LIFE AT KrestonSW
A snapshot of what it’s like working with
us at KrestonSW…
2021 in review
The year was full of social events pre and post mid-year restrictions. Staff sipped on wine while painting at Cork and Chroma, played Lawn Bowls in Neutral Bay and cooked a 3 course Mediterranean meal at the Sydney Cooking School. Then, finished off the year as Rockstars at Lotus in Barangaroo.
2020 in review
The partners and staff celebrated the end of 2020 Hawaiian Style at China Doll in Woolloomooloo. The first social event since March due to Covid-19 precautions with social distancing and the team working from home.
2019 in review
It was time to celebrate a major achievement of our firm. We have been around for 50 years this year!
Since 1969 the firm now has 5 partner, 25 staff firm, that it is today. With significant tax, business services, audit, bookkeeping, management accounting, and international tax divisions, the firm is able to look after all needs in the small to medium size business space. We have come a long way!
We celebrated the event with partners, staff and some clients (some who had even been with us for the whole 50 years) at The Mint in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
There is a lot more to celebrate and we plan to be around for another 50 years.
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 time 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.