We like to manage a compact portfolio of clients, in order to fulfil our aim of providing a first class service.

personalised accounting since 1986


Len West and Mike Sampson founded Sampson West in November 1986, having previously qualified at Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte). Nick Hickling became a partner in 2009 and more recently Lyndsay Pester became a partner in 2017.

Our accountancy practice employs 11 people and operates from Mitre Street, in Central London. We take pride in our profession and try each year to train one graduate to satisfy our obligations to the profession as well as to our staffing requirement.

We put the interests of our clients before our own and do not undertake any tax and accounting work that we are incapable of completing competently and in time.

Sampson West has grown organically by retaining existing clients and expanding the range of services provided to them as well as through word-of-mouth referrals.

Many of our clients have been with the firm for 20 years. Several of them are past or present directors of public companies or other prominent individuals for whom we provide personal taxation services.

We prepare accounts for sole traders and partnerships as well as limited companies and often give tax advice related to those accounts. We act for a number of UK companies that are subsidiaries of overseas parent companies (often quoted companies).

Regulated to carry on audit work by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales