Esther’s clients appreciate her professional approachable manner and her ability to deliver business advice in an unambiguous and easy-to-understand way. This, together with her depth of knowledge of the media sector, means that she is able to add commerciality to the technical advice that she gives.

Esther has some 21 years’ experience working with owner-managed businesses and has been a partner specialising in the media and marketing services industry for 14 years, an area she is passionate about. She describes the sector as not only interesting, but motivating because of the energetic and entrepreneurial people it attracts. In her own words: ‘If there can be a sexy area of accountancy, then media is it!’

Esther has responsibility for a portfolio of clients in the marketing services sector. As well as advising on routine areas of compliance such as audit and tax, she also advises regularly on specialist areas, including employee incentive schemes and valuations. She also works closely alongside M&A transactions, advising on pre-sale grooming and tax planning, company restructures and due diligence.

Esther has recently been appointed Treasurer of BIMA. She also speaks regularly at seminars, is widely quoted in trade press and is involved with the scrutiny of the submissions to the annual PR Week Top 150 and Design Week Top 100.

When not at work, Esther enjoys spending time with her son and trying to keep on top of her sizeable garden.

“We appointed Kingston Smith as our auditors, tax advisers and advisory accountants on the Company’s incorporation in London in 2011. Since then, they have undoubtedly helped in the rapid growth of the group from an initial 30 staff in 4 hub offices to our current total of 1,100 staff in 19 offices and 17 markets across the globe.

Throughout this time, they have provided efficient and cost-effective audit work, accounting and high level tax advice which has included significant overseas work on our subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and the Asia Pacific region.

We continue to enjoy an excellent professional and working relationship with Esther and her team.”
Alistair Cook, Chief Financial Officer, Spark44

2018 Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in England