PracticeAccounting FirmsGrant Thornton

Grant Thornton

The Big Four's closest challenger in the UK has recently grown through its purchase of Robson Rhodes

The closest challenger to the Big Four this decade, Grant Thornton is a firm
that has always prided itself on being dynamic and willing to do things
differently.

In 2007 the firm pushed ever closer to the psychological £500m revenue
barrier with the bold acquisition of struggling rival Robson Rhodes, and has
used the deal as a symbol of its intention to shake-up the accounting
establishment and provide a genuine challenge to the Big Four.

The firm still has some way to go yet. Revenues for 2007, including the
Robson Rhodes deal, are still only at £387m and although it is ranked among the
leading auditors and advisers on London’s AIM market, it has still struggled to
make an impact in the FTSE 350 space.

This is something the firm has openly said it is determined to change. Grant
Thornton is blessed with many of the profession’s brightest personalities and
pushes its image as the friendly face of accountancy.

This likeability coupled with bold proposals from Grant Thornton to reform
rules so that outside investors can pour cash into mid-tier firms with ambitious
growth plans should see the firm continue to lead the pack chasing the giant
firms.

History

Culture

Key departments

Clients

Leading partners

Career prospects

Salaries

Recruitment

Work-life balance

Diversity

Related Articles

BDO’s global revenues pass $8bn

Accounting Firms BDO’s global revenues pass $8bn

4d Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances: Finding growth amid uncertainty

Accounting Firms Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances: Finding growth amid uncertainty

6d Philip Smith, Reporter
Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances 2017: Big Four tussle for top spot

Accounting Firms Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances 2017: Big Four tussle for top spot

1w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO reports revenue growth of 5.7%

Accounting Firms BDO reports revenue growth of 5.7%

2w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Taylorcocks announces merger with Surrey firm

Accounting Firms Taylorcocks announces merger with Surrey firm

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Kingston Smith reports 7% gender pay gap

Accounting Firms Kingston Smith reports 7% gender pay gap

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
RSM announces two partner promotions

Accounting Firms RSM announces two partner promotions

3w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Backsourcing: The latest accountancy trend?

Accounting Firms Backsourcing: The latest accountancy trend?

1m Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman