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.
Outsourcing Changes to the Outsourcing legislation, specifically when offshoringSignificant changes to the dynamic of the financial services sector in recent years have shifted the paradigms in how we work. The increased digitisation of the workforce, changes in business models, globalisation, and remote working capabilities have led to a new approach to the delivery of services.
Asset management Inflation and tax planningThe recent onset of rapid inflation is an unwelcome development that is having a widespread impact on US businesses and tax planning.
A worrying disconnect between education and employment
I confess to being somewhat surprised when I first saw the most recent data from our International Business Report (IBR), revealing that the number one recruitment challenge for business leaders is a lack of key technical skills in candidates.
Surely with unemployment running so high in mature markets – 11.7% in the eurozone (rising to over 25% in Greece and Spain), 7.9% in the United States – there should be thousands of talented people battering down businesses’ doors?
Apparently not. Yet the issue is a recurring one. The lack of skills is an issue felt almost as keenly in the BRIC economies as in the G7. And whilst certain traditional sectors, such as mining and utilities, are particularly suffering, other modern, fast-moving sectors such as cleantech and technology also report significant skills shortages.
The results speak volumes for the disconnect between educational institutions and businesses, if on one hand business leaders are crying out for more skilled people, and on the other, swathes of unemployed people are crying out for a job. This is backed up by a recent McKinsey study which suggests just 42% of employers believe graduates are well prepared for careers, compared to 72% of education providers.
The impact on economic growth is potentially enormous and represents a worrying vicious cycle: Businesses cannot expand because of a lack of talent and people cannot spend because they do not have an income. So business revenues fall and unemployment increases. It amounts to a huge waste of human capital and should therefore be high up on the public policy agenda.
A final note to business leaders: a business is nothing without its people. I believe a great team with an average plan will be far more successful than an average team with a great plan. So invest in your internal training programmes and hold on to skilled people. Reason is telling you to cut costs, but instinct says the best people will put you in pole position when the recovery finally kicks in.
 McKinsey & Company (2012) – Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works