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Grant Thornton appoints new practice lead for South West

22 January 2024
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Lauren Carlyle, practice lead for South West England and Wales at Grant Thornton

Lauren Carlyle has been appointed by Grant Thornton as practice lead for South West England and Wales.

The move sees her take over from Jonathan Riley to lead and grow the firm’s regional team of almost 300 staff across its Bristol and Cardiff offices.

A partner and pensions specialist at Grant Thornton, Lauren has provided audit and assurance services for more than 20 years.

She’s also a member of the Pensions Management Institute committee in Bristol.

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Lauren said: “The expert, multidisciplinary teams in our Bristol and Cardiff offices are testament to the supportive culture at Grant Thornton as well as the area’s creative and ambitious businesses.

“I’m incredibly proud to be working with these teams and helping them further develop to meet the needs of a complex and changing economy.”

“There are many headwinds and uncertainties for the region’s businesses still to face, ranging from high inflation to low productivity levels, supply chain issues and more.

“However, the dynamic nature of South West England and Wales means there are a lot of exciting and entrepreneurial companies generating a lot of interest.

“With the right advice and information to help them navigate the road ahead, there’s no end to the potential for the region’s business landscape.”

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Born and raised in Berkshire, Dan fell into journalism after completing his bachelor’s degree in English at UCL.

Writing for The Business Magazine and local Biz News sites has given him the opportunity to chat with all manner of small business owners and share their success stories with a wider audience.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys live music, board games and quiz shows, and is making a slow but persistent effort to learn Spanish.

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