The team led by Andrew Griggs were outstanding. They gave me great comfort that all angles were covered. Colin Grant, Managing Director, Medway Galvanising Company
Andrew Griggs BA FCA CF
Senior Partner and Head of International
- Diploma in Corporate Finance
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Member of the Corporate Finance, Finance and Management and Tax faculties of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- Degree in Accountancy
Having trained and qualified at Spicer & Pegler/Deloitte, with experience in audit, corporate finance and restructuring, Andrew joined Kreston Reeves in 1992 as a corporate manager before becoming a partner in 1996.
As Senior Partner, Andrew advises and looks after a number of large and high growth, entrepreneurial companies (both nationally and internationally) who use his wealth of experience in not only audit but strategic and advisory work. Andrew has a passion for growth and an understanding of business life cycles from creation to exit.
Andrew chairs the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance steering group which brings together the related professional skills required to grow and sell businesses. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Locate in Kent as well as a Board member of Kreston Global, of which Kreston Reeves is a leading member.
Andrew has a significant amount of experience and expertise in working with international clients and heads up the firm’s international team. He also has particular sector experience in property and construction, manufacturing and distribution.
Andrew and the team at Kreston Reeves smoothly and effectively led us through the sale of our business. While we were under no pressure to sell, we expected the procedure... More to be complicated and time consuming for us, which we found daunting. Their technical expertise and attention to detail throughout the process was excellent. Each stage of this complex transaction was explained in terms we could understand and they reassured us throughout. Along with this technical advice we were impressed at how Andrew and his team really understood how we felt about the sale – knowing it was more than just a transaction for us. We were highly impressed by how Kreston Reeves, through their various services and contacts, ensured we obtained the best all round from the sale of the company. However, what stood out for us the most was the personal and approachable service we received and the genuine interest they had in our business. The advice was open and forthcoming, and we were able to pick up the phone with ease. I trusted them through the whole process and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Kreston Reeves to others! Matthew Hill, Managing Director, Obart Pumps
Over the last 2 years Kreston Reeves have provided support and guidance during a period of significant change for myself and the business. After 21 years of managing the... More business they have helped plan and implement an exit strategy which involved transferring ownership of the business to existing shareholders and share buyback by the company. Throughout the process they have demonstrated extreme patience to changing circumstances and at all stages have provided clearly explained options and recommendations. Steve Meineck, Cultiva Europe Ltd.
Andrew Griggs and his team masterminded the transaction. It was great to have them at our side throughout the acquisition working alongside our solicitors, DMH Stallard, and Lloyds Bank. Adam Handy, Chief Financial Officer, Albatross Group
We chose Kreston Reeves initially for help with a small piece of work in relation to succession planning for a family company and some advice on the setup of a... More new entity in collaboration with a leading UK based University (The University of Nottingham). We were surprised with the level of involvement from a senior member of the firm and the time that was taken to really understand our business even in the very small initial pieces of work. As would be expected Kreston Reeves helped with the technical aspect of setting up a new company and have also become auditors for that company but more importantly, given all the initial time that the team, especially Andrew Griggs, spent getting to know the business has meant that they have been able to provide more holistic advice and guidance and as a result they are now very much trusted advisors. This has meant we have spoken to them in relation to employee options schemes, setup of an EU based company post Brexit amongst other things. It very much feels like we could contact someone at Kreston Reeves and receive impartial but informed advice that fully considers the corporate structure of our organisation. It is not cookie cutter advice but tailored to our needs. Our previous advisor was a smaller firm than Kreston Reeves and didn’t have the global reach. Kreston Reeves have been able to offer globally focused advice to support our company who have significant trade in both the EU and USA. Kreston Reeves stand out though in the approach taken to really get to know our organisation they are also willing to give considered and evidence based views. KR have made a difference as they have assisted us with setting up our organisation to support future growth. On a personal level I feel that the relationship with Andrew means I have someone who I am able to pick-up the phone to in order to get considered, relevant and thoughtful advice. Andrew is also not afraid to challenge initial ideas and on a number of occasions this challenge has led to an enhanced end result. David Woolger, Managing Director of Cerca Magnetics Limited and Magnetic Shields Limited
In his spare time Andrew enjoys cycling, playing golf and tennis as well as skiing.