21 posts categorised "Community"

20 November 2014

Nominations open for the PLC Awards 2014!

The nominations for the PLC Awards 2014 are now open. In their 29th year, the awards showcase the very best of the mid-market, recognising excellence in the quoted company sector (excluding FTSE 100 and AIM). It has become the city event of the year, attended by 1500 guests. Businesses in...

09 October 2014

Number of store closures in the West Midlands is flat but net reduction levels are higher than 2013

- An average of 1.5 stores closed per day in the West Midlands in the first half of 2014 – on a par with store closure numbers for the whole of 2013 - Half year 2014 net closure levels are currently higher than 2013 annual total – even before major...

10 September 2014

PwC in the Midlands puts its firepower behind the Invictus Games

PwC is mobilising its support behind the Invictus Games, an international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ from the armed services, taking place this week (10-14 September). The Invictus Games, which is championed by Prince Harry, will see more than 400 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, serving and veteran, from...

16 May 2014

PwC in the East Midlands raises over £3,000 for Leicester charity

PwC in the East Midlands has helped to raise over £3,000 for LOROS Hospice, a local charity that cares for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland every year. PwC raised the money by hosting its first East Midlands charity quiz night in Leicester at The Parcelyard on Tuesday,...

24 March 2014

Budget 2014: key outcomes for employers and employees

The Chancellor has delivered the 2014 Budget. The focus understandably was on supporting the recovery with a big emphasis on encouraging saving and making pensions more attractive. There were also some announcements around employee and expatriate tax, as well as other reward issues. 1. Pensions: Significant changes announced to pensions...

06 December 2013

Retailers in the Midlands hope for festive frenzy in run-up to Christmas

This week, PwC found that 62% of 100 high street retailers were on sale or advertising promotions in their shop window, such as 3 for 2. This is up 7% on last week, and close to what was seen at the same time last year (64%), but far from the...

18 November 2013

Midlands’ cities perform well in new City index

Cities in the Midlands are performing well in terms of infrastructure (housing and transport), health, and work-life balance, according to a new report that ranks cities on their economic performance and quality of life, but for some cities there is room for improvement on jobs, income and skills. The 2013...

28 October 2013

PwC Midlands colleagues raise £12,000 in marathon challenge

Over 80 staff from across PwC Midlands’ offices took part in the Birmingham Half Marathon on Sunday to raise money for charity. So far, over £12,000 has been raised. Among the charities chosen were Birmingham Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, Marie Curie, Macmillan, Meningitis Research Foundation and Heartlands neo-natal unit. Mark...

20 September 2013

Spotlight on . . . Paul Norbury, East Midlands Office Senior Partner

We recently caught up with Paul Norbury who leads the East Midlands region and asked him a few questions about how he was settling in and his views on the marketplace. How have you found the first month? I have had a really exciting first month. I have had a...

06 September 2013

PwC appoints regional financial services leader

David Roper has been appointed as financial services leader of PwC in the Midlands to head up the firm’s growth plans in the sector. Based at the firm’s Birmingham office, David has moved to the region from PwC’s Manchester office where he set up and ran the financial services practice...

22 July 2013

Corporate Espionage: Responding to the threat

In recent years there’s been a continual rise in the threat to global business from state-sponsored, commercial and organised criminal espionage. Espionage can take place in many guises, but ultimately it is the act or practice of obtaining secret information by deception. In a corporate or commercial environment this can...

23 May 2013

PwC launches 3rd business degree programme with Nottingham University Business School

PwC is to offer students an accelerated route to employment and an accountancy qualification through a new degree programme in partnership with Nottingham University Business School and the professional accountancy body, ICAEW. The BSc Accountancy “Flying Start” programme is PwC’s third business degree, following the established programmes at Newcastle University,...

09 April 2013

PwC appoints private client specialist to strengthen its private business practice in the East Midlands

PwC has strengthened its private business practice in the East Midlands with the appointment of private client specialist, Lucas Harding-Cox. Based at the firm’s Castle Donington office, Lucas has moved back to the region after 10 years at the firm’s London office, where he developed strong expertise working with entrepreneurs...

18 March 2013

PwC celebrates 10 years in the East Midlands

Staff at PwC’s Donington Court office are celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. Since first opening its doors on 17th March 2003, the office has gone from strength to strength and now has 30 partners and directors and over 300 staff in total. According to Mark Shires, senior partner at...

17 February 2013

PwC pantomime benefited children of local schools and charities

Various schools and charities in Nottingham and the East Midlands were invited to PwC’s annual charity pantomime at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, following a sell-out run in the West End. As part of PwC’s "It's About the Kids" project, 2,180 tickets have already been given to 36 local schools and charities...

02 July 2012

PwC East Midlands raise £1,800 for local charity

Staff at PwC’s East Midlands office have raised £1,800 for a local charity – the When You Wish Upon A Star foundation. The money was raised at a summer ball event that took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on 22 June 2012. The firm has been...

29 June 2012

PwC in the Midlands scoop two top awards

Fiona Kelsey, Community Affairs leader, receives the award for PwC Employees at PwC in the Midlands have scooped two top regional impact awards at this year’s West Midlands Business in the Community (BITC) 2012 Awards for Excellence. Now in their fifteenth year, the annual Awards for Excellence are designed to...

15 May 2012

PwC in the Midlands trials all-electric pool car

PwC’s Birmingham office is taking part in a pilot scheme to trial the use of an all-electric pool car. The innovative car rental scheme, run in conjunction with Hertz, is designed to reduce the firm’s overall transport emissions and provide an economic choice for short hop journeys to local client...

01 May 2012

Midlands team wins ‘100 days to go’ challenge

A team of five from PwC in the Midlands recently completed the Birchfield Corporate Challenge at the Birmingham Alexander Stadium. The event was set up to mark 100 days to go till the 2012 Olympics and to raise the profile of sports and the club. There were 20 teams competing...

12 January 2012

PwC staff get ‘Caring at Christmas’

PwC in the Midlands has entered into the festive spirit, making more than 250 charitable donations through the firm’s annual ‘Caring at Christmas’ appeal. The appeal, which encourages staff to provide gifts to be donated to local charities, has been running for more than seven years and continues to go...