Donald Boyd: Address ESG or lose funding

Donald Boyd, head of growth at accountancy firm Azets, is urging businesses to embrace and implement Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies or risk losing their sources of funding.

Published 24 November 2021

Blair Milne and James Fennessey appointed administrators of Weir & McQuiston (Scotland) Limited

Blair Milne and James Fennessey, partners with Azets, have been appointed joint administrators of Wishaw-based mechanical and electrical contracting specialist Weir & McQuiston (Scotland) Limited.

Published 15 November 2021

Azets: Echoes of 1990s as wave of personal insolvencies likely

Next year is likely to see a dramatic rise in personal bankruptcies and asset repossessions as inflation and interest rates begin to climb and consumers struggle to absorb rising levels of debt, Azets has warned.

Published 15 November 2021

Family business expert Norma Stewart joins Azets as a partner

Azets, the accountancy firm specialising in the SME sector, has appointed family business expert Norma Stewart as an accounts and business advisory services partner based in the firm’s Glasgow office.

Published 9 November 2021

Azets: 'Tax grab' likely in 2022

Accountancy firm Azets is urging businesses to take advantage of incentives to invest in their businesses or sell their business, and whilst they still can, ahead of an expected ‘tax grab’ during the 2022 budget.

Published 8 November 2021

Azets: Businesses face serious funding problems unless Recovery Loan Scheme and CBILS rules amended

Many businesses could face major refinancing problems in the latter half of 2022 if the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is not extended beyond the summer and banks continue to refuse to transfer outstanding CBILS when companies refinance, a banking expert has warned.

Published 3 November 2021

Azets appoints Lynne Wilson as partner in Perth office

Accountancy firm Azets has announced the appointment of Lynne Wilson as a new partner based in Perth with effect from 1 November 2021.

Published 25 October 2021

Azets: 7.5% VAT rise will hit hospitality sector

The 7.5% rise in VAT – which takes effect on Friday - will hit the hospitality industry, slow the recovery and even trigger permanent closures, according to Scott Craig, partner and head of VAT at accountancy firm Azets.

Published 30 September 2021

Azets Aberdeen acquires 25% more office space and announces three new hires as it targets 100 staff

The Aberdeen office of regional accountancy firm Azets has taken a further 2000 sq ft of space at its Albyn Place offices with capacity for a further 20 staff as the firm responds to rising demand from businesses across the North-East of Scotland.

Published 29 September 2021

James Fennessey: Working capital vacuum threat as recovery continues

A severe shortage of working capital is set to cause a growing number of business failures as companies responding to the recovery become overstretched and insolvent due to a lack of cash, James Fennessey, restructuring partner with Azets in Scotland, has warned.

Published 13 September 2021

Azets praises staff for commitment during first year as a new accountancy brand

Peter Gallanagh, the CEO in Scotland for accountancy firm Azets, has marked the year of the business following a rebrand by paying tribute to staff for their commitment to clients and each other during the last year and for the contribution they have made to the development of the business.

Published 9 September 2021

Tax veteran Andrew Addie joins Azets' specialist tax consultancy team

Azets, the accountancy firm specialising in the SME sector, has appointed Andrew Addie as a tax advisory director within the firm’s specialist tax consultancy team.

Published 23 August 2021

Azets Aberdeen appoints Frazer Nicol as new head of corporate tax team

Accountancy firm Azets has hired Frazer Nicol to head up a new Corporate Tax Team within the firm’s fast-growing Aberdeen office.

Published 17 August 2021

Azets launches campaign to recruit retired accountants

Retired accountants are being encouraged back to the profession with a new recruitment drive about to be launched by Azets, the accountancy firm specialising in the SME market.

Published 16 August 2021

Azets: SMEs positive about UK economy but moreso in London than Scotland

More than two-thirds of UK SMEs feel positive about the UK's economic outlook – though there is more optimism in London and the south than in Scotland, according to SME accountancy firm Azets.

Published 9 August 2021