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Why Sponsorship?

23 Jul 2015
If managed properly, sponsorship can be an excellent way of increasing public awareness of your business name and your products/services.  Just think of the RBS Logo strategically placed on the centre of the pitch of every 6 Nations rugby tournament as a good example!. However, sponsorship costs money so you need to choose your sponsorship wisely to ensure you get maximum benefit from your spend. How do you do this? Well, firstly, you ...(more)

Client Profile - Capital Power Clean Ltd

23 Jul 2015
Established in 2007, Capital Power Clean Ltd has grown rapidly due to an unfaltering commitment to providing excellent customer service while supplying a wide range of cleaning products. The product range goes from the humble tub vacuum through to brush washes for trucks and municipal sweeping equipment, which offer outstanding performance without breaking the bank.  The company ethos of 'making a living, not a killing' appeals to their customers large and small who are ...(more)

Whodunnit?

23 Jul 2015
On 20 May this year Winton House in Pencaitland was the scene of the murder ...... but whodunnit?  That was the burning question posed at this year's Springfords staff outing.  Jane Carmichael and Anne Turner from our Admin Group staged The Red Rose Murders - Rick Toad, a cigar chomping agent to the stars is found floating face down in the swimming pool of his mansion in 1950's Hollywood.  Each ...(more)

Bike and Hike for Springfords Staff

23 Jul 2015
Two of Springfords staff have proved themselves to be made of sterner stuff this year: Findlay Paul In May, Findlay Paul, an Associate in our Corporate Group, along with members of Falkirk Round Table and Larbert and Falkirk 41 Club set themselves a target to collect £10,000 for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity which supports those with blood cancer by finding suitable bone marrow donors.  Amazingly, the total raised to date ...(more)

Hello and Farewell

23 Jul 2015
Hello to Caroline Morgan After graduating from Heriot Watt with a MA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, Caroline completed her ACCA training with a general practice firm in Edinburgh before moving to Springfords in March 2015.  Caroline enjoys looking after the day to day needs of a wide portfolio of clients, and has over 10 years’ experience working with owner-managed SME clients.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her ...(more)

Wedding Belle

23 Jul 2015
Miss Emma Brown from our Business Group became Mrs Emma Logan on 2 May this year when she married her fiance, Scott Logan in front of family and friends at St Mary's Church in Haddington.  This was followed by a reception at Maitlandfield House Hotel. As you can see from the photo, Emma was a beautiful bride and the groom scrubbed up not too badly!  The day had a Scottish theme with ...(more)

Distracted from distraction by distraction - TS Eliot

09 Jul 2015
There’s no doubt that, if we let it, Social Media can take over our lives. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and undoubtedly many other sites that we’re not trendy enough to really understand! They can all eat into our time and distract us from what we really should be doing.However, as a business communication tool, Social Media has more attractions than distractions! In fact, it’s transforming the way business ...(more)

Meaningful Management Accounts

04 May 2015
As we come out of arguably the toughest recession that the country has seen for many years, there are many lessons businesses who have successfully survived have learned. One of the main lessons for some businesses is that the approach traditionally adopted by them of relying on their annual accounts and using the bank balance to measure their performance is no longer sufficient. Quality management information is absolutely vital to enable business ...(more)

Cyber Security - how secure is your data?

23 Apr 2015
With almost all businesses processing and storing their accounting and other data electronically, the issue of Cyber Security is one that cannot be ignored.  The risks to a business of a breach include loss of vital information, business disruption, incident response costs and other financial loss as well as potential legal implications. The Department for Business Innovation & Skills have released the 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey.  Some of the statistics quoted ...(more)

Bowled Over!

22 Apr 2015
At Springfords we're not only good with numbers - Emma Brown from our Business Group is proof of this. Emma is a rising star in the bowling world in Scotland.  She started playing outdoor bowls at East Lothian Co-op Bowling Club at the tender age of 10 and by 15 was also playing indoor bowls at East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club.  It was clear from the outset that Emma had talent and ...(more)