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Administrators announced £4.6m shortfall at Honisters

Grant Thornton administrators have revealed a £4.6m shortfall in payment to creditors following the collapse of financial advisory business Honisters Capital

15 Oct 2012

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Interview: Grant Thornton CEO Scott Barnes

Reinvesting might have eaten into partner distributions, but Grant Thornton is ready to push towards the £500m barrier over the next two years

15 Oct 2012

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Grant Thornton posts 2012 double-digit revenue growth

10.6% growth for Grant Thornton in 2011/12, with restructuring division performing strongly

15 Oct 2012

Ex-KPMG head takes GT partner role in FIS team

Nick Andrews joins Grant Thornton's Forensic Investigation Services team from KPMG where he led the firm's dispute advisory practice for ten years

09 Oct 2012

Grant Thornton to pay £7m for RSM Tenon’s IVA factory

RSM Tenon signs binding agreement to offload its IVA business to Grant Thornton for about £7m

28 Sep 2012

Grant Thornton to aquire RSM Tenon's IVA business

Grant Thornton in “exclusive” discussions to acquire RSM Tenon's IVA factory - one of the largest in the country

21 Sep 2012

PwC competition research earns mid-tier backlash

Research by PwC that shows FTSE 350 audit market is fiercely competitive rubbished by mid-tier rival

05 Sep 2012

Former GT managing partner joins Energetix board

David Grundy, managing partner of Grant Thornton north-west since 2009, joins Energetix Group as non executive director

14 Aug 2012

US fraud case against Grant Thornton revived

Appeal lodged against Grant Thornton over its failure to spot fraudulent activity during its audit of now-collapsed technology company Winstar Communication

20 Jul 2012

Liquidator disqualified for 12 years by High Court

Landmark ruling sees High Court disqualify an insolvency practitioner for 12 years following his actions while appointed to a business

17 Jul 2012

Banks agree Grant Thornton refinancing

Barclays and RBS remain in place as Grant Thornton organises new credit facilities

03 Jul 2012

Fifth of voters against ICAEW fee increase

ICAEW's AGM voted through changes to subscription fees - while Michael Izza questions the future for small firms carrying out audits

13 Jun 2012

Grant Thornton's role in Tchenguiz case questioned

A barrister has questioned information Grant Thornton provided to the SFO in its investigation of Mayfair property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz

28 May 2012

Ex-R3 president joins Baker Tilly

Steven Law takes a partnership role in Baker Tilly’s insolvency and restructuring team

09 May 2012

Firms begin pitches for RSM Tenon audit

Grant Thornton, KPMG, Ernst & Young and BDO are all reported to be pitching for RSM Tenon’s audit

08 May 2012

Don’t delay reporting changes warn firms

E&Y and Grant Thornton warn Accounting Standards Board delays to implementing financial reporting changes could cost businesses

02 May 2012

Grant Thornton UK CEO wins second term

Scott Barnes is targeting revenue of £500m by 2015, through the organic growth and the acquisition of specialist businesses

19 Apr 2012

GT picks up BDO’s 'risky' Australian practices

The Victoria and New South Wales practices were expelled from BDO International because of ‘unreasonable risks'

18 Apr 2012

Large firms clean up local Audit Commission contracts

BDO, Grant Thornton, Mazars and Littlejohn pickup last of the Audit Commission contracts

19 Mar 2012

Grant Thornton resigns as auditor of Gateley

Before the end of its term in office Grant Thornton steps down as auditor of international law firm

19 Mar 2012

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

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Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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