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Success at Managing Partner Forum Awards 2019

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 supporting organisations to optimise apprenticeship levy funding, aligning it to strategic business goals and offering a range of market leading development programmes to enhance leadership, management and technical skills.
  • Exceptional Achievement by a Firm for our market leading approach to social mobility.
  • Shortlisted for Most Innovative Business Process for helping Certino, a startup in the global shadow payroll market, create a market disrupting global payroll calculation engine and set of offerings.

Commenting on the firm’s success Malcolm Gomersall, Head of Operations at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said:

“We are delighted to have won awards for most innovative client service and exceptional achievement by a firm, two areas that demonstrate how we are shaping a people and culture experience that is fit for the future.  We want to build an environment where opportunities are equally accessible for everyone, regardless of background.

 “We are committed to ensuring the firm is more representative of all levels of society and providing people with opportunities that previously might not have been available to them. This award recognises the incredible efforts of the many people within our firm who, since we started our social mobility journey in 2013, have helped shape where we are today.   We are seeing the benefits of our ongoing efforts every day, through the increasing diversity of talent in our business and the new opportunities we are creating for our people.

Justin Rix, Partner and Head of People Advisory, said:

“We are excited to have our approach to apprenticeship levy advisory recognised as an important and innovative service for growing, dynamic mid-market businesses. Since 2016, Grant Thornton has supported over 2,000 organisations to help them understand changes to the Government’s apprenticeship policy, including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.

“We have worked tirelessly to change the mindset from the levy being perceived as an additional tax to being seen as a strategic opportunity to support people’s development. The Apprenticeship Levy represents an untapped opportunity helping develop the workforce of the future and, in the context of Brexit, is now more relevant than ever.”