Fife Families Supported by Local Businesses

Advertorial – EQ Chartered Accountants

The death of a loved one, whether expected or sudden, can spark a range of emotions.

Alongside the sadness and despair comes the need to organise a funeral which is both meaningful and respectful, an overwhelming prospect when dealing with one’s own grief.

As one of Fife’s longest established family firms, dating back to 1939, Crosbie Matthew Funeral Directors have been supporting families for 80 years, with funeral homes in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Dalgety Bay (Dunfermline).

L-R: Alan Morrison (Crosbie Matthew), Steven Todd (EQ Chartered Accountants) and Sheila Matthew (Crosbie Matthew).
Pic Alan Richardson


Managing Director Sheila Matthew, who has worked in Crosbie Matthew for 30 years after her late father Willie Matthew bought the firm in 1984, said, “We have always been a family owned and run business and take the view that, because no individual is the same, no funeral is the same. We therefore pride ourselves on offering a service tailored to meeting clients’ specific wishes.”

However, despite the variations in funerals, one constant is the firm’s commitment to taking care of every detail in a professional, respectful and caring manner.

Sheila added, “We meet many of our clients at their most vulnerable, so we do our very best to lighten their load at this difficult time, and support them throughout. All of our clients also deal with just one, dedicated funeral director and administrator throughout the proceedings, ensuring continuity and a highly personal service.”

Of course, behind any successful business is a team of trusted advisors. For over 12 years, EQ Chartered Accountants has not only handled the firm’s financial records but supported their business growth.

Working with Steven Todd, Partner in the Glenrothes Office, Sheila added, “EQ are the ideal match for Crosbie Matthew as we both pride ourselves on offering a personal and professional service. People are at the heart of what we do, and that also applies to the team at EQ.

“As well as handling our financial records, they provide the very best guidance on how we operate as efficiently as we can, and provide important forecasts on what could lie ahead for us as a business. We can also pick up the phone at any time with any questions or niggles about our finances, and the business more generally, which is invaluable.”

Steven Todd added, “We really enjoy working with Sheila and the team at Crosbie Matthew. They combine professionalism and efficiency with a genuine passion for delivering a first class service to their clients, and are entirely dedicated to the families in their care.”

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