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Grant Thornton reshapes business as part of continued investment in Northamptonshire

Posted: 21/02/17 by Grant Thornton UK LLP

Business advisory firm Grant Thornton has strengthened its commitment to the county with a restructure at its Northampton office as part of an ongoing investment strategy in the Northamptonshire economy.

At the end of last year, Grant Thornton Northampton sold its well-established medical and general practice business to MHA MacIntyre Hudson. The move is part of a firm-wide refocus which will enable Grant Thornton to concentrate its market leading services on helping businesses and personal clients realise their growth potential.

Grant Thornton Northampton is one of the firm’s largest UK offices, housing more than 200 people, and continues to play a strategically important role in the business - as well as the county’s economy.

Ashley Clarkson, associate director at Grant Thornton Northampton commented: “The changes at the Northampton office reinforce our commitment to the local marketplace and the many vibrant businesses and individuals who are part of it.

“Our expert teams have played an integral part in the county’s business scene for many years, working closely with organisations such as the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, Chamber of Commerce, local schools and colleges and most recently, investment in the Silverstone Technology Cluster, to help further Northamptonshire’s fortunes.

“This will continue and strengthen as we focus on offering the services and support that will really help to create a more productive and progressive economy at all levels.”

Specialist teams at Grant Thornton’s Northampton office include the county’s leading Corporate Finance advisers who have just completed a record breaking 12 months in terms of M&A deal volume and value; a Business Services Group focused on supporting high growth SMEs and Private Tax which processes in excess of 4,000 tax returns each year.

The firm also runs a programme of local business insight events throughout the year, headlined by Grant Thornton’s annual Northamptonshire Limited report which reviews the performance of the county’s economy. This year’s report results will be unveiled at a breakfast event for local business leaders on Thursday, May 18.

Practice leader at Grant Thornton’s Northampton office, Kevin Gale, concluded: “Far from reducing our presence across Northamptonshire, the restructure will enable us to continue our strategy of investment and growth. We will continue to place ourselves at the heart of the county, supporting and bringing together businesses, organisations and individuals to help drive future growth.”

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