573 posts categorised "Press releases"

26 April 2016

Entries now open for the Great Innovation Challenge 2016

Showcasing the best of innovation in business As proud supporters of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), PwC is running the Great Innovation Challenge 2016, in partnership with the GREAT Britain campaign, to find innovative businesses from across the UK to showcase at the festival which takes place in...

21 April 2016

PwC named in Top 50 Employers for Women list

PwC h as been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week....

19 April 2016

UK companies increasingly looking external for the top role

UK companies are more likely to choose a new CEO from outside of the company than ever before, but also more likely to force them out in times of difficulty. This is according to the annual CEO Success Study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The research, which tracks CEO...

14 April 2016

CEOs receive continued pay freeze

Two in five FTSE 100 CEOs received a salary freeze this year, according to PwC’s early season review of executive pay trends. This is broadly consistent with the level of salary freezes last year. The preliminary data, which looks at the first 47 FTSE 100 Remuneration Reports for 2016, shows...

12 April 2016

ONS House Price Index, April 2016 - PwC comments

Commenting on the ONS house price figures out today, Richard Snook, senior economist, PwC, said: Strong real house price rises add to pressure on Generation Rent “The latest ONS housing market estimates show that average UK house prices rose by 7.6% in the year to February. House prices are still...

The next generation of family business leaders are ambitious to drive change but struggle with getting their voices heard

70% of next generation leaders have worked outside the family business to gain experience. Almost 70% would bring in experienced non-family managers to help modernise and professionalise the workplace. More than half worry they will need to spend time managing family politics. Only 41% believe their business has a strategy...

07 April 2016

Prime Minister meets employees in PwC’s Birmingham office

PwC welcomed the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to its Birmingham office on Tuesday 5th April. He spoke on the UK's position within the EU and hosted a question and answer session with hundreds of PwC employees. During his opening remarks to PwC staff, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of...

17 March 2016

PwC in the Midlands advises on sale of Bromford Holdings Limited to Liberty Hall Capital Partners

The corporate finance industrial products team at PwC in the Midlands has acted as lead advisor to Darwin Private Equity on the sale of Bromford Holdings Limited (“Bromford”) to Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defence industry....

16 March 2016

Budget 2016: PwC in the Midlands comments on UK’s aim to lead driverless revolution - and the potential economic benefit

Phil Harrold, automotive partner at PwC in the Midlands, comments on the Chancellor's announcement to pilot the UK's first driverless car tests on A-roads and motorways from next year and the potential for this to accelerate the sector ahead of other global competitors. "Signalling the UK's intent to be at...

Budget 2016: PwC in the Midlands comments on the impact of the UK Budget on manufacturers

Cara Haffey, PwC’s industrial manufacturing leader, comments on the impact of the UK Budget on manufacturers "Over the last five years, UK manufacturing has seen a 30% increase in aerospace production with car production rising by around 60%. “And while recent data has reflected a slowdown in the overall manufacturing...

Budget 2016: PwC in the Midlands comments on a Budget aiming to make the UK more attractive to entrepreneurs

Chris Romans, partner and head of private business at PwC in the Midlands comments on a Budget aiming to make the UK more attractive to entrepreneurs Businesses There were a number of positive measures which will no doubt be welcomed by private businesses and their owners including a further reduction...

PwC in the Midlands announces move to £500 million Paradise Scheme

Professional services firm PwC has confirmed it is to be the first business to sign up to Birmingham City Centre’s £500 million, transformational Paradise development – part of the UK’s biggest Enterprise Zone. Supporting the Paradise vision of , PwC has signed the pre-let agreement to relocate its 1,400-strong Birmingham...

15 March 2016

88% reduction in shop closure rate in the West Midlands in 2015, says PwC and The Local Data Company

Grand Central makes a positive impact on Birmingham retail scene Lower churn rate of openings and closing on the high street Fast food takeaways, coffee shops and jewellers thriving Cheque cashing shops, banks and convenience stores feel the pinch According to PwC analysis compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC),...

56% reduction in shop closure rate in the East Midlands in 2015, says PwC and The Local Data Company

Pizza takeaways, computer games shops and charity shops thriving Cheque cashing, banks and financial institutions, and women’s clothes shops feeling the pinch Lower churn rate of openings and closing on the high street Big upturn in leisure sector According to PwC analysis compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC), 350...

09 March 2016

PwC in the East Midlands recognised at ICAEW Awards

PwC in the East Midlands was recognised as Large Accountancy Firm of the Year 2016 at the ICAEW’s East Midlands awards dinner, celebrating the firm’s business success, and contribution to economic life and the well-being of residents in the region. In addition, Trina O’Driscoll was awarded Young Chartered Accountant of...

08 March 2016

Getting more women into work could bring the UK £170bn of economic benefits - PwC’s Women in Work Index

New research shows that the UK is missing out on up to £170bn worth of economic benefits by not having enough females in employment. PwC’s annual Women in Work Index shows that the UK could boost its GDP by 9% (£170bn) if it could increase the number of women in...

02 March 2016

Simplicity, innovation and forward planning will be the hallmarks of successful pension reform, says PwC

Simplicity and forward planning must be at the heart of the Government’s pensions taxation reform, or future generations could be put off saving towards their retirement – according to PwC. The Chancellor looks set to announce his long-awaited changes to pensions taxation in the Budget, with two key alternatives to...

25 February 2016

Double-digit rise in crime against UK corporates as cyber becomes the fastest growing economic crime

Over half of UK organisations have been the victim of economic crime in the past 24 months, outstripping global rates Shift towards the so-called ‘silver fraudster’ with 18% of fraud committed by senior management Cybercrime incidents in the UK up 20 percentage points since 2014 30% of UK organisations say...

18 February 2016

PwC in the Midlands invests in human resource services team with two new appointments

As part of PwC's commitment to strengthen its Midlands tax practice, the professional services firm has invested in its human resource services team, with two new appointments. With 18 years’ experience specialising in employment taxes, reward and pensions, Chris Bulleyment (pictured far right) has been appointed as director. Nina Morrell...

17 February 2016

Insurance CEOs see technological change, cyber risk and over-regulation as main threats to growth - PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

94% of insurance CEOs are concerned about over-regulation in the sector impacting growth 79% see cyber risk as a barrier to growth 69% of insurance CEOs are concerned about the speed of technological change in their industry Insurance is one of the top three most disrupted sectors according to PwC’s...