Design & branding tops marketing services sector, analysis of 2017 financial performance reveals

05.12.18 / Insight posted in Articles

Design & branding has established itself as the top performing discipline among its peers, the Kingston Smith 2018 Annual Survey of the financial performance of marketing services companies reveals. After improving for the second year running, design & branding, which has historically struggled financially compared to many other disciplines, is now leading the way in…


Kingston Smith India Group – Indo-UK business specialists

04.12.18 / Insight posted in Brochures

The firm has been helping clients build their businesses for more than 90 years. As chartered accountants and business advisers, we work with clients to understand their potential and ambitions, and provide all the information and support they need to achieve them. In the UK, our 66 partners and more than 400 professional staff are…


Charity Finance Audit Survey ranks Kingston Smith top for charity expertise

04.12.18 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is delighted to have been ranked number one for charity expertise in Charity Finance’s 2018/19 Audit Survey. We maintain our position as number one for overall service amongst the top 20 charity specialist firms. Neil Finlayson, Head of Not for Profit Sector: “Being ranked top for charity expertise is a great endorsement from…


Kingston Smith appoints new partner to professional firms and property teams

03.12.18 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith, top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm, is delighted to announce that Clare Harrall has joined its professional firms and property teams as partner. Clare joins from RSM, bringing significant experience in the professional practices sector. John Staniforth, head of professional firms at Kingston Smith, says: “We are delighted to have Clare on…


Managing your payroll effectively

29.11.18 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Payroll management is complex, with legislation, accuracy, confidentiality and timeliness all equally important. For many businesses, outsourcing their payroll function is the most efficient solution. As a top 20 accounting and business advisory firm, we at Kingston Smith combine expert knowledge, defined processes and commercial nous in one customisable payroll package to suit your exact…


Kingston Smith celebrates the capital’s connectivity through the centuries

22.11.18 / Insight posted in Articles, KS News

In November, we celebrated London’s connectivity – past, present and future. We thought it fitting to hold an event in the Museum of London, as it lies right at the heart of the city, where ancient collides with modern. Tracing London through the millennia, each with its own technological ingenuity, brings into focus the whole…


60 second property poll

19.11.18 / Insight posted in Articles

We are looking for quick responses to topical questions impacting the UK property industry which we can then share with our clients and contacts. This survey should only take a minute to complete. Be assured that all answers you provide will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. If you have any suggestions for future poll…


Kingston Smith acquires family-run Essex accountancy firm

19.11.18 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is pleased to announce the acquisition of Essex-based accountancy firm Memact. The family-run practice, led by Mike McCarthy, has been established for more than 20 years and has a diverse range of clients. Kingston Smith partner Dan Martine, from the Romford office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Memact to the Kingston Smith…


Brexit Blog – Brexit Withdrawal Treaty: 15 November 2018

15.11.18 / Insight posted in Articles, Blog

So the proposed treaty, running to some 500 pages, has finally been released. Theresa May has won cabinet support after a five-hour meeting (or ferocious debate) and the UK’s exit moves to the next stage. The Brexit deal still requires EU27 agreement – a summit is planned before the end of the month; and then…


Company insolvency statistics – Q3 2018

15.11.18 / Insight posted in Articles

The Insolvency Service has released the latest figures for Q3 2018 and reports that company insolvencies have increased compared with Q2 2018. This has been driven by the highest number of creditors’ voluntary liquidations since Q1 2012. At Kingston Smith & Partners, we are with our clients through the tough times as well as the…