic, engaging and clearly knew her stuff. I’ve since asked her for a copy of the presentation so that I can share it with my colleagues, which she was more then happy to help with. No doubt a great asset to any business. Thanks Toni

  7. Toni says:

    You’re very welcome Hywel, I am pleased that my presentation had some impact.

  8. Debbie Jordan says:

    Toni you and your teams commitment and patience are invaluable to our evolving business, we can’t thank you enough for going that extra mile when we needed it the most. We will definitely be recommending George Hay to all who ask.

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