Our history

Our story

Our history can be traced back to 200 years ago and we’ve celebrated some important milestones along the way. We’re really proud of the reputation we’ve built – and we’re grateful to our people for making it stronger every day.


  1. 2018

    We merge with Surrey-based corporate finance boutique SamCorp. Strengthing our Corporate Finance offering.
  2. 2017

    We merge with Munslows strengthening the London office.
  3. 2016

    Kreston Reeves and Spofforths merged, creating one of the largest accountancy and financial advisory firms in the South East from two of its longest established practices.
  4. 2015

    We become Kreston Reeves to better reflect our membership of the Kreston network and highlight our commitment to meeting our clients’ increasing international requirements.
  5. 2014

    Our Gatwick offices integrate to form one, larger office in Griffin House, Gatwick.
  6. 2013

    We open an office in Discovery Park before expanding our presence there in 2015.
  7. 2013

    Four new partners join the firm following acquisition of CLB Gatwick.
  8. 2010

    We become Reeves having merged with FW Stephens – bringing accountancy, business advice and financial services together under one umbrella.
  9. 2008

    Reeves+Neylan merge with Ashford based Additus, who move into the firm's Chatham office.
  10. 2007

    We acquire Sterling Milne and open a Gatwick-based office.
  11. 2004

    We merge with Ashdens and open for business in London.
  12. 2000

    Reeves & Neylan amalgamated with Coach House Insurance Consultants, who became Coach House Financial Services Ltd and ultimately Kreston Reeves Financial Planning Limited.
  13. 1999

    Reeves & Neylan merged with Brian Elvy & Co who moved into the Chatham office in May 2000.
  14. 1997

    Reeves & Neylan merged with Judkins in Rochester who later moved in to the Chatham office.
  15. 1978-1996

    We open three new offices in Scotland but then the decision is made to operate the Scottish offices on an autonomous basis.
  16. 1974

    The firm merged with the Margate practice of Harold Thompson and Baxter & Co.
  17. 1969-1989

    We expand across Kent with four new office openings.
  18. 1969

    Reeves & Neylan merge with Deal based Dixon & Co and shortly afterwards (1972) open an office in Sandwich.
  19. 1967

    Reeves & Young merge with Neylan & Co to become Reeves & Neylan.
  20. 1936

    Worsfold, Neylan & Co become Neylan & Co.
  21. 1935

    First entry of Worsfold, Neylan & Co in Canterbury.
  22. 1923

    Frank Reeves and JHB Young started trading as Reeves & Young.
  23. 1923

    Patrick Neylan joined Worsfold & Hayward and they then practised as Worsfold & Neylan.
  24. 1919

    Frank Reeves recruits JBH Young, six months later he was made Partner.
  25. 1901-1902

    Frank Reeves opens an office in Canterbury.
  26. 1897

    Frank Reeves is first recorded as being a sole practitioner working from an office in London, just off Moorgate.
  27. 1880

    Worsfold & Hayward expanded their all-round professional services offering and a London office at Cannon Street was opened which was then closed at the outbreak of the first World War in 1914.
  28. 1877

    Worsfold & Hayward listed in Accountants directory.
  29. 1861

    Worsfold & Sons amalgamated with Henry Hayward and became Worsfold & Hayward operating as auctioneers, accountants and architects.
  30. 1840

    Worsfold was re-named Worsfold & Sons when his son joined and they moved to Canterbury.
  31. 1821

    James Worsfold founded Worsfold – Land, insurance and stockbrokers in Dover.