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Understanding IT with Springfords

29 Oct 2015
Investing in new accountancy technology can improve the efficiency of your business and make daily tasks easier. However, choosing the right solution for your business can seem a daunting task. We Can Help We act as the interface between the technology experts and you to ensure that what you want and need from the system is what you get – in other words, we take time to understand your business processes and ...(more)

Client Profile - Central Scotland Joinery

29 Oct 2015
Situated in a purpose built factory and showroom in Falkirk, CSJ is a leading independent home improvement company serving Scotland. From its humble beginnings twelve years ago until now, CSJ has grown to employ over 100 individuals who have collectively served over 14,000 customers. In addition to providing windows and doors, CSJ now have an entire division designing and building bespoke kitchens, sunrooms, orangeries and garden rooms. Working with a variety of ...(more)

"Old Bags" do it again!

28 Oct 2015
Regular readers will know that Springfords is extremely proud to sponsor “Lunch with an Old Bag”, the fabulous  fundraising lunch for The Prince’s Trust in Scotland, held annually in September at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. Fiona Donaldson, our Private Client Tax Partner, chairs the LWOB Committee, which has helped raise over £1.5m at LWOB over the past 3 years. As you can see, they were over the moon about this year’s ...(more)

New Recruit

28 Oct 2015
Introducing Kevin Meaney After spending over three years as a Tax Partner with the national professional services firm, Baker Tilly, Kevin joined Springfords as our new Director of Tax in August.  Kevin joined Baker Tilly as a Partner following the sale of his previous business in 2011 and prior to that he spent 10 years with PwC.  He commenced his career in taxation working for the, then, Inland Revenue.  Kevin has over 30 years experience ...(more)

Poorhouse Past

28 Oct 2015
Many visitors to our offices in Eskbank comment on what a lovely building Dundas House is, but what a lot of you may not know is that it was built in 1848-49 as the Dalkeith poorhouse for the 12 parishes of Borthwick, Carrington, Cockpen, Cranston, Crichton, Dalkeith, Fala, Lasswade, Liberton, Newbattle, Newton and Temple.  The architect who designed Westfield Park was William Lambie Moffat and it was built to accommodate 120 inmates, including 8 ...(more)

Wild West Adventure

27 Oct 2015
Dave Lochhead, our Corporate Tax Manager, is hoping to be celebrating some sporting success in the family next summer. Having first sat on a horse at the age of 3, his daughter Olivia – now 18 – has been selected for the American Quarter Horse Association UK squad travelling to Australia next June for the Youth World Cup in Western Riding. For those who are unfamiliar with the discipline, it is perhaps ...(more)

Keep It In The Family

27 Oct 2015
We thought we would share some headline news with you, stemming from the results of a recent independent survey of family businesses in which some of our own clients took part.  It was a UK wide survey which Springfords sponsored along with our other co-members of the Praxity alliance. The good news is that, over the past year, 58% of family businesses in the UK have increased their profitability. Also that 53% ...(more)

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)


23 Jul 2015
On 20 May this year Winton House in Pencaitland was the scene of a 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 of ...(more)