Kingston Smith & Partners appointed to handle administration for Quadriga

21.02.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Quadriga Holdings Limited and Quadriga Worldwide Limited were placed into administration on 15 February 2019, with Ian Robert & Chris Purkiss of Kingston Smith & Partners appointed administrators. Other Quadriga group companies in the US and Europe are unaffected by the administration. Quadriga, the leading supplier of in-room entertainment to many of the world’s leading…


Gatwick Diamond Business Awards recognise Kingston Smith’s employee engagement by naming it a finalist

20.02.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm Kingston Smith is delighted to be named finalist for Employer of the Year in the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2019. The award celebrates businesses that demonstrate a real commitment to employee engagement through innovative and inspiring staff initiatives. Key highlights that Kingston Smith is being recognised for include…


Kingston Smith reports 4.8% mean gender pay gap for 2018

18.02.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm Kingston Smith published its 2018 gender pay gap report, with a mean gender pay gap of just 4.8%. While the firm is ahead of the national average of 18.4%, it has managed to reduce its pay gap from last year’s 7%. Kingston Smith also reports a marked improvement…


Which PR consultancies report the highest profits and staff cost?

06.02.19 / Insight posted in Articles, KS News

Media specialist partner, Ian Graham, analyses the financial performance of the PR sector for PR Week. In this article, he reviews key performance indicators such as operating profit margin, fee income per head, staff costs per head and highest paid directors, identifying the top 10 consultancies in respect of each of these. This analysis comes…


Kingston Smith & Partners secures purchase of MADE-BY’s key assets

01.02.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is pleased to announce the sale of intellectual property assets of MADE-BY, the European sustainable clothing adviser, to Anthesis Group, the global sustainability consultancy. Brian Baker of Kingston Smith & Partners LLP, the corporate recovery and insolvency arm of the top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm, was appointed liquidator by Hilco Streambank…


Managing Partners’ Forum Awards salute Kingston Smith’s innovation by placing it as a finalist

16.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm Kingston Smith is delighted to be named finalist for Most Innovative Business Process in the prestigious Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2019. The high-profile competition, organised in conjunction with The Financial Times and Harvard Business Review, highlights Kingston Smith’s contribution to operational excellence in professional services firms. Following hot…


Kingston Smith celebrates hat-trick of advanced-level exam accolades

10.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith, the top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm, is delighted that three of its trainees have gained extraordinary marks in their ICAEW Advanced Level exams (November 2018) Jason Bowes, in Kingston Smith’s Redhill office, won first place overall in the advanced annual international order of merit, receiving the Peat prize. Jodie Evans, in…


Kingston Smith announces the winners of its annual Creative Vision Award!

08.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

The two winners in the small charities category are Kentish Town City Farm and Step Up To Serve and the two in the regular charity category are Child Bereavement UK and SANE. The charities will each receive an animated brand film worth an estimated £150,000 designed to promote their specific message. The films are created…


Kingston Smith completes successful MBO of Adams Environmental

07.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

We are delighted to announce the successful acquisition of environmental consultancy firm, Adams Environmental Limited, in a management buyout led by John Passmore. With assistance from the Kingston Smith corporate finance team and Cadence Advisory, Passmore bought the business from the existing shareholders with backing from IGF. One shareholder, Jeff Bowdery, has retained an interest…


Kingston Smith announce new Payroll Portal, myePayWindow

03.01.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith are pleased to announce that we will be introducing a new Payroll Portal, ‘myePayWindow’. This electronic, cloud-based portal extends the information available for both Employers and Employees in a secure hosted environment. We all need to ensure that we have solutions in place that enable easy and secure exchange of confidential payroll information.…