KW's Tannery District welcomes new neighbour

Grant Thornton LLP announces expansion into Kitchener-Waterloo's core

KITCHENER, ON, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Grant Thornton, a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm, announced today that its Kitchener-Waterloo office will soon have a new home. The new office space will be located in Kitchener's Tannery District, at 121 Charles Street West, in the centre of the city's start-up and technology hub. The move is planned for April 2016.

While the firm began operations in Kitchener only one year ago, the new, larger office is necessary to accommodate the firm's rapid growth—and future expansion plans. The prime location was also a huge selling point, as it brings the firm closer to more privately-held businesses—a clientele in which Grant Thornton specializes.

"We are very excited to be a part of the dynamic landscape of companies in the KW region," said Jim Copeland, Regional Managing Partner for Grant Thornton in Ontario. "We are planning to develop an open and collaborative space at the Tannery, similar to our neighbours Communitech, Google and D2L."

The new Grant Thornton office is expected to be a contemporary hub where business professionals can meet, connect and access expert advice. The space will have an assortment of open workstations with collaborative offerings.

"Contemporary office spaces are designed to harness the power of collaboration and enable meaningful conversations," added Copeland. "Our new space will bring privately-held business owners together, so they can engage in insightful conversations and foster positive change."

To learn more about the new Kitchener-Waterloo office—or Grant Thornton advisory services—please contact Jim Whetstone at 519 590 6413 or jim.whetstone@ca.gt.com.

About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.grantthornton.ca.

SOURCE Grant Thornton LLP

Image with caption: "The Tannery District, at 121 Charles Street West. (CNW Group/Grant Thornton LLP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151116_C4981_PHOTO_EN_545377.jpg

Image with caption: "Another image of The Tannery District. Grant Thornton is set to move in April 2016. (CNW Group/Grant Thornton LLP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151116_C4981_PHOTO_EN_545375.jpg

For further information: Mishka Alarcon, Manager, National Marketing, T +1 (416) 607-2672, E mishka.alarcon@ca.gt.com

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