Mersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseysideMersey Maritime - A driving force for the maritime industry on merseyside

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory services.

With over 385,000 people, spread across 120 countries, our focus is on making a difference to our clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

Dynamic organisations, operating fast and with agility, understand that they need to apply both reason and instinct to decision making, and at Grant Thornton UK LLP, this is how we advise our clients every day. This understanding, combined with award-winning technical expertise, and insight and confidence gained from our extensive sector experience, enables us to provide forward-thinking advice that helps our clients achieve their growth aspirations.

Working with thousands of growing clients each year, we are committed to working with our clients to provide them with the support they need to unlock their growth potential. Our deep understanding of the barriers and opportunities they face in trying to achieve growth in the current market place, enables us to have wider business conversations with clients about their growth plans and strategic priorities.

Resources in the North West region, such as our CEO room; a dedicated and stimulating space for us to have one-to-one discussions with business leaders, provides an opportunity for business leaders to reflect upon their key strategic, financial and leadership issues, away from the distraction of their day-to-day operational demands. This facilitation provides challenge to existing and established thinking, helping to unlock valuable insights, consider critical strategic issues, and identify solutions that will help drive, and achieve, sustainable future growth.

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T: 0151 224 7200
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Testimonials

I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We decided to upgrade our membership to the Executive Club this year because that’s where we need to be: fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
Around 30% of our turnover comes from the maritime travel market including crew and security business, so we were extremely keen to be part of something with a specific maritime industry focus. We don’t currently have a Liverpool base however we do have significant business interests in the region and a Liverpool base is part of our future business plan. Membership is therefore a great way for us to grow our business in the area and stay in touch with what’s going on.
Sally Crotty, Client Services Director, Incorporate Travel Management
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP

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