With over 30 years’ experience, Esther’s clients span small owner-managed businesses to larger private equity-owned and international organisations in the media space. She has been a partner specialising in the media sector for over 20 years, an area she is passionate about. She describes the sector as not only interesting but motivating because of the energetic and entrepreneurial people it attracts. In her own words: “If there can be a sexy area of accountancy, then media is it!”
Esther’s media experience ranges from providing audit opinions to specialist areas such as employee incentive schemes, valuations, EOTs and strategic growth services. She also works closely on M&A transactions, giving guidance on the journey towards exit events as well as support throughout the transaction. Her extensive knowledge of the sector means she can add commerciality to the advice she gives through an in-depth understanding of the complete life cycle of a media business and how to realise value. Her clients appreciate her professional, collaborative and approachable manner and her ability to deliver business advice in an unambiguous and easy-to-understand way.
Esther speaks regularly at industry events, is widely quoted in trade press and is Treasurer of BIMA. She is also the editor of our Annual Survey on the financial performance of marketing services companies in the UK.
“We appointed Moore Kingston Smith as our auditors on the Company’s incorporation in London in 2011. They have continued to work with us since then, as we have grown to over 900 staff in 16 markets across the globe. Throughout this time, they have provided efficient and cost-effective audit work, helped by their understanding of the sector we work in, delivered to a tight timetable each year. This has included significant overseas work on our subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and the Asia Pacific region. They have also provided tax compliance and advisory services including a review of our transfer pricing policies. We continue to enjoy an excellent professional and working relationship.”
Avanesh Sharma, COO & CFO, Spark44