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Dynamic organisations know they need to apply both reason and instinct to decision-making. At Grant Thornton UK LLP, this is how we advise our clients every day. We combine award-winning technical expertise with the intuition, insight and confidence gained from our extensive sector experience and a deeper understanding of our clients.

Grant Thornton* is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Over 31,000 Grant Thornton people, across 100 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

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Customers pay the price as volatile supply chains pressure mid-market

Research from Grant Thornton UK LLP’s latest Business Outlook Tracker research, which looks specifically at 370 leaders of businesses with a supply chain, shows that over half (52%) are finding it harder to operate their business today, compared to 12 months ago. To manage cost pressures, 61% of respondents said that their suppliers have agreed […]

Soaring demand sees Grant Thornton grow Thames Valley due diligence team

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has announced significant growth in its Thames Valley Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team following a remarkable period of deals activity in the region.   Grant Thornton’s Thames Valley TAS team, which performs due diligence tasks and gives related transaction advice during the acquisition, disposal, refinance or IPO […]

Mid-market looks to invest more in mental health

During Mental Health Awareness Week (9 -13 May) new research from Grant Thornton UK LLP shows that mid-market employers are looking to increase investment in supporting their people’s mental health over the next 12 months.     From the 604 respondents to Grant Thornton’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* survey, around half (47%) intend to increase […]

Pensions expert supercharges Grant Thornton’s Southern team

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Lauren Carlyle as a partner and its new Head of South Region Pensions. This appointment will strengthen the firm’s national pensions team and support its continued growth, with a specific focus on the South Region.  Lauren will lead a team of 25 pensions specialists […]

Defining the journey towards diversity

Achieving a high standard of diversity in the workplace has become increasingly important – especially given the spotlight that has been shone on this aspect of business life by the recent global pandemic and the growing awareness of racial inequality around the world. For larger businesses there are also greater reporting requirements in this area from regulators and government.

Grant Thornton completes hat-trick of US deals

Grant Thornton UK LLP’s Thames Valley Corporate Finance team has completed on three transactions to US private equity-backed companies within the first quarter of 2022, as activity levels continue to remain strong after a record 2021. The first of the three deals is the sale of international development consultancy IMC Worldwide, as it joins the […]

Grant Thornton grows specialist transfer pricing team

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has promoted Dan Zaidman to Director within its expanding South England transfer pricing team. The appointment comes at a time of significant growth for the currently ten-strong Southern transfer pricing division, which is led by Grant Thornton partner Imran Khan, with other recent appointments including two new […]

Financial accounting expert Pinkesh Patel promoted to Partner at Grant Thornton

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has bolstered its Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team by appointing Pinkesh Patel to Partner. Based in the Thames Valley, Pinkesh helps lead Grant Thornton’s 40-strong national FAAS team, which provides expert financial reporting and accounting advice as well as on-demand resource solutions to firms that […]

‘Great resignation’ stifling the Thames Valley’s mid-market

With job vacancies in the UK reaching a record high, new research from Grant Thornton UK LLP finds that the ‘greatresignation’ is severely impacting the mid-market. Of the mid-sized businesses in the Thames Valley surveyed for the firm’s latest Business Outlook Tracker*, over two thirds (70%) are experiencing unusually high attrition rates – with more […]

THAMES VALLEY DEALS TEAM UPBEAT AFTER ‘GREAT YEAR’

The Thames Valley region’s credentials as the ideal location for dynamic and ambitious companies to thrive will mean it will continue to attract investor interest in 2022, according to Grant Thornton UK LLP.   Reflecting on an “outstanding” 2021 for deals, Peter Jennings, Corporate Finance Partner at Grant Thornton is confident the high concentration of […]

Apprenticeship use increases in the Thames Valley as fight for talent...

As National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February) gets underway, new research from Grant Thornton UK LLP shows that the Thames Valley’s mid-market is increasingly making use of apprenticeships as a means of upskilling their people at all levels.   With job vacancies and resignations at record highs, Grant Thornton’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* survey shows that there’s […]

Thames Valley businesses struggling to implement hybrid working

New research from Grant Thornton UK LLP’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* has revealed that, prior to the implementation of ‘Plan B’ and the return of work from home guidance, a hybrid working approach was being adopted by many mid-market firms in the Thames Valley, but that some were still facing challenges with its implementation. Hybrid […]

Pandemic rattles the mid-market’s business confidence – again

As restrictions start to be re-imposed as part of the government’s ‘Plan B’ to manage the potential impact of the Omicron variant, new research from Grant Thornton UK LLP’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* finds that profit growth expectations in the mid-market have plummeted to an annual low. Only 33% of 601 mid-sized businesses in the […]

Thames Valley businesses fear HMRC clamp down on IR35 compliance

With HMRC’s ‘light touch’ approach to IR35 compliance enforcement set to end in April 2022, new research from Grant Thornton UK LLP’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* finds that the mid-market is struggling to comply with the changes. The survey of 605 mid-sized businesses in the UK found that one in five (19%) are not confident […]

Grant Thornton moves to prime Reading location

Leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP is celebrating moving to the heart of Reading centre, part of its continued investment in the Thames Valley region. The new base at One Valpy in the central business district marks Grant Thornton’s continued focus in Reading and follows the firm relocating to a state-of the-art collaborative […]

Budget Comment from Grant Thornton

Jim Rogers, practice leader for Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Thames Valley area, said: “Businesses will be breathing a sigh of relief. The emphasis was on creating a new post-Covid economy and with two significant tax hikes already imposed this year, there was at least no more bad news.

Perfect storm of supply chain issues threatens a winter of discontent,...

As major disruption to supply chains continues across the country, Grant Thornton UK LLP’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* finds that a perfect storm of temporary and structural supply chain challenges, from changing Brexit regulations to production delays, are threatening to create a winter of discontent for UK businesses and consumers alike.

M&A tax specialist promoted to head up Grant Thornton South Private...

Leading financial and business advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP has promoted private tax director, Richard Marsh, to partner. Richard, who joined the firm as a graduate himself, will head up the private wealth area of the South team from the firm’s Bristol office. Richard is the first head of the southern Grant Thornton Private tax team, bringing together specialists from Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, Reading and Southampton.

Flood of HMRC Fraud Enquiries expected across the Thames Valley region...

MID-MARKET businesses in the Thames Valley area should prepare for a flood of letters from HMRC as furlough draws to a close and the government looks to recoup a suspected £7bn of fraudulent or erroneous Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims, according to business advisers Grant Thornton. HMRC is moving through the gears now that […]

‘Code red’ warning for Thames Valley businesses over ESG impact

Thames Valley businesses face increasing pressure to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues but their good intentions need to be backed with more robust planning and better reporting. New research from Grant Thornton UK LLP has found that the importance of ESG is widely recognised in the region’s business community but also highlighted significant […]

Thames Valley feels the post-Brexit ‘Brand Britain’ boost

Six months on from Brexit, new research* from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP shows that Thames Valley businesses are finding their British origins to be a significant advantage when trading internationally. In a survey of mid-sized businesses, Grant Thornton found that more than two thirds (68%) of those based in Oxfordshire, […]

Pandemic still casts a shadow over Thames Valley business international hopes

New research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP shows that the economic aftershocks of the pandemic remain a significant concern for Thames Valley businesses that are looking to grow internationally. With changing restrictions and continued uncertainty for many, two thirds (66%) of 611 mid-market business leaders surveyed from across the UK […]

Overcoming Our Biggest Challenges

It’s been almost a year of turbulence, a year like no other, certainly a year none of us will ever forget. But, as days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months, the realities of a new business world came into view. When would we see our colleagues again? Would we ever be together under the same roof? Can our business survive this? When B4 members from the Professional Services Hub got together recently, the stand out concern for them was the wellbeing of their colleagues.

B4 Embarks on National Expansion

B4, Oxfordshire’s leading business to business network, launched in 2006 and celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021, has now launched nationally, providing businesses across the UK with fantastic opportunities to connect and secure excellent profile across B4’s growing digital audience.

B4 People & Strategy Day

It’s People & Strategy Day at B4 so we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so. Some content is pre-COVID but still relevant so get stuck in for great advice from our growing community of experts.

Enabling profit with a purpose

In 2015, at an historic UN summit, world leaders adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs aim to transform our world across the most pressing global challenges; from no poverty and zero hunger, to reduced inequalities and quality education.