Leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP has strengthened its Milton Keynes-based audit team with the appointment of Charlotte Anderson as a Partner.

Charlotte joins Grant Thornton following 16 years at one of the big four accountancy firms, where she developed particular expertise in the mid-market, advising private, equity-backed and AIM-listed companies.

Her experience includes working on innovation projects with major UK businesses to improve the audit process through the adoption of digital technologies. 

In her new role Charlotte will work across Beds, Herts and Bucks covering a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, services, automotive, health and education.

Originally from Leighton Buzzard, she graduated from the University of Sheffield with a First in Mathematics before qualifying as an accountant.   

The appointment is the latest senior addition to Grant Thornton’s expanding Milton Keynes office, following the recruitment of corporate finance Partner Mike Tillson, Audit Director Hannah Cox and Clients & Markets Director Jon Bramwell.

Charlotte Anderson said: “Grant Thornton has a fantastic, multi-disciplinary team in Milton Keynes. In a period of significant change for the audit market, we have a great opportunity to continue to grow our client base as businesses seek out advisors committed to excellent service and value.

“Joining the partnership is a brilliant opportunity for me to focus on the region’s thriving mid-market and to pursue my passion for supporting ambitious businesses as they grow and innovate.”

James Brown, Partner and Practice Leader at Grant Thornton in the region, said: “Charlotte is a dynamic and talented practitioner who is in tune with the challenges and opportunities before mid-market firms as they recover from the pandemic. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the team as we continue to focus on providing a supportive and ambitious workplace culture where top talent feels at home.”