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About Us

Dedicated to delivering a first class client service

We are different to other accountants

At Mann Judd Gordon we work much more closely with our clients than traditional accountants. We want to get to know our clients businesses inside out, enabling us to easily identify problems and spot opportunities. We want to help improve profits and encourage growth.

Our mission is to always add value

Whatever we do for you, we will always carry out our work with the aim of adding value to your business. We run a very cost effective business by making the most of modern technology, but we will never be the cheapest solution. John Ruskin defined value as follows:

"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's also unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it's well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough money to pay for something better."

Background

The firm can trace its origins back to 1817 when the firm which was to become Mann Judd Gordon was founded in Glasgow. In 1975 a branch office was established in Stornoway, merging with the previously long established local firm Russ Ferguson Maclennan, itself a branch of a Glasgow firm.

In 1987 the Glasgow office merged with a larger national firm, and Mann Judd Gordon may be unique in being the only 'branch' to remain independent and retain an old established name on the 'disappearance' of the main office on a merger.

Between them, the three qualified accountants have over 50 years' experience of business, accountancy and taxation, and have built a practice which endeavours not only to ensure that all necessary action is taken to assist clients to comply with statutory accountancy and taxation requirements but also to develop, where possible, clients businesses to make them both profitable and enjoyable to run.

The aim is to give a very high level of service to all of our clients, irrespective of size. This will ensure that clients get our full attention and we are able to answer their questions quickly and comprehensively.

We believe that there is a knowledge gap in many small and medium sized enterprises. They cannot afford full-time financial expertise but would really benefit and value someone answering their day-to-day problems. We can fill this gap by becoming a virtual Financial Director.

We regularly visit Skye, the Uists and Benbecula, and also have a number of clients on the mainland.

We have many clients across a number of sectors including:

  • crofting and agriculture;
  • tourism and hospitality;
  • fishing boats and marine supplies;
  • building and construction
  • local food producers
  • charities and not for profit organisations
  • Gaelic arts and media
  • renewable energy;
  • hauliers; and
  • retailers and general merchants.

As well as general accountancy, audit and tax skills, our 3 qualified accountants also have individual specialist skills which enables us to provide clients with a first class service as and when required. With our wealth of experience we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, whatever their size or sector.

In addition to traditional auditing, accounting and tax services we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. Whether you need an integrated business strategy, access to corporate finance or specialist tax advice we are here to help you achieve your goals.

The firm has 'Investors in People' status, and also invests in the most up to date technology to make the work involved as interesting as possible for our team, and to provide modern methods of dealing with compliance issues. We file approximately one thousand tax returns electronically every year.

Although not ourselves able to give independent financial advice, we can arrange for this to be made available for clients on request.

We are local agents for the Scottish Building Society, which is an old established conventional building society with branches and agencies throughout Scotland.

Require more information?

If you would like more information or would like to ask us a question then call us on 01851 702335. To ask us a question online click here.

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