Business consulting services
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.
An inclusive work environment has many benefits, and is a key competitive advantage for organisations. Having diverse teams makes companies more competitive – it increases innovation and productivity, leads to better performance and problem solving, reduces groupthink, and enhances decision-making. To achieve this, there needs to be an alignment between a company’s stated values, policies and practices, and a culture that is then reflected in the rewards and recognition given.
How to create an inclusive culture
Culture change has to come from the top of the organisation. It requires intentional focus and leadership. Businesses who have made significant strides in women’s advancement have CEOs who hold senior leaders accountable for women’s inclusion throughout their organisations. It is up to an organisation, not women, to create a culture where all talent can speak up and is treated equitably. It’s a leadership challenge, not an issue for women to fix.
Men in leadership must intentionally work to advance progress for women in the workplace. They have the power to create an atmosphere that either encourages or suppresses employees’ voices. We need organisations to disrupt their own default on how they define an effective leader to ensure women are able to achieve their full potential.
Catalyst has found that gender bias is, unfortunately, deeply rooted in the competencies that organisations value in a leader. Once bias is rooted out of an organisation’s performance management systems, all talent – women AND men – will be equally valued and the workplace will be inclusive.
Equity in the workplace must be treated like any business objective with measurable objectives and targets.
Inclusive culture is vital in the wake of COVID-19
Prioritising equity and inclusion is essential in this crisis. Almost half (45%) of the working environment, according to Catalyst research, which predicts inclusion, comes from the actions of the first line manager. In a remote working space, this relationship is even more crucial to fostering an inclusive team culture.
Leaders need to acknowledge the widespread uncertainty that employees will be feeling, lead with empathy, and demonstrate inclusive leadership behaviours. Most importantly, these include humility (don’t be afraid to show your own insecurities and doubts), curiosity (get to know your team and their challenges) and authenticity (show up as you are).
The impact of COVID-19 on the D&I agenda
In this crisis together, but apart
It is important to remember that everyone is coping with this situation differently and to give space, time and understanding to colleagues. As a popular meme highlights, we are in the same storm, but some people have a yacht, others have a canoe, and some are drowning. Empathy and curiosity are more important now than ever. A company that treats its workers with kindness and compassion at this time of crisis will be remembered and rewarded.
Women of colour also face an additional burden at work. Catalyst research calls this an ‘emotional tax’. Women from non-dominant ethnically and racially diverse groups may feel different from their work peers and this has consequences for their overall health, wellbeing and ability to advance. They often feel their contributions are undervalued and feel the need to stay ‘on guard’ for acts of possible bias or discrimination.
According to our new study, Allyship and Curiosity Drive Inclusion for People of Colour at Work, we found that 68% of people from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups say that even amongst their own team members they are braced for signs of bias and unfair treatment. We call on everyone to be allies and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their workplace by vocally and visibly supporting people from marginalized groups. An ally will connect, listen, and educate themselves on the experiences of the group for which they are advocating for, but also take action and speak up when they witness microinequities.
Leading companies around the world have worked to break barriers and build environments where women can thrive at work. Rather than lose this momentum, companies should use this time to tackle remaining gender inequities and create a more equitable, inclusive and fulfilling future for everyone.
According to Grant Thornton’s Women in Business research, businesses are taking deliberate action to ensure employee engagement and a culture of inclusion. And 43% are focusing on creating a culture of open communication.
Take a look at our latest report to explore the positive actions being taken by businesses.