Kingston Smith

eprivateclient has again nominated Kingston Smith as one of their top accountancy firms for 2018. The Private Client Services team, lead by tax partners Andrew Shaw and Lynne Rowland, are delighted with this accolade as it demonstrates the degree of expertise the firm offers its clients across all levels of personal tax, including advising entrepreneurs as… Read more

Kingston Smith has helped Ubisecure, a B2B identity services software provider with a strong footprint in Finland, to obtain funding from Octopus Investments to fuel expansion in Europe. Ubisecure provides a powerful Identity Platform to connect customer digital identities with customer-facing SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. The platform consists of productised… Read more

Kingston Smith has advised Zebra Worldwide Group on its sale to global content creator, US-based Creative Drive Inc. Zebra Worldwide was founded as a production company in 2005. From then, the business grew to provide still and moving image production, post-production, localisation and associated technology services through its offices in London, Paris, Cape Town, Kiev… Read more

SIPP and SSAS provider, Hartley Pensions Ltd has bought the untainted assets of The Lifetime SIPP Company Limited, which went into administration in March. Hartley has also agreed to administer the tainted SIPPs (where the value of the underlying investment has been eroded) which are held by The Lifetime SIPP Company and will work with… Read more

Kingston Smith Corporate Brochure

24.05.18 / Insight posted in

If you would like to find out more about our services and how we work with entrepreneurs, private clients and Not for Profit organisations, please download a copy of our corporate brochure.

Karl Leathem, KSFM Director (Impact) was invited to represent Kingston Smith at a House of Commons special event considering the future of commissioning in public procurement. The event which took place on Tuesday 22 May, launched a debate into the role of the Third Sector in reforming public sector procurement. Author of the Public Services… Read more

Attracting and retaining key individuals can be important to the growth and success of any technology business. While bonuses are an obvious way to incentivise employees with the view to retaining them, the cost is often prohibitive for early stage start-ups where cashflow may be tight. Providing an equity stake in your business is often a… Read more

Kingston Smith has been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the UK-India Awards 2018 for the second year running. The UK-India Awards, organised by London-based media house India Inc, celebrate the partnership between the UK and India, recognising companies who contribute significantly to the UK-India relationship. The winners will be announced on Friday 22… Read more

The option to tax has been with us for almost 30 years. Our VAT team recently advised clients on an issue highlighting the risks of ‘forgotten options’. We outline the case for you here. A well-established family business was looking to sell its main premises (a factory) to the directors’ pension scheme. The company had… Read more

This guide has been produced by the Morison KSi Belgian member firms for the benefit of their clients and associate offices worldwide who are interested in doing business in Belgium. Its main purpose is to provide a broad overview of the various issues that should be considered by organisations when setting up business in Belgium…. Read more

Kingston Smith named as one of the 2018 eprivate Top Accountancy Firms

25.05.18 / Insight posted in

eprivateclient has again nominated Kingston Smith as one of their top accountancy firms for 2018. The Private Client Services team, lead by tax partners Andrew Shaw and Lynne Rowland, are delighted with this accolade as it demonstrates the degree of expertise the firm offers its clients across all levels of personal tax, including advising entrepreneurs as… Read more

Kingston Smith’s client Ubisecure secures growth funding from Octopus Investments to expand its business

25.05.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith has helped Ubisecure, a B2B identity services software provider with a strong footprint in Finland, to obtain funding from Octopus Investments to fuel expansion in Europe. Ubisecure provides a powerful Identity Platform to connect customer digital identities with customer-facing SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise. The platform consists of productised… Read more

Kingston Smith advises Zebra Worldwide Group on its sale to Creative Drive

25.05.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith has advised Zebra Worldwide Group on its sale to global content creator, US-based Creative Drive Inc. Zebra Worldwide was founded as a production company in 2005. From then, the business grew to provide still and moving image production, post-production, localisation and associated technology services through its offices in London, Paris, Cape Town, Kiev… Read more

Hartley Pensions Ltd acquires untainted assets of collapsed The Lifetime SIPP Company Ltd

25.05.18 / Insight posted in

SIPP and SSAS provider, Hartley Pensions Ltd has bought the untainted assets of The Lifetime SIPP Company Limited, which went into administration in March. Hartley has also agreed to administer the tainted SIPPs (where the value of the underlying investment has been eroded) which are held by The Lifetime SIPP Company and will work with… Read more

Kingston Smith Corporate Brochure

24.05.18 / Insight posted in

If you would like to find out more about our services and how we work with entrepreneurs, private clients and Not for Profit organisations, please download a copy of our corporate brochure.

Kingston Smith’s views invited for government Social Value Act review as part of Carillion inquiry

23.05.18 / Insight posted in

Karl Leathem, KSFM Director (Impact) was invited to represent Kingston Smith at a House of Commons special event considering the future of commissioning in public procurement. The event which took place on Tuesday 22 May, launched a debate into the role of the Third Sector in reforming public sector procurement. Author of the Public Services… Read more

Getting the best out of your employees – EMI share schemes

22.05.18 / Insight posted in

Attracting and retaining key individuals can be important to the growth and success of any technology business. While bonuses are an obvious way to incentivise employees with the view to retaining them, the cost is often prohibitive for early stage start-ups where cashflow may be tight. Providing an equity stake in your business is often a… Read more

Kingston Smith shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the UK-India Awards 2018

18.05.18 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith has been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the UK-India Awards 2018 for the second year running. The UK-India Awards, organised by London-based media house India Inc, celebrate the partnership between the UK and India, recognising companies who contribute significantly to the UK-India relationship. The winners will be announced on Friday 22… Read more

Property Alert – VAT – Forgotten Options to Tax

15.05.18 / Insight posted in

The option to tax has been with us for almost 30 years. Our VAT team recently advised clients on an issue highlighting the risks of ‘forgotten options’. We outline the case for you here. A well-established family business was looking to sell its main premises (a factory) to the directors’ pension scheme. The company had… Read more

Doing Business Guide – Belgium (Edition 1 – May 2018)

15.05.18 / Insight posted in

This guide has been produced by the Morison KSi Belgian member firms for the benefit of their clients and associate offices worldwide who are interested in doing business in Belgium. Its main purpose is to provide a broad overview of the various issues that should be considered by organisations when setting up business in Belgium…. Read more

Planning for Later Life – Romford

Starts: June 19, 2018 4.00pm registration | RM2 5QB

People can expect to live long beyond traditional ‘retirement age’, maybe never completely retiring at all. Not only do people need to be financially agile, they need to understand the care system, which is the topic of many a conversation today. Many are adopting a fresh approach to planning for later life, incorporating social, medical… Read more

EU debate: London’s place in a new world

Starts: June 27, 2018 5.30pm registration | EC2Y 8AA

With just under a year to go until we officially leave the EU and Theresa May’s strategy seems to be ‘slow and steady wins the race’, even if we aren’t sure what ‘winning’ looks like. With 29 March 2019 getting ever closer, business owners are considering how to remain agile and respond quickly to any changes,… Read more

Lunch & Learn – harnessing good governance to maximise your effectiveness

Starts: June 28, 2018 11.30am registration | EC1M 7AD

Join us for a Lunch & Learn on realising your organisation’s potential simply through applying good governance. As a membership organisation or trade association, you need an effective governing body. This session will show you how to maintain a robust governance framework by embedding the principles of the new Charity Governance Code into your organisation…. Read more

West End Summer Party

Starts: July 5, 2018 6.30pm | W1U 3BN

Kingston Smith is delighted to invite you to our summer party in the magnificent setting of The Wallace Collection. Part of our evening is a private viewing of the stunning ground floor galleries. Tread in the footsteps of nobility in the billiard room, dining room and state rooms where Sir Richard Wallace entertained his guests…. Read more

St Albans Summer Party – A night in the museum

Starts: July 12, 2018 6.00pm | AL3 5DJ

Kingston Smith would be delighted if you would join us at the beautiful new state-of-the-art St Albans Museum + Gallery for our summer party. As one of the first to hold an event at this glorious venue, we invite you to come and admire the sympathetic modernisation of this community-centric building. It demonstrates the building’s… Read more

Charity Finance Summit 2018

Starts: October 11, 2018 8.45am | EC2M 3YD

Incorporating the Charity VAT & Tax, Strategy & Risk and Investment conference streams, the Charity Finance Summit has grown to become the key learning and networking event for charity finance teams in the autumn conference season. Debbie Jennings, VAT Principal at Kingston Smith will be talking on the following topics. New HMRC guidance on grants… Read more

‘Maximising value for sale’ part 2

Maximising Value for Sale – Getting your tax position right

Maximising Value for Sale – Getting your legal position right

Maximising Value for Sale – How to get your market position/brand positioning right

Maximising Value for Sale – Attracting Buyers

Maximising Value for Sale – The seller’s perspective

Richard Cummings, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, considers how businesses can manage organisational changes and the challenges it can present

Richard Cummings, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, explains the various options for businesses in terms of offering the right salary and benefits

Richard Cummings, Director at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, explains onboarding and how to onboard new staff effectively

Dinah Regan, Senior Consultant at Kingston Smith HR Consultancy, discusses the important factors to keep in mind during the recruiting process

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