This is a new and exciting area that Grant Thornton's expert team is helping to shape and grow. The era of cheap energy is widely recognised to be over, and organisations are turning their attention to developing solutions that reduce dependency on externally sourced power, either by developing on-site energy solutions (e.g. by harnessing currently unused waste energy through district heating) or by simply finding smart ways to reduce energy consumption. The market capability to supply this need is becoming increasingly sophisticated via global players or smaller, entrepreneurial businesses.
Often, bridging the finance gap is the biggest challenge, and this in turn depends not only on sources of finance but also on a robust and compelling business model, and this is where Grant Thornton has the capability and knowhow to assist. We act for regulators, banks, public sector sponsors, large corporates and SMEs in this space, and this gives us an unrivalled perspective on the market. We provide the full range of audit, tax and advisory services and our knowledge of the energy efficiency space ensures that we can genuinely add value in the services we provide.