Grant Thornton, a professional services firm with a dedicated workforce of more than 240 individuals, has announced the promotion of James Pirie, and Andy Shaw, to Director positions within its Jersey office.

This brings the total director count to 17, across the Channel Islands.

James Pirie is appointed as Recovery and Re-organisation Director and has been an integral part of Grant Thornton’s Jersey team since joining as an associate in 2012. James is a Chartered Accountant, qualified Insolvency Practitioner, and Certified Fraud Examiner, specialising in overseeing solvent and insolvent liquidations, asset sales, antecedent transaction investigations, and claims pursuit. He is also actively involved in industry organizations, serving on the INSOL International Channel Islands Seminar Main Organising Committee.

Andy Shaw is appointed Tax Director and joined Grant Thornton’s Jersey office in March 2020. With more than 18 years of experience, he has a proven track record in UK and International Corporate tax advisory services. His role at Grant Thornton involves overseeing the delivery of their UK Corporate tax services to a diverse range of sectors, particularly focusing on UK real estate owning structures.

Andy is a Chartered Tax Advisor and collaborates closely with Grant Thornton’s experts in the Channel Islands and other areas of UK taxation, ensuring clients receive comprehensive tax solutions. Additionally, he uses the firm’s global network to provide clients with seamless tax support internationally.

Adam Budworth, Managing Director at Grant Thornton, Channel Islands, congratulates, James and Andy on their well-deserved promotions to director. He said: ‘’Both Andy and James have played a role in driving the firm’s growth forward and their promotions reflect their dedication, expertise, and leadership qualities, which will be instrumental in shaping the future trajectory of the firm.’’