EQ Accountants to close Cupar office after Covid prompts property review

Tax and business advisory firm EQ Accountants is to close its Cupar office and consolidate operations in Dundee.

The amalgamation of personnel within the Dundee base will take effect from the start of next month. The Cupar office will close from April 1 but there will be no job losses as a result, the firm stressed.

As a result of the pandemic, all of EQ’s offices have effectively been sitting empty for the past year, which has prompted the firm to reassess its office footprint. It now anticipates some form of blended working pattern post-lockdown.

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The firm’s recently extended Dundee office will house about 65 staff.

David Cameron, managing partner: 'Over the last 12 months, changes to our locations have not affected our client service' Picture: Alan Richardson Dundee
David Cameron, managing partner: 'Over the last 12 months, changes to our locations have not affected our client service' Picture: Alan Richardson Dundee

In the six years under the EQ banner, the Cupar office’s client base is said to have “grown significantly” under the management of partners Mark Wilken, Mark Gallacher and Scott Greig, with a large number of new clients recruited in that period.

The partners are eyeing further growth in Fife, working alongside colleagues in the firm’s Glenrothes office.

David Cameron, managing partner, said: “Over the last 12 months, changes to our locations have not affected our client service, we have maintained our usual working practices and service levels.

“We have seen an increasing demand for our services and this move will ensure that we have improved capabilities and resources to deliver the high-level expertise we are known for. We feel that this decision will allow more flexibility and is in the best long-term interests of our clients and staff.”

The firm said the Cupar team could be reached using existing contact details.

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