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Grant Thornton opens energy-efficient office in Ghent for further growth in East and West Flanders

Antwerp - At the beginning of this month, Grant Thornton Ghent moved into new offices in the Schoonzichtstraat in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, a submunicipality in the city of Ghent. The good accessibility, at the intersection of the E40 and E17, is not only a plus for the employees of the full-service adviser with expertise in audit, accountancy, tax & legal and advisory, the East and West Flemish clientele will also undoubtedly appreciate the good location.

Grant Thornton continues its growth in East and West Flanders. "Grant Thornton has been active for a long time in Ghent, but only with audit services. In addition, the audit team became too large for the space available." says Elie Janssens, registered auditor. In order to further support their growth ambitions in this region, the full-service business adviser is now also completing his range of services in Ghent. "From now on, certified tax advisers and accountants and advisory experts will also operate from this location," adds Rolf Declerck, certified tax adviser, who will lead the office together with Elie Janssens.

Grant Thornton opted for an easily accessible office on the outskirts of Ghent. After all, mobility and working comfort are important points of attention. For this reason, they opted for this attractive, green space, close to the E17 and E40 and easily accessible by public transport. The building, which is also extremely energy-efficient, has an attractive architecture with a lot of light, which makes it the ideal space for appointments with customers and flexible workstations for employees. After all, Grant Thornton makes every effort to create a flexible working environment that is stimulating and enriching.

Small ecological footprint

"I am very enthusiastic about this new location", states Koert Verbruggen, CEO Grant Thornton Belgium: "It is an important asset in the context of the expansion of our organisation in the region. The new offices are also particularly environmentally friendly. "Grant Thornton considers the environment important," adds Koert Verbruggen. "That's why we move into a room with a small ecological footprint. The building is equipped with solar panels, a heat recovery ventilation system, high-performance glazing, a climate ceiling and a geothermal heat pump. All of this creates energy-sustainable conditions, and I can only applaud that."

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