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Fee income hits £4.4m as Manchester accountants KJG celebrate 70th anniversary

 Dear ,
Please see attached and to follow a press release about Manchester city centre accountancy practice KJG LLP (Kay Johnson Gee), which is celebrating its 70th anniversary in business with record fee income of £4.4m - up by just north of 26 per cent on the previous year. The press release also includes a couple of nice quotes from very longstanding clients Lisa Cartwright of the Cartwright Group (£140m turnover) and Michael Goldman of Rayburn Trading (£90m turnover).

I have also attached a picture of the partners at KJG, outside their City Road East office. Pictured left to right these are:

  • Mike Garrett, Partner
  • Julian Beressi, Managing Partner
  • Alex White, Partner
  • Steven Lindsay, Partner
  • Roger Blaskey, Partner
  • Alan Fallows, Partner

If you have any questions or would like any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch either with me or with KJG's marketing manager, Richard Venables (

Kind regards,


Stuart Anderson
Alpha Public Relations
0161 791 0811

Manchester accountants KJG celebrate 70thanniversary with record revenues

  • Fee income up by more than 26%
  • Staff numbers hit a record high
  • Specialist services at forefront of firm-wide growth

09 February 2018: Manchester accountancy firm KJG LLP has reported record revenues as it celebrates its 70thanniversary. The firm reported total fee income of £4.4 million in 2017, an increase of 26 per cent on the previous year.

Revenues increased across the board, with particularly rapid progress in the specialist areas of corporate finance, corporate recovery, and taxation advisory services. KJG is targeting another record year for 2018.

To support its growth, staff numbers at the chartered accountancy and business advisory firm have grown to a record total of 50.

Managing partner Julian Beressi, who celebrates his 25th anniversary with the firm in 2018, said, "I am very fortunate to be able to say that I have enjoyed the past 25 years and am very pleased to see that our five-year growth strategy is being achieved. This success is down to the hard work of the KJG team and the excellent service they deliver to our expanding client base."

KJG, which today operates out of landmark offices at 1 City Road East in Manchester city centre, was founded in 1948 by Reuben Kay. It continues to serve clients that came on board during its earliest years.

One of these early clients is the Altrincham-headquartered commercial vehicle body, trailer and conversion manufacturer The Cartwright Group. Lisa Cartwright, group director at The Cartwright Group, said, "Congratulations to all at KJG LLP for reaching the 70-year landmark.

"The Cartwright Group have used the services of KJG since we started trading in 1952. From our small beginnings we have grown dramatically to our current 38 acre site and group turnover in excess of £140 million. KJG have helped us through each stage of this development."

Another client that has been with KJG since its early years is the £90 million-turnover household, toiletries and confectionary wholesaler Rayburn Trading.

Michael Goldman, chief executive of Rayburn Trading, said, "Our relationship with KJG goes back to 1959 when Reuben Kay (of the Kay bit) was my late father Benny's accountant. My father wished to pay £5 for the audit and eventually they settled on five guineas  - that's £5.25 to you youngsters!

"Reuben was a fanatical United fan, following them home and away, and a close friend of Sir Matt, and most of the meeting was taken up discussing the Reds!

"I came in during the latter days of Reuben and have enjoyed a wonderful working and friendship relationship with [KJG partner] Roger Blaskey spanning many years. Rayburn celebrate our 60th birthday this year, which is a big milestone, and all being well I'm sure our relationship with KJG will endure for many years to come."

In addition to contributing to the growth of the firm's revenues, in 2017 KJG's staff and partners raised more than £11,000 for local charities Forever Manchester and Manchester Mind when 16 of the team took part in a skydive, jumping from 11,000 feet.

The team has already begun planning its charitable activities for 2018. These will include the 10km Great Manchester Run and a building abseil.


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Notes to editors


KJG LLP is a firm of chartered accountants and business advisers based in Manchester city centre. It provides a nationwide client base with expert advice on taxation, corporate finance, audit, accounts, payroll and corporate recovery.

The firm was founded in 1948 by Reuben Kay. Today it operates from landmark offices at 1 City Road East, employing more than 50 staff and partners. It is one of the region's best-established accountancy firms, with fee income in excess of £4.4 million.

As well as helping clients grow their businesses as efficiently and effectively as possible, KJG is also committed to supporting local charitable causes. Staff regularly raise significant sums for charities such as Forever Manchester, Manchester Mind and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, as well as volunteering their time to help out at organisations such as children's charity the Wood Street Mission.


For further information please contact:

Richard Venables
Marketing manager
0161 832 6221
07983 989394