150th anniversary celebrations start

Creaseys celebrate 150 years

150th anniversary celebrations start

Creaseys in Tunbridge Wells, Kent’s largest independent accountancy practice, will start to celebrate its 150th anniversary with a charity rounders tournament at the end of this month.

To be held at Penshurst Place on May 31 starting at 1745, it will be the fifth such rounders event, with proceeds going to Creaseys’ charity of the year, Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource.

Gemma Bevan, chair of the firm’s social responsibility committee and the tournament organiser, is anticipating a high turnout. She said: “We will have at least 14 teams from local businesses, each with up to 10 players. We hope to raise a record amount for our chosen charity. Each team pays an entry fee and there’ll be a barbecue, bar and tombola.

“We’re also kicking off our big 150th birthday with a social media competition. Prizes will include a £150 restaurant voucher.”

Tournament guests are expected to include Councillor Len Horwood, the town’s new mayor and chairman of the mental health charity.

Creaseys was founded in 1868 as Crabb & Creasey, originally in the City of London. The first Tunbridge Wells office opened in Mount Pleasant 110 years ago. After several changes, the name was shortened to Creaseys in 1998 and today’s pupose-designed Mount Ephraim centre houses seven partners and around 70 staff.