SALMON ARM – Grant Thornton LLP has a new “arm” – Drew Lee-Hai.

The Salmon Arm based accounting/business advisory firm at 541 6th Street has been serving the community for over 40 years, and announced October 1 it is joining Grant Thornton LLP, one of Canada’s leading professional services firm providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services.

“We came to the decision to join Grant Thornton after great deal of consideration. The professionals at Grant Thornton have a likeminded philosophy on clients and communities. Their commitment to excellence is what guided us to take this step forward,” says Drew-Lee-Hai Partner David Drew. “As a result of this decision to grow our firm, our clients will have access to a number of additional services and resources.”

The firm is proud of the reputation it has earned over the years by ways of supporting clients in reaching their business goals. The firm’s philosophy is established on the fact that each relationship is a partnership, sharing in each other’s success.

“The professionals at Grant Thornton possessed a likeminded ethic and philosophy on clients and the communities in which they live and work,” adds partner Winston Lee-Hai. “Grant Thornton has a commitment to excellence and this is what allowed them to easily take the step forward.

This new relationship brings 13 professionals to the Grant Thornton firm included Drew and Lee-Hai as partners.  

“We welcome the professionals of the Drew Lee-Hai firm of Salmon Arm to Grant Thornton,” said, Paul Gallo, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP. “Uniting with Drew Lee-Hai symbolizes our commitment to growth and serving our communities as we continue to engage with dynamic businesses across B.C.”

Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd., whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide.