TIGA Press Releases
Kingston Smith W1 becomes the latest member
Publish Date: Tuesday 19th June 2012
the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has welcomed
chartered accountants and business advisors Kingston Smith W1 as its latest
Based in London’s West End, Kingston Smith W1 specialises in advising creative, communications and consulting businesses, on all aspects of finance, audit, accountancy and tax. Many of its clients are media tech companies, including new gaming businesses but it also works with marketing services, TV and commercial production companies, live entertainment and music agencies.
Its clients range from sizeable independents and multi-nationals to start-ups, which the firm has advised on a range of financial and business issues.
Richard Heap, Media & Technology partner and gaming specialist at Kingston Smith W1, said:
"Our long established office in the West End focuses on the creative industries, where our clients are increasingly seeking to embrace technology, as brands and film & TV meet games. This, along with the recent changes in the Budget, means we expect there to be strong growth in the gaming sector in the UK.
"Joining TIGA will enable us to better help our clients succeed and contribute to the overall growth of the sector.”
Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:
"Getting the right financial advice and assistance is essential when running an efficient, creative company and it is important that videogame developers are able to develop and deliver their corporate strategy.
"Kingston Smith W1 and its FSA authorised corporate finance arm aims to work with TIGA in providing financial and business advice to its members. We are delighted they have decided to join us during this exciting time for the gaming industry.”
Notes to editors:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership. TIGA was awarded ‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the ‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010. TIGA has also been named as a finalist in the 2010 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) National Management and Leadership Awards in the category of ‘The Outstanding Organisation of the Year Award (SME)’. TIGA is an ‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation. TIGA's vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.
We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that TIGA members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.
For further information, please contact Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 07875 939 643, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.