Women in Business 2024
Pathways to parity Women in Business 2024
2024 marks the 20th year of Grant Thornton’s work to monitor and measure the proportion of women occupying senior management roles in mid-market companies around the world.
Sinead Donovan
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Staying Ahead: Smart Investment Key to Emerging Stronger
Staying Ahead: Smart Investment Key to Emerging Stronger Staying Ahead: Smart Investment Key to Emerging Stronger
According to the latest data from the International Business Report (IBR), Grant Thornton’s global survey of mid-market companies, business leaders are cautious about their future investment intentions.
Beyond the Paycheck: Retaining and Attracting Talent
IBR Beyond the Paycheck: Retaining and Attracting Talent
Over the last few years of market shocks and geopolitical tensions, mid-market businesses have grown accustomed to bracing and planning for the unexpected.
The mid-market mindset
Independent Business Review The mid-market mindset
Entrepreneurial spirit maintains optimism as firms look past slowdown and plan for growth
Three Threats the Mid-market Saw Coming in 2023
Independent Business Review Three Threats the Mid-market Saw Coming in 2023
As they entered 2023, most business leaders in the mid-market kept had their focus on three top-of-mind threats: inflation, cyber-attack and the economic slowdown.
Trading Places: Businesses shift trade routes
International Business Review Trading Places: Businesses shift trade routes
Mid-market firms using international supply chains have faced significant disruption and headwinds as a consequence of the war in Ukraine, the long tail of COVID disruption and wider geo-political tensions. However, despite ongoing economic uncertainty, many international business leaders continue to see international trade, and particularly exports, as a key driver for growth. According to data from the IBR, Grant Thornton’s global survey of mid-market companies, 45% of mid-market firms expect to increase their volume of exports over the course of 2023. This represents a slight increase from the first half of 2022 (+1%) and continues the trend that expectations have been rebounding strongly from the lows of the pandemic.
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Press Releases

Labour costs and inflation concerns lead to business sentiment decline

08 Apr 2024

New research released today by Grant Thornton has revealed that Irish businesses’ optimism about the outlook of Ireland’s economy for the next 12 months has slipped slightly, falling five points from 78% to 73% according to the latest International Business Report (IBR).


Irish businesses report decline in women in senior roles

08 Mar 2024

Grant Thornton research has revealed a drop in the number of women in senior management roles recorded in the past year. The findings in the annual Women in Business Report - part of the firm’s mid-market business survey - found just 36% of Irish businesses reported women in senior management roles in 2024.


Optimism increases among Irish businesses in the first half of 2023 as economic constraints ease

18 Sep 2023

Grant Thornton’s latest International Business Report finds that 78% of Irish businesses are optimistic for the economic outlook over the course of the next 12 months.