At a glance

No.2

Auditor of AIM

No.1

Auditor to the public sector

4th

Largest auditor – UK’s top privately held companies

42%

FTSE 100 are non audit clients

25

UK offices

185+

UK partners

6th

6th largest auditor in FTSE 350

No.1

Independent nominated adviser of AIM

5th

Largest auditor – Small cap/fledging market

4200+

UK employees

About us

We are Grant Thornton UK LLP

Dynamic organisations know they need to apply both reason and instinct to decision making. At Grant Thornton UK LLP, 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.

Through empowered client service teams, approachable partners and shorter decision making chains, we provide a wider point of view and operate in a way that’s as fast and agile as our clients. The real benefit for dynamic organisations is more meaningful and forward-looking advice that can help to unlock their potential for growth.

Client quote from Tony Ratcliffe, Brady PLCGlobal strength

Grant Thornton* is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Over 38,500 Grant Thornton people, across 120 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

The proof

If industry awards are anything to go by (and these surely are), our distinctive approach is fully recognised by the markets we serve. For example, for the second year in succession the FDs' Excellence Awards have named us 'Auditor of the Year', from among the large six firms. Over 900 FDs were surveyed and asked to rate their accountancy firms, and we're delighted to say that it was our clients who declared
themselves most satisfied.

Client satisfaction is at the heart of our business, and our clients regularly voice strong appreciation of our services. Please scroll below to see a selection of client quotes.

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Grant Thornton Financial Services Tax Team - Best Tax Team in a National Firm, LexisNexis Taxation Awards 2013

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Global Firm of the Year 2013

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Private Client Practitioner's top 25 most admired companies 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Private Client Practitioner's top 25 accountancy firms winner 2012

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Auditor of the Year (Large Six)– FDs’ Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Ranked number one corporate finance adviser in the UK 2013

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Europe Tax Awards - winner, UK Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year '14, '13, '12

  • Auditor of the Year (Large Six)- FDs' Excellence Awards 2010 & 2011

    Large Corporate and International - Best International Tax Team National Employer Solutions - Best Tax Team in a National Firm

  • “I can't praise the team enough. They have a good understanding of the business and are proactive without doing the heavy sell.”

    FD, Media sector

  • “We value the time the lead partner gives to our relationship, he makes you feel that when he's with you, you're the main client.”

    FD, Healthcare sector

  • “No matter who I speak to on the team, I get an instant response with support and good advice.”

    FD, Manufacturing sector

  • “The approach is pitched right for us - hand on the shoulder rather than in your face.”

    FD, Leisure sector

  • “Grant Thornton is an agile, fast moving organisation without the complex hierarchies of other chartered accountants.”

    FD, Technology sector

  • “The Grant Thornton team was full of bright ideas and it’s this combination of enthusiasm and attention to detail that makes them so important to our organisation. ”

    FD, Property sector

  • “Grant Thornton have demonstrated that they understand the issues for a fast growing international business.”

    Director, Business Support Services sector

  • “Their experience, professionalism and negotiation skills on key strategic points led to a significantly improved outcome for the shareholders”

    MD, Manufacturing sector

Corporate responsibility

At Grant Thornton, we’re always aware of the impact that our business activities could have on the wider community. And with that in mind, we want whatever we’re doing to have only positive effects for our people, our clients and suppliers, our environment and our community. More about Corporate responsibility...

Code of conduct

"When asked what distinguishes Grant Thornton as a firm, my response is always 'our people'. I believe our shared values and unified approach make us exceptional." Scott Barnes, CEO, Grant Thornton UK LLP. More about Code of conduct...

Transparency report

Grant Thornton UK LLP’s transparency report issued on 30 September 2013. More about Transparency Report...

Our culture

We have created a culture of openness and transparency where all of our people can make a difference. More about Our culture...

International

Wherever you choose to do business, you want access to the people with the best ideas and critical thinking that will enable you to grow - strategically, operationally and, ultimately, financially at home and abroad. More about International...

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. More about Reason and Instinct...

Case studies

Find out about some of our clients' successes and discover how we have helped them to unlock their potential for growth.

*Grant Thornton UK LLP is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (Grant Thornton International). References to “Grant Thornton” are to the brand under which the Grant Thornton member firms operate and refer to one or more member firms, as the context requires. Grant Thornton International and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered independently by member firms, which are not responsible for the services or activities of one another. Grant Thornton International does not provide services to clients.