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We’re different from most consultancies in all kinds of positive ways. Our clients are important, they not only entrust us with their processes and procedures but also their reputation and their brand. Our clients choose us at KSHRC because they want the benefit of our expertise, and we make sure they get the very best… Read more

We’re different from most consultancies in all kinds of positive ways. Our clients are important, they not only entrust us with their processes and procedures but also their reputation and their brand. Our clients choose us at KSHRC because they want the benefit of our expertise, and we make sure they get the very best… Read more

We’re different from most consultancies in all kinds of positive ways. Our clients are important, they not only entrust us with their processes and procedures but also their reputation and their brand. Our clients choose us at KSHRC because they want the benefit of our expertise, and we make sure they get the very best… Read more

The application of IR35 rules to personal service companies is in the spotlight again, and People Management has published an article by partner Graham Morgan discussing a case involving BBC newsreaders.

Consultations following Budget announcements Following the Budget earlier this month, HMRC has issued two VAT consultations. The first is in respect of fraud in the provision of labour in the construction industry – comments are due by 9 June 2017. The second concerns how technology may be used to counter the avoidance of VAT by… Read more

EF writes: I have just discovered that my company was struck off the Companies House register nearly 12 months ago because it did not file accounts on time. I have continued to trade and my company bank account has operated as normal. What can I do to correct this? Once a company is struck off,… Read more

Our update on 1 March 2017 highlighted the increase in business rates that many in the South East are facing as a result of the rebasing of property valuations. The change in rating valuations also has implications for landlords about to serve notice on a lease within the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Tenants with leases… Read more

Kingston Smith partner, Nick Winters, has been accredited as an ATOL-reporting accountant. An Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) protects consumers from losing money or being stranded abroad. Travel firms which sell holiday packages that include flights must have an ATOL and the majority of UK tour operators are required to hold an ATOL licence in… Read more

The European Court of Justice recently held that it was not direct discrimination for an employer to (a) prohibit an employee from wearing a headscarf in the workplace and (b) dismiss her for refusing to obey that prohibition. The policy under consideration in this case was a workplace prohibition on religious symbols that all employees… Read more

When you recruited for your last role, did you interview anyone aged over 50? According to recent research conducted by Anglia Ruskin University, older jobseekers face higher levels of prejudice when it comes to finding work. The research found that older applicants, typically over 50 years old, were 21.9% less likely to be invited for… Read more

HR Consultancy for the Not For Profit Sector

29.03.17 / Insight posted in

We’re different from most consultancies in all kinds of positive ways. Our clients are important, they not only entrust us with their processes and procedures but also their reputation and their brand. Our clients choose us at KSHRC because they want the benefit of our expertise, and we make sure they get the very best… Read more

HR Consultancy for the Media Sector

29.03.17 / Insight posted in

We’re different from most consultancies in all kinds of positive ways. Our clients are important, they not only entrust us with their processes and procedures but also their reputation and their brand. Our clients choose us at KSHRC because they want the benefit of our expertise, and we make sure they get the very best… Read more

HR Consultancy for the Manufacturing Sector

29.03.17 / Insight posted in

We’re different from most consultancies in all kinds of positive ways. Our clients are important, they not only entrust us with their processes and procedures but also their reputation and their brand. Our clients choose us at KSHRC because they want the benefit of our expertise, and we make sure they get the very best… Read more

People Management: When is an employer not an employer?

29.03.17 / Insight posted in

The application of IR35 rules to personal service companies is in the spotlight again, and People Management has published an article by partner Graham Morgan discussing a case involving BBC newsreaders.

Weekly VAT Update – 28 March 2017

28.03.17 / Insight posted in ,

Consultations following Budget announcements Following the Budget earlier this month, HMRC has issued two VAT consultations. The first is in respect of fraud in the provision of labour in the construction industry – comments are due by 9 June 2017. The second concerns how technology may be used to counter the avoidance of VAT by… Read more

Business Doctor: My company has been struck off

27.03.17 / Insight posted in

EF writes: I have just discovered that my company was struck off the Companies House register nearly 12 months ago because it did not file accounts on time. I have continued to trade and my company bank account has operated as normal. What can I do to correct this? Once a company is struck off,… Read more

Property Update – Business rates and landlords…..Immediate point to consider for landlords who have a lease which is about to expire.

27.03.17 / Insight posted in

Our update on 1 March 2017 highlighted the increase in business rates that many in the South East are facing as a result of the rebasing of property valuations. The change in rating valuations also has implications for landlords about to serve notice on a lease within the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Tenants with leases… Read more

Kingston Smith partner, Nick Winters, accredited as an ATOL-reporting accountant

23.03.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith partner, Nick Winters, has been accredited as an ATOL-reporting accountant. An Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) protects consumers from losing money or being stranded abroad. Travel firms which sell holiday packages that include flights must have an ATOL and the majority of UK tour operators are required to hold an ATOL licence in… Read more

Religious Discrimination – ECJ rules on employer’s headscarf ban

23.03.17 / Insight posted in

The European Court of Justice recently held that it was not direct discrimination for an employer to (a) prohibit an employee from wearing a headscarf in the workplace and (b) dismiss her for refusing to obey that prohibition. The policy under consideration in this case was a workplace prohibition on religious symbols that all employees… Read more

Why aren’t you including older workers as part of your recruitment campaign?

23.03.17 / Insight posted in

When you recruited for your last role, did you interview anyone aged over 50? According to recent research conducted by Anglia Ruskin University, older jobseekers face higher levels of prejudice when it comes to finding work. The research found that older applicants, typically over 50 years old, were 21.9% less likely to be invited for… Read more

Launch of the UK Government Office in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Starts: March 29, 2017 5.30pm (U.S. time) | Minneapolis, MN 55403

Her Majesty’s Consul General Stephen Bridges invites you to celebrate the launch of the UK Government Office in Minneapolis/St. Paul and welcome Jan Bauer, the new Consul for Government & Prosperity. From 4-5PM, you are also welcome to join Stephen Bridges, Mike Hayes of Kingston Smith, London and Chris Wittich of Boyum & Baranschee, Minneapolis… Read more

Kingston Smith Corporate Finance Drinks Evening

Starts: March 29, 2017 6.00pm | EC1A 2FD

This informal event is a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from the business community and re-connect with our team. Kingston Smith Corporate Finance team provides expert advice on acquisitions, disposals, valuation and capital raising to SME corporate clients, private equity firms, management teams and entrepreneurs. Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017 Time: 6pm – 9pm… Read more

Charity Impact Measurement

Starts: April 4, 2017 11.30am | EC1M 7AD

Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management are delighted to be offering a seminar which explores the following: How charities and non-profits understand and communicate their impact Examples of the best impact frameworks including Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practical ways to help you present your charity’s impact and fundraising messages Participants will leave with: A better… Read more

Business Toolkit Breakfast – Stop selling: start listening

Starts: April 4, 2017 8.00am | RH1 1RH

We all sell – all the time. Yet very few of us like to be called “salespeople.” That’s odd, because without sales, we have no business, however good our products are, our services are, our proposals are, our tenders are, our people are… Selling without a process is like fishing with a rod and reel… Read more

Redhill and Reigate Business Forum: Will ‘Hard’ Brexit mean a ‘Hard’ Budget?

Starts: April 5, 2017 4.30pm | RH2 0SH

The Chancellor will present the Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March. With recent optimism following the Prime Minister’s speech on her party’s Brexit strategy, should we expect a Budget which is going to prepare the country for the storm ahead? In his Autumn Statement in October, Mr Hammond was keen to herald and support the… Read more

‘Survivor to Thriver’ – How does an agency substantially improve its performance?

Starts: April 26, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

We, together with Chris Merrington of Spring 80:20, are delighted to be launching the follow-on to our 2012 ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ report – ‘Survivor to Thriver’ – and would like to invite you to a breakfast seminar on 26 April where we will explore the findings. About ‘Survivor to Thriver’ ‘Survivor to Thriver’ analyses… Read more

Employee benefits: How to effectively retain and motivate your team

Starts: May 16, 2017 5:30pm registration for 6:00pm start

Are you concerned that you are missing out on some clever ways to incentivise your staff that your competitors are already successfully utilising? Are you unsure about how much you should be paying out in benefits to your team and whether you are getting the maximum value out of the schemes you currently have in… Read more

Nick Winters on supporting technology entrepreneurs in the UK

Nick Winters, Head of Technology sector group, talks about the importance of technology entrepreneurs for UK’s economy

Growth Capital series: Jonathan Garbett discusses the Growth Capital Forum and the market drivers

Jonathan talks about the reasons for launching the Growth Capital Forum and future plans. He also discusses the latest findings on the growth capital market.

Growth Capital series: Amer Hasan on setting up and raising funds to support minicabit’s expansion

Amer Hasan, founder and CEO of minicabit, highlights top three challenges in growing minicabit. Amer offers his experience-based advice on starting up a technology/online business.

Growth Capital series: Nick Winters discusses funding in different stages of the business lifecycle

Nick Winters explains the types of funding available to entrepreneurs in different stages of business lifecycle and top challenges most companies face when raising finance.

Jonathan Garbett on raising institutional equity

Jonathan defines institutional equity, approaches to raising it and what investors normally look for. He addresses the size of the institutional equity market and how current macroeconomic factors are affecting it.

Maximising value for sale’ part 1

If you are thinking of selling your business in the future, it takes careful planning to ensure that your offering is optimised.

Hindsight: The viewpoint of the seller

In this video, Chris Matthews of Sutherlands PSBD looks back at what they did right during their sales process and what they would do differently now with the benefit of hindsight

Key considerations when planning to sell

Mandy Merron, Partner at Kingston Smith Corporate finance, focuses on the key attributes that a buyer looks for in a potential acquisition

What a buyer looks for in terms of an agency’s team

Mark Slattery, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, discusses how to secure your talent-base to ensure its longevity once the agency is sold.

Top tips for maximising the value of your client portfolio

In this video, Courtland Clarkson, Managing Director at Magis Partners, focuses on what you need to have in place when it comes to your client portfolio.

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