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Our business consulting services can help you improve your operational performance and productivity, adding value throughout your growth life cycle.
Business process solutions
We can help you identify, understand and manage potential risks to safeguard your business and comply with regulatory requirements.
Business risk services
The relationship between a company and its auditor has changed. Organisations must understand and manage risk and seek an appropriate balance between risk and opportunities.
As organisations become increasingly dependent on digital technology, the opportunities for cyber criminals continue to grow.
Forensic and investigation services
At Grant Thornton, we have a wealth of knowledge in forensic services and can support you with issues such as dispute resolution, fraud and insurance claims.
Mergers and acquisitions
Globalisation and company growth ambitions are driving an increase in M&A activity worldwide. We work with entrepreneurial businesses in the mid-market to help them assess the true commercial potential of their planned acquisition and understand how the purchase might serve their longer- term strategic goals.
Recovery and reorganisation
Workable solutions to maximise your value and deliver sustainable recovery
Transactional advisory services
We can support you throughout the transaction process – helping achieve the best possible outcome at the point of the transaction and in the longer term.
We provide a wide range of services to recovery and reorganisation professionals, companies and their stakeholders.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of global accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for the preparation of public company financial statements. At Grant Thornton, our IFRS advisers can help you navigate the complexity of financial reporting from IFRS 1 to IFRS 17 and IAS 1 to IAS 41.
Audit quality monitoring
Having a robust process of quality control is one of the most effective ways to guarantee we deliver high-quality services to our clients.
Global audit technology
We apply our global audit methodology through an integrated set of software tools known as the Voyager suite.
Corporate and business tax
Our trusted teams can prepare corporate tax files and ruling requests, support you with deferrals, accounting procedures and legitimate tax benefits.
Direct international tax
Our teams have in-depth knowledge of the relationship between domestic and international tax laws.
Global mobility services
Through our global organisation of member firms, we support both companies and individuals, providing insightful solutions to minimise the tax burden for both parties.
Indirect international tax
Using our finely tuned local knowledge, teams from our global organisation of member firms help you understand and comply with often complex and time-consuming regulations.
Innovation and investment incentives
Dynamic businesses must continually innovate to maintain competitiveness, evolve and grow. Valuable tax reliefs are available to support innovative activities, irrespective of your tax profile.
Private client services
Our solutions include dealing with emigration and tax mitigation on the income and capital growth of overseas assets.
The laws surrounding transfer pricing are becoming ever more complex, as tax affairs of multinational companies are facing scrutiny from media, regulators and the public
Tax policies are constantly evolving and there are a number of complex changes on the horizon that could significantly affect your business.
Sian Sinclair explores the wider benefits of sustainable construction
Real estate and construction is probably not the first sector that comes to mind when you think about environmental sustainability. The construction process consumes large amounts of natural resources and energy, and can create significant waste. While the progress of development continues to add to our quality of life, the built environment is responsible for approximately two-fifths of global energy use and a third of carbon emissions. This means that, from design to demolition, the buildings in which we live, work and play have a huge impact on the environment.
Organisations cannot be expected to operate as purely social enterprises; they have a responsibility to their shareholders, investors and employees to make a profit; making decisions based purely on altruism is not a viable long term strategy for the vast majority. What is important to the market is that your organisation has a position on and demonstrated approach to its corporate social responsibilities.
So why invest in environmental sustainability?
Well, for one it can save money, particularly in the long-term. Almost three-quarters of real estate and construction businesses cite cost management as the principal driver behind the move to more sustainable business practices. The long term savings that households and businesses can make by boosting energy efficiency, through installing insulation or timer lights for example, are well-documented. There is a clear incentive for landlords to follow suit. Installing micro generators, such as solar panels on roofs, can not only make a business or household cover its own energy usage, but may allow it to sell electricity back into the grid.
Aside from reducing utility bills, there are other considerations for owners and developers. Property values often closely track 'greenness' and retrofitting buildings to make them greener can open the door to tax credits and incentives in an increasing number of countries.
Sustainable access to raw materials is imperative for construction companies. Approximately half of businesses in the sector say the cost and availability of raw materials is important to their growth strategy with technological advances in alternative, more sustainable raw materials having a huge impact on the efficiency of production and therefore the environment.
One example of this is modular housing, which is gaining traction as way to save time and money, and reduce wastage. Some financiers remain hesitant to fund projects that propose to use this technology and the challenge is having these innovative, more sustainable options become the norm. The financiers need to be educated on the future cost benefits, so more support is available for early adopters of such technologies, allowing viable case studies to be created for others to follow.
Of course, there can be significant upfront costs and risks involved with green projects, from budget overruns to regulatory complexity. Owners and developers need to map out the potential benefits when looking at project viability, measured against costs. Many of these may be longer-term and therefore harder to quantify, but this does not mean they cannot make robust, informed forecasts. The lower long term costs and higher returns associated with environmental sustainability are hard to ignore, but it's even more compelling when the market demands sustainable products.