At Scholes Chartered Accountants we believe that ambitious small businesses are best served by an accountant who is willing to engage with the broad business agenda, rather than just focusing on the traditional disciplines of accounts and tax return preparation.
We help small business owners who want to grow their business by providing information, outsourcing and advice designed to resolve problems and exploit growth opportunities, all delivered by our friendly experts using the latest technology.
We create value by working with small business owners to help identify problems and improvement opportunities across all areas of their business - strategy, marketing, people, finance, operations, funding; we help them evaluate and prioritise the issues identified; we recommend/ implement appropriate actions; and we help them monitor and manage the outcomes.
Our clients operate in a wide range of industries and although our head office is situated in Kirkwall, our clients are based in locations across the UK. Our small business clients typically have a turnover in the range from £500k up to £5m.
We like to work with businesses who care about the same things as us:
- being truthful and honest in all dealings
- aiming for the best quality at all times
- striving to innovate and improve
- being friendly and approachable, having empathy
- having a positive attitude, despite the challenges
- communicating clearly
- having an ethical approach
The business is led by Karen Scholes BA CA and Ivan Houston CA CTA who have over fifty years' combined experience in business.