Reason and Instinct

Business decisions are rarely black and white. Dynamic organisations know they need to apply both reason and instinct to decision-making. We are Grant Thornton and this is how we advise our clients every day. We combine award-winning technical expertise with the intuition, insight and confidence gained from our extensive sector experience and a deeper understanding of our clients.

Business leaders face immense execution risk on a daily basis, demanding speed, judgement and accuracy. In this environment, there will be times when clients need our rigour to test whether their instinct is the right one, and other times when they need to consider new options based on our insights. The real benefit for dynamic organisations is more meaningful and forward-looking advice that can help unlock their potential for growth.

Unlocking Potential

We believe that sustaining long term growth in successful organisations means looking at many different aspects of the business simultaneously. Financial measures, operational efficiency, new ways of working and stakeholder relationships all must grow together if dynamic organisations are to fully achieve their objectives.

To help unlock potential, we provide world-class advice in six core areas:


  • Supporting your strategic ambitions

    We bring the best of Grant Thornton’s business and commercial advice, not only to address the ‘here and now’ issues you face, but also to explore 'what's next?'.

  • Questions...

    Q Is there an opportunity for you to grow your sales through new product development or entering new markets?

    Q Have you got the ability to finance an acquisition?

    Q Do you have any assets/subsidiaries that are not part of your core business?

  • “Over the last six years, Grant Thornton has provided invaluable advice that has helped our business grow. With the firm’s help, we’ve taken on many challenging transactions, enabling us to establish ourselves very quickly as a leading provider of education and care services."

    CEO, Not for Profit sector


  • Financing your growth

    We will take the time to understand your exact funding requirements, the opportunity for funders and the most competitive options.

  • Questions...

    Q Have you developed an appropriate funding structure for the next five years?

    Q Do you need to refinance your current facilities?

    Q Do you need to reassess your financial gearing?

  • Back to basics equity markets


  • Expanding overseas

    We are ideally placed to help clients as they grow internationally – whether entering new markets, executing cross border M&A or understanding tax liabilities across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Questions...

    Q Do you have the right overseas tax structures and transfer pricing policies in place?

    Q Should you grow organically or be more aggressive and grow via acquisition or joint ventures?

    Q Have you planned effectively to mitigate problems with investing funds overseas and extracting cash?

  • Grow global: a route to success


  • Managing risk and the barriers growth

    We can help you to anticipate and mitigate the key risks facing a dynamic growing business.

  • Questions...

    Q Do you understand and actively manage the key risks to which your business is exposed?

    Q Are risk management procedures in place to mitigate your entity’s exposure to financial risks, such as liquidity, credit, foreign exchange and interest rate risks?

    Q Are you struggling to cope with a defined benefit pension scheme?

  • "Grant Thornton were able to help us understand the changes in our risk profile. They held a series of successful risk workshops, which led to a revised risk register, and also helped educate management in the consideration of risk in their day to day activities."

    CEO, Transport and Infrastructure


  • Optimising operations

    We will ensure that the operations of your business are thoroughly tested, and recommend improvements that will keep you ahead of the curve.

  • Questions...

    Q How do you ensure that resources are allocated where they will generate maximum return?

    Q How does the efficiency of your operations compare with your competitors?

    Q Are you aware of tax cash flow savings, including allowances, exemptions and reliefs, and VAT payment arrangements?

  • "I was particularly impressed by the Grant Thornton team's ability to achieve such a deep and thorough understanding of our business, in a very short time, and their work is already being used by the management team as input to our operational plans."

    CEO, Business Support Services


  • Rewarding emoloyees

    We can help you to incentivise and reward key employees in a tax-efficient way to ensure everyone is pulling in the same direction. 

  • Questions...

    Q Are the right people in the right place to meet current challenges and deliver against future objectives?

    Q Are your current reward and benefits structures right for your business and your staff?

  • "(The partner) has a great understanding of our operations, enabling him to be very proactive in suggesting commercial solutions to our needs, including advising on management incentive arrangements to achieve our strategic goals."

    CEO, Technology, Media and Communications