February 11th, 2020 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

Award hails Moore Kingston Smith’s dedication to developing an inspiring workplace

Moore Kingston Smith has won Responsible Workplace of the Year in the 2020 West London Business Awards for its dedication to actively shaping a responsible workplace.

The top 20 accountancy and business advisory firm’s responsible practices included developing its agile working policies and processes to improve employee work-life balance, taking the equality agenda seriously and focusing on looking after the wellbeing of its people. The firm’s work also included launching the firm’s first diversity and inclusion survey and a firm commitment to community engagement. The judges recognised the firm’s continued work to improve workplace wellbeing alongside its charity partner Mind. This includes training mental health first aiders for every office and, inspired by worldwide mental health awareness day, running a firm-wide mental health awareness week. These all run alongside the firm’s commitment to ensuring its people can reach their full potential by operating a modern, comprehensive learning and development programme.

Jonathan Seymour, Partner at Moore Kingston Smith’s Heathrow office, said: “We’re honoured to have won Responsible Workplace of the Year at the West London Business Awards. It’s important to us that Moore Kingston Smith operates a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for its employees and partners. We acknowledge that our people work hard, and we will continue to focus and improve our workplace practices by listening to our people’s needs and views.”

The judges said: “Moore Kingston Smith’s responsible workplace programme is very coherent and backed up by strong evidence. They provide their staff a variety of benefits, including flexible working. They also showed how, by employing internally, they were able to save tens of thousands of pounds, while simultaneously supporting the progression of their employees. Their work on mental health has also been very positive and includes collaboration with the charity Mind.”