Kingston Smith

Kingston Smith

Kingston Smith LLP is one of the UK’s top 20 audit and accountancy firms. We work with clients across all sectors of the media industry, including marketing services, TV and commercial production, entertainment and events, media technology and publishing.

We believe our strength comes from the insights we gain from our exclusive focus on the media sector. Our office in London’s West End contains a team of 60 partners and staff keen to work with media businesses of all sizes from start ups to SMEs to AIM-listed groups, providing advice over the entire company lifecycle.


As well as providing day-to-day support and compliance services, such as outsourced management accounting and payroll through to statutory audit and corporation tax returns, our partners are able to provide general business advice to the managers and owners of media businesses, in order to help them recruit and retain the right people and plan for the future growth of the business.


When it comes to business owners and managers wanting to do something more than the day-to-day – whether that be raise significant new funding for organic growth or acquisition; transition ownership from founders to management team; undertake an IPO, or sell to a trade acquirer – then our media specialist corporate financiers are here to help. 


Kingston Smith Corporate Finance has worked on sales, acquisition briefs, undertaken due diligence, and provided transaction support in connection with a number of publishing deals, including:
• advising on the management buyout of Media Business Insight, a leading b2b publishing and events business, focused on the creative industries,
• advising on the raising of growth capital for The Pool, an online platform providing original and inspiring content for busy women,
• advising on the sale of i-D Magazine to Vice Media Group.


We think it is important that Kingston Smith Corporate Finance is led by sector specialists who can help clients improve their business performance in order to maximise what they can draw from their business or realise on sale. 



Nicola Horton,
Kingston Smith
Charlotte Building
17 Gresse Street