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2023 in Review

For this year’s Christmas Party, the Kreston Stanley Williamson team chose a colourful theme. With everyone randomly assigned a specific colour to wear, the office came alive creating a bright and lively atmosphere for the annual celebration. The party kicked off in the office with the much-anticipated tradition “new staff performance,” featuring a lighthearted Christmas dance by the new starters of 2023. Laughter filled the space as the team showcased their festive spirit. The vibe turned competitive with a golf putting contest, followed by the Kris Kringle gift exchange and the playful “bad Santa” game, where gifts changed hands multiple times. The team took a fun taxi boat to reach the dinner reservation across the harbour, adding a bit of adventure to the evening. At dinner, everyone had a good meal, shared stories, and laughed together. The colourful attire made the atmosphere festive, creating a relaxed and enjoyable vibe.

In addition to the celebrations in Sydney, our Philippine team members had their own festive gathering. Bridging the distance, Thanh travelled to join them in person for the festivities. With the team members all dressed up, they enjoyed a delightful lunch at a private dining venue, creating an atmosphere filled with laughter, shared stories, and friendly introductions. Despite the miles between them, the celebration was a heartwarming testament to the strong bond that unites our teams across borders.

2022 in Review

But our team in the Philippines had an equally eventful year in 2022!

Our Philippine team organised some captivating social activities to complement their love for good food. They decided to showcase their vocal talents and had a night of Karaoke that left everyone in great laughing spirit. Next on the agenda was an adrenaline-pumping adventure to Sinagtala, where they conquered the giant swing and zipline. Returning to a bygone era, the team explored the wonders of Las Casas, strolling around, taking a ride on the kalesa, and enjoying a leisurely balsa cruise while marvelling at the beauty of the old house structures. To top it off, they had the privilege of basking in a magnificent sunset by the beach. 

And guess what? Despite the miles that separate us, the team found ingenious ways to connect with our Sydney office through virtual games, thanks to modern technology. 

These events made 2022 an unforgettable year, and we can’t wait to make even more fun memories in 2023!

2021 in Review

2021 was a year filled with memorable social events that brought us together, both before and after mid-year COVID restrictions. 

We unleashed our inner artists at Cork and Chroma, where staff sipped on wine and let their creativity flow onto the canvas. It was an evening of self-expression and artistic exploration that left us with beautiful mementos of the experience. 

For a change of pace, we ventured to Neutral Bay to try our hand at Lawn Bowls. It was a day of friendly competition, under the warm sun, as we aimed to strike that perfect shot and master the game. 

But the culinary adventures were, as always fun! At the Sydney Cooking School, we learnt to prepare a three-course Mediterranean meal. From chopping to plating, we savoured every moment of creating and savouring our delicious creations. 

And to conclude the year on a high note, let our hair down at Lotus in Barangaroo. 

Looking back, 2021 was a year of shared experiences in the midst of COVID restrictions. 

2020 in Review

In a year like no other as COVID continues to affect businesses, the partners and staff came together to bid farewell to 2020 Hawaiian Style at the China Doll in Woolloomooloo. It was a momentous occasion, marking the first social event since March, when the world was grappling with the challenges of COVID-19. 

Despite the lingering precautions and social distancing measures, we were determined to reconnect, even as the team continued to work from home. The evening was a celebration and a testament to our ability to adapt. 

2019 in Review

Celebrating a milestone, as our firm celebrated 50 remarkable years of excellence and service. Since our inception in 1969, we’ve evolved into a thriving firm, boasting a team of 5 dedicated partners and 25 skilled professionals. We’ve expanded our services, adding vital divisions encompassing tax, business services, audit, bookkeeping, management accounting, and international tax, to better serve the diverse needs of small to medium-sized businesses. 

And as we commemorate these five decades of achievement, we’d like to acknowledge the loyal clients who’ve been by our side for the journey. 

To mark this occasion, we gathered our partners, staff, and clients, some of whom have been our steadfast companions for the full 50 years, at the prestigious Mint in Macquarie Street, Sydney. The event was a testament to the enduring relationships we’ve cultivated and the trust we’ve garnered throughout the years. 

Our story is far from over, and we’re committed to continuing this journey, evolving, and thriving for another remarkable 50 years and beyond. Thank you for being an important part of our story! 

2018 in Review

Most years we plan many social events throughout the year. And 2018 was no exception.

We organised lawn bowls, jet boating, seafood cooking classes at the Sydney Fish Markets, and completed the JP Morgan run, to name a few. And most importantly we all celebrated the 80th birthday of our founding partner, Bill Stanley.

2017 in Review

New additional to our team – Kamal Thakkar starts as our new Audit Director for KrestonSW Audit Pty Ltd and Partner at Kreston Stanley Williamson. We have been very fortunate to find someone of Kamal’s calibre who shares our ethos of dedicated client service. We’re confident that he will play a key role in our continued provision of high quality solutions for our clients.

The partners of Kreston Stanley Williamson encourage a strong work/life balance with a ‘Get Involved’ attitude. Which saw the return of KrestonSW MasterChef Cook Off!

2016 in Review

We welcome back Jodee and Grace back to the KrestonSW team from maternity leave.

A year later, 11 members of our team competed in the 2016 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. Notable performances go to Ben, Quang and Rachel.

The celebrations continued all year around with cruise around Sydney Harbour for Vivid, Oyster Bar at Circular Quay for EOFY celebrations and finished it off with dinner at the Pantry in the northern beaches for Christmas.

2015 in Review

We’d like to say congratulations to our long-term secretary Jodee, and her husband Brett, on the safe arrival of their second daughter, Olivia Clare.

Congratulations to one of our accountants, Cameron Grace, for completing the final module of his post-graduate qualifications. He can now call himself a Chartered Accountant!

The team started the year scared senseless with a ghost tour at the Rocks. Although no ghostly encounters were made, we enjoyed wandering around the cobblestoned laneways, listening to some true stories and learning of the dark past that has haunted the Rocks.

The team celebrated the EOFY at Bungalow 8 and took the opportunity to thank our long-term staff for their loyalty to the firm. Helen Campbell, Grace Yang, Cameron Grace, Rachel Mondragon and Jodee Hughes were all rewarded for more than 5 years of service. Thanh Vo received her reward for more than 10 years of service.

2014 in Review

Four of our team completed the Australian Super Corporate Triathlon – conquering a 300m swim, an 8km bike ride and a 3km run around the Royal Botanical Gardens.

The team enjoyed a boat cruise around Sydney Harbour to see the spectacular lights of Vivid, accompanied with some lovely drinks and nibbles to finish the night.

This year’s Christmas party theme was the roaring 1920s. Everybody joined in the fun and looked fabulous! The newbies of the team performed the annual newbie jingle featuring both the macarena and Nutbush.

2013 in Review

The 2013 KrestonSW MasterChef Competition celebrated “Islands of the World”, with four teams battling it out for an exclusive spot on the spice-rack trophy. The teams choose Manhattan, Singapore (despite some contest as to whether or not it was truly an island), Great Britain and Fiji. Great Britain won the annual challenged with Ben’s Butter Chicken.

The annual picnic was at Lane Cove National Park, however due to the high temperatures there was no barbecue disappointingly. Not to worry, as our admin team quickly organised enough barbecue chickens to feed the team, their partners, and children three times over.

Through the Ages theme never disappoints and the team dressed in fashion from the decade they were born in. This managed to cover the 40s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Christmas dinner was at the El-Phoenician restaurant at the delightful Walsh Bay for a delicious feast which included mesmerising entertainment from two beautiful and very talented belly dancers.

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