Tomorrow is the Small Business Saturday – the day when people are encouraged to support small and local businesses in their area.
As people become more reliant on giant companies, either online or in shops, it’s important not to forget the businesses around us. Many of the people are our friends, family and neighbours and they need the support of the community to keep their doors open.
We’re highlighting some of the local businesses that call Courier Country home.
Geyer Plant Services Ltd is a third generation family firm, specialising in plant and agricultural repairs and spares.
Whether it is welding, hydraulic hoses or fabrication, the team at Geyer cares about the service they offer and specialise in helping customers fix your problem.
They can provide a number of top quality products and services including spare parts for tractors, ploughs, power harrows and seeders, trailer repairs and servicing, wheel changers, aluminium and general welding, metal profile cutting and non-standard hydraulic hoses.
They even have a range of toy tractors for all ages, from makers such as Bruder, Universal Hobbies, Rolly and Siku.
Reid Hydraulic Services is a family run hydraulics company specialising and car transporter hydraulics, established in 1995.
RHS are the authorised distributors for Europower in the north-east of Scotland, as well as suppliers of Hanix mini-diggers and Yamaha ATVs and UTVs.
RHS offers a 24-hour on-site service, with full trained engineers equipped with the latest technology to solve any hydraulic problem. Every engineer is fully trained, has experience and takes great pride in their workmanship and can fabricate, fault find, design and build hydraulic systems or simply replace a burst hose.
The RHS depot boasts an extremely large range of hydraulic components, adapters and hoses.
The team also provides a comprehensive breakdown service across the whole of Scotland, ranging from hose repair to hydraulic ram repair and the latest high pressure testing.
For more information, visit the RHS website.
One of the region’s best kept secrets, The Burn is an impressive group and event venue set in a spectacular rural location at the foot of Glen Esk.
Dating from 1791, The Burn mansion house has been a home, a hospital, and, for the last 66 years, an academic retreat for Scottish universities and students from across the world.
The Burn has 26 bedrooms and can provide a full range of hotel services tailored to meet clients’ specific needs.
With a growing popularity as a wedding venue, The Burn is also ideal for management away days, team building events, conferences, family celebrations and group events of all kinds. Moreover, Burn House itself adds a certain style and elegance to any event and would be a magnificent backdrop to a marketing campaign or product launch.
The Burn staff are committed and keen to make events great successes. They have a wealth of experience in managing and supporting group events and take great professional pride from a job well done.
Airport Travel Dundee has a long-established reputation for excellence and with a refreshing new look for their fleet, they are once again raising the bar when it comes to choosing the best in travel options.
The latest additions to the stable are a stunning 25-seater Mercedes and a state-of-the-art 49-seater, which is a new level of luxury for coach travel.
And Airport Travel Dundee is not just the master of the airport transfer market, they are also reinforcing their links with the golfing world so they can offer seamless transport to courses across the country.
They know that you want to relax on the way to the game, they know you want to rest on the way home and be assured that your clubs are being dealt with by staff who know what they’re doing.
That’s the Airport Travel way – it’s all about you.
Whether it’s a group of friends looking for transport to a concert, or a large party off to a show in the capital, Airport Travel Dundee should always be at the top of your transport list.
So if you are taking to the roads for a journey or special occasion put yourself in the hands of the professionals
EQ Chartered Accountants are recognised as one of the leading providers of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services in Scotland, with over 100 staff, and 16 partners.
They have four offices located throughout the east coast of Scotland, in Dundee, Forfar, Cupar and Glenrothes.
EQ acts for a large number of successful businesses, providing a pragmatic approach with imaginative, resourceful solutions to support growth and enhance wealth.
The team’s vast knowledge, paired with first-hand practical experience in core specialisms, gives them insight into the factors affecting clients’ businesses. They then use this in-depth knowledge and experience, to proactively offer advice, adding real value to a business.
EQ prides themselves on offering a personal, tailored service to each client, as they understand no two businesses are the same.
Each client has a dedicated partner, manager and controller, all with extensive experience of the specific business sector. The aim is to guarantee regular communication, developing a strong understanding of the business.
EQ are a member of Kreston International, a global network of accounting firms. This provides a means of sharing technical knowledge and allows them to call upon professional expertise across the globe.
Visit the website for more information.