Kreston Reeves commits to hybrid working arrangements and a new London hub
Accountants, business and financial advisers Kreston Reeves has made a commitment to hybrid working arrangements across the firm and announced a new London office hub in Shoreditch.
Kreston Reeves employs over 500 people working across its eight offices in London, Kent and Sussex. The firm, which had moved towards flexible and agile working patterns a few years ago will, when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, allow employees to choose where and how to work to best meet their clients, team and personal needs.
The firm is also moving to a new office in London to better suit this more agile, collaborative, and flexible way of working. It will be moving from Chiswell Street, EC1 to 168 Shoreditch High Street, E1, creating a hub for its people to work together, learn from each other and meet clients. It follows a similar move in Brighton in January 2021, when Kreston Reeves moved its Brighton office to the Plus X Innovation Hub.
Nigel Fright, Managing Partner, Kreston Reeves said: “Over the past few years we have proudly led the way in adapting to modern agile working practices, supporting the needs of our clients and people. With the Coronavirus pandemic solidifying that shift in the way we work, our people can use that experience and skill to work seamlessly across our office footprint, from client sites and home.
“We have asked for and listened to feedback from our people over the past few months and we anticipate working about two days a week in the office with other time spent with clients and working remotely.
“We’re committed to our purpose in ‘guiding our clients, colleagues and communities to a brighter future’, and that requires flexibility and balance in where and how we work. Our people work hard to deliver the best possible client service so it’s important to create a working environment that meets their changing needs.”
Laurence Parry, Partner and London office lead at Kreston Reeves said: “We’re really excited to be moving to our new base in London that embodies our purpose and values. The office will be a place for collaboration, to share ideas, to meet clients, and for all our colleagues to grow and learn.
“Our people really do make Kreston Reeves and we trust them to decide where and how they can best serve their clients and work with their teams. We will see our colleagues across all our offices developing a working pattern that is a seamless blend of office and home working.”