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Grant Thornton strengthens its business consulting offering with high profile appointment

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has bolstered its business consulting offering with the appointment of Bob Joyce as Advisory Consultant.

Bob, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, joins the firm from Jaguar Land Rover. He has over 30 years' experience in the automotive sector and brings with him a wealth of knowledge covering restructuring, commercial performance, global expansion and organisational development. Bob has a proven track record of successfully challenging organisations into new ways of thinking and leading and motivating large teams in highly complex situations.

Bob was one of only 15 UK industry experts to be recognised for industrial business development in Debrett's 2015 ranking of the Top 500 most influential individuals. Bob is joining Grant Thornton's Global Automotive team and will be working closely with the firm's UK business consulting team to develop relevant, progressive solutions to support the industry's rapid changing requirements.

Commenting on his appointment Bob Joyce said: "I am delighted to be working with Grant Thornton's Business Consulting team. The firm's dedication to quality and unlocking sustainable growth in clients has resulted in a strong market offering. I am committed to working closely with its existing team of industry experts to build on this further and ensure its success continues."

Neil Barrell, Grant Thornton Global Automotive Lead and UK Head of Industry and Manufacturing added: "We are thrilled to welcome Bob to the team. At Grant Thornton we are committed to providing the best quality service for our clients and recognise the need for a dynamic team with leading sector expertise to deliver this. Bob's extensive skill-set, alongside the strong existing team we have here in the UK, will ensure we are truly able to support the automotive industry across the whole value chain.  

"The industry is complex and our team's ability to identify key business opportunities and areas which can have the maximum impact for our clients is paramount. This focus will be instrumental in continuing to help our clients globally make positive, long-term changes to their businesses."