Sponsor's statement: Grant Thornton

By Daniel Smith, Friday 30 November 2012

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At Grant Thornton we combine award-winning technical expertise with the intuition, insight and confidence gained from our extensive sector experience and a deep understanding of our clients.

Through empowered client service teams, approachable partners and shorter decision-making chains, we provide a wider point of view and operate in a way that is as fast and as agile as our clients. The real benefit for dynamic organisations is more meaningful and forward-looking advice that can help to unlock their potential for growth.

In the UK, we are led by more than 200 partners and employ 4,000 of the profession’s brightest minds. We provide assurance, tax and specialist advisory services to over 40,000 privately-held businesses, public interest entities and individuals nationwide.

Our services
Our offer to the market is great depth of expertise, delivered in a distinctive and personal way. Through proactive, client-centric relationships, our teams deliver solutions to problems, not pre-packaged products and services.

Areas in which we offer support:

  • Audit
  • Tax
  • Advisory

Grant Thornton’s Corporate Finance team
Our national team of corporate finance advisers work with entrepreneurial businesses, their owners and management teams in the mid-market at various stages of their lifecycle. Our ability to offer a complete range of tailored solutions has helped many of our clients realise their growth strategies. We are the leading corporate finance adviser in the UK among accountancy firms, being ranked number-one adviser for deals by volume in 2011 and 2012 (to date) by Experian Corpfin. We were also awarded UK Leading Deal Maker by Acquisition International M&A Awards in 2012 and were named Corporate Financier of the Year 2012 at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards.

Grant Thornton and the print industry
Our knowledge of the printing industry is extensive and has been built up over many years. Our specialist team is headed by Daniel Smith, who has more than 17 years’ experience of the sector.

We have been offering practical and strategic business advice to printing businesses for many years and work closely with management to understand the issues they face. We also work with lenders and investors with an interest in the printing industry.

Our Performance Improvement Team is currently active within the sector providing operational restructuring and profit improvement services focused on cost and working capital reduction. Areas of expertise within the sector in both operational analysis and execution include:

  • warehouse and logistics restructuring and improvement
  • operational restructuring and site consolidation
  • manufacturing improvement
  • procurement
  • back office consolidation and restructuring

If you need a fresh perspective on your business, you can rely on Grant Thornton to help you find the best way forward. For further information on our services, please visit www.grant-thornton.co.uk.

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