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17 July 2017

Grant Thornton boosts St Albans team with senior promotion

Financial and business adviser Grant Thornton has further committed to its long term investment in St Albans with a senior promotion.

Fiona Baldwin takes on the role of practice leader as Grant Thornton continues to strengthen its presence across the region.

Having joined Grant Thornton as an audit manager at the firm's Manchester office in 2007, Fiona quickly rose through the ranks to the position of director a year later, followed by equity partner in 2014, before relocating to the firm's Milton Keynes office.

Fiona previously spent six years working at manager level for a multinational accountancy firm in the UK, followed by a two year stint with the same firm based in Canada.

During her career, Fiona has amassed more than 20 years' audit experience specialising in corporates (particularly retail and distribution businesses), social housing, professional practices and managing large company pension schemes.

In her new role with Grant Thornton, Fiona will be responsible for leading Grant Thornton's growth strategy across St Albans, Northampton and Milton Keynes and will use her extensive knowledge of the region to bring businesses and organisations together to help shape a vibrant economy.

She will also seek to enhance and develop the range of services the firm offers to local businesses by further investing in and expanding the strong Grant Thornton team.

Commenting on her promotion, Fiona Baldwin said: "I am extremely proud to be taking on this role at what is a very exciting time for Grant Thornton. Key areas of focus for me will be enhancing our specialist services, such as debt advisory and tax advisory, and bringing in more of the very best talent in the industry so we can continue to offer an unrivalled service to local businesses.

"Local businesses, along with all UK companies, are facing a period of uncertainty as Britain negotiates its exit from the EU and there are more local issues to contend with, particularly the skills shortage, in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

"However, time and time again businesses here in St Albans have demonstrated their resilience and ability to adapt to change so we have every reason to remain confident about the future."



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