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GWA is lucky to be based in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK with a thriving and eclectic tourism and hospitality sector along our coastline and throughout the national parks and the Borders. We have years of experience in dealing with both big and small across the industry, prioritising their financial success and growth for the future.

The tourism, leisure and hospitality sector is continually changing. We appreciate the daily challenges your business may face, be those the increasing cost and availability of staff, higher legislative and hygiene costs or operating in an extremely competitive market.

We are a trusted adviser to clients including restaurants, pubs and bars, holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks, working alongside sole traders, partnerships, SMEs and large companies with multiple sites to develop their businesses.

We will tailor our advice to ensure your business thrives, enabling you to focus on your customers.  Our extensive experience in this sector allows us to offer insights allowing you to improve your business and as well as provide guidance on optimising tax efficiency and reducing your costs.

We assist businesses with several different services which include:

  • advice on employing seasonal staff
  • choosing the right business structure to ensure tax efficiency
  • tax planning
  • re-financing
  • payroll services
  • business succession
  • acquisition and disposal advice and support

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Why Greaves West & Ayre?

Your needs are our needs


It’s our passion

Everyone at GWA is passionate about providing Quality Advice and Quality Service. In return our clients recommend our services to family, friends and business contacts. Our team can feel proud, knowing that everyone plays a part our our client's success.


We build partnerships

We take the time to get to know you. You’ll receive personal service from the partner matched to your individual needs, who will be your main point of contact throughout your relationship with GWA. It’s the way we have always built client relationships, often going back generations, based on trust, independence and expertise.


We’re always developing

We invest in ongoing training for all our team and keep up to date with technological changes to ensure we meet client needs as the world we operate in changes.