Member of the Week - Ritsons Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers
Our member of the week for Highland Business Week is Ritsons Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, sponsors of the ‘Most Promising New Business' category for Highland Business Awards 2017. Ritsons, established in 1909, is one of the oldest accountancy practices in the area having been in business for over 100 years! The firm was originally started in Elgin by Fred Ritson since grown with offices along the North East Coast: Inverness, Forres, Buckie, Keith and, of course, Elgin.
Over their years in business, Ritson’s services have also grown; providing not only compliance work such as audit, accounts preparation, VAT, payroll and tax returns but also advisory and tax planning services.
We spoke to Sandra Ross, who is a partner of Ritsons based in the Inverness office. Sandra has been with the firm since 1990 where she began as a trainee. During her studies, Sandra found she enjoyed tax and, after passing her accountancy qualification, went on to become a Chartered Tax adviser.
Sandra said: “As a firm, we believe it is important to invest in training and encouraging young people, some who will hopefully go on and become future partners within the business as I did. This ethos also extends to new businesses too. As you can imagine, we have provided advice to many businesses over the past 100 years and watched them develop and grow their businesses. We feel it is important to recognise this and are sponsoring the Most Promising New Business Category this year at the Highland Business Awards on Friday 29th September”.
Ritsons prides themselves in their business advice for start-ups and ongoing businesses. In addition, Ritsons is keeping you updated on changes in how you can deal with tax. Sandra said: “HMRC is planning on introducing Making Tax Digital from April 2019 and we can help businesses get ready for this change”.
Over the next 12 months, Ritsons plans to continue to work with businesses to help them grow and adapt to the many changes brought in by new legislation each year.