Accountancy firm Kreston Reeves has finalised plans for a return to work post pandemic stating that it will roll out hybrid working and has opened a new London office
The firm has committed fully to hybrid, flexible working conditions by allowing all their employees to choose where and how to work to best meet their clients, team and personal needs when all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Kreston Reeves employs over 500 people working across its eight offices in London, Kent and Sussex and started to move towards a more flexible and agile working setup a few years ago but the Covid-19 pandemic has solidified the firm’s shift to the permanent arrangement.
The firm has also announced the opening of a new London office. Moving from Chiswell Street, EC1 to their new address on 168 Shoreditch High Street E1, is a better suited for the firm’s new agile, collaborative, and flexible way of working and aims to create a hub for its people to work together, learn from each other and meet clients.
Nigel Fright, managing partner, at 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’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.’
After asking for feedback from employees over the last few months, the firm now anticipates employees working two days a week in the office space and the other time spent with clients and working remotely. The shift to more remote working follows a similar move in Brighton in January 2021, when Kreston Reeves moved its Brighton office to the Plus X Innovation Hub.
On the new Shoreditch office for Kreston Reeves, Laurence Parry, partner and London office lead, 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.
‘We will see our colleagues across all our offices developing a working pattern that is a seamless blend of office and home working.’