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Mar 31 2020

Updated Support for Furnished Holiday Let Owners

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

When the announcement on the Coronavirus Business Support Fund was first made, it originally excluded furnished holiday lets from the scheme which many self-catering business owners felt was misjudged. The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) has since been engaged in discussions with the Scottish Government over the eligibility criteria to allow access to the Coronavirus Business Support Fund more

Mar 26 2020

A Scottish guide for holiday park owners

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The current Coronavirus Pandemic is so challenging for us all. In order to be as helpful as possible to all owners, we have prepared a short note to guide you towards various forms of support you may require.  We will be on hand to answer any queries and will offer our support and guidance throughout more

Mar 20 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the leisure sector

Categories: COVID-19Food & DrinkLeisure

Our EQ Leisure specialists are fully aware of the current devastating effects of the current COVID-19 Pandemic. We have been having constant discussions with our leisure clients who are experiencing unprecedented issues. There is no one size fits all, so our leisure team will do anything it can to support you through this difficult period. more

Feb 19 2020

2020 expectations for the leisure sector

Categories: Leisure

Despite political uncertainty and the pound remaining weak, our specialist EQ Leisure team has high hopes for the sector with those involved in tourism, such as hotels, holiday parks and guest houses expecting a strong year in 2020. However, the sector may face some challenges ahead, particularly in attracting good people. Scotland is blessed with more

Jan 21 2020

Capitalise on the enhanced AIA limit before it expires

Categories: Food & Drink

Food and Drink producers often operate in a capital-intensive business environment. To continue to grow and invest in new plant and equipment, capital allowances are available which reduce the taxable profit, making investments more attractive. On 1 January 2019, the Government introduced an enhanced Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit, from £200,000 to £1million. The two-year more

Jan 14 2020

Corporate Finance Deal Done!

Categories: Corporate FinanceLeisure

We recently completed a business purchase to the value of £3.25m for a company in the leisure sector. Our client is a Scottish tourism business that was looking to expand their portfolio through acquisition.  EQ acts for many leisure businesses in Scotland and has extensive expertise in the issues involved. What type of work was involved? more

Dec 17 2019

A Perfect Pairing – Working with Kitchin Group

Categories: Food & Drink

Guests are always looking for that perfect experience and restaurants are under pressure to go above and beyond to meet customers’ expectations. Firmly established as one of Scotland’s most successful and recognisable restaurant groups, Kitchin Group, based in Edinburgh is home to Tom Kitchin and his family. Awarded as Restaurateur of the Year at the more

Dec 11 2019

Supporting our clients with the growth of their business

Categories: Amber AccountingFood & Drink

As a client’s business portfolio grows, so do the challenges and opportunities, therefore, it is important to have a trusted team of advisors, providing professional and trusted support allowing the business to not only function, but succeed and thrive. That was certainly the case for Brett Lawrence, owner of the award-winning Rocca Deli in St more