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Maureen is the Managing Partner of Kingston Smith. Her expertise in helping clients to implement growth strategies in the UK and internationally, with her “hands on style”, is a tremendous asset. She has been a member of the Executive Board for several years.
Maureen has a broad knowledge of Kingston Smith and its market, having been a partner for over 25 years and is well placed to be at the heart of the team leading its growth strategy. She believes that people are at the core of the business and whether it be clients, partners or employees, it is all about relationships and nurturing those to ensure that both clients and the firm achieve their potential.
To her clients, Maureen is their business partner, advocate and adviser. As a chartered accountant and audit practitioner with over 30 years’ experience advising entrepreneurial businesses, she has guided owner-managers through all stages of development; from start-up to growth, through crisis management and on to their ultimate sale, or passing down to the next generation.
Working in close partnership with her clients affords Maureen significant insight into their long-term goals and ambitions on a strategic level, so her advice is tailored to support their personal and lifestyle aims, as well as their business development aspirations. Advising clients on the interaction between commercial needs and tax, Maureen helps them to maximise the generation of income and wealth, while minimising the impact of tax.
Maureen has an extensive network of connections at her fingertips, both within and beyond the firm, enabling her to recommend trusted professionals to support clients according to their needs. She has worked closely alongside the firm’s corporate finance specialists for many years, supporting growing companies and planning for strategic development and sale. Maureen’s experience in liaising with lawyers and other professionals ensures that client transactions are smoothly and expertly managed.
In her spare time, Maureen is also a school governor and a director of West London Business.