Chris Petts and James Bulloss promoted by Grant Thornton UK

11 February 2019 2 min. read
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Grant Thornton UK has announced the promotion of two professionals across its regional wings. Chris Petts and James Bulloss have been appointed as Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively.

Despite a year of difficult headlines for the advisory and accounting firm, Grant Thornton brought in record revenues from its focus on mid-market clients in 2018. With the firm seeing a boost to global revenues of 9.4%, hitting $5.45 billion, it also enjoyed a successful year for its advisory team in Yorkshire and the North East. In order to reward the hard work which saw it expand its impact in the region, Grant Thornton UK has announced the promotions of Chris Petts and James Bulloss to Partner and Director respectively.

Chris Petts brings 20 years of experience with Grant Thornton to his new position, having built a strong reputation as a mid-market advisor during that two-decade tenure. A North East native, prior to his spell at Grant Thornton, Petts spent two years as an Audit Executive with Newcastle-based Binder Hamlyn & Arthur Andersen. As a Partner with Grant Thornton, he will extend his responsibilities and regional footprint to lead Grant Thornton’s Restructuring and Debt Advisory practice across Yorkshire, as well as in the North East.

Chris Petts and James Bulloss promoted by Grant Thornton UK

James Bulloss arrived at the firm in 2006, and in the nearly 13 years since, has worked on multiple high-impact projects, including spending over a year as a Business Support Secondee with Barclays Bank. As Director, he will work alongside Petts and the expanding Restructuring and Debt Advisory team, supporting clients as they adapt to the changes facing the market. Bulloss will have a specific focus on growing business in Sheffield, where the firm has made significant investments into a new city-centre office and is now the largest international accountancy firm in the city.

Commenting on the promotions, Andy Wood, Managing Partner for the North and Midlands, said, “It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce Grant Thornton’s latest senior promotions. Chris and James have a combined service of close to 32 years and their wealth of expertise will be of great support to our valued clients during this period of uncertainty and great opportunity.”

He added, “In joining Richard Goldsack and Dan Rosinke as an Advisory Partner, Chris will enhance our strong, experienced and ambitious full-service advisory team in Yorkshire and the North East, and both Chris and James will be instrumental in growing our business further.”

Related: Grant Thornton volunteers support Sheffield youth charity.