Aberystwyth Accountant and MD Alex Westbury Named As One Of The UK’s Top Senior Accountants

An Aberystwyth accountancy firm is celebrating after their MD, Alex Westbury, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best senior accountants.

AW Chartered Accountants proudly announced that Alex, their Managing Director, has been recognized as one of the top 35 under 35 in the accounting industry by Accountancy Age. This prestigious award, sponsored by AJ Chambers, highlights Alex as one of the best senior managers among the UK’s top accountancy firms.

Remarkably, nine of Alex’s fellow honorees are senior leaders in the UK’s top 15 accounting firms, including PWC, the leading firm by fee income. Additionally, half of those recognized are senior leaders within the top 50 accounting firms, and the majority work in the top 100 firms, which collectively turned over between £6.88 million and £5.79 billion in the past year.

Having established AW Chartered Accountants from the ground up in the past year, Alex expressed his excitement and pride in being included in such a prestigious industry list. He is particularly proud to be the only representative from a Welsh firm, the only start-up, and the only sole practitioner named in the list.

Alex said:

“I thought I was giving up the opportunity to place in such a prestigious industry list when I left my corporate job at a Top UK 15 firm to return to my hometown in Mid Wales. so I am delighted to be named amongst the greats of the accounting industry as the only person on the list from a Welsh business, having only started my business in the last year.”

“I am incredibly honoured to be named among the top 35 under 35 in the accounting industry by Accountancy Age. We strive to provide the highest level of service to our clients and help them to achieve their goals. This award inspires us to continue innovating and growing, and I am excited about the future of our firm and the continued success of our clients.”


About Alex Westbury:

Alex Westbury is the Managing Director of AW Chartered Accountants.

Having trained to become a Chartered Accountant at top UK 15 firm Saffery in Manchester before returning home to West Wales to join a growing local practice. His exceptional work ethic and aptitude for delivering high-quality service led to his rapid recognition, and he was appointed as a director at the age of 28, just three and a half years after joining the firm.

In the last year, Alex transitioned from his director role to take on the new challenge of setting up his own independent firm, AW Chartered Accountants. Through this new venture, Alex focuses intently on his clients, working closely with them to achieve their unique goals, whether that is increasing profitability, scaling, or enhancing business efficiency. His forward-thinking approach is driven by cloud-based software, enabling clients to make informed, up-to-date decisions.

In just a few months, AW Chartered Accountants has experienced remarkable growth, and the firm’s success has already been recognized with a nomination for a Welsh Business Growth Award, highlighting its’ rapid growth and commitment to customer excellence.

Alex and AW Chartered Accountants provide services to clients across various industries, but they have also been recognized as specialist accounting advisors to the UK tourism industry. Thanks to Alex’s experience and understanding of the industry, the firm is one of only two Welsh accounting firms accepted as associate members of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA), the leading trade body for the UK holiday park industry.