Queen officially opens KPMG headquarters

Queen officially opens KPMG headquarters

The Queen tours KPMG headquarters and officially opens the Canary Wharf building

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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