Financial and business advisers Grant Thornton has promoted four high flyers at its Leicester office. Mitesh Thakrar is promoted to Manager in the Audit team after just ten months with the firm, and Dan Millichip, who joined Grant Thornton’s trainee programme in 2011, is promoted to Assistant Manager in the Tax team. Divya Majithia is promoted to Assistant Manager in the Pensions Assurance Centre, and Larissa Popowicz to Assistant Manager in the Meeting Origination Team. Dan Millichip has spent time in the corporate tax compliance and tax advisory teams in both the Leicester and Cambridge offices. He says: “I’m excited about Grant Thornton’s purpose to be at the heart of shaping a vibrant economy and look forward to getting to know businesses that make a difference to their owners, employees and the wider community as a whole.” “I’ve been at Grant Thornton for four years now,” says Larissa Popowicz, “starting on a maternity contract working as a Tax Administrator and PA to the Corporate Finance service line. I love the culture and values here, and jumped at the opportunity to stay on full time working for a new marketing division of Corporate Finance and have been here ever since.” “The firm is excellent at supporting and nurturing development and if you’re ambitious, Grant Thornton provides fantastic opportunities,” adds Divya. Mitesh agrees: “Since joining the firm last year, the firm has provided first-rate opportunities to develop and progress and I am delighted with this promotion.” Of the promotions, Chris Frostwick, Partner and Practice Leader in Leicester, said: “We are committed to nurturing and developing new talent for the future longevity of the firm and the businesses we work with, and each of the team members who have been promoted demonstrate the opportunities available to ambitious individuals and that skills, aptitude and drive, that typify the calibre of Grant Thornton’s people, is always recognised.” Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. It has its East Midlands office in Leicester, where it has approximately 160 staff providing business and financial advice across Corporate and Personal Tax, audit and assurance, employer solutions, corporate finance, and sustainability, to organisations across the East Midlands.