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National accountancy firm bolsters employer solutions team across the south

Dominic Merlin-Cone

Grant Thornton has promoted Dominic Merlin-Cone to Partner, heading up Employer Solutions across the South region.

The promotion comes as a result of growth in the firm’s employer solutions team in the region, which advises businesses on all aspects relating to reward and incentives, employment taxes, benefits and global mobility.

Before joining Grant Thornton in 2016, Dominic spent 15 years at Deloitte specialising in employer solutions, including significant work on management incentive plans.

His new role will see him leading a large team of specialists across the firm’s five regional offices in the South namely Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton, Reading and Oxford.

In his time at Grant Thornton, Dominic has been a champion of the Cranfield University Executive MBA which was launched in 2017 as the first Executive MBA programme in England to use the Apprenticeship Levy.

Dominic commented: “Our team boasts an integrated offering, with our specialists across all areas of employment able to work closely with our colleagues in audit, tax, advisory and consulting, providing our clients with a truly joined-up service.

“Talent is a huge concern for employers both in our region and nationally and we expect this to be at the forefront of our discussions with our clients this year, with staff learning and development a major priority.

“I look forward to continuing to work with dynamic businesses in the region to support them on their growth journeys and helping them to anticipate their future needs.”

Louise Evans, Regional Managing Partner at Grant Thornton, said: “Since Dominic joined in 2016, he has worked to build a strong and highly skilled team at all levels.

“He has used his extensive experience to support our clients on all aspects of employment issues and I look forward to seeing this continue in his new role as a valued partner in the firm.”