We are Delighted to Introduce Our Newest Member Scholes Chartered Accountants in Scotland to the MGI Worldwide Family!

10th May 2021

MGI World Video screenshot from Scholes video recording

“Reliable”, “Efficient”, “Friendly”,” Innovative”, “Great Communicators”… these are all words that come up frequently when clients are asked about their experience with Scholes Chartered Accountants and we’re sure that as you get to know them, you will understand why.

Introducing Scholes Chartered Accountants

With offices in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, and Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, at the very top of Scotland, just off the North Coast, Scholes Chartered Accountants has strong technical capabilities in delivering accounting and auditing work under UK accounting and auditing standards, and advising on a range of UK corporate and personal tax issues.

The team is also well versed in advising clients on many aspects of the devolved Scottish tax system.

Ivan Houston, Director at the Firm says


“We love working with entrepreneurial businesses and dynamic businesspeople,
particularly those who are thinking more internationally. We have our roots as a family business - we were founded some 50 years ago by my colleague Karen’s father, so we have been around a long time and have a really solid reputation with our clients.”

Scholes Chartered Accountants serve clients operating in a wide range of sectors, in particular renewable energy, agriculture and hospitality being among the top 3.

Listen to This Brief Video Message from Ivan Houston:

Your MGI Worldwide Key Contacts in Scotland

Karen Scholes, Director and Shareholder, Chartered Accountant

Karen retains a hands-on approach to management within the firm, working closely with colleagues to ensure they are delivering the highest standards of professional support to a growing number of clients.

The accountancy business was started by Karen’s late father, and was sole practitioner in the firm until it was incorporated in 2008.

Karen enjoys the arts – amateur dramatics are a particular favourite!

Ivan Houston, Director, Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor

Ivan helps the team provide advice and support to growing businesses. He provides tailored tax planning advice to clients, especially concerning corporate, personal and indirect taxes. He also works alongside Karen to grow the business and improve and develop the services they provide to clients, which is an exciting (and never-ending!) journey.

Ivan is also a keen Shipwreck diver!

Ivan and Karen welcome members from any of our regions to get in touch. 

Why Scholes Chartered Accountants chose to join MGI Worldwide?

Joining MGI Worldwide was an obvious choice for new members Scholes Chartered Accountants to support their growing clients, particularly those looking internationally, and to explore future collaboration possibilities with other like-minded professionals across the global accounting network in the UK & Ireland, across Europe and internationally.

Meet the team!

To find out more about Scholes Chartered Accountants, visit their member profile page here or their firm website here.

Are you considering making the move to MGI Worldwide?

If you too would like to gain from the unique benefits of membership to MGI Worldwide, including personalised marketing support, quality assurance, technology, reputation, regional strength and much more, click here to read more about how you can join and start benefitting instantly.

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