Grant Thornton broadens Aberdeen team and moves to bigger office

28 December 2018 Consultancy.uk

Grant Thornton has made four new hires in the last month and relocated to a bigger office space as it continues its expansion in Aberdeen. The accountant and business advisory said it has achieved a number of significant client wins across its audit, tax and advisory services since opening in the Granite City in 2016.

Accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton is active in more than 130 countries globally, generating revenues in excess of $4.6 billion with around 42,000 people in its ranks. Grant Thornton has three offices across Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen) and almost 200 staff.

As part of its UK strategy, the firm expanded its footprint into Aberdeen in 2017. The move into the Granite City – so called for its Victorian architectural use of the material – is to provide the professional services firm with a springboard into growth opportunities within the North-East of Scotland.

Grant Thornton broadens Aberdeen team and moves to bigger office

Having enjoyed steady growth in the base since, Grant Thornton has expanded its team, and announced a relocation of its resources. Grant Thornton has moved into bigger offices in its existing base in the Silver Fin building which opened last autumn, while Audit Associates Jack Grigor and Kyle Evett, Corporate Finance Advisory Executive Matthew Lowson and Support Assistant Moira Wilkie have joined the firm.

After studying at the University of Aberdeen, Grigor gained experience with Big Four firm PwC before spending time in the public sector, while Evett is a former Anderson Anderson & Brown Audit Analyst. Lowson joins Grant Thornton having worked as an Audit and Accounts Senior with Meston Reid & Co.

Stating his reasons for joining, Jack Grigor explained, “What attracted me to Grant Thornton was their increasing presence in Aberdeen and the fact that they stand out in the city as a firm that’s doing things differently.”

Barry Fraser, a Corporate Finance Director in the office said, “2018 was a particularly strong year for the team here in Aberdeen. Aberdeen is a unique marketplace and it’s important to build strong relationships with businesses to understand the different challenges and opportunities they face and help them unlock growth.”


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