547 posts categorised "Press releases"

27 January 2016

UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite CEOs ranking cyber as a top threat to business

PwC's cyber security practice has warned that UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite many CEOs now ranking cyber as one of the top threats to their business. The firm's 19th Annual Global CEO Survey, released last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, found almost...

25 January 2016

PwC swaps spreadsheets for the spotlight!

Celebrating 30 years of charity panto with a ‘giant’ of a show at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham Over 200 employees from professional services firm PwC will be swapping ‘bean counting’ for the theatre as they hit the New Alexandra Theatre stage with four performances of Jack and the...

22 January 2016

Brantano (UK) Limited (the “company”) - in administration

Tony Barrell, Mike Jervis and Rob Hunt of PwC have today been appointed as joint administrators of Brantano (UK) Limited. The company is a value shoe retailer operating 140 stores and 60 concessions across the UK and employs around 2,000 staff. The head office is based in Coalville, Leicestershire with...

20 January 2016

PwC jumps to number 11 in Stonewall’s Top-100 places for LGBT people to work

Stonewall, the UK LGBT equality charity, has ranked PwC as 11th in the Stonewall Top-100 Employers 2016, listing, up 71 places from last year’s 82nd position. PwC is the highest ranked professional services firm. The Stonewall Top-100 Employers are the best performing employers on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2016, an...

UK CEOs hold their nerve despite rising global threats, finds PwC Annual Global CEO Survey

· UK business leaders remain confident about prospects for the year ahead · The UK remains an investment hotspot for global companies · CEOs see more threats than three years ago as geopolitical and cyber concerns rise UK CEOs are investing heavily in their people and future growth this year...

19 January 2016

Profitability remains strong as financial services firms focus on costs – CBI/PwC

Overseas level of business below normal, quarterly survey finds. Growth in business volumes picked up more strongly than expected in the three months to December 2015 and profitability continued to improve at a healthy pace, according to the latest CBI/PWC Financial Services Survey. The survey of 100 financial services firms...

13 January 2016

Birmingham is the UK’s property hotspot according to new real estate report

Birmingham ranks as the highest UK city for investment prospects in the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2016: Beyond the Capital report - a forecast published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. With the city set to benefit from substantial infrastructure investment, in particular the...

05 January 2016

Deals team at PwC in the Midlands advised on over £7bn of transactions in 2015

2015 was another standout year for PwC’s Midlands deals team, which advised on over 40 successful transactions with a combined value of around £7.3bn. During 2015, the team was involved in a number of high profile transactions including supporting Center Parcs in its landmark sale by Blackstone Private Equity to...

Ruby Parmar appointed new office senior partner at PwC in Milton Keynes and the South Midlands

Ruby Parmar has been appointed office senior partner at PwC in Milton Keynes and the South Midlands, leading 120 staff at the firm’s Milton Keynes office. She takes over from Mike Robinson, who has been office senior partner for five years. With a background in tax, Ruby heads up the...

17 December 2015

Retailers hope for last minute festive frenzy - Andy Lyon comments

This week, PwC found that almost three-quarters (73%) of 100 high street retailers were on sale or advertising promotions in their shop window, such as 3 for 2 deals. This is on a par with the same time last year (75%) and 2013 (72%). Average price discounts being advertised were...

Video: Chris Romans on the golden age of private business

Chris Romans, partner and head of private business at PwC in the Midlands discusses the challenges and opportunities for private businesses, and how they can achieve sustainable growth. Contact: Chris Romans Twitter: @chrisromans1

16 December 2015

PwC launches network to support devolution and regional economic growth

PwC has announced a UK-wide initiative to advise and support organisations and authorities on devolution and regional economic growth. Led by Stephanie Hyde, PwC Executive Board head of regions, the Devo Delivery Network has more than 350 local and central government experts and specialist advisors spread across PwC’s 31 UK...

Labour market data - PwC's chief economist comments

In response to new labour market data released today, John Hawksworth, PwC’s chief economist, said: "UK employment rates continue to power ahead to record levels, but earnings growth seems to have stalled in recent months. “Overall, around half a million jobs have been created over the past year, around two-thirds...

UK inflation figures - PwC comment

Commenting on the ONS monthly UK inflation figures out today, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, PwC, said: "Inflation has been around zero for most of this year, so this slight rise is not a change in the big picture. Falling energy and food prices have held down inflation, though the...

Cyber crime fears dominate UK banks’ threat rankings

‘Banana Skins’ poll identifies top threats to banks UK bankers and market watchers now place fears about cyber crime at the top of a list of 24 possible risks to banks, a view slightly at odds with many countries around the world which rate the economic environment as posing the...

14 December 2015

Companies without a dedicated leader of digital transformation may lose competitive advantage - PwC report

Only 6% of the world’s top 1500 companies have appointed a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to oversee the digital transformation of their business, according to a new study from PwC’s strategy consulting business, Strategy&. The 2015 Chief Digital Officer Study examined the world’s top 1500 public and private companies by...

11 December 2015

A new Caparo deal preserves 623 jobs in the Midlands

PwC is delighted to confirm the successful conclusion of the sale of substantially all of the remaining businesses and assets of Caparo Industries Group. This latest in a series of major transactions involves the sale of 10 businesses to the Gupta family, whose interests include the SIMEC and Liberty House...

09 December 2015

Young people spruce up Sheldon Country Park as part of The Prince's Trust Team Programme, supported by PwC

A group of 16 – 25 year olds, who are not in education, employment or training are starting a two-week community project this week, to spruce up The Old Rectory Farm in Sheldon Country Park for visitors. The team, approximately two thirds of whom are ex-offenders, are currently taking part...

08 December 2015

Storm Desmond - PwC in the Midlands comments on potential impact

David Roper, partner and head of financial services at PwC in the Midlands, comments on the implications of Storm Desmond: "The destruction wrought by Storm Desmond in many parts of the UK overcame the flood defences that have either been built or upgraded over the past few years. "We have...

Innovation driving deals and investments across Midlands industrial manufacturing companies

Industrial manufacturing companies in the Midlands continue to attract significant international interest as a result of technology developments within the automotive industry. That’s according to PwC’s Midlands industrial manufacturing deals team, which has been operating at full production over the last year, delivering an extraordinary range of transactions across the...