More partners in Grant Thornton expansion move

New names at the firms include Louise Evans who joins the Cardiff office as a tax partner. She had worked at the Inland Revenue and most recently PricewaterhouseCooper.

Keith Thomas also goes to the Cardiff office but as business advisory partner. Thomas trained with KPMG and was managing partner at Ernst & Young’s office in Cardiff.

Grant Thornton’s Cheltenham office gets Stephen Quest as a tax partner after stints at Arthur Andersen and Robson Rhodes.

Ben Melling becomes a tax partner at the firms London office. He has been with the firm for 13 years and has worked in Bristol and London.

David McDonnell, national managing partner with Grant Thornton, said: ‘The last year has witnessed further growth for Grant Thornton as it continues to consolidate its position as the leading adviser in the owner managed business sector both in the UK and globally.’

The appointments come hot on the heels of the firm?s latest coup – acquiring the Norwich office of KPMG, said to be the first take over of its kind.

KPMG’s Norwich office taken over by Grant Thornton

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