The new year has seen Grant Thornton move its Leicester team into a new office space. The news comes as Phil Sayers takes on the role of East Midlands Practice Leader with the firm.
The economy of the East Midlands is home to a growing community of entrepreneurial firms, something which is driving growth in the consulting sector there too. Grant Thornton is one advisory firm which has noticed an uptick in demand across the East Midlands, and to build the capacity to meet this surge in work the firm is moving to a new, larger office in Leicester.
Located on Princess Road, the space in Waterloo House is a 3,500 square foot area, which a release from the firm says “reflects Grant Thornton’s culture of respect, equality, understanding and flexibility”. The facility provides employees with a mixture of desks, breakout areas, soundproofed phone booths, quiet and social working areas, and technology-enabled meeting rooms. Meanwhile, a large, drop-down screen will also allow speakers to remotely present to the entire office when required.
Previously based at the nearby Regent House, Grant Thornton selected Waterloo House for its high-quality specification, green credentials and collaborative working facilities. Grant Thornton moved into the new location at the start of February, and it will now use it to provide the regional business community with specialist, sustainable, and community-oriented support.
The new location also coincides with the appointment of Phil Sayers as East Midlands Practice Leader for the firm. Sayers brings a comprehensive understanding of the local business landscape and community to the role, having joined the Grant Thornton team in Leicester in 2012. He played a key role in ensuring the new office’s facilities met the needs of his team in the post-pandemic era.
Sayers commented, “We are motivated to develop and support our people, giving them the best tools, expertise and working-environment required to reach their full potential. This move not only illustrates Grant Thornton’s promise to provide the very best for our talented teams, with an office designed to reflect the needs of our people, but it also exemplifies the firm’s commitment to Leicester’s vibrant business landscape.”