Grant Thornton appoints two new partners

John Hodgson moves to Grant Thornton from Bentley Jennison and will take up the post of tax partner at the Birmingham office. Hodgson has specialist experience in corporate finance tax advice and capital gains planning.

He is also an expert on shares schemes. Hodgson is chairman of the Birmingham branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and he sits on the tax technical committee of the Birmingham & West Midlands Society of Chartered Accountants.

Hodgson said: ‘I look forward to showing businesses how share incentive schemes can benefit them.’

Simon Longfield has been appointed recovery and re-organisation partner at the firm’s Leeds office. Longfield joined Grant Thornton in 1997 from Arthur Andersen. He specialises in diagnosing business underperformance and the rescue and rehabilitation of ailing companies.

Mike Thornton has also been promoted to corporate finance director at the London office specialising in private equity.

David McDonnell, national managing partner, said: ‘John, Simon and Mike have the expertise, dedication and industry knowledge our clients expect, and their appointments support our continual commitment to satisfy clients needs.’

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