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Take part in our Family Business Survey 2014 to win an iPad Mini!

23 Oct 2014
Take part in our Family Business Survey 2014 to win an iPad Mini! Springfords and Praxity invite you, or a family business you know, to take part in the Family Business Survey 2014. The purpose of this short survey is to assess key issues which specifically affect Family Businesses. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and is entirely anonymous and confidential. As a thank you, you can ...(more)

Re-mortgaging not so straightforward as it used to be

06 Oct 2014
A word of warning for those of you who are looking to remortgage/obtain a new mortgage in the near future – it will probably not be as easy and quick as it was last time! Following the introduction of the new mortgage lending rules from the Financial Conduct Authority, which came into effect from 26 April 2014, Springfords can report our clients are finding the whole mortgage application process an increasingly ...(more)

Springfords announce new online client portal

03 Oct 2014
Just about to go live is our new and improved client portal system.  This is a secure messaging and document exchange system that eliminates email issues of security and file size limitations.  It allows for easy and secure exchange of documents in both directions, and is available to all of our clients who would like to use it. Key features: Security – For complete peace of mind our Portal uses the highest available, ...(more)

A New Charity Connection For Springfords

03 Oct 2014
We’re delighted to announce that one of our Partners, Patricia Reekie, has been appointed as a trustee of the fundraising arm of childhood epilepsy charity The Muir Maxwell Trust. Patricia joined the Board earlier this year, and has already made a contribution to strategy and financial reporting, and to the Trust's fundraising initiatives. The most recent of these was an hilarious comedy murder mystery evening, hosted by Michelin star chef ...(more)

Bear Necessities

02 Oct 2014
For the past three years Springfords has been delighted to sponsor the bear sanctuary at The Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian.  Our Employee Charity Fund has also recently made a donation towards the re-building of the reptile house which was destroyed by a devastating fire on 14 April 2013.  Thanks to the help of local tradesmen and public donations, the reptile house has now been fully re-built. As a thank you ...(more)

Baby Boom................

02 Oct 2014
  ..............and it's all boys. Springfords would like to introduce our three new arrivals.   Kirsty Ashworth from our Corporate Group became a Mum for the first time in July and is currently on maternity leave - here's what she has to say about motherhood. "Kieron James Ashworth was born on 18 July at 00.52 and weighed 8lb 8oz, pretty big considering I'm only 5 ft 2!  After the initial shock to the system of ...(more)

Arrival and Departure!

02 Oct 2014
Arrival - Emma Brown After graduating from Heriot Watt University in 2013 with an MA (Hons) Degree in Accountancy and Business Law, Emma began working as a Finance Assistant in a distribution firm, to build on the skills she had gained from working in a small accounting practice for over two years whilst studying.  She joined Springfords in March 2014 and now processes accounting information and prepares VAT returns for a wide variety ...(more)

Mrs Robertson I Presume?

01 Oct 2014
I’m pleased to announce, following my marriage to my husband David on 9 August, that I’ve now changed my name from Miss Pamela Berry to Mrs Pamela Robertson.  We had an absolutely amazing day and wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate and for giving us such generous gifts.  (I have no idea where I’m going to put them all!) We were married at the breathtaking Melville Castle ...(more)

Springfords Staff Are All Heart

10 Jun 2014
Springfords staff Anne Turner, Lorraine Paul, Jane Carmichael, Hazel Mackay (four of our "admin girls") and Kerrie Jones (Private Tax Group), along with family and friends took to the road in May and entered two teams in this year's Edinburgh Hairy Haggis Relay Marathon (both teams pictured here celebrating at the end).  One team ran for The British Heart Foundation and one team for Maggie's Centre, raising over £1,500 between them. The British Heart Foundation ...(more)

Carberry Gold

10 Jun 2014
Springfords staff visited the beautifully restored Carberry Tower (pictured below), near Musselburgh, recently for their annual outing.  Carberry Tower is steeped in history (visit their website here for more details) - Mary Queen of Scots surrendered to her rebellious nobles on Carberry Hill in 1567 and more recently it was home to Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, sister of the late Queen Mother. A thankfully dry afteroon was kicked off with a Treasure ...(more)