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Client Profile - John Noble Electrical Contractors Limited

20 Apr 2017
Started in 1979 by husband and wife team John and Elizabeth Noble, the family business of John Noble Electrical Contractors has gone from strength to strength, building up an enviable reputation for quality and service across the Central Belt. The company undertakes all aspects of electrical work from jobbing repairs to larger design and build projects. In addition, they offer data cabling design and installation services as well as the design ...(more)

The Bear, The Old Bags, & The Voice of Rugby

13 Apr 2017
No regular reader of the Springfords Newsletter can be unfamiliar with Lunch with an Old Bag! Springfords are very proud to be sponsoring the event for a fifth year, and we’re told that plans for the 2017 lunch are well underway – but this year, The Old Bags have help – from The Bear! Scottish Rugby legend Iain Milne is undertaking one of the biggest and most crucial challenges of his life. ...(more)

Another Bumper Year for Charity at Springfords

13 Apr 2017
Springfords Employee Charity Committee were delighted with the total of £3,542 they raised in 2016 and were happy to be able to support the following impressive list of good causes which were nominated by partners and staff:- Children In Need Sports Relief Marie Curie Wear It Pink Jeans for Genes Macmillan/Make A Wish/Save the Children - Text Santa Loveoliver (childhood cancer research) Falkirk Round Table (380 mile cycle in aid of prostrate and breast cancer) Amuse Me Playgroup (playground ...(more)

Wedding Bells for Anne

13 Apr 2017
Anne Turner from our Admin team recently became Mrs Anne Davis at Eskmills Venue in Musselburgh on Saturday 18th March. After “liking” each other on the Tinder App, Wullie and Anne chose a perfect place for their first date: the fabulous Cocoa Black in Peebles, recently named UK Confectioner of the Year. Wullie is still convinced that Anne drove past a few times to check him out before checking in! They had ...(more)

Cash For Kids - Happy Faces

13 Apr 2017
  This year our busy Charity Committee is also supporting the Forth 1 Radio 1,000 Faces appeal in aid of Cash For Kids. Forth 1 have signed up 1,000 local people/organisations who have pledged to raise at least £100 each.  All the money will go to Cash For Kids and will be spent locally to benefit children and young people, focussing on alleviating disability, combating illness and generally improving quality of life. For ...(more)

Share Insurance: Control : Cash : Certainty

13 Apr 2017
The death of your co-owner/shareholder in a business is an uncomfortable thought, and is an event likely to bring difficult consequences. So, as with many things in life, it’s best to hope for the best, but plan for the worst. When a co-owner dies, two problems usually follow: Surviving owners risk losing control of their deceased colleague’s shares The bereaved family may wait years for a disputed settlement for the value of their ...(more)

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)

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