David Grundy has been made partner to lead the transaction support department in the firm’s Manchester office. Grundy, who has been with Grant Thornton for 10 years, will be responsible for directing the team dedicated to financial due diligence work for corporate finance clients and reporting accountant assignments on stock exchange clients.
Kevin Dale becomes tax partner at the firm’s Milton Keynes office after three years with Grant Thornton. He will help develop the tax practice and has experience in tax aspects of corporate finance transactions, international tax and general corporate tax planning.
Existing partners Tim Blades and Robin Rowe have been promoted to office managing partners for the Northampton and Petersfield offices.
Blads, an audit and business advisory partner, has worked for Grant Thornton for more than 20 years in the Leicester, London and Northampton offices.
Tax expert Rowe has an interest in e-commerce and is predominantly responsible for the creation and management of the on-line tax consultancy service launched by the firm recently.
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