Business advisory firm Grant Thornton has promoted Donna Steel to Partner in its Yorkshire practice.
Audit specialist Donna, who joined Grant Thornton as a graduate 21 years ago, is the firm’s second partner promotion based at its Sheffield office in the last two months. She follows Emma Davies, who leads the firm’s Special Project team, into the partnership in Yorkshire.
Donna works with a wide and diverse range of businesses across the region, ranging from international groups, stock market listed companies to entrepreneur-led SMEs. She is a specialist in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes and also leads on audit quality for the Yorkshire practice.
Mark Overfield, Grant Thornton’s Head of Audit in the North and Scotland, said: “Donna richly deserves her promotion to partner. She is already playing an important leadership role within the firm’s audit practice and I know this next step will inspire her further to continue delivering the highest quality to our clients.
“We are committed to recognising outstanding talent, growing our team in Yorkshire, and building on our unique position in the city region.”
Donna believes there are considerable opportunities for growth. She commented: “Despite the challenges every business is facing this year, the Yorkshire economy remains diverse and resilient.
“Sheffield retains a strong manufacturing base which is known around the world and is successfully harnessing the knowledge coming out of its universities.
“The UK government’s Industrial Strategy recognises the importance of developing a highly skilled, high value economy built on intellectual property and the region now boasts a thriving pool of tech and innovative-based businesses which bodes well for the future. We are confident that businesses value working with local advisers who also have an international footprint and network.”