Here at Douglas Home we are thrilled to be celebrating 35 years in business! Starting out as a one office business in Berwick-Upon-Tweed in the early 1980’s we have grown to having offices spread across the Scottish Borders specifically; Melrose, Haddington, Alnwick, Selkirk and Hawick as well as our HQ in Kelso.
We were founded in 1983 by Andrew Douglas-Home who returned to his Coldstream home to set up a financial firm to initially service the Borders.When Andrew retired in 2003, he allowed us to keep his family name and it continues to resonate strongly with people across the Scottish Borders.
The past three decades have seen many changes and developments for the company, including diversifying our service offerings to include; IT support, Wills, Payroll, Trusts and Estates work as well as its tax advisory services.
What we still hold at our core is our commitment to looking after our clients and providing them with professional, proactive and forward-thinking advice and guidance.
Our current Managing Director Alan Drummond joined the firm in 1990 and is proud of our growth and our family-focused values, ‘Our people are most certainly our strength and we pride ourselves on our expertise in helping our clients, whether that’s a large business or a family, to make the most of their assets.’
While our values have remained constant, our services have expanded, but also evolved by embracing the challenges we have faced,particularly through the advancements in modern technology.
Alan explained, ‘Today, many of the tasks once completed by people are now completed effectively by accountancy packages on computers, so‘routine’ work has become easier to do because of technology. As a result,there has been a significant shift in our services from routine compliance towards an expert advisory service. At our firm, there’s a desire to please and do our best which has always been there and continues to be valued by our clients.”
At 35 years old, we plan to continue providing a trusted,people focused service to our clients and to keep growing. Alan added, ‘More and more businesses, large and small, are valuing the way we work and the level of service we provide. I know that we will keep doing what we do best for the next 35 years and continuing to diversify our offering to the benefit of our clients.’