April 1st, 2019 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Practical advice for architects

After two years of growth in the sector, many practices are approaching pre-recession staff levels. However, memories of the downturn remain fresh and there remains a good deal of uncertainty around the strength and length of recovery. Competition for work is greater than ever and clients continue to demand more for less, so both fees and profit margins remain under pressure. Practices need proactive, expert advice to help them face these continuing challenges and to ensure they can make the most of opportunities when they arise.

Kingston Smith has built a strong reputation for working with dynamic, entrepreneurial businesses and has developed a comprehensive range of services tailored to the needs of an architectural practice. These include:

  • Audit, accounting and tax compliance;
  • Performance improvement and benchmarking;
  • Team structuring and remuneration;
  • Assessing and improving employee engagement;
  • Succession planning;
  • Taxation planning and investigations;
  • LLP/Company status;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Capital structure;
  • Partner reward;
  • R&D tax credits;
  • Personal tax planning and wealth management;
  • Key strategic advice including business development workshops;
  • Management information review.