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Grant Thornton’s success at the MPF awards 2018

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP is delighted to acknowledge its success at the MPF Awards for Management Excellence 2018, beating strong competition and winning awards for:

  • Most Innovative Client Service for their Growth 365 subscription membership programme: Growth 365 offers clients a range of bespoke advisory services and works with them in a holistic way to develop a deep understanding of their challenges and growth ambitions
  • Most Inclusive Firm for their social mobility programme: This has been running since 2013 and independent analysis has shown that their ground-breaking measures such as removing academic entry requirements has not impacted on performance
  • Shortlisted for Best Provision of Knowledge to Clients

Commenting on their success, Stephanie Hasenbos-Case, Leader of People and Client Experience at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said:

“We are delighted to have won awards for most innovative client service and most inclusive firm, two areas that showcase how we are shaping a people and client experience that is fit for the future. A fundamental part of our purpose is ensuring opportunities are equally accessible for everyone, regardless of background.

“Our focus is to ensure that the diversity of our people reflects that of our clients and society as a whole. If we want to advise our clients effectively and find innovative solutions to their challenges, it is vital that we offer diverse perspective.  We are proud to have implemented a number of ground-breaking measures, including being the first firm to remove academics as a barrier to entry at trainee level. Independent analysis has shown that these actions are working as we are widening the socio-economic diversity of our trainee and graduate intakes.

“Winning these awards is proof of our success and continued commitment to creating an environment where both our people and clients can flourish.”

Commenting on winning the Most Innovative Client Service award, Simon Littlewood, partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP said:

 “We are delighted to have Growth 365 recognised as a leading innovative approach to growing dynamic mid-market businesses. The offering demonstrably helps CEOs and their leadership teams build business value and deliver strategic objectives, and is a unique proposition in the marketplace.  

“The relationship with our clients is built around great people working together with purpose and intent. We have the agility to move as quickly as clients and drive a number of projects and priorities simultaneously, while addressing personal ambitions of CEOs and business-specific growth ambitions.

“Engagement with Grant Thornton and its Growth 365 programme has seen many dynamic leaders expedite the time taken to reach agreed milestones, build value and create a positive impact on their contribution to a vibrant economy. Growth 365 clients’ businesses are growing at twice the rate of the rest of the comparable market and winning this award is a great reflection of the success of our approach.”