• 18 October 2018

    A little slow for September retail sales

    It was a so-so September for retail sales as end of summer sales saw people spending – but only in some sectors. The key findings from the statistics showed: In ...

  • 18 October 2018

    Newbury firm acquires new partner

    Leading accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, has announced the appointment of Geoff Collis to the Newbury office. Geoff was previously a partner at the firm’s Portsmouth office. He brings with him ...

  • 9 October 2018

    Guildford office re-affirms local charity support

    A local accountancy firm has announced it will continue to support Guildford-based charity, the halow project, for the third year running. Wilkins Kennedy’s Guildford office, which act for a number ...

  • 25 September 2018

    Wilkins Kennedy joins book festival line up

    Accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, is one of the headline sponsors at this year’s Guildford Book Festival. Organisers have announced the initial line-up for 2018, with events taking place at venues ...

  • 20 September 2018

    Changeable weather affects seasonal sales figures for August

    It was a bad month for clothing stores as the month of August cooled off from the unseasonably warm weather. However, the retail sales figures were offset by the increase ...

  • 16 August 2018

    Jump in July retail sales supported by fans

    There were two types of fans “keeping up” the retail sales statistics during July 2018, as warm World Cup supporters shopped in food stores – and picked up a few ...

  • 19 July 2018

    Wonderful World Cup slightly clouds retail sales

    This morning’s June 2018 retail sales stated “strongest three-month-on-three-month growth since May 2001”. However, looking further into the figures, it shows that June was down, admittedly on a strong April ...

  • 12 July 2018

    Wilkins Kennedy joins CogitalGroup

    Wilkins Kennedy has joined forces with Baldwins, part of CogitalGroup, to create a new division covering the south of England. William Payne, senior partner of Wilkins Kennedy, will take a ...

  • 3 July 2018

    Well-established Reading restaurant closes after 25 years of trading

    One of Reading’s longest-established restaurants, Dolce Vita in Kings Walk, has closed with the loss of 12 jobs. The family-run business, which had built up a loyal customer base over ...

  • 14 June 2018

    Weather and a wedding lift retail sales

    This morning’s May 2018 retail sales revealed significant growth compared to April 2018, following several months of anaemic increases, thanks, in part, to better weather and the Royal Wedding. However, ...

  • 13 June 2018

    Wilkins Kennedy brings VAT offering to Kent with new appointment

    Top 20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, has appointed Greg Mayne to head up a new VAT offering in Kent.Greg, who joins Wilkins Kennedy after more than 20 years with two ...

  • 8 June 2018

    Accountants move into Ashford office development

    Leading accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, is one of the first to move into the new Ashford Commercial Quarter from 30 April 2018. The move was prompted by the building of ...

  • 24 May 2018

    Wilkins Kennedy merges with Bourne End firm of accountants M R Salvage

    Top 20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy LLP, will merge with M R Salvage Limited, creating a combined firm with over 700 staff and partners with an expected turnover in excess ...

  • 24 May 2018

    April retail sales “hop” fuelled by fuel

    Small growth in this morning’s retail sales for April 2018 gave hope to a spring bounceback. But there was disappointment behind the figures as fuel price increases propped up sales ...

  • 23 May 2018

    Hertford accountancy firm’s craft market winners

    A leading accountancy firm has announced a trio of winners following their support of the Craft Market and Open Day at Hertford Castle. Accountants Wilkins Kennedy, which acts for a ...

  • 17 May 2018

    Southampton charity quiz night raises £2,500

    A quiz night held in aid of The Rose Road Association, has raised much needed funds for the charity. The Rose Road Association, which is based in Southampton, works with ...

  • 14 May 2018

    Guildford firm renews Surrey Hills partnership

    Local accountancy firm has renewed its corporate partnership with Surrey Hills Enterprises for a further three years – a programme which seeks to support and grow businesses in the area. ...

  • 26 April 2018

    Wilkins Kennedy appoints new Senior Partner

    Top-20 accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy announces the appointment of William Payne as new Senior Partner from May 2018. He replaces David Fenn who has held the post since May 2011 ...

  • 19 April 2018

    Beast eats into March retail sales

    The weather was yet again a feature of this morning’s retail sales for March 2018, as the Beast from the East ate into the figures – but there could be ...

  • 9 April 2018

    Time is running out for taxpayers to report undeclared offshore interests

    New legislation introduced by the UK government will see anyone with undeclared offshore tax matters face hefty fines if they do not correct their tax affairs – and the deadline ...

  • 22 March 2018

    Any romance in February’s retail sales?

    Whilst there was a glimmer of hope from this morning’s retail sales figures for February 2018, overall figures are still flat – and retailers need to woo their customers. The ...

  • 12 March 2018

    Newbury accountants appoint equine and bloodstock specialist to support sector growth

    Top 20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, has appointed Gina Bartlett to further develop a specialist division in Newbury.Gina, who joins Wilkins Kennedy following 15 years’ experience in practice, has spent ...

  • 7 March 2018

    Accountants raise £610 for Southampton charity

    An accountancy firm has handed over a charity cheque to Wessex Heartbeat, following a year of fundraising. Wilkins Kennedy’s Portsmouth and Southampton offices, which act for a number of businesses ...

  • 28 February 2018

    Southend accountants raise £8,983 for Essex charity

    An accountancy firm in Southend has handed over the latest charity cheque to Havens Hospices, bringing their total to nearly £9,000. Wilkins Kennedy’s Southend office, which acts for a number ...

  • 16 February 2018

    Health on the agenda for January retail sales

    This morning’s retail sales figures for January were less than plump, although there was a glimmer of hope as consumers kick started a healthier New Year. The key findings from ...

  • 13 February 2018

    Hampshire firm raises target-smashing £24,000 for local charity

    Accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, has successfully raised £24,235.50 for Naomi House & Jacksplace – a charity that provides hospice care to life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their families ...

  • 19 January 2018

    Dreary December retail sales deliver disappointment

    Lower margins and squeezed prices revealed a disappointing end to the Golden Quarter in the December Retail Sales, as it appeared consumers bought their spending forward to November 2017 with ...

  • 18 January 2018

    Hertford firm raises cash for Air Ambulance

    An accountancy firm in Hertford has raised £621 for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance following a number of festive fundraisers. Staff at Wilkins Kennedy’s Hertford office, based on Ware ...

  • 3 January 2018

    Wilkins Kennedy strengthens VAT offering with new appointment

    Top 20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, has appointed Mark Doherty to head up VAT services in seven offices across Hampshire and Surrey. Mark, who comes to Wilkins Kennedy after a ...

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