Rapid growth pre­dicted as Grant­thorn­ton ex­pands staff

Belfast Telegraph - Business Telegraph - - News -

BUSI­NESS ad­vi­sory firm Grant Thorn­ton has an­nounced it is cre­at­ing nearly 50 new jobs in a £4m in­vest­ment.

The firm, which said an up­lift in busi­ness is partly down to Brexit, is re­cruit­ing 48 new staff in­clud­ing change man­age­ment ex­perts, IT con­sul­tants, eco­nomic ad­vis­ers and cy­ber-spe­cial­ists.

Grant Thorn­ton, which em­ploys around 100 peo­ple here, is now based at Done­gall Square West in Belfast in self-con­tained of­fices within Danske Bank’s head­quar­ters.

Eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agency In­vest NI has of­fered £240,000 in sup­port to­wards the new roles.

Man­ag­ing part­ner Richard Gil­lan said: “This is an ex­cit­ing and con­tin­ued pe­riod of growth for Grant Thorn­ton lo­cally.

“Over the last four years, we have more than tre­bled our turnover. More re­cently, we have wit­nessed a sig­nif­i­cant up­lift in the pro­vi­sion of holis­tic strate­gic con­sult­ing ad­vice, in­clud­ing in re­la­tion to Brexit.

“These new jobs rep­re­sent a sub­stan­tial in­vest­ment in re­sponse to such de­mand.

“Our re­cent move to new of­fices on Done­gall Square West in the cen­tre of Belfast is re­flec­tive of our am­bi­tion and, given the cal­i­bre of our peo­ple, I an­tic­i­pate con­tin­ued rapid growth in the years to come.”

Des Gart­land, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of re­gional busi­ness at In­vest NI, wel­comed the in­vest­ment.

“Grant Thorn­ton is one of the world’s lead­ing as­sur­ance, tax and ad­vi­sory firms,” he said.

“This lat­est in­vest­ment in the North­ern Ire­land op­er­a­tion is to es­tab­lish new con­sul­tancy ac­tiv­i­ties in Belfast, with the aver­age salaries above the pri­vate sec­tor me­dian.

“This was a mo­bile project with high-value jobs that could have been lo­cated else­where so we are pleased that our sup­port was able to help se­cure the in­vest­ment for North­ern Ire­land.”

Mr Gart­land added: “The new jobs will not only help to de­velop the tal­ent pool in North­ern Ire­land but will pro­vide a sub­stan­tial ad­di­tion in an­nual salaries to the North­ern Ire­land econ­omy in­clud­ing very at­trac­tive roles for man­agers, di­rec­tors and grad­u­ates.”

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