ERNST & YOUNG are jumping with glee at beating 15 firms, including PwC, KPMG, BDO, CCW and Kingston Smith, in the Standard Chartered Great City Race.
However, Kingston Smith’s Peter Mills was the first individual representing a firm to cross the finishing line. Coming second out of the ladies was former Crowe Clark Whitehill partner Fiona Hotston Moore – representing the firm, she has now left CCW. Although Hotston Moore took the silver medal for girls, CCW as a whole came second from last at 14th.
The ICAEW came 11th overall and CFO of Standard Chartered Richard Meddings came 2,767th out of the individual men, although this was 11 minutes behind Hotston Moore.
Commiserations to the other firms, which saw PwC come second, Kingston Smith third, KPMG roll in at fifth, and BDO at seventh out of the accountancy firms that took part. Deloitte was missing from the list, but TS reckons the staff must be busy with all the Olympic work the firm’s currently up to.
Last year, Kingston Smith took the gong and KPMG the year before – we at the TS desk think the guys at PwC will be consulting hard to ensure a victory next year.
In order of team placement:
1. Ernst & Young
3. Kingston Smith
4. Rees Pollock
8. Reeves & Co
9. Argyll Scott International
10. Moore Stephens
12. Kinetic Partners
13. Whale Rock Accountancy
15. Greenback Alan
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