Moore Kingston Smith announces latest director promotion


Moore Kingston Smith is pleased to announce that David Mitchell has been promoted to director. Based in the financial advisory team, David’s experience in wealth management will continue to drive forward the firm’s financial advisory offering and growth plans. A skilled chartered financial planner with a background in managing investments and providing tax planning advice,…


Moore Kingston Smith appoints new audit Partner


Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to appoint Andrew Barford as a Partner in the firm’s audit practice. In joining the firm, Andrew will support the continued development and growth of Moore Kingston Smith’s corporate audit services. Previously a Director in PwC’s London Audit practice, Andrew’s focus has been on advising entrepreneurial, mid-market clients throughout his career. Whilst leading audit engagements across a…


Mayor of London’s international business programme partners with Moore Kingston Smith to support scaleups


London & Partners’ Mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP) and Moore Kingston Smith today announced a strategic partnership to help London-based scaleups achieve their international growth ambitions. The new partnership will provide programme members with access to one of the leading UK firm of accountants and business advisers to support them on their scaling journey. Since…


The secret of successful digital transformation? Design thinking


Digital transformation is critical to remaining competitive, but it is easy for businesses to focus on just one piece of the puzzle, by simply implementing the latest technologies with a plug-and-play approach. Some focus on adopting the latest technology in isolation without considering other elements in their haste to reap the benefits of the digital…


Green shoots of recovery? Q1 2021 M&A activity in the media and marketing services sectors


There have been early signs in Q1 2021 that M&A activity is continuing to pick up in the UK media and marketing services sectors. Moore Kingston Smith’s deal tracker recorded a 20% increase in deal volume for this quarter compared to Q4 2020, suggesting that we may now be entering a period of renewed confidence.…


Moore Kingston Smith launches the Moore Kingston Smith Community Foundation


Moore Kingston Smith announces the launch of the Moore Kingston Smith Community Foundation. With a long history of undertaking innovative and rewarding projects to support the needs of local communities, forming the Moore Kingston Smith Community Foundation is a natural next step in demonstrating the firm’s commitment to the community. The Foundation will be ring-fenced…


First-time buyer relief and the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) first-time buyer relief became available in November 2017 for qualifying buyers paying up to £500,000 for a dwelling in England and Northern Ireland. Where the relief applies, no SDLT is paid on the first £300,000 of the purchase price. Any amount in excess of £300,000 then attracts SDLT at the standard rate…


HMRC loses on appeal to the Upper Tribunal in Kaye Adams IR35 case


The off-payroll working rules were introduced to the private sector in April 2021 for medium and large organisations. Before the new rules, it was up to the contractor to determine their own employment status. Organisations receiving services from contractors must now assess the employment status of contractors they use and ensure PAYE is operated where…


Moore Global appoints Graham Tyler, Moore Kingston Smith, as new global leader


Moore Global, one of the world’s leading accountancy and advisory networks, has today announced five of its sector leaders have been appointed Global Leaders. As part of this group, Graham Tyler, Chairman of Moore Kingston Smith, has been appointed Global Leader, Media. These newly created roles support Moore Global’s continued growth strategy and emphasise the…


Graham Tyler appointed new Chairman of Moore Kingston Smith


Moore Kingston Smith today announces the appointment of Graham Tyler as Chairman, and the retirement of Senior Partner, Martin Muirhead. Having spent 13 years as a Partner at Moore Kingston Smith, with seven years on the firm’s Governance and Executive Boards, the position of Chairman will see Graham formally step into a senior leadership role, joining Managing Partner Maureen Penfold in steering the firm’s ambitious direction and strategy. Collaboratively, they will guide the…