Practice News

July 2017

In July Mark and Thorne were joined by the Mayor of Castle Point who attended the official opening of the new MSB&Co office at Tarpots in Benfleet. The Mayor was most impressed by our new offices and to learn of our success in the borough since our launch back in 2003.

The day also saw the official opening of our neighbours premises Beck Wealth Management Ltd, to whom we wish every success.

May 2017

After a six month redevelopment, our Benfleet Office has now moved to its brand new shiny premises at Tarpots Corner, 105 London Road, Benfleet, SS7 5TG. Best of luck to Thorne and the team at Benfleet with the new office!

Tarpots office

April 2017

Congratulations to Luke who was recently promoted to Canvey Office Manager and to Andrew who has now taken up his new role as Director of Finance for the MSB Group.

promotion

March 2016

The Managers Annual Team Building Day was at Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre this year and certainly went with a splash! The Olympic Venue was no obstacle for our managers, a great day!!!

water rafting

December 2016

In December we all took part in our Christmas jumper day. This year we all donated a small amount each to raise money for Cancer Research UK which MSB & Co matched, in total raising £130. Thank you to the team and clients for contributing and joining in with the festive fun.

our Christmas jumper day

our Christmas jumper day

our Christmas jumper day

our Christmas jumper day

September 2016

All the team came together for a staff lunch at the Choi Yin Chinese restaurant in Rayleigh. This was to celebrate several staff birthdays along with Vish and Sues 10 year service. Another great event with all the team.

Staff lunch at Choi Yin Chinese restaurant in Rayleigh

August 2016

Sadly in August Lynda Cannon, a long standing member of staff lost her fight with cancer. She was dearly loved and appreciated by staff and clients alike. Lyn will be missed by all of us here at MSB & Co and will never be forgotten.

Lynda Cannon

In August Andrew our Canvey Island office manager went on a 4-night trip to Rio which he won for 2 people in a free prize draw by Visa. The prize included 4-star accommodation, tickets to three Olympic events, the closing ceremony and plus spending money. Lucky Andrew decided to take fellow MSB colleague and friend Tom Hockley with him to Enjoy the events. They both had a fantastic time, it was described by Andrew as a "once in a life time experience".

Andrew in Rio

April 2016

In April Jack our Basildon Office Manager ran the London Marathon for his chosen charity British Blind Sport. He ran the 26 miles in a fantastic time of 5hours 30 minutes, raising a huge £2180.92. Some of the team were there cheering him on all the way, well done Jack!

Jack in Marathon

March 2016

Seevic College have now released their apprenticeship Youtube video, Thorne and Sam from our Benfleet office were interviewed during production. Take a look at the footage below.

January 2016 – Sue and Lyn retire

At the end of January 2016 we said farewell to Sue and Lyn, two long standing and very much appreciated members of staff. Everyone attended a staff lunch to mark the occasion, they will be missed by staff and clients alike.

Apprenticeship

December 2015 – New Rayleigh Office

We can now confirm that there will be a fourth MSB & Co office! The new office is located at 35 Webster's Way, Rayleigh. We anticipate opening in February 2016.

November 2015 – MSB & Co Apprenticeship Presentation

Thorne, Sam and Natalie (left to right) from the Benfleet office attended the King John School to assist Essex County Council with the Essex Apprenticeship Roadshow. They discussed their own experiences of the apprenticeship scheme and answered questions from King John students.

Apprenticeship

November 2015 – Movember

Thorne was growing his moustache for charity once again during November, well done for raising £455 for charity!

MOvember 2015

November 2015 – Charity Night

On the 13th November MSB & Co held a charity event in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Maharaja Restaurant in Benfleet. We would like to thank everyone who supported the evening and in particular the 67 guests who attended and helped to raise £1,138.

Charity Night Charity Night Charity Night

October 2015 – Rayleigh Karting

On the 27th of October the usual suspects met for another Karting event, this was our first time at Rayleigh Karting. Great Venue and great racing, Tom took the title on his maiden outing with Charlie a close second.

April 2015 – The New Canvey Island Office is OPEN!

After a four month refurbishment, our new premises on Canvey Island were ready, and in early April just in time for the start of the new Tax Year, we moved from MSB House in Denham Road to 14 Furtherwick Road.

The new offices are very modern and the design is in-keeping with our premises at Benfleet and Basildon Town Centre. MSB House will now be used for record storage and Practice Management.

Best of luck to all the Canvey Staff!

new office

April 2015 – Well Done Kaylie!

Kaylie completed the Brighton Marathon in 05:26:33 and in doing so raised £525 for Charity – we’re all really proud of you!

kaylie

March 2015 – Go-Karting

Another Staff Karting Event and Sam C. was top in both races once again! However, Jack managed to knock Thorne out of Second – making it a first where Sam and Thorne didn’t take the top two spots!

January 2015 – Congratulations to Luke

Well done to Luke for passing level 4 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Now a fully qualified member of the AAT!

November 2014 – Movember

Well done to Thorne for taking part in this year’s Movember (Third year in a row!) and raising money for a very good cause. You can take a look at Thornes Mo Page and donate by following the link below;

mobro.co/thornesmith

Good to see everyone getting involved with Movember at the Benfleet Office.

MSB and Co - Mark, Movember

October 2014 – Quiz Night

The pub quiz arranged by Luke was a great night out for all and this will now be a regular fixture! Each office entered a team and whilst Benfleet did well winning £5 prize money, Canvey didn't do so well coming second from last and even worse Basildon (with the help of Mark) came last (out of 19 teams!). Although the last place prize of a bag of crisps was well received by the Basildon team (aka Team BOOM).

Thanks for arranging a good night out Luke!

September 2014 – Congratulations to Sam C.

Well done to Sam C. for passing level 2 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Good Luck with level 3!

June 2014 - Go-Karting

Our latest staff track meeting at Lakeside Go-Karting was fiercely competed as always, the usual suspects were head and head but Sam just got there and won both races.

April 2014 – Congratulations to Natalie

Well done to Natalie for passing level 3 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Good Luck with level 4!

March 2014 – Golf in the Algarve to mark 10 years at MSB & Co for Thorne

In June 2013 Thorne had been working for MSB & Co for 10 years, quite a milestone! He was the company's first employee and has been doing a great job of running the Benfleet office for many years now.

To celebrate Thorne's long service and dedication to the practice and its clients, a long golf weekend in the Algarve was arranged. I am sorry to say that some shocking golf was played, but the scenery, courses, beaches, weather, hotel, food and night life were all excellent!

Below: Mark, Thorne and Jack celebrating Thorne's 10 years with MSB & Co

MSB and Co - Mark, Thorne and Jack celebrating 10 years

February 2014 – Go-Karting

Another track session and things are getting very competitive. Plenty of near misses and a few nasty crashes, Vish ended up with a stray tyre hitting his visor which resulted in a black eye!

Sam and Thorne each won one race each.

October 2013 – Go-Karting

Almost all staff attended the MSB & Co Go-Karting evening at Lakeside Karting. We started with the Standard Karts for the first heat, and whilst these seemed extremely fast most of us moved on to the Pro-Karts for the second heat!

Everyone really enjoyed themselves, although some decided the speed and thrills of the karts wasn't for them, which is quite understandable.

Sam pipped Thorne and won both races on the evening.

Below: Kitted up and ready for action, Staff Karting Event

MSB and Co - Staff Karting Event

October 2013 – Congratulations to Billy

Well done to Billy for passing level 2 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Good Luck with level 3!

August 2013 - MSB & Co celebrates ten years in business at Newmarket Racecourse

In February 2013 MSB & Co had been trading for ten years! It wasn't until the summer that we celebrated this milestone properly, starting at a local Thai restaurant for lunch with champagne, then onto Newmarket for an afternoon trying our luck at the races, followed in the evening by the Kaiser Chiefs in concert.

A good time was had by all. Some returned home a little poorer, some a little richer, but all a little worse for wear!!!

August 2013 – Congratulations to Luke

Well done to Luke for passing level 3 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Good Luck with level 4!

June 2013 – Congratulations to Kaylie

Well done to Kaylie for passing level 3 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Good Luck with level 4!

April 2013 – Congratulations to Natalie

Well done to Natalie for passing level 2 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Good Luck with level 3!

February 2013 – Mayors Visit

The Mayor of Castle point visited our Benfleet Offices this month as MSB & Co had been shortlisted for the Mayors Business Excellence Awards and also Apprentice of the year.

The Mayor was impressed with our growth and apprentice development programme.

Below: Mark Beckford Meeting the Mayor of Castle Point

MSB and Co - Mark Beckford Meeting the Mayor of Castle Point

June 2012 – Congratulations to Kaylie

Well done to Kaylie for passing level 2 of the Association of Accounting Technicians course. Good Luck with level 3!