Grant Thornton launches new Business Voice programme

Grant Thornton Northern Ireland managing partner Richard Gillan

BUSINESS advisory firm Grant Thornton has launched its first 'Business Voice' programme.

Operating across the island of Ireland, the programme was established to support locally-owned businesses in navigating key areas of interest following the unprecedented and rapid change of the landscape over the past year.

Grant Thornton has teamed up with local chambers of commerce to unearth the pertinent issues, concerns, hurdles and needs of indigenous businesses as they seek to return to an era of sustained growth.

The programme aims to support the reinvigoration of the economy by arming businesses with the right tools and advice to move to the next stage of success, whatever that may be.

It will begin with a short survey going out to members of partnering chambers, encouraging them to identify obstacles and ensure that they have their voices heard. The survey will also be available on the Grant Thornton website for any locally-owned business to complete.

Following analysis of the data Grant Thornton, in conjunction with local chambers, will produce proactive and actionable advice, in the form of publications, webinars and workshops, to support these businesses as they adapt to the post-covid, post-Brexit environment.

Grant Thornton's Northern Ireland managing partner, Richard Gillan, said: "Grant Thornton understands the vital role that indigenous businesses play in the local economy, and is committed to helping those businesses to reinvigorate that economy post-pandemic. This survey provides a voice for businesses – our job is to listen, to understand, and then to develop and deliver practical ways to help."

Businesses will be asked to complete the survey during June and July, with a series of events planned for later in the summer months and into the autumn.

Grant Thornton is encouraging all businesses in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to take part and further information can be found at


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