Welcome to our first ever digital-only issue of the Bottomline. Research amongst our Bottomline readers tells us that you prefer more electronic communication from us.
We’re delighted about this because digital communication is no longer the way of the future, it is today’s reality.
Of course, I can’t help feeling a little nostalgic writing this note. When we produced our very first edition of Bottomline back in 1986 it was a completely different process that required the use of specialist designers, a professional reproduction house and us standing at the printers to ensure that the first issues to come off the press where the correct colour, neatly cut and then properly bound.
Digitisation is our ‘new normal’ as we embrace change and growth on different levels. And it’s not coincidental that ‘an instinct for growth’ is the them or this issue.
Surviving and thriving in the new normal economy necessitates that we embrace both reason and instinct – or put differently, technical excellence and commercialism.
Grant Thornton is uniquely positioned to apply both these qualities to help our clients unlock their potential for growth.
Our brand promise
Helping our clients unlock their potential for growth is our new brand promise internationally. This aligns with our unique capabilities to serve dynamic organisations; fast-growing public and privately held businesses that are the engine of our economy.
As Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton International says: “Unlocking potential for growth will touch our whole business – from the services we provide and the way we deliver them to the people we hire and how we talk about Grant Thornton.”
In this edition of Bottomline, our leaders sketch their perceptions of our new brand promise, an instinct for growth. It’s about a new way of doing things and how this will impact on businesses both globally and locally and the relevance it has on your – our clients.
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The Bottomline Winter 2012 edition (2Mb PDF).
Notes to editors
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