As a medium sized business, we had used a big 4 firm to carry out our audit and tax work for many years. Following some service issues, a decision was made to move to a local firm for that work. I am pleased to say that the move has been a benefit to us, with an improved service, and reduced costs.
Scott & Fyfe Limited
EQ Accountants LLP have helped us for many years. We have always been impressed by the team’s expertise and understanding of construction businesses. They have a personal, professional and proactive approach and are always available. They provide us with expert advice in relation to our annual accounts, tax compliance and tax planning.
Chris & Christine Lee
Graham and Lee (Builders) Ltd
We outsourced our Payroll to Amber Accounting Services almost 4 years ago and have never looked back. They provide a prompt, accurate and professional service and relieve us of the burden of staying up-to-date with ever changing Payroll legislation. I particularly appreciate having a single contact that I can contact if I have any queries and she knows our business well enough to offer much appreciated, tailored advice as required.
Finance Director, Avian/Blue2
I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and Amber Accounting Services, they are very professional, approachable and always willing to listen and provide valuable advice. They have also assisted us with SAGE training, PAYE and telephone help, providing the peace of mind that we are not alone.
TG Simpson (Ninewells Garage) Ltd
Over the course of a number of years EQ Accountants have provided our business with excellent accounting and taxation advice. They have always been knowledgeable, reliable and proactive in their service, and have taken the time to get to know our business. As the business has grown and evolved, the advice we have received from EQ has been, and continues to be, particularly important.
Robertson and Smart (Builders) Ltd
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.
Managing Director, DP Services
Amber Accounting has given me peace of mind when it comes to the minefield of payroll!!! I can now relax with this area of my business and turn my attention to other things. They have been extremely professional and very helpful in guiding my business through the complexities of Payroll.
I could now not work without them. Many thanks for all their support.
AJ Swimming Ltd
We never stop improving and striving to be better every day, this has always been our goal. Working closely with EQ has been instrumental to our success. The sound business advice and guidance EQ have offered us over the years has allowed us to build and expand our business. Their accountancy service allows us to focus on what we do best in running our businesses, safe in the knowledge that the quality advice and accountancy service we receive from EQ keeps us in order and always up to date.
Derrybeg Bed and Breakfast
We use Amber Accounting for our payroll and we have always found them to be efficient and helpful. The staff are really approachable and always on hand to answer any queries no matter how small. We would highly recommend their service to others.
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.
Managing Director, Venture Oilfield Services
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.
Managing Director, Rautomead Limited
Following our move to EQ/Amber, we have been delighted by the advice and support provided. All our issues can be addressed by the one team, from a PAYE coding notice query to a business acquisition.
Nick & Tony Price
My Care (Grampian) & My Care (Tayside)
I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and Amber Accounting Services to any business or individual looking for a comprehensive, friendly and professional approach to tax and accountancy matters. Having taken responsibility for running my own business in 2012, their combined advice has been invaluable as part of the process.
Director, PPCA Ltd
We moved to EQ Accountants in 2016 on the recommendation of our bankers. It was a difficult decision at the time in breaking a good relationship with our existing accountants, but we felt it was time to move on to a bigger firm as our own business had grown significantly. From the outset we received excellent restructuring and remuneration planning advice and support. Not only are they very professional and proficient accountants but they are a thoroughly pleasant bunch of people to do business with. I would unhesitatingly recommend EQ Accountants.
Blueprint Recruitment Ltd
I've been impressed with EQ's specialist agriculture and tax knowledge, which are relevant to my businesses. Their people are easy to communicate with and explain everything clearly. The diverse nature of my business activities means that various unconnected issues need to be considered, but EQ are able to see the whole picture and advise accordingly.
D & I Hunter, Hunter Holiday Cottages, Kintyre Country Homes Ltd
Amber payroll and bookkeeping services have helped massively during our first 2 years business. Without their monthly support, we would not nearly be as efficient.
I would highly recommend Amber Accounting Services for busy business owners looking for extra support with PAYE, Payroll and HR. They have a friendly efficient team, always prepared to provide just the right amount of help. Their input has freed up valuable time, allowing me to concentrate on growing my business.
Creative Director, ESC Packaging Limited
The Xero package is ideal for small businesses and charities with little in-house knowledge of bookeeping and/or accounting proceedures. With excellent training and back-up from Amber Accounting Services, we were quickly able to throw away the old Excel spreadsheets upon which we had relied for too long. Not only are accounting entries simple to make and reconcile, but the on-line nature of the system enables anyone authorised to access the package to do so whenever they wish to, and from wherever they may be. This is a big plus for us and enables management to keep a remote eye on things and download reports whenever needed. The additional benefit is that year end information is presented to our accountants, EQ, in a form which simplifies their year-end work and reduces overall cost.
Brechin Day Care Centre
EQ have provided a first class service throughout their dealings with us, culminating in a large Research and Development Tax Credit claim being successfully secured. It's advice like this that's crucial to the continuing success of our business.
We are delighted with the service we have received from EQ since we began working with them. The team are friendly and approachable and throughout a period of change we have felt confident in the advice provided, which has always been delivered in a clear and understandable manner despite the complexities involved.
Clayton Caravan Park
We have worked with 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.
Related Fluid Power Limited
Amber provided accounting support to our Block Management operation. It certainly wasn’t the easiest of jobs and Hannah coped extremely well with the complexities of our systems and performed a great job.
Managing Director, Estate Agency Thorntons Law
Entrepreneur and accountant may not appear at the top of your list as possessing a natural synergy, but I can testify to the catalytic synergy when EQ, became involved in our businesses. I have constantly been delighted by the proactive, entrepreneurial passion and lateral thought which is applied to every situation.
They are not just our accountants - they are an integral part of our management team, being fully involved in our business and providing rather unique, proactive advice, leadership and a personal service, which is sadly missing from larger city accountancy practices, at a country rate.
The Kitchin, Bonnie Badger and The Scran & Scallie
Amber Accounting process our payroll and the level of service is first class. What’s good about the service is that we have our own personal contact who is always available to help out with our queries and nothing is a bother to Becky.
Intelligent Growth Solutions
Due to running a number of compact but diverse businesses, one's time can be spread too thinly. Amber's involvement has ensured this does not happen in relation to all financial work; including VAT/PAYE/annual accounts. I can therefore focus on managing and developing the businesses and the projects they deliver.
Director, DJS Creative Marketing Ltd
I deal with Mark Wilken and Scott Greig, who are both specialists in the agricultural sector and take a genuine interest in the success of my business and family’s wider financial objectives. They understand farming and I very much value their advice.
Frank W Niven
Frank Niven Farms
EQ’s expertise and advice was invaluable throughout the lengthy process leading up to the sale of our business. They were always on hand to offer support and their understanding of the very specific requirements of our industry really was most impressive. We also appreciated the friendly, down to earth approach which helped ease what would usually have been an extremely stressful process. It is no exaggeration to say that we would never have got over the line without them.
Chief Executive, Your Conveyancer Limited
As each of my businesses has grown, EQ have supported me in achieving the appropriate business structure. This has enabled me to incentivise my key people in each company with a relevant equity interest, and to optimise the group structure, taking account of commercial risk and tax implications. EQ Taxation deliver an excellent blend of business advisory support and high level technical service.
Managing Director, Forster Roofing Services Limited
We have been with EQ for the past few years, and they have been instrumental in our recent practice purchase. They were able to use their professional contacts and networks to advise us on banking, legal representation as well as providing us with sound business and accounting advice. Everyone at EQ is always at hand to offer advice and help us move our business forward, we look forward to many more years working together.
Ellie Ferguson & Jane Clyne
Directors, Broughty Ferry Dental Care
We required a very quick solution to a project and EQ supplied it, in a very timely and professional manner, with minimal input from ourselves.
We’ve instructed EQ for several years and have found them to be approachable, professional and efficient. We would have no hesitation in recommending EQ to others.
Ann M Oliver
Innes Johnston LLP
We have used Amber Accounting for all aspects of our Payroll for several years now, having previously used a company down south. Our Amber accounting manager is very efficient and the team are always quick to respond if we have any queries. They helped us set up our Workplace Pension Scheme and what was a daunting task seemed easier with their assistance.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Amber to any future potential clients.
Superfine Manufacturing Ltd
Having used Amber Accounting for years, I have found them to be most helpful and understanding to the needs of our agricultural business. A suitable accounts package for the business was recommended and after training, I certainly haven't looked back. The staff are very helpful and have no hesitation in answering any questions that I may have.
Partner, W E Scorgie & Son, Agricultural Engineers
As a new company, quarterly and annual accounts are a necessary but time consuming exercise – but the peace of mind having the professional service from Amber is a must for our business. Their thorough approach to bookkeeping not only ensures all our quarterly / annual reconciliations and VAT returns are correct and on time, but also highlights any errors which we may have overlooked.
Of particular help to our business is their flexible approach to our way of working. A busy retail environment, like ours, produces a huge variety of transactions, payment types, VAT refunds, exports etc – all of which are easily consolidated by Amber, leaving myself and my staff free to concentrate on our business development.
Amber have also assisted us with SAGE training, PAYE and telephone help, providing the peace of mind that we are not alone with our problems!!
Amber are a personable, approachable and highly competent group of people, that we enjoy, and hope to continue, working with for many years.
Director, Walker the Jewellers
EQ Accountants have been our adviser now for many years and we have built a very close working relationship. EQ have a great understanding of both our business and the construction sector in general. The team are always happy to assist when we have a problem or need assistance. We feel very comfortable when dealing EQ and look forward to dealing with them in the future.
Argyll Resources Group
I started to deal with EQ following their merger with Carters in 2015. To date I have been very impressed by the service provided by EQ. They combine an in depth knowledge of the agricultural sector with proactive tax planning. I have found their input to be extremely useful in relation to managing my finances and helping me realise my financial objectives.
Messrs A B Peddie
We find the whole EQ Charities team to be very approachable, friendly and easy to work with. They are knowledgeable in all areas of charity law, and always ensure we are kept up to date with an understanding of the potential impact on the Diocese. They are keen to understand our charity and its activities so they can provide the best advice to us at all times.
Diocese of Dunkeld
For us, what distinguishes them from many accountants is the pro-active approach they provide us with in terms of advising us how to manage our own business efficiently and also planning our growth, whilst minimising our tax liabilities
Managing Director, Balmoral Asset Management Ltd
EQ helped us from the start of the business last year and provided us with so much sound advice and help in getting us to where we are today. As a financial services business we have additional reporting requirements and they have been a wonderful support.
We’ve developed a great working relationship with the staff and they are all highly experienced, knowledgeable and friendly.
Director, Contego Life Limited
We have dealt with EQ over many years and are hugely appreciative of the friendliness and quality of the team. We benefit from their detailed sector knowledge and fully trust in the service provided, no matter what the query is.
Managing Director, Green Park Limited
I was so impressed with that initial response that I changed accountants immediately. They took me on the right track straight away. The business expanded with the acquisition of Formlink Ltd, which was a good fit as it produced such items as labels and computer stationery which were not core business to West Port Print and Design. EQ were a huge help with this purchase, providing sound advice and help before becoming involved in due diligence.
Managing Director, West Port Print and Design Ltd
As a busy Nursery School owner, I have used Amber for both monthly wages (and all that goes with it) and business accounts for over a year.
I have always found both the service and the staff I am dealing with to be efficient, helpful and friendly. There has never been a problem to discuss / explain any concerns / queries I may have, which is so important in any relationship.
I am very pleased I made the decision to change to Amber and would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Cherry Blossom Nursery School
EQ were recommended to us a number of years ago and we certainly have no regrets moving to them. Work is carried out efficiently, professionally and to a very high standard. We are happy in the knowledge that EQ will always do their best to look after our business and drive it forward. Anyone in the farming industry looking for excellent customer service should look no further.
J & I Wilson
We started working with EQ at the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, and it became clear that we had made the right decision to move. They were immediately on the phone to offer support and advise us on what to do to access much needed funding. Without their initial guidance and help with applications, we would never have even applied – we are incredibly grateful for their support, having received vital funding to ensure our future. We look forward to continuing to work with the EQ team and know that we are in very safe hands indeed.
Director, TBC Pub Company
We engaged with Amber Accounting to undertake payroll & pension services on our behalf. The process is very efficient and has been invaluable for us in terms of reducing our administrative costs and simplifying the payroll process. In addition, the team at Amber are very personable and always available to answer any queries. We would highly recommend Amber Accounting.
Commercial Director, Alpha Projects (Scotland)
Amber have now been doing our payroll since the early part of 2018 and I have been thoroughly impressed by their super-efficient service. The people at Amber are always completely up to date with all aspects of payroll legislation and everyone at Amber are a pleasure to deal with.
EQ have provided Thorntons with outstanding advice over the past few years, particularly in relation to some areas of crucial importance to our business – both in terms of our medium and long-term strategic planning and through various merger and takeover considerations. They have also assisted us in structuring various internal accounting and business planning strategies.
In our experience, they deliver value for money outwith the normal adviser/client relationship and I would recommend their team to anyone.
Joint Managing Partner, Thorntons Law LLP
We have used Amber for payroll and P11d services since 2017 and are very happy with the level of service they provide. They are proactive in dealing with any queries and issues; are very flexible in their approach to working with our systems; and the level of accuracy in dealing with complex payrolls is extremely high – in fact I don’t believe they have ever made a mistake! We would very happily recommend Laura and the Amber team.
J&D Wilkie Limited
Since joining EQ Accountants back in 2007, as a farming business we have built up a great relationship with EQ. We value their advice and support and have found them to be very approachable, have in depth knowledge of the agricultural industry, trustworthy and reliable, something which we value very highly. Their knowledge and experience has helped us diversify into a haulage company and a variety of wind renewable projects. We look forward to building our business to the next level with their help in the years to come.
The Allan Family
They are very good. If you ask any questions they respond to you – you do not have to chase them. I consider them value for money because, to me, it's important to have quality accountants and you've got to be very comfortable with them.
Managing Director, Express Garage Doors Ltd
Everyone at the firm has been sincere, willing and professional and I look forward to making the most of their expertise.
Managing Director, Cluny Clays Ltd
I have used the services of both EQ and Amber for a number of years now. They are very professional but approachable and always willing to listen and provide valuable advice when needed.
AMCA Creative Limited
“Amber Accounting provide an extremely efficient and cost effective service across the three company payrolls they look after on our behalf. Eilidh who deals with us is at all times professional, helpful, knowledgeable and most pleasant.”
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.
Managing Director, SP Technology Limited
I have used EQ as my 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.
Managing Director, GA Engineering
EQ and Amber took the time to get to know and understand how my business operates. They now deal with most of my accountancy needs, which allows me to focus on the daily running of my business. They are highly approachable, any queries I have are met with timely solutions. I couldn’t rate the professionalism highly enough and would recommend them for anyone looking for the complete package.
Owner, Ballinluig Services
Our relationship with EQ began a week after we discovered a former practice was up for sale. We now consider EQ a key part of the Vita team. Putting the compliance matters aside, including invaluable help with the business plan and projected accounts, EQ go way beyond the call of duty and are always at the end of the phone for advice and guidance.
I always knew what I wanted to achieve but didn’t know how to achieve it. EQ have been instrumental both then and now in making our dreams and aspirations a reality. Duncan and I intend to expand our business portfolio, possibly beyond dental circles. EQ have given us the confidence to move forwards, and plan for that.
Patricia & Duncan
Managing Directors, Vita Dental Spa
We have been clients of EQ Accountants LLP for a few years now and have built up a great relationship with them. We have had support implementing new accounting systems, including improvements to our Job Costing, which has greatly assisted our team in pricing for work. EQ have also assisted us in a significant Research and Development Tax Credit claim which was successfully secured, something that we didn’t initially think was applicable to our business. We have found EQ to be knowledgeable and we value their advice and support.
Mozolowski and Murray (Scotland) Ltd
“We use Amber for our monthly payroll. The service they provide is fantastic. They are efficient, accurate and extremely knowledgeable. They answer all questions and emails quickly and provided us with advice on furlough during lockdown which was invaluable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others”.
We use EQ Taxation for our specialist taxation advisory support and we have found them to be both practical and imaginative in delivering excellent service and highly impressive results.
Finance Director, Kettle Produce Limited