Grant Thornton UK LLP was once again awarded ‘Global Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious British Accountancy Awards earlier this week, beating all other major firms and following being awarded the same honour in 2013.
The award was voted for solely by the readers of Financial Director who were asked to rate the competing firms based on a number of criteria, including knowledge of sector, innovation, strength of relationships and project management skills.
Commenting on the win, Sacha Romanovitch, CEO, said: “I’d like to thank all the financial directors and CFOs who voted for us to be awarded ‘Global Firm of the Year’ – there’s nothing quite like awards that people who work with us day to day vote for. How our clients experience working with us and the value created from our work is fundamental to why we exist. With 4,500 people in the UK and over 40,000 in the global organisation we’re constantly looking ahead to what our clients need in this global, volatile world.”
“I love seeing the passion that people at all levels in our firm bring to understanding the context our clients are operating in, what’s most important for them right now and how they work with our clients and other colleagues to support them in the UK and globally. My goal is for us to keep challenging ourselves as to how else we can be better. It’s about listening carefully to our clients and also looking into the world to understand the big themes that are needed for a vibrant economy in which we can all thrive. The fact that as a shared enterprise all of our people are actively involved in continuously improving how we deliver is quite special. I hope that with that attitude we’ll continue to deserve recognition like this from our clients.”
Stephen Mills, partner at Grant Thornton’s Southampton office, commented: “We are very proud to win this award. Awards such as this are all the more meaningful when they are voted on by business and by your clients. This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication shown by all our people in delivering a very distinctive experience for our clients, born out of respect for the role that these dynamic businesses play in creating growth in our economy and of our purpose in the relationship of helping them deliver that growth.”
Norman Armstrong, partner at Grant Thornton’s Southampton office, added: “It’s fantastic to be recognised again by our client, no easy achievement when you take into account the competition. It’s also no accident, we’ve worked hard to earn this and now we are a shared enterprise it will only get better as our people are fully engaged in delivering outstanding client service.”