• EQ Engineering & Manufacturing

    Our detailed understanding of the engineering & manufacturing sector allows our teams to offer professional support packages that are geared to your needs.

Engineering & Manufacturing Specialists

At EQ we believe the engineering & manufacturing sector is one of most important sectors for the UK and as such, each office has a dedicated team of specialist accountants. In recent years, the engineering & manufacturing sector has become increasingly dynamic, diverse and specialised, with a strong focus on innovation. As the sector becomes more competitive, it is crucial that engineers & manufacturers consider developing into new, national and international markets and recognise the importance of investment in not only machinery and technology, but in people – in key employees within the business which will benefit now and in the long term.

Our detailed understanding of the engineering & manufacturing sector allows our teams to offer professional support packages that are geared to your needs. This detailed understanding of the issues facing the engineering & manufacturing sector means that we can proactively work with you to run your business more efficiently, take advantage of opportunities and stay one step ahead in a demanding and dynamic environment.

We understand and advise on taxation, not only from a corporate point of view, which includes capital allowances and research and development tax credits, but also from a business owner point of view in remuneration extraction, succession planning and an exit strategy.  If your operations have overseas activities, we can also offer a seamless cross border service through our association with Kreston International, a global network of independent accountants.  This can prove invaluable when looking to expand in to new markets.

In addition to our core compliance services of accounts, audit and tax, we offer the following services to our engineering clients:

  • Research and development tax credits and the patent box
  • Capital allowances claims
  • Acquisitions and disposals, including due diligence and raising business finance
  • Enterprise management incentives (EMI) and other share incentives
  • Financing of new developments
  • VAT advice on national and international activities
  • Working capital management, business improvement and financial modelling
  • Succession planning
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Payroll and workplace pensions
  • Grants, funding and training opportunities

To find out more, contact one of the following members of our team for a free confidential discussion on how we can help you and your business.

  • They are very in tune with our business, easy to deal with and integrate with our personnel seamlessly. They do our quarterly management accounts, so that we know exactly where we are at regular intervals, giving us extra peace of mind. Their input has helped us focus on the direction we want to be heading and where we want to be. To me, as a small business owner, it's indispensable having the back-up of a very professional firm to assist on the financial side, allowing me to concentrate on the engineering side.

    Bill McCartney
    Managing Director, Venture Oilfield Services

  • “I have used EQ as my financial advisers for both my business and personal affairs . Not only do they provide a quick, personal response to any of my requests, they are also always thinking ahead and have provided valuable advice and tax planning over the years. I would have no hesitation in recommending EQ as they represent excellent value for money.”

    Gordon Deuchars
    Managing Director, GA Engineering

  • We are not financially driven people – we are engineers. They have brought home to us the importance of understanding our accounts in detail and, when anything needs to be explained, it is done in layman's terms to us, which we appreciate! At the outset, they insisted on a quarterly meeting and initially we did not see the need for it, but we quickly realised that it was imperative.

    Colin Millar
    Managing Director, DP Services

  • We have worked with the Cupar office of EQ accountants for many years now and have always received a high standard of service and advice, delivered quickly. It is always good to know that the guidance we require, whether on taxation or other financial matters, is just an email or telephone call away. We appreciate the close relationship we have developed over the years with the team at EQ and would have no hesitation in recommending them and we look forward to their continued support in the future.

    Jill Spittle
    Related Fluid Power Limited

  • As a company, we have been working with EQ for over 20 years. Although we have internal accountancy personnel, over the years we have found EQ’s support and advice invaluable, whether this has been for our yearly audits, or providing R&D grant support, their attention to detail can only be described as excellent. As EQ has expanded, we have not seen any reduction in in the personal type service they have provided since day one, and we look forward to continuing this professional relationship into the future.

    Roy Henderson
    Managing Director, SP Technology Limited

  • We enjoy working with EQ. As well as providing the normal compliance services, they have been able to provide advice and support at a strategic level over the years and are always quick with a response. A large part of any working relationship comes down to personalities and we've always found the EQ team friendly and approachable and we trust them to do the best for our business.

    Brian Frame
    Managing Director, Rautomead Limited

  • When you step outside a corporate support mechanism and attempt to set up a business for yourself, I feel it is essential that you have quality professionals to guide you along the way. For that reason, we use them as an extension of our management team and have the accounts prepared every month.

    Graham Portwood
    Managing Director, CMP Alloys Ltd

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