Grant Thornton opens new Aberdeen office

Ian Knott

Recruitment is now underway to establishing a dedicated team of experts based at Queen’s Road in the heart of the city’s financial district. The first key hire has already been made with the appointment of Director of Corporate Finance, Ian Knott.

Ian has almost a decade of experience working in Aberdeen, including roles at KPMG and investment banking energy specialist Simmons & Company.

Rob Caven, Partner at Grant Thornton and Head of Advisory in Scotland, commented: “Aberdeen has been hit hard by the oil and gas downturn and wider economic and political uncertainty, but we believe there will continue to be significant opportunities for advisory focused services. We’re delighted to be taking our first steps north and are confident that both Grant Thornton and Aberdeen will have a sustainable, successful future.

“It’s also great having Ian Knott on board to help drive forward this new practice. We’re delighted to welcome such a knowledgeable, experienced corporate finance advisor to the team. Our objective is long term growth throughout Scotland, and we believe the north of Scotland will play a key role in helping to deliver that success.”