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Poor workplace wellbeing – a cost we cannot ignore

16th April 2019

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton With April being Stress Awareness Month, and with Mental Health Awareness week, only a few weeks away, it got me thinking. What quantifiable data do we have on the impact of poor workplace wellbeing? How does it impact productivity? What is the business case for…

Richard Gillan, Managing Partner and Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton NI

Grant Thornton Chief Economist: ‘Growth to continue across Ireland despite Brexit concerns’

12th April 2019

“Brexit will not stop the economies on both sides of the Irish border growing” newly appointed Chief Economist at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton, Andrew Webb has said. Speaking as the timeline for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union remains uncertain, Andrew said businesses across Ireland had already shown an ability to…

Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games medallist Leon Reid, left, is urging runners to ‘get on board’ for the fifth annual Grant Thornton Runway Run. The 200m sprinter joined Richard Gillan, Managing Partner of the leading business advisory group in Northern Ireland and Audit Partner Louise Kelly to launch the ever-popular 5k race, which is now open for registration, as it returns to the runway at George Best Belfast City Airport on Thursday 20 June. Around 600 runners from businesses across all sectors in Northern Ireland will take to the runway for the night-time race. To register and to view full terms and conditions, please visit www.grantthornton.ie/gt5k.

Commonwealth sprinter urges businesses to ‘get on board’ for Grant Thornton Runway Run

27th March 2019

Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games medallist Leon Reid is urging runners to ‘get on board’ for the fifth annual Grant Thornton Runway Run. The 200m sprinter has joined the leading business advisory group as ambassador for the ever-popular 5k race, which is now open for registration, as it returns to the runway at George Best Belfast…

Time for a tax spring clean

Time for a tax spring clean

19th March 2019

By Louise Kelly, Audit Partner, Grant Thornton in Belfast Friday 1st March 2019 marked the start of spring in the meteorological calendar. In addition to any spring cleaning around the house, now is a good time to pay some attention to your tax affairs before this tax year ends on 5th April 2019. The first…

HOW TO UNLOCK UP TO £2 MILLION TAX RELIEF

How to unlock up to £2 million tax relief

19th February 2019

By Louise Kelly, Audit Partner, Grant Thornton in Belfast It is not often that we feel we are getting something for nothing, but with the introduction of an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance, it almost seems that we are nearly there. The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is the tax relief a company gets when…

Statement in response to the publication by The Insolvency Service of the latest insolvency statistics for October to December 2018

Statement in response to the publication by The Insolvency Service of the latest insolvency statistics for October to December 2018

30th January 2019

Gareth Latimer, Director, Recovery and Reorganisation at Grant Thornton in Belfast commented: “Overall, the statistics on insolvencies for the last three months of 2018, provide positive reading. “Although the total number of company insolvencies during the period was slightly higher than the previous quarter, it was 18 per cent lower than the same period in…

Richard Gillan, Grant Thornton

‘Dynamic approach’ sees Grant Thornton ranked as Northern Ireland’s top financial deal adviser

24th January 2019

Leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton has been named as Northern Ireland’s top-ranked financial deal adviser, as its “dynamic approach to fuelling continued business growth” made it the busiest in the region. The firm worked on 13 deals in 2018, to top the financial adviser league table in Experian’s latest report on the mergers and…

Time for a tax spring clean

Measuring culture and not just revenue

23rd January 2019

By Louise Kelly, Audit Partner, Grant Thornton in Belfast Corporate culture is finally moving to centre stage. A series of corporate scandals and the banking crisis has raised serious questions about the standing of business in society, in turn questioning whether poor behaviour reflects a flawed internal culture. To find out more about the information…

Statement in response to the publication by NISRA of the latest edition of the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin

18th January 2019

Commenting on the Construction Output Statistics, Neal Taylor, Audit and Assurance Partner at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton in Belfast, said: “A rise in activity of 5.5 per cent over the three months to the end of September compared to the second quarter is significant and provides positive reading in the latest Northern Ireland…