A core belief of Grant Thornton is that the diversity of its people should reflect the diversity of its clients and society as a whole.
Over the past decade, the firm has designed strategies to ensure that a diverse group of people are brought into the firm from all socio-economic backgrounds and that they have equal opportunity to progress.
The benefits of this approach have been threefold: diverse thinking and perspectives have improved the firm’s response to business challenges; accessing untapped talent has supported the firm’s growth; and the investing in local communities across the UK has helped the firm’s profile.
Its efforts have not gone unnoticed with the firm heading up the Social Mobility Employers Index in 2017, receiving a Queen’s Award for Social Mobility in 2018, and being named Social Mobility Firm of the Year at the Social Mobility Awards.
Lucy Porter, Malcolm Gomersall (Grant Thornton) and Sacha Romanovitch with Neville Eisenberg (Managing Partners' Forum)