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Party Time at Springfords

19 Jan 2017
Thanks to the continuing baby boom at Springfords, a record 26 kids, from 0 - 13 years donned their best party gear for our 11th annual Kids Christmas Party. It's great fun looking back over the pictures from all the parties which are proudly displayed on the admin office wall, to see how quickly the kids grow up.  For example, Hazel Mackay's (our Financial Controller) son Blair was only 3 months ...(more)

Our Thousand Pound Thursday Winner

19 Jan 2017
The children weren’t the only ones to get Christmas presents at our annual Kids Christmas party – Kirsty Ashworth, one of our audit team, received a surprise present too by way of an unexpected phone call.  After hanging up on what she thought was a nuisance caller during the Christmas party and very bluntly informing them that it was not a convenient time to speak, the caller finally managed to ...(more)

A Night at the Theatre

19 Jan 2017
Cameron Hutchison (pictured here back row, second right), son of our Associate Paul Hutchison, took part in the National Theatre’s “New Views” Playwriting Competition in 2014, which tasked entrants to write half hour plays. Cameron’s play, together with two others from his year at Galashiels Academy, all made it onto the ‘long list’ of winners, Delighted with the result, the school Drama Group decided to stage all three plays at the ...(more)

New Year New Accounting

18 Jan 2017
The world of accounting for most small companies has changed forever from 31 December 2016  - the first financial year end date to which the new accounting standards and other changes to Company law apply. So what is a small company?  Well the definition changed from 1 January 2016 and is now a company that has: turnover of up to £10.2m (previously £6.5m) balance sheet total of up to £5.1m (previously £3.26m) 50 or ...(more)

Client Profile - Barnton Pharmacy & Travel Clinic

17 Jan 2017
There were a million reasons NOT to buy a pharmacy in March 2010. Uncertain economy, the threat of a new pharmacy contract opening nearby, lack of business knowledge, and two tiny babies, to name a few. However this didn't stop business partners and pharmacists Leanne Carey and Sally Arnison from approaching Springfords Corporate Finance team to help them secure the funding required to put in a bid to buy Barnton ...(more)

Excellent Clients

17 Jan 2017
Springfords recently co-sponsored the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and are pleased to note that a number of our clients were the proud recipients of prestigious awards on the night.  (We can assure you that the judging was completely independent!) Digital Typeline Publications Ltd, a commercial digital print company providing high quality short run fast turnaround print work, won the Best Green Business award for their ...(more)

A helping hand for local children at Christmas

21 Nov 2016
Thousands of children in the Lothians, living in poverty will wake up to a Christmas without presents this year. That's why Forth 1 are supporting Mission Christmas again, asking you to buy just one extra present - a gift that will be given to a disadvantaged child to make their Christmas morning that little bit brighter.  They are looking for new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people ...(more)

Lunch With An Old Bag

21 Oct 2016
As regular readers will know, Springfords are very proud to support The Prince’s Trust Scotland, through our sponsorship of Lunch with an Old Bag. This year's dazzling proceedings, at Edinburgh's prestigious Prestonfield House, celebrated the 40th Anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, and raised a record-breaking £759,000. Yes, you read that right - £759,000! Our Tax Partner, Fiona Donaldson, who chairs the LWOB Committee, tells us that she’s still gobsmacked! LWOB simply wouldn’t ...(more)

Wedding Bells for Findlay

21 Oct 2016
On the 3rd of September 2016 Findlay Paul, Chartered Accountant and Associate at Springfords LLP, married Dr Sarah Scobie at Kinnaird House in Larbert, a listed building saved by Findlay's grandfather in the 1970s. Heavy rain was forecast that afternoon, however it was a bright day. Homemade white and blue bunting trimmed the tree-lined approach and the venue itself was adorned with numerous crafts and personal touches; jars decorated with lace, ...(more)

Client Profile - FMS Fire and Security Ltd

20 Oct 2016
FMS Fire and Security Ltd, established in 1990, are one of the leading independent fire and security companies based in Central Scotland. FMS Fire and Security provide consultancy, design, installation, commissioning, training, maintenance and servicing of single, integrated and multi-discipline electronic fire and security systems.  These systems incorporate Fire Detection, Fire Extinguishing Systems, Intruder Alarms, Close Circuit Television, Voice Evacuation, Access Control and associated ironmongery and also includes installation and commissioning ...(more)

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