Grant Thornton named “Global Firm of the Year” for the second time at the British Accountancy Awards

Chris Frostwick

Grant Thornton UK LLP, which has its East Midlands regional office in Leicester, was awarded the prestigious “Global Firm of the Year” accolade at the British Accountancy Awards last week. The firm also won the same honour in 2013.

Votes were cast by the readers of Financial Director, who were asked to rate competing firms based on their innovation, the strength of their relationships and their project management skills.

Chris Frostwick, partner and practice leader at Grant Thornton in Leicester, said: “This is a great accolade for the firm. It reflects the commitment we make to client service, which I certainly recognise in the team here in Leicester. We spend a lot of time seeking feedback from our East Midlands clients, and it is gratifying that the comments our clients give us locally are so clearly replicated nationally and internationally.”

Sacha Romanovitch, the firm’s CEO, added: “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.”

Kevin Reed, editor of Financial Director, said: “Grant Thornton should be proud, and rightly so, of scooping the Global Firm of the Year Award. The prize was given after a detailed survey of Financial Director’s readers. In essence, Grant Thornton achieved the highest client satisfaction ratings of the UK’s top six accounting firms.”