Our people stories

We have created a culture of openness, transparency and integrity where all of our people can make a difference.

  • Collaboration: ask for help, give help – we work well together
  • Leadership:  have courage and inspire others – we challenge each other to be the best we can be
  • Excellence:  find a better way every time – we never get complacent
  • Agility:  think broadly, act quickly – we thrive in change
  • Respect: listen and understand, be forthright – we create honest relationships
  • Responsibility: use influence wisely with integrity – we own our actions

As well as a distinctive global culture, we have developed six core principles, known as our CLEARR values. These values underpin our culture and how we do business – they are embedded throughout our business and set the parameters of how our people behave with their colleagues, clients and the world at large.

Below are a few stories from our people and how they live out our values everyday.

Sophia
Sophia, Senior Manager, Public Services Audit

"I started my career with the Audit Commission and transferred to Grant Thornton. I was coming to a new firm but with familiar faces and some old clients. I have two boys, Joshua is 6 and Lucas is 3, who are the centre of my life."

Stephen
Stephen, Senior Manager, Public and Third Sector Audit

"There are reasons other than having children which mean that flexibility can be important, but I think that where children are involved, it is essential that parents can be flexible in order to meet their needs."

Jake
Jake, Technical Partner, Audit

'I've been with the firm on and off since 1999. I originally did some work experience in 1999 in the Crawley office and was lucky enough to be offered a trainee role in 2000. I did leave the firm (briefly) to work at the BBC (not as a news anchor man). I re-joined Grant Thornton working in the technical team and I think I found my niche here.

Pancali
Pancali, Growth Finance, Executive

"I joined Grant Thornton 3.5 years ago, soon after finishing a Masters degree and was attracted to the firm’s bold and innovative footprint in the professional services industry. In my time with the firm, I’ve been lucky enough to find a niche area that I thoroughly enjoy."