Grant Thornton completes move to Sheffield city centre office

12 February 2019 2 min. read
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UK professional services firm Grant Thornton UK has completed a move of its Sheffield office, following a £1.1 million refurbishment project. Grant Thornton has opted to move its staff from Broadfield Court, near Abbeydale Road, into a historic space on Holly Street.

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. This includes a 150-strong team in Sheffield, a city where the firm has performed strongly in recent years. With the Steel City currently enjoying a bullish period of mid-market growth, Grant Thornton has been a major beneficiary of the Yorkshire city’s success.

In order to better accommodate the firm’s growing demand in the region, Grant Thornton has opted to move its staff from Broadfield Court, near Abbeydale Road, into a historic space on Holly Street. The news follows Grant Thornton’s £1.1 million fit-out of the former National Union of Mineworkers headquarters, a 14,000 square foot, five-storey office space.Grant Thornton completes move to Sheffield city centre officeGrant Thornton’s Sheffield office includes teams working locally and across the world with corporate and private clients on audit, tax, accountancy, corporate transactions, and wealth advice. Local clients include Swann Morton, Sumo Group, ITM Power, Zoo Digital, Jaywing, ASK4, Sheffield Hallam University and Tinsley Bridge. According to Senior Partner Paul Houghton who heads up Grant Thornton in Sheffield, this represents a major investment in the city, and reflects Grant Thornton’s long-term commitment to driving and supporting growth in the city, even as a number of new firms arrive in the area.

Houghton said, “We’ve been in Sheffield for 50 years and are extremely proud to be the largest international accountancy practice based in the city region. Our move into the city centre is a key step in the next phase of our growth. Sheffield is home to a wealth of innovative businesses and is a hotbed of talent and skills, most notably in its advanced manufacturing, health tech and digital sectors.  We’re excited to be visibly part of that growth by committing to the transformation of a building which has been derelict for 30 years. And that now places us in a stunning workspace at the beating heart of this dynamic city.”

He added that Grant Thornton is grateful to everyone who helped bring the building to fruition. This included Brook Property, Sheffield City Council and the firm’s fit-out contractors, including state-of-the-art technology from Sheffield Audio-Visual specialists, Technative Live, marking a truly collaborative effort.

Professionals from the Sheffield office of Grant Thornton were recently involved in another collaborative effort to overhaul a space in the city. Volunteers from the professional services firm leant their time and effort to help local charity In2Change refurbish a rehabilitation space for young offenders.