TaxAssist Accountants secures £175,000 funding boost from RBS
TaxAssist Accountants has expanded its footprint in the north east of Scotland, thanks to a £175,000 funding boost from the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Its new Inverurie office, which opened in July 2021, joins a portfolio of practices across Banchory, Aberdeen and Dundee and has already enjoyed a buoyant level of business.
Having created 12 new jobs for the Aberdeenshire region, it is hoped that a further two jobs will be created over the coming months as demand for services continues to grow.
The business is owned and managed by chartered accountants Steven Mearns and Cameron Allan, whose ambitious five-year business strategy includes opening a further office in Aberdeen’s city centre over the next 12 months.
Located on Inverurie High Street, the premises was purchased through the Royal Bank of Scotland funding, with a significant refurbishment carried out by local tradesmen before opening to the public.
Steven Mearns, director at TaxAssist Accountants, said: “For obvious reasons, the last 18 months have been difficult but as the economy settles, we’re incredibly proud to have enjoyed a healthy level of business since we started to welcome the Inverurie community through our doors.
“Having taken the reins from my father in 2017, alongside Cameron, we have been determined to strengthen operations across the north east based on our friendly and reliable services to small firms. Currently, we support more than 700 individuals and small business owners, and we’re excited to see this number increase as we build on our reputation as trusted advisors.
“The funding enabled by Royal Bank of Scotland provided us with the confidence to open the Inverurie branch and we’re grateful for their support which has accelerated our ambitious business strategy.”
Jamie Smith, senior relationship manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, added: “The team at Royal Bank of Scotland is very pleased to have helped enable the next phase of growth for TaxAssist Accountants.
“Steven and Cameron are clearly incredibly passionate about the business and their expertise in the sector is underlined by their consistently growing customer base. We wish the team the very best of luck as they continue growing a presence across the north east.”