Kingston Smith & Partners appointed to handle administration of Acturus Retail (UK) Limited

16.04.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Ryan Davies and Ian Robert of Kingston Smith & Partners were appointed joint administrators of Acturus Retail (UK) Limited on 15 April 2019. The business traded as El Ganso – a Spanish-owned fashion brand – with four stores in London, including Carnaby Street and King’s Road. The business found trading conditions in the UK difficult due…

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Kingston Smith is finalist for three awards for its people and tech focus

11.04.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is delighted to be a triple finalist in the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2019. The three categories the top 20 accountancy firm is shortlisted in are people development, best use of technology and workplace wellbeing. Alongside Kingston Smith’s rigorous accountant training programme and staff development initiatives, on the technology side, the firm boasts agile…

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Kingston Smith advises on sale of DirectionGroup

04.04.19 / Insight posted in Articles, KS News

Kingston Smith has advised on the sale of DirectionGroup, a B2B marketing agency with extensive expertise in brand creative, content, conversion and consulting, to Unlimited Group. DirectionGroup, now known as DirectionGroup Unlimited, is one of the UK’s fastest growing B2B marketing agencies with clients including Microsoft, Fujitsu and Tata Communications. The owners, Debbie Bough and…

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Kingston Smith is Employer of the Year

22.03.19 / Insight posted in Articles, KS News

Kingston Smith has won Employer of the Year in the 2019 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards for its dedication to employee engagement through innovative and inspiring staff initiatives. The top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm has been recognised for its ethos of challenging its people to do things differently. Kingston Smith has recently upgraded its…

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Kingston Smith named double finalist in Tolley’s 2019 awards for best corporate and private client tax practices

21.03.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith is delighted to be a finalist for both Best Corporate Tax Practice and Best Private Client Tax Practice in Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2019. Both awards recognise the excellent levels of service, growth, innovation and client satisfaction which mark the accountancy and business advisory firm out from its peers. The firm’s corporate tax team…

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Kingston Smith scoops up further innovation award at Managing Partners’ Forum Awards

06.03.19 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith’s innovative approach to business has once again been recognised, with the firm winning an operational excellence award for the most innovative business process at the Managing Partners’ Forum Awards in Mayfair last night, 5 March 2019. These prestigious annual awards, organised in conjunction with Harvard Business Review and The Financial Times, are unique…

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Kingston Smith advises on the sale of YouTube channel Toddler Fun Learning

04.03.19 / Insight posted in KS News

We are delighted to announce the successful sale of a majority stake in Toddler Fun Learning (TFL) to private equity-backed media vehicle Moonbug. TFL delivers children’s content via YouTube and its Toddler Fun Learning App. It is famous for its Gecko’s Garage series and Number Zoo and aims to transform learning and storytelling for children…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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