Queen officially opens KPMG headquarters

THE QUEEN asked about KPMG’s work during the banking crisis, during a visit to officially open the firm’s headquarters.

Standing on the 11th floor of the accounting firm’s £340m glass and steel headquarters at Canary Wharf, the Queen asked senior partner John Griffith-Jones about the firm’s work during the crisis.

“The banking crisis she wanted to know about (that) – she was very interested to know how many people we had working on the banks,” Griffith-Jones said.

She also remarked on delays to the £18bn Crossrail project, connecting Heathrow to Canary Wharf which has been put back a year to 2018.

“That’s very delayed isn’t it,” she told Griffith-Jones.

Thousands of KPMG office workers, waving British flags cheered on as the Queen was escorted around the modern glass structure by KPMG senior partner John Griffith-Jones.

KPMG have helped with the Queen’s accounts in some capacity for 90 years. The six-strong royal audit team were on hand to meet Her Majesty during the tour.


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