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At Kingston Smith, we have been looking after UK subsidiaries and branches of International groups for more than 30 years. Our experience and research indicates that inward investing companies are still missing out on some of the most valuable opportunities and are overlooking certain compliance obligations when operating their business in the UK. Read our… Read more

“This move could be read as a further government hint to forty-somethings that the state pension is only a distant safety net and that a private pension pot is increasingly important,” says tax partner Mike Hayes. “Yet tax relief for private retirement funding has been restricted and is likely to be further restricted. Mixed messages… Read more

Kingston Smith, the top 20 UK chartered accountancy and audit firm, is delighted to announce that it has become Europe’s first adopter of North America’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for the auditing profession. The MindBridge AI Auditor platform was developed by Canadian-based FinTech company, MindBridge Analytics Inc. Becky Shields, partner at Kingston Smith, comments:… Read more

In an article for Campaign magazine, marketing and media partner Mandy Merron analyses UK M&A activity in the sector within the last quarter. For the third successive quarter, the number of completed transactions in the marketing and media sectors was low, with only 43 recorded. To read the full article, click here.

2017 to be a record year Kingston Smith, has analysed deals in which UK private companies raised between £1 million and £15 million of growth equity capital. The first half of this year was very strong, with £846 million raised, a 25% increase in funds raised compared to the same period last year. If this… Read more

Kingston Smith’s Education team is once again proud to sponsor the 2017 Herts Advertiser School Awards in the category of ‘Secondary school of the year’. The annual Awards bring together pupils and staff from the Hertfordshire area who have made an outstanding contribution to their community. The winners were unveiled at a gala evening held… Read more

For the third successive quarter, the number of completed transactions in the marketing and media sectors was low, with only 43 recorded by Kingston Smith’s marketing and media deal tracker. Here are our highlights of the quarter. Dentsu builds up digital credentials, WPP focuses on the US, You & Mr Jones continues to build Dentsu… Read more

Kingston Smith in Redhill is moving

17.07.17 / Insight posted in

The Redhill office of top 20 chartered accountants and business advisers, Kingston Smith, will be moving to new, modern offices in the centre of Redhill at the end of July. The move is significant for Kingston Smith, which has been based in Redhill for over 16 years. The new office has an open- plan feel,… Read more

The Government has confirmed that a new Finance Bill will be introduced as soon as possible after the summer recess. This will include all measures that were dropped from the Finance Bill that was rushed through before the General Election. These will be effective from April 2017 where that was the original intention. Measures relating… Read more

Delay to Making Tax Digital

13.07.17 / Insight posted in

The Government has listened to concerns and scaled back considerably its ambitions for Making Tax Digital. Only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold will now have to join the regime, with the smallest businesses having the option to do so on a voluntary basis. Those businesses that will be required to maintain digital… Read more

Doing business in the UK: Tax facts at a glance

21.07.17 / Insight posted in

At Kingston Smith, we have been looking after UK subsidiaries and branches of International groups for more than 30 years. Our experience and research indicates that inward investing companies are still missing out on some of the most valuable opportunities and are overlooking certain compliance obligations when operating their business in the UK. Read our… Read more

Millions of people will have to work longer as a result of rise in the State Pension Age: Mike Hayes comments

21.07.17 / Insight posted in

“This move could be read as a further government hint to forty-somethings that the state pension is only a distant safety net and that a private pension pot is increasingly important,” says tax partner Mike Hayes. “Yet tax relief for private retirement funding has been restricted and is likely to be further restricted. Mixed messages… Read more

Kingston Smith adds MindBridge AI Auditor technology to its data analytics suite

19.07.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith, the top 20 UK chartered accountancy and audit firm, is delighted to announce that it has become Europe’s first adopter of North America’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for the auditing profession. The MindBridge AI Auditor platform was developed by Canadian-based FinTech company, MindBridge Analytics Inc. Becky Shields, partner at Kingston Smith, comments:… Read more

Campaign: M&A in marketing and media remains low, reports Mandy Merron

19.07.17 / Insight posted in

In an article for Campaign magazine, marketing and media partner Mandy Merron analyses UK M&A activity in the sector within the last quarter. For the third successive quarter, the number of completed transactions in the marketing and media sectors was low, with only 43 recorded. To read the full article, click here.

UK growth capital market on track for Brexit-proof record year

18.07.17 / Insight posted in

2017 to be a record year Kingston Smith, has analysed deals in which UK private companies raised between £1 million and £15 million of growth equity capital. The first half of this year was very strong, with £846 million raised, a 25% increase in funds raised compared to the same period last year. If this… Read more

Exceptional teachers and pupils recognised at School Awards

17.07.17 / Insight posted in

Kingston Smith’s Education team is once again proud to sponsor the 2017 Herts Advertiser School Awards in the category of ‘Secondary school of the year’. The annual Awards bring together pupils and staff from the Hertfordshire area who have made an outstanding contribution to their community. The winners were unveiled at a gala evening held… Read more

Mergers and acquisitions in the marketing and media sectors in Q2 2017

17.07.17 / Insight posted in

For the third successive quarter, the number of completed transactions in the marketing and media sectors was low, with only 43 recorded by Kingston Smith’s marketing and media deal tracker. Here are our highlights of the quarter. Dentsu builds up digital credentials, WPP focuses on the US, You & Mr Jones continues to build Dentsu… Read more

Kingston Smith in Redhill is moving

17.07.17 / Insight posted in

The Redhill office of top 20 chartered accountants and business advisers, Kingston Smith, will be moving to new, modern offices in the centre of Redhill at the end of July. The move is significant for Kingston Smith, which has been based in Redhill for over 16 years. The new office has an open- plan feel,… Read more

Finance Bill – to be finally introduced after summer recess

13.07.17 / Insight posted in

The Government has confirmed that a new Finance Bill will be introduced as soon as possible after the summer recess. This will include all measures that were dropped from the Finance Bill that was rushed through before the General Election. These will be effective from April 2017 where that was the original intention. Measures relating… Read more

Delay to Making Tax Digital

13.07.17 / Insight posted in

The Government has listened to concerns and scaled back considerably its ambitions for Making Tax Digital. Only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold will now have to join the regime, with the smallest businesses having the option to do so on a voluntary basis. Those businesses that will be required to maintain digital… Read more

Masterclass in Business Improvement, for start-ups and high-growth businesses

Starts: September 19, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

This event is for PRCA members only. This Masterclass is aimed at start-up businesses, and those in their high-growth phase. Matters covered will include: Getting the business fundamentals right – offer, positioning and reputation Working the cash management cycle Understanding client profitability What good results look like – Balance sheet and P&L KPI’s What good… Read more

Masterclass in Business Improvement for established, successful businesses

Starts: September 20, 2017 8:30am | W1T 1QL

This event is for PRCA members only. Matters covered will include: Managing the finance function The planning cycle Budgeting and forecasting issues Internal pricing KPI’s for larger businesses Managing senior staff Keeping growth alive- beating the law of big numbers What’s going on in the sale market Anatomy of a sale Changing face of deal… Read more

KS Alumni – Surf’s up! The KS Way…..

Starts: September 21, 2017 6.30pm | WC1B 5BJ

Join us for the 2017 annual Kingston Smith Alumni party being held at the fantastic Beach Bar, Montague on the Gardens, Bloomsbury. This exclusive and quirky venue is an experience indeed. Come and network with your former colleagues enjoying coconut cocktails and BBQ canapés, whilst taking jet ski selfies. And, if you fancy a quieter… Read more

Creative Vision Award 2017 – Save the Date

Starts: October 17, 2017 6.30pm | W1D 7DT

Join us and the 2017 winners at this year’s Creative Vision Award for Charities  We are delighted to invite you to an evening of celebration, where the films for this year’s winners Re~Cycle and Debra will be unveiled. Be the first to watch the winning films and mingle with other charities over drinks and canapés whilst… 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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