Grant Thornton expands with Aberdeen office

Grant Thornton has set up an office in Aberdeen in a move to expand in the north east of Scotland as part of plans to achieve long-term growth in Scotland, part of the firm’s 2020 strategy of focusing on increased profits, investment in people and a more dynamic range of services

The firm’s first hire is Ian Knott, who has been named director of corporate finance, and who has almost a decade of experience working in Aberdeen, including roles at KPMG and investment banking energy specialist Simmons & Company.

Grant Thornton currently has 185 staff in Scotland in three offices, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Total UK staffing for the firm totals 4,781 people in 26 offices.

Rob Caven, partner at Grant Thornton and head of advisory in Scotland, said: ‘We’re delighted to be taking our first steps north and are confident that both Grant Thornton and Aberdeen will have a sustainable, successful future.

‘The region has been hit hard by the oil and gas downturn and wider economic and political uncertainty, but its rich mix of industry reflects the resilience that drives the granite city. By focusing on stimulating new ideas and tapping in to the potential of the north east, we believe there will continue to be significant opportunities to create an even more vibrant economy.’

Kevin Engel is managing partner of business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP in Scotland based in Edinburgh and is responsible for the Scottish operation across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

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