What our clients say

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For anyone looking for mortgage advice I would highly recommend Kelly Hillier. With her you’re more than just a number, there’s no hard sell and you know that your financial future is being well looked after... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Helen James – mortgages

Ian Sneddon at David Allen Financial Services has helped us manage both our personal and business assets and nothing seems too much trouble for him... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Sue McCluskey

Steve went out of his way to come and see us on several occasions, both at work and at home and we were impressed with his enthusiasm and willingness to help us... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Bruce and Susan Dennison

We have been clients of David Allen Financial Services since 2002.  It was during a financial review with our adviser Ian Sneddon that he recommended … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

David Routledge and Dorothy Fraser

I have worked with Steve Balmer since 2011, initially while he worked at Natwest and more recently during his time with David Allen Financial Services. … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

David Unsworth

Our business has worked with Steve Balmer for more than ten years, long before he joined the David Allen Financial Services team.  However as David … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Explosive Productions Limited

We’ve been accountancy clients of David Allen since 2013 and in 2014 we were introduced to their financial services team. Ian Sneddon became our appointed … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Keith and An Armstrong

I had been a client of FM Associates for a number of years before the business was taken over by David Allen.  Soon after the … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Hazel Twiname

I have been a client of David Allen since 2007.  Steve Balmer is my financial adviser and looks after all of my financial affairs.  After … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Allison Newton

David Allen IT provide us with ongoing maintenance and upgrade support for our IT network as well as delivery of IT projects and breakdown support. … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

REACT Engineering

I started my organisational psychology consultancy business in 2016 after graduating from university.  As if starting a new business wasn’t daunting enough, the accountancy side … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Brighty People

We moved to David Allen IT Solutions as we were having issues with our existing IT provider.  Gary Martin and his team have been unbelievable in … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Eden Carers

Kendal Nutricare Ltd have worked with David Allen IT since June 2015 they were pivotal in our transition from our old IT systems to our … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Kendal Nutricare Ltd

Carlisle Youth Zone has been supported by David Allen IT for more than 5 years, during which time we have renewed the arrangement twice, and … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Carlisle Youth Zone

We chose David Allen for two main reasons. The first being their values, how they work with their clients and the care they put into … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Young Cumbria

David Allen has been the best accountancy firm I have dealt with in my working life.  During the foot and mouth crisis in 2001 my … .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Caffle House Tea Rooms

I cannot recommend David Allen Recovery Solutions enough. I would like to say a thank you for all your help without which I would be a lot poorer... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Michael Haymes Partnership Limited

Right from my initial contact with David Allen Recovery Solutions I could feel a weight lifting from my shoulders. They were professional and friendly putting me at ease instantly... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Gary Etheridge Domestic Appliances Limited

After chasing this debt for months David Allen Recovery Solutions recovered the full outstanding balance within weeks of my first call, they not only recovered the full balanced owed to us but their work didn’t cost us a penny... Read full testimonial thumbnail

C Carruthers & Son

I would have no hesitation in using your efficient and professional service in the future... Read full testimonial thumbnail

David Taylor Animal Nutrition Ltd

Your ‘Effective Credit Control’ pack provides practical information on every aspect of credit control and includes useful templates, which are simple, clear and easily understood... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Craig Robinson Vets Ltd

This had been ongoing since September 2012 and after instructing your services, the solution arrived days after you stepped in. I only wish I had instructed you sooner... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Sylvia Marrs – private landlord

Your letter put us in a great position going into the meeting, there was no arguing with the facts and I have to say we are delighted with the outcome... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Andrew Monkhouse – employment issue

David Allen Recovery Solutions took a firm stand and it paid off, not only did we receive the sum due in full but we also recovered all our costs. .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Solway Timber Engineering Limited – Scotland

I can’t thank them enough for the sterling work they have done on my behalf and I would definitely recommend the Recovery Solutions team should I ever come across someone in need... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Personal debt recovery

The proactive approach of the David Allen IT Solutions team is second to none. The constant monitoring of our systems to ensure optimum performance means they can be working on an issue, or even have a resolution in place, before we realise there is a problem... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Tyson H. Burridge Limited

David Arnold and his team are professional whilst being approachable and helpful at any time, day or night... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Carlisle Window Systems Limited

I cannot recommend David Allen IT Solutions enough and would encourage any business to take up the free initial consultation to see how their business can benefit... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Explosive Productions Limited

I would have no hesitation in recommending David Allen IT Solutions to any Cumbrian business looking to improve their IT infrastructure... Read full testimonial thumbnail

West House Ltd

The team at David Allen have removed all the time & stresses relating to upgrading our IT systems, allowing Cumbria Pest/Hygiene & Training Services to move forward into the next 10 years with a more effective IT system... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Cumbria Pest/Hygiene & Training Services

We have signed up for an annual support contract with David Allen IT Solutions and we look forward to working with the team for many years to come and would highly recommend them to any business... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Port of Workington

We are happy to endorse the excellent and professional service that David Allen IT Solutions have provided Mallinson Fabrications Limited for several years.. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Mallinson Fabrications Limited

We would happily recommend David Allen IT Solutions to anyone looking for a fast, reliable service and look forward to continuing to work with David, Gary and the team... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Story Decorating Group Limited

The quality of service provided by Gary and his superb team is everything one would hope for, and typical of the David Allen Group. .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Laidlaw Auctioneers & Valuers

We have been delighted with the service that David Allen IT Solutions have provided. .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Hyde Harrington

We now have a modern, trouble free IT infrastructure which allows us to work remotely when required and also meets the needs of our numerous staff... Read full testimonial thumbnail

RWP Training Ltd

We now have an internet connection that is just so quick, a remote desktop connection that is excellent and emails that are spam filtered to the extent that my emails have dropped from 50+ a day down to less than half this number... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Carlisle Carers

I had met several financial advisers prior to meeting Steve, however after meeting him I felt totally comfortable in trusting him with what was a very big decision for me. .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Helen James

Steve always listens to our thoughts and aspirations in a sensitive and tactful manner, and with his in depth knowledge pulls together clear and valuable solutions. .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Paul and Ann Barker Howard

For anyone looking for a mortgage I would highly recommend Kelly Hillier and David Allen Financial Services. Save yourself the time and hassle of shopping around and let them do it for you... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Carl and Megan Bowe

David Allen has been the best accountancy firm I have dealt with in my working life.. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Caffle House Tea Rooms

The service and support I receive from the team at David Allen is great and I have found everyone to be friendly, efficient and knowledgeable... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Jane Sheard

Speaking to Michael regularly means he knows our business as opposed to our previous accountants who were in contact once a year with the accounts; a lot can change in a year... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Anthony and Dawn Whitfield

Michael knows our business inside out and nothing is too much trouble. We would not hesitate to recommend David Allen to others... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Allen and Delia Thompson

Our business has evolved over the years due to the support that we have received, which is faultless and second to none... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Irvings Coaches of Carlisle

We are impressed and delighted with their dedication, professionalism and the friendliness of everyone we have come into contact with. We would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Holmrook Service Station Limited

It doesn’t matter how large or small, if something needs sorted out it's done, and it’s done straight away - nothing is too much trouble. It doesn’t stop there because whoever you speak to is friendly, helpful and professional... Read full testimonial thumbnail


I would be more than happy to recommend you to other schools... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Trinity School, Carlisle

It was clear David Allen are knowledgeable and experienced in working with academies. .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Caldew School

After meetings with the employer services team I always come away feeling 'like a weight has been lifted' and love having face to face time where we always manage to resolve any worries or issues that I have! .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

Rainbow Day Nursery (Cumbria) Limited

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Alison and the team to any business owner looking for an accountant that is cost-effective and professional and to be assured of the best service at all times... Read full testimonial thumbnail

CA – Events Limited

The payroll team are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Proactive about ensuring we are getting the service that we need. .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

St. Oswald’s CE Primary School

It was very clear that they wanted to gain a real insight into how we operate and what each person’s role is... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Eden Valley Hospice Carlisle

She has helped me so much with the complications I had with VAT and took the stress away from me, she was a great support and I have every confidence in Julie and her team... Read full testimonial thumbnail

The Shearing Shed Salon

Whatever the query, Julie always deals with it in a professional way and comes back with an answer the same day, even if it is late at night! .. Read full testimonial thumbnail

The Ship Inn Hotel

From the very start we felt reassured that we were working with people who could help us with our ideas. They took the time to understand our business and what we wanted to achieve... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Explosive Productions Limited

We now call him the interactive accountant as he’s involved proactively with our planning and decision making. We hadn’t realised what a difference someone like David could make... Read full testimonial thumbnail

System People Limited

Our payroll is always 100% accurate and completed in a timely manner... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Great Orton Primary School

I regularly receive e-mails from Lucy early in the morning and late at night, which shows the level of commitment that both Lucy and the firm have to their clients... Read full testimonial Bendles Solicitors

Bendles Solicitors

As somebody starting a new business, David Allen is the place to go. Knowing that my business needs are being dealt with gives me the peace of mind for me to concentrate on the day to day running of my business... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Ben Hodgson

The fact that we are only a small business has no impact on the attention we receive from David Allen. We often ring up with questions and no matter how trivial they may be they are always answered quickly and efficiently... Read full testimonial thumbnail

DSR Landscaping Limited

When I first started out, having an accountant that put my mind at ease during a busy and daunting time in my new business was a great help for me... Read full testimonial thumbnail

Bunting Design Co

Energus has received a high degree of comfort through expert advice and relevant experience... Read full testimonial thumbnail