Grant Thornton UK LLP

With our knowledge of the market, and our international reach as the UK member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, we can provide a full range of advisory services for companies in the life sciences sector, whatever stage they are at in the business cycle.

We act on behalf of listed, privately held and private equity backed pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology companies.

We offer solutions and advice in the following service areas:

  • corporate finance to provide due diligence for VCs and acquisitive companies, as well as lead advisory services for companies looking to sell or acquire
  • audit and tax compliance,
  • specialist tax advisory services including R&D tax credits
  • fund raising and flotations
  • risk management and internal audit
  • private client services
  • strategic services
  • transfer pricing
  • valuations


Membership affiliation
Organisation type
Mr Alistair Wardell
LinkedIn logo Partner 

United Life Sciences

United Life Sciences (ULS) is a strategic partnership representing over 1000 life science and healthcare organisations across the UK and internationally. The partnership was formed by four Founding Partners: the BioIndustry Association (BIA), Bionow, BioPartner UK and One Nucleus (ON) in 2014.

The ULS collaboration has member and the wider UK life science sector at the heart of its purpose and is the basis for all joint activities. We strive to avoid duplication of effort and coordinate the founders' activities whilst recognising each other's areas of strength so that member companies can benefit from more effective and coherent sector support.

Between 2012 and 2014 ULS worked informally together on a range of activities - including the creation and publication of a UK Life Science Manifesto 2015 - 2020 which is aimed at all political parties. Find out more at the BIA website and read the joint Press Release.

trade organisation,network,membership
Organisation type
Ms Karen Chandler-Smith
LinkedIn logo UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) 
Dr Tony Jones
LinkedIn logo One Nucleus 
Ms Debbie Laubach
Dr Christopher Doherty
LinkedIn logo Bionow/Manchester Science Partnership