Client Testimonials

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.

Thorntons Law LLP

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

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

Due to running a number of compact but diverse businesses, one's time can be spread too thinly. EQ'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.

Derek Souter
Director, DJS Creative Marketing Ltd

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.

David Dryburgh
Managing Director, Express Garage Doors Ltd

I have used the services of both EQ and EQ for a number of years now. They are very professional but approachable and always willing to listen and provide valuable advice when needed.

Sandy McAllister
AMCA Creative Limited

I have liaised with EQ for 4 years for all our payroll needs. Every interaction has been met with a swift resolve and professionalism. Would strongly recommend.

Brechin Day Care

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.

Ron Kitchin
The Kitchin, Bonnie Badger and The Scran & Scallie

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

Having used EQ Accounting Services for the past 8 years, Jane Black and her team go above and beyond often at short notice to assist our business with all payroll and pension related activities. I would have no hesitation in recommending EQ Accounting Services based on the five star service we have received.

Graeme Jarron
Director, Ogilvy Spirits

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.

Terry Scanlon
Managing Director, West Port Print and Design 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.

Stewart Smart
Robertson and Smart (Builders) Ltd

I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and EQ 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

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

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
Carskerdo Farm

Everyone at the firm has been sincere, willing and professional and I look forward to making the most of their expertise.

Drew Shedden
Managing Director, Cluny Clays Ltd

For more than 40 years EQ and its previous titles have served as NTG’s advisors. I have always found EQ to be friendly, professional and responsive to our company needs. Their advice throughout these many years has been invaluable and the fact we are still working hand in hand with them after 40+ years speaks volumes for the quality of service provided by EQ.

Gordon Strachan
Managing Director, Northern Tool & Gear Co Ltd

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
Melrose Farms

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.

Graham Bucknall
Director, TBC Pub Company

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

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.

John Forster
Managing Director, Forster Roofing Services Limited

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.

Stuart MacDonald
Associate Director, Progeny

EQ Accounting Services has been providing payroll and bookkeeping services to our charity for a few years. After an organisational-wide audit, we discovered discrepancies in our pension arrangements. We approached EQ Accounting Services to assist us in addressing the identified issues. They were very prompt to provide support, while offering discretion, advice, and guidance throughout the process. Within less than two months, the identified issues were addressed with relevant bodies notified and content with our approach and its outcome. EQ Accounting Services is more than just a reliable payroll and bookkeeping provider, it’s an organisation you can put your trust in.

Louise and her team are fantastic and forever go above and beyond for us, especially during the past few years. It gives us a sense of relief knowing that our finances are in safe hands while we focus on providing the best environment for the children. We’d definitely recommend EQ – the support they provide us is invaluable.

Debbie & Paula
D&PD Happy Days

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.

Kyle Peddie

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.

N-Able Technologies

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.

Duncan Hunter
D & I Hunter, Hunter Holiday Cottages, Kintyre Country Homes Ltd

EQ Accountancy have been doing our payroll for 1 year now, the service we are getting from Terri Anne and the rest of the team has been fantastic over this period, very quick, efficient and professional, and they are always there when we need some additional advice.

Colin Curran
General Manager, Kirktown Garden Centre

There is no doubt that the advice and support we receive from EQ help to make our vision for our business a reality. The team at EQ oversee our full financial function from payroll, to management accounting reporting and all our compliance and tax planning. As well as providing us with easy to understand technical information and advisory support on a number of things, the team’s dental sector knowledge and professional contacts have been extremely helpful. The continuity of the team and communication is excellent and it is reassuring for us to know that there is someone at the end of the phone when I need them.

Geoff Gordon
GGD Limited

Moving our business to EQ has been an extremely positive change for our organisation. Their meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive approach to auditing not only ensure regulatory compliance but also provide valuable insights to enhance our operations. The team at EQ constantly demonstrate professionalism, expertise and commitment through the entire process as well as showing a genuine interest in our business. We would highly recommend EQ to any organisation seeking world class expertise and excellent value for money.

Stephanie Stewart
British Curling

As a busy Nursery School owner, I have used EQ 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 EQ and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Lorna Rasche
Cherry Blossom Nursery School

I would be happy to recommend EQ Chartered Accountants and EQ 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.

Robin Matthew
Director, PPCA Ltd

We have used EQ 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 EQ team.

J&D Wilkie Limited

I would highly recommend EQ 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.

Carri Walker
Creative Director, ESC Packaging Limited

We have used EQ accounting for our payroll and bookkeeping since 2016. They have always been on point with providing advice and updates with the complexities of accounting.

The advice received is always done in a friendly and accurate manner. We would be lost without them!

Richard Waddington
Exectrek Limited

Having outsourced our payroll for many years the task of transferring to a new provider in early 2020 seemed daunting, but it was seamless and effective. EQ offers a professional, friendly service, ensuring deadlines are met as well as offering clear and concise advice when needed. A key point for me is having a dedicated point of contact, who quickly understands the needs of your business, this continuity is vital. The service is of a constantly high standard, I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jill Spittle
Financial Director, Related Fluid Power

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

EQ Payroll have provided payroll cover to us for many years now. They provide an outstanding service and have a high degree of knowledge and expertise. Their customer service is first class and the level of support is excellent. They have a flexible approach to meet the needs of their clients and always deliver an efficient, accurate and compliant service. I would highly recommend their services.

Karen Harris
Blueprint Recruitment 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.

Wendy Ordon
Director, Contego Life Limited

We own a limited company and a partnership, both with a growing employee base. EQ have been invaluable in navigating PAYE, pension contributions and maternity payments. They are very helpful with all our varied queries and always respond quickly. Every month they make sure we have a clear and concise payroll and provide us with reports with care and attention to detail, ensuring we can run professional and organised businesses.

Eilidh Morgan
Morgan Patterson Limited and Morgan Patterson t/a Fyrish

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.

Alastair Peddie
Messrs A B Peddie

We have been with EQ for several years now and enjoy working with the partners and staff. They are responsive, knowledgeable, professional, practical and helpful. What more could we ask for?

Rosalyn Simon
President, Kingsbarns Golf Club

We use EQ 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.

Jemma Forbes
Innes Johnston

We have been really pleased with how comprehensive the support from the team at EQ has been since we outsourced our payroll to them. They are very responsive to queries and nothing is ever too much hassle.

Annie Fleming
Chief Financial Officer,

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 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.

Karen Harris
Blueprint Recruitment Ltd

Following our move to EQ/EQ, 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)

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 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 changed to EQ a year or so ago for our payroll requirements, the team have been friendly and approachable throughout the process, and very quick to reply to any queries we had in the transfer process. We can’t fault the ongoing support we receive from EQ, having your own designated contact makes life a lot easier as they get to know your business and your requirements, so you don’t need to explain everything each time you make contact with them. Would highly recommend the EQ team for your payroll needs.

Lawers Properties

“EQ Accounting have been providing us with payroll & pension services now for around 2 years. We are a group of small companies who have slightly different requirements throughout the group and no question is ever too much for the team. Our payrolls are always completed well before the deadline with no issues and always adapt to our ever growing business needs. Having dedicated payroll contacts for each company also is a huge benefit to us and certainly gives that personal touch. We highly recommend EQ Accounting for any payroll & pension requirements.

Nicole Stewart
Management Accountant, St Andrews Innovation

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 EQ 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.

Martin Briant-Evans
Brechin Day Care Centre

After making the decision to change our auditors and professional advisors, we have been impressed by the ease in which the transfer over to EQ was undertaken with minimal stress and effort, by the professional and approachable manner they have consistently applied, and the quality and timeliness of the work they have performed.

We look forward to continuing to build upon the relationship we have already established with EQ, and would thoroughly recommend them to any business looking to make a similar change.

Brian Kemp
Director, QAS Group

EQ and EQ 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.

Claire Bridges
Owner, Ballinluig Services

We outsourced our Payroll to EQ 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.

Vicki Anderson
Finance Director, Avian/Blue2

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.

Andrew Kennedy
Clayton Caravan Park

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.

Gordon Deuchars
Managing Director, GA Engineering

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

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.

Martin Anderson
Derrybeg Bed and Breakfast

Having used EQ 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.

Susan Scorgie
Partner, W E Scorgie & Son, Agricultural Engineers

We have used EQ Accounting for all aspects of our Payroll for several years now, having previously used a company down south. Our EQ 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 EQ to any future potential clients.

Julie Philip
Superfine Manufacturing Ltd

EQ 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.

Martin Creegan
Intelligent Growth Solutions

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

EQ Accounting has always provided a very friendly and professional service. The team has always been very approachable and extremely efficient at answering any queries. In particular, Becky has been incredibly helpful with all aspects of our payroll, ensuring it is processed correctly and smoothly each month. Highly recommended.

Grant McGregor

Having used both EQ and EQ for many years we find their services invaluable. Laura and her team at EQ are highly proficient and extremely approachable. With their guidance and training we successfully and seamlessly transferred from Sage to Xero, allowing us more time to dedicate and concentrate on running our business. We highly recommend their services.

Mary Vannet
Walker the Jewellers

Our transition from in house to outsourced payroll with the EQ team has been seamless. Our main point of contact Chloe has communicated brilliantly throughout and supported us through the process ensuring that both our weekly and monthly payroll deadlines are met. I would have no hesitation in recommending the EQ team as I can rely on them to deliver whilst focusing my time on other matters.

Matthew Lowson
Ramsay & Sons (Forfar) Ltd

We engaged with EQ 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 EQ are very personable and always available to answer any queries. We would highly recommend EQ Accounting.

Paul Cortese
Commercial Director, Alpha Projects (Scotland)

We have used both EQ Accountants and EQ Accounting for many years. The staff are all approachable and very helpful and offer an excellent service. We have recently transferred our accounting over from SAGE to XERO and the whole transition was smooth and seamless. The training offered on the new XERO package was excellent and was delivered in straightforward, simple terms. We would highly recommend both EQ Accountants and EQ Accounting.


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.

Liz Waugh
Finance Director, Kettle Produce Limited

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.

Nikky Miller
Mozolowski and Murray (Scotland) Ltd

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.

Alistair McMenemie
Managing Director, Green Park Limited

EQ took the time to get to know us, and to understand our work. They understand the need for good communication and appreciate that the audit is a learning process. They are an efficient auditor too, and we look forward to continuing to work together.

Winning Scotland

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.

Melissa Walton
Diocese of Dunkeld

EQ have provided a first class service throughout their dealings with us, culminating in a large Research & Development Tax Credit claim being successfully secured. It's advice like this that's crucial to the continuing success of our business.


Lynne, Cheryl and the rest of the EQ team provide a fantastic support service for both book keeping and payroll. They respond promptly to all enquiries and are great at explaining each point. It’s a really nice personal service which makes a nice change in these days of impersonal call centre based help lines. You feel they are a part of the team and build a good relationship. I would be happy to recommend EQ Services.

Dorothy Chapman
North East Veterinary Ophthalmology

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.

Susan MacLachlan
Argyll Resources Group