Grant Thornton Ireland has today announced the addition of Signature Financial Planning to its Private Client Business service.  Signature Financial Planning Ltd (incorporating Heritage Financial Services Ltd) is owned by the well-known industry veteran Brendan Reade, and has provided investment and retirement planning financial advice to many professionals, business owners and retirees since its formation in 2009.    

Commenting on the deal Brendan Reade said ‘This is a very exciting time for our business, our clients and our introducers. Drawing on the superior strength and resources of Grant Thornton Ireland will enable us to grow our business and deliver an even better client experience. We look forward to developing synergies with Grant Thornton Private Clients and continuing to deliver bespoke tailored solutions to our clients. Our business will remain committed to maintaining our close personal relationship with our clients.   

Oliver O’Connor, Head of Private Client Business at Grant Thornton Ireland, welcomed the announcement noting “We have very similar, client focused, businesses and we are delighted to be able to welcome the Signature and Heritage clients and their team to Grant Thornton. The whole area of Private Client tax and financial planning is evolving at a fast pace and together we will continue to bring the best tailored advice to our enlarged client base”.

Grant Thornton has grown from a firm of 375 in 2011 to a firm of over 1,600 people in 7 offices across the Island of Ireland, this expansion of the Private Client Business will continue the growth trajectory across an ever increasing service offering to clients across all industry sectors.

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