Grant Thornton named UK pension scheme accountant of the year

Business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP were named Pension Scheme Accountant of the year at the UK Pensions Awards ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Celebrating continuous improvement, and regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry, the award recognises Grant Thornton’s Pension Team’s ongoing contribution to the UK pension industry and high standards of client service over the year.

Judged by leading industry professionals, the Pension Scheme Accountant of the year category acknowledged criteria metrics which highlighted Grant Thornton’s innovative approach to meeting client needs; continuous improvement and outstanding performance; and value added services for its clients.

Norman Armstrong, partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP, commented: “We’re delighted to be recognised for our contribution to the sector. Our focus on value and efficiency is something which our clients value us for, so recognition from our industry peers as a ‘best in class’ team will undoubtedly keep us motivated to continue driving innovation in the field.

“Our presence in the industry, coupled with a deep understanding of our client’s requirements positions us to not only meet our client’s needs to the highest of standards, but also bring innovative thinking into the broader sector.”

The award marks the second time over the past three years in which Grant Thornton’s Pension Team’s successes have been recognised by the awards scheme, having also received the pension accountant of the year award in 2011.

The UK Pensions Awards scheme is hosted by industry magazine Professional Pensions, and covers a range of categories.