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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)

Going beyond the numbers

10 Jun 2014
At Springfords, you will often see us talking about “going beyond the numbers”, but what do we actually mean by this ?  To put it simply, all businesses generate a lot of numerical data (“the numbers”), but a significant part of the key to running a successful business is turning all these data into timely meaningful business information that helps you to run your business effectively.  It is here that ...(more)

Employee Ownership

09 Jun 2014
For a lot of business entrepreneurs, their business is their “baby” – they have nurtured that baby from birth, through each stage of its life cycle and when they exit they wish that baby to continue to survive and flourish in the future. Very often there are employees who have worked with the entrepreneur for years and have been so key to the success of the company that the exiting entrepreneur ...(more)

Accounting - On Line

09 Jun 2014
As you know, Springfords likes to embrace new technology wherever we can to make life easier – for us and for you!  We already provide clients with on line secure personal filing cabinets, on line accounting software and our very own tax app.  So … what’s new? Well … recently we have been increasing our on line accounting offering by focusing on software suitable for smaller businesses. We now have four ...(more)

Old Bags, Changing Young Lives

09 Jun 2014
As many of you will be aware, Fiona Donaldson, our  Private Client Tax Partner, is Chair of the Lunch with an Old Bag committee, and Springfords are very proud to be sponsoring this unique event for a second year. LWOB is a fabulously glamorous lunch in aid of The Prince’s Trust Scotland, held annually in September, and generously hosted by James Thomson in the splendour of Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. It ...(more)

Magic, Music, Kelpies and Canapés .......................

06 Jun 2014
The essential ingredients of a successful launch for Springfords' new Satellite Office in Falkirk. On a sunny May evening existing clients, contacts and new friends, along with members of the Springfords team were entertained by a musician and a magician at the Falkirk Business Hub in Vicar Street, Falkrk, home to Springfords' new Satellite Office.  The newly refurbished Hub, formerly a Post Office has a surprisingly modern feel for a listed building, incorporating ...(more)

Client Profile - The Scottish Conservation Studio LLP

06 Jun 2014
The Scottish Conservation Studio does exactly what it says on the tin -  the three Partners (pictured here) are based in Scotland and work in their studio on the Hopetoun House estate in South Queensferry conserving heirlooms, objects of art and heritage. Each partner has over 25 years of professional experience in the conservation field and all are qualified members of ICON, the Institute of Conservation.  Tuula Pardoe specialises in textile conservation, ...(more)

Announcing the opening of our new Falkirk Satellite Office

23 May 2014
Following on from the success of our Livingston satellite office, which we opened over 4 years ago (yes... we agree... time passes in a flash!), we’ve now decided the time is right to open up a further satellite office in Falkirk, thereby allowing us to provide first class service to local businesses in the Falkirk and Stirling areas.It’s business as usual of course – our head office is still situated in ...(more)

Brenda is Dancing On Ice

09 Apr 2014
Brenda was watching the Dancing on Ice semi final on TV when details of a competition to see the live final in London came up.  She tells us: "I entered the online competition which took me about 2 minutes as I had my tablet on in front of me, then forgot about it. So when I got a phone call on the following Monday while in the office, I put the woman off thinking ...(more)