Grant Thornton appoints new practice lead for South West
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.
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.”