A bumper centenary year for Moore Kingston Smith
Moore Kingston Smith commemorated its centenary year in business during 2023, recognising 100 years of supporting clients and growing into the firm it is today, with celebrations rooted in its purpose; to create positive impact with lasting success for its clients and its people.
Building on its people-first approach and philanthropic nature, the centenary campaign saw the Moore Kingston Smith team commemorate and give back to local communities with its Giving 100 campaign, as well as launching a video and interactive timeline mapping key events in the firm’s rich history between 1923-2023.
From planting 100 trees to fundraising over £60,000 for Tommy’s and Mind in the London Landmarks Half Marathon; donating 150 Easter eggs; helping the MCA Trust create a therapeutic outdoor space with wheelchair user access; volunteering with Rise, the ICAEW-led initiative to improve social mobility; litter picking in Shoreditch Park; and gifting refurbished laptops to organisations providing tech education to young people and adults, the firm’s Giving 100 campaign its teams band together to get stuck in with charitable initiatives in the spirit of sustainable success.
The firm’s people also shared personal stories of the ways they ‘Gave 100’ this year, with acts of kindness including hiking 54km around the Isle of Wight to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, rewilding a local park and supporting the local church community.
The Moore Kingston Smith Community Foundation has gone from strength to strength, match funding the efforts of 51 of the firm’s people across 65 charities including Cancer Research, Alzheimer’s Society and the British Heart Foundation.
Fundraising over £40,000 for St Giles since the social mobility charity was elected Charity Partner by a firmwide vote in May, this includes over 160 people donating the value of their Christmas gift to the organisation, while the Redhill office raised £1,500 at their charity quiz night.
Managing Partner Maureen Penfold said: “For many reasons, 2023 has been a year to remember, and we are thankful to our clients and people who have been integral to our journey. Championing our philanthropic spirit has been a fitting way to mark our firm’s 100th anniversary. As we transition into our next chapter, we look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead, and continuing to make a positive impact among our communities.”