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Colston Hall plays host to KPMG’s launch party

Bristol Youth Choir last night marked the opening of KPMG’s new offices in Queen Square Bristol, alongside 200 of the city’s top CEOs and the city’s Mayor, Marvin Rees.

Comedian Rory Bremner who performed later on in the evening at Colston Hall’s Slapstick Festival, also attended the party entertaining 200 of the firm’s clients with his inimitable mix of impressions and satire. He praised the new headquarters, saying: “what a wonderful building, in a beautiful square in the heart of Bristol.”

Andrew Hodgson, senior KPMG partner in Bristol, said: “We’re immensely proud of our new home, which brings together the old and new perfectly.

“KPMG is proud to have 200 years of history in Bristol, and this is reflected all around us in the beautiful design of the building. We wanted to be at the heart of everything taking place in this thriving city. That’s not just about being physically located at the centre, but it’s also about being fully engaged in the business, public sector, cultural, charity and social fabric of Bristol. The food and drink tonight was provided by local suppliers, we’ve had fantastic entertainment from Rory and Colston Hall’s youth choir, and some of the most exciting and innovative local early-stage businesses showcased their work to guests.”

Bristol Youth Choir is run by Bristol Plays Music, the Arts Council England’s Music Hub for the city of Bristol. It’s a partnership between Bristol Music Trust, which runs Colston Hall and Bristol City Council.

KPMG employs 450 people in Bristol.

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