We have all enjoyed working with Kreston Reeves and Andrew Griggs in particular for many years. BSL has an unusual history and Kreston Reeves understands that well. Andrew Griggs’ expert... More knowledge of the company, board of directors and shareholders was invaluable in transitioning the company from the current owners to the directors and employees to take it forward. We could not have completed the transaction without Andrew and his colleagues. David Blanchard, Managing Director, BSL Gas Technologies Ltd
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 International, 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.
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 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
Kreston Reeves has provided support for Cultiva Europe Ltd since the company was set up in 1998. The team, led by Andrew Griggs, oversaw many years of significant growth,... More providing financial and accountancy services to the business. Establishing and building the business was exciting but also challenging at times, which was made easier with the knowledge that I had the support of a trusted team of professionals at Kreston Reeves. The service provided was personal and Andrew has always made himself available for more informal advice and mentoring which was highly valued. 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 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. Over the 21 years of working with Andrew and his team of professionals they have earnt my utmost trust and respect, thank you. 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
In his spare time Andrew enjoys cycling, playing golf and tennis as well as skiing.