Since 1885: Our History

Chiene + Tait was formed in 1885 when George Chiene Jnr appointed James Tait as a partner in his firm.

Since then, we have remained a fixture of the Edinburgh and Scottish accountancy sector, building an outstanding reputation for private client work and, latterly, a corporate service to match.

Though we have increased in size, we remain proud of our independent status: it allows us to provide fast, accurate and personalised services to clients, and a partner-led delivery and relationship. We have grown our business with the same care and planning that we share with clients.

We work with all sorts of people and organisations, from the remotest Highlands to the densest urban jungle. We help start-up businesses, investors, charities, large businesses, property specialists, individuals, families, estates, and SMEs.

We would welcome the chance to talk to you. Please get in touch if you have a query.

Client Testimonials

“I am very happy to endorse Chiene + Tait. We have received invaluable advice from them regarding VAT issues. They have been very thorough and efficient throughout and have acted on our behalf in dealing with HMRC. They identified major savings on the VAT on the capital cost which has enabled our project to move forward.”
Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust

“Iain Masterton at Chiene + Tait has given us the most helpful VAT advice and information that we have had since starting up as a CLT. He has given advice regarding our Winter Garden project and we will definitely contact him again in the future.”
Granby 4 Streets CLT