Sound economic and strategic analysis is at the core of successful government policy and business strategy. Our dedicated team works with clients to deliver evidence-based strategies, driven by robust and independent analysis.

At Grant Thornton we understand that our clients require support to solve their most challenging problems and set the future direction for their business. In an era of uncertainty, disruption and increasingly dynamic markets, we acknowledge that strategy development needs to be tied to the wider economic environment. This can range from economic impact and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) to national or local government growth planning.

Organisations are required to continuously align with an ever changing marketplace. The pace at which the world is constantly changing provides both uncertainty and new challenges. We collaborate with our clients to support leaders utilise the full range of resources at their disposal. We believe that strategy should be greater than setting goals, priorities and plans. It is the result of the choices that senior leaders make inform where to play and how to win in order to maximise long-term value.

Our Services

We work together with international, national and local public bodies and agencies to develop economic strategies and policies. We analyse and model data trends, consult widely and develop strategic insights that achieve specific goals.

When considering whether to spend public sector funds, a range of factors are evaluated in advance. These include the likely up-front capital and recurring costs, as well as the various positive economic and societal impacts on potential beneficiaries. Our team has extensive and wide-ranging experience in undertaking CBA, Economic Appraisals and Business Cases for both capital and revenue projects across the island of Ireland. Our economic impact work is used to support planning applications for capital investments influencing policy and external communications.

Do you know the value and impact of your activities? Formal evaluation ensures that money is being spent efficiently and effectively and provides evidence of the direct and indirect impacts of public spending. Our team has undertaken evaluations and reviews of policies, programmes and projects across the world and can assist you in this process.

Knowing how you compare against others or what your future challenges and opportunities will be is a key part of our work. This could be market sizing, competitiveness benchmarking, sector reviews or modelling future scenarios. Our team has access to a vast array of key data sources to support evidence building.

Our International Trade Advisory team provide consultancy services to businesses engaged in importing and exporting goods internationally. We work closely with our clients to provide pragmatic support as they identify opportunities for growth, access new markets and expand their global reach. We provide our clients with tailored solutions to meet their customs compliance obligations and provide strategic support to mitigate potential risks to the smooth operation of their cross-border supply chains.

Why Grant Thornton

Our all-island Strategy and Economic Advisory team have a wealth of business and economics experience supporting both private and public sector clients across a broad range of industries. Our team utilises the knowledge they have gained on previous projects to benefit future engagements with similar objectives in related industries.

Our team is agile, flexible and ready to develop tailor made solutions to align with your needs and address the core challenges facing the delivery of your goals.