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New Starts

02 Aug 2018
Springfords have recently welcomed 3 new members of staff.  Robyn Smith - After graduating from Herriot Watt University with a MA (hons) in Accountancy and Finance and furthering her studies with an MSc in Architectural Engineering, Robyn joined the firm in May 2018. She joined as an Accounts and Audit Assistant after working at a small firm in the city throughout her studies, and is studying towards her ACCA qualification. Outside of…(more)

Client Profile - Service Course

02 Aug 2018
Service Course are the UK's leading corporate cycling events company, creating unique relationship building experiences for blue chip clients worldwide. Formed in 2013 by Brynley Davies and Mark McKay, two of Scotland's leading performance coaches, Service Course’s clients benefit from their wealth of knowledge built by coaching elite level athletes up to and including the recent Commonwealth Games. Service Course build their events from the wheels up to meet the unique…(more)

Lisa's Disney Adventure

01 Aug 2018
After surviving a gruelling selection process, Lisa Beveridge, daughter of Iain and Linda from our Business Group, is living the dream in Florida and has taken time out of her busy schedule to let us know how she is getting on:-- "This Summer I travelled to Orlando Florida to work for the Walt Disney Company at one of their theme parks in Walt Disney World. I am participating in the Disney Cultural…(more)

Three Weddings!

01 Aug 2018
Love was certainly in the air this June at Springfords with three weddings taking place in the space of two weeks. First up was Lorraine Paul from our Admin Group, now Mrs Hampton who married Malcolm at Eskmills in Musselburgh on 9th of June 2018.  Lorraine met Malcolm when she was just 18 in a pub in Dalkeith, way back in 1988 but hard as Malcolm tried, Lorraine played hard to…(more)

Catch up with Jennifer Smith - if you can

27 Jul 2018
We last "caught up" with Jennifer Smith in our January 2018 newsletter when she was preparing for the 2018 West Highland Way Race - so how did it go? Jennifer started her preparations on 17 March in the Hardmoors 55 when she also had to battle the elements.  In spite of blizzards from the mini Beast from the East, she managed to complete 42 miles before the weather stopped her (and the…(more)

EMI given go-ahead with EU State Aid approval

16 May 2018
On 4 April this year, HMRC announced that the tax benefits of options granted under an EMI scheme would be put on hold temporarily as the necessary EU State Aid had expired. Under this guidance, any EMI options granted after 6 April 2018 could not be guaranteed to bring the tax benefits usually associated with the scheme. The EU Commission announced yesterday (15 May 2018) that EU State Aid is now…(more)

Bowled Over with Success

18 Apr 2018
Emma Logan from our Audit Group has a passion for bowling and spends a lot of her spare time at East Lothian Bowling Club.  She is a member of the Ladies section (pictured here) and this year they have been enjoying unprecedented success.  Before this season the Ladies had never reached the Premier League final, nor had much success in the Scottish cup.  However this season both the Gents and…(more)

Client Profile - Conifox

18 Apr 2018
In 1965 James G.S Gammell bought Foxhall on the outskirts of Kirkliston, which became the family home to his wife Sue and his 6 children. In the late 60’s & early 70’s Mr Gammell decided to set up, in the grounds of Foxhall, a trade only Tree and Plant Nursery, supplying to the landscape trade. Conifox Nurseries to this day still supplies to the landscape trade but has recently undergone…(more)

New Start

18 Apr 2018
Rhiannon Barton - Rhiannon is ACCA qualified and is currently studying towards her CTA qualification. She has worked in general practice for over 12 years, gaining experience in corporate tax, personal tax and accounts preparation and finds that her understanding of the different disciplines has helped greatly in spotting tax saving opportunities for her clients. Rhiannon has worked with a variety of owner managed businesses, and is particularly interested in…(more)

New Role for Paul

18 Apr 2018
Paul Hutchison, a long standing member of our Audit Group, has just been appointed as Springfords newest Partner with effect from the 1st of March this year. Paul joined Springfords in 2000 as an audit senior and is well known to many of the firm's clients having been their account manager for many years - most of whom he will continue to look after as Partner. Paul is excited about his…(more)

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