Grant Thornton bolsters Essex audit team with two senior appointments 

Grant Thornton bolsters Essex audit team with two senior appointments 

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has promoted Sally Harman and Archie Rwavazhinji to directors in the firm’s Audit team in Chelmsford.

In their new roles, the pair – who have both been promoted from Senior Manager – will lead in driving quality, building sustainable value and developing talent across the Chelmsford team.  

Over recent years, Grant Thornton’s Chelmsford office has gone from strength to strength. Its audit business doubled in size in 2023, driven by the buoyancy of the market and the need of local businesses to access support from a trusted market leader.   

Sally trained in industry before becoming a chartered certified accountant in 2015 and joined Grant Thornton in 2019. Sally has received a steady flow of promotions at the firm, in recognition of her success in managing a portfolio of clients across East Anglia and her active involvement in operations at the company’s Chelmsford office. 

Archie qualified as a chartered accountant in 2013. He joined Grant Thornton in 2019 and has been pivotal in strengthening the Chelmsford office’s reputation as an exemplar of audit quality. He has grown Grant Thornton’s presence in sectors such as EdTech and software and has brought in clients across multiple industries. 

Archie commented: “I am honoured to take on this new role. In the five years I have been part of the Chelmsford team I have been so impressed by their dedication, professionalism and excellence. Quality is the foundation of all we do here at Grant Thornton, and as Audit Director I will ensure we continue to uphold the highest standards and deliver value to our clients and stakeholders.” 

Sally commented: “I am grateful for the opportunities provided to me by Grant Thornton to allow me to excel in my career. Working in such a supportive and encouraging environment has been instrumental to my progression, and I know this culture will be pivotal to our future success as a team.” 

Tim Taylor, Audit Partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: “Archie and Sally have both been fantastic members of our team for the past five years. This double promotion reflects both their individual excellence and Grant Thornton’s growth in the Essex and South East market. 

“Under the leadership of Archie and Sally, I’ve no doubt that our Chelmsford audit team will continue to go from strength to strength and provide an unrivalled service, and level of quality, to companies of all sizes throughout our region.”