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Jul 7 2021

The Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Earlier this year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new £25 million tourism recovery programme to support the sector’s recovery from the pandemic. Developed by the Scottish Tourism Emergency Response Group (STERG), in collaboration with members of the Tourism Task Force, the first fund to be launched is the Tourism Leadership & Recovery Fund. The Tourism Leadership more

Jul 2 2021

Is now the time to refinance?

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

The Bank of England base rate is at a historic low of 0.1% making debt as cheap as it has ever been, so the time might be right to review existing debt facilities. With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease, cash will be required to help get businesses back to pre-covid levels and therefore an opportunity more

May 28 2021

Two valuable tax reliefs critical to the food & drink sector

Categories: Food & Drink

Many in the food and drink sector could be missing out on valuable tax reliefs, which can be used to reinvest back into the business and ensure Scotland’s food and drink industry remains at the forefront of innovation, renowned for its high quality produce worldwide. R&D tax credits and capital allowances are just two examples more

May 12 2021

Supporting our clients, Growers Garden

Categories: Food & DrinkLeisure

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked hard to support our clients, offering our help and advice at every opportunity to ensure they can weather the storm and come back stronger. One such client is an innovative food manufacturing company that emerged out of East of Scotland Growers, a farmers’ cooperative whose desire was to reduce more

Apr 28 2021

Double award success for our clients, Derrybeg B&B

Categories: Leisure

With lockdown restrictions throughout the pandemic having effectively closed the doors of many leisure businesses for the past year, there have been those who have used this time to invest in their business and remain connected to their customers throughout. One such business, that we are pleased to call our client, is Derrybeg B&B, an more

Apr 27 2021

The leisure sector has re-opened – but with strict rules in place

Categories: Leisure

We have all seen the headlines – “New wave of freedom” and “Staycation stampede” – but there are some less obvious rules which makes this loosening of restrictions not quite the ‘freedom’ some expect. Pubs, cafes, and restaurants were able to re-open from Monday 26 April, however there are strict rules that need to be more

Mar 17 2021

The final Strategic Framework Business Fund payment and Restart Grant

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

As mentioned in our previous article, the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) provides grants to businesses that were required to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020. If you still haven’t applied to the SFBF, you should do so as soon as possible through your Local Authority as applications more