73 posts categorised "Private businesses"

15 April 2014

Gearing for growth: Steve Rigby of The Rigby Group

In our latest family business survey we look specifically at the issue of succession. How family firms are planning for this, how the next generation are preparing for it, and the challenges all family firms need to face in implementing the transition. The Midlands based Rigby Group is a good...

UK Tech Awards 2014: celebrating a thriving tech sector

The tech sector in the UK is clearly performing well at the moment and while there is talk of another bubble, away from the headlines there are many really innovative companies emerging across the UK. These awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of the sector....

Bridging the gap - handing over the family business to the next generation

The transition from one generation to the next can make or break a family business; and as the ‘baby boomers’ hand over to the ‘millennials’, the risks of getting it wrong have never been greater. We’ve interviewed over 200 next generation family business leaders in 21 countries worldwide. The survey...

Press release: Family businesses need to bridge the generation gap to secure long term success

Family businesses need to bridge the generation gap to secure long term success says PwC in the Midlands Successfully managing the transition from one generation to the next can make or break a family business; and as the ‘baby boomers’ hand over to the ‘millennials’, the risks of getting it...

09 April 2014

We're looking for GREAT business stories

We’re supporting the UK government’s GREAT campaign by sponsoring three ‘Festivals of Creativity’, celebrating GREAT businesses and their creativity. We’re looking for creative business stories to take to the first festival in Istanbul. GREAT is the UK government’s ambitious international marketing campaign aiming to deliver significant and long-term increases in...

24 March 2014

Budget 2014: our reactions

Watch our webcast for a summary of key outcomes Kevin Nicholson, UK Head of Tax, leads a discussion with a panel of specialists on the key outcomes of the Chancellor's Budget, their impact on individuals and companies and some of the broader issues affecting the economy and UK business. To...

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...

Budget 2014: key outcomes for individuals

We look at some of the key announcements from the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget and the impact on individuals. Capital gains tax on UK residential property held by non-residents - From April 2015, following consultation, a capital gains tax charge will be introduced on future gains made by non-residents disposing of...

21 March 2014

myFinancePartner: Working as your business partner

Helping you to meet your goals ... Are you an ambitious small/medium sized business? Are you looking for pro-active business advisory support? Do you want better management information to support your key business decisions? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then myFinance Partner may be the...

19 March 2014

Budget 2014 Comment: Positive news for private businesses in the Midlands wishing to expand

The Chancellor’s Budget brought good news for private business in the Midlands who are seeking to fuel growth through investment and exports. Chris Romans, partner and private business leader at PwC in the Midlands, comments: “Private businesses have told us time and time again they are focused on growth over...

17 March 2014

Budget 2014 Prediction Comment: Personal Tax

Chris Romans, partner and private business leader at PwC in the Midlands, comments: “If we see a big Budget giveaway, the most likely option is an increase in the income tax personal allowance. The threshold is due to reach £10,000 in 2014/15 but Nick Clegg wants to make it £10,500...

11 March 2014

Defined contribution pensions: Getting more from managing your risks

In this webcast, HRS Partner, David Wignall is joined by defined contribution pensions (DC) specialists Sean Beattie, Richard Smith and Aimée Walker. They discuss the significant cost of DC schemes to your business and the new and growing risks that you as an employer or trustee have to manage. They...

18 February 2014

PwC advises Rigby Group on the acquisition of M2 Digital

PwC has advised Rigby Group plc on its acquisition of M2 Digital Limited through its technology brand, SCC. The Rigby Group, which is the parent company for a portfolio of international privately owned businesses focused on technology, aviation, hotels, property and investments, has acquired the business from private equity group...

24 January 2014

Businesses in the Midlands urged to enter the 2014 Private Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Private Business Awards, a national scheme that celebrates the contribution private businesses make to the health of the UK economy. The Private Business Awards sponsored by PwC, in association with HSBC Private Bank and Ford Sinclair, seek to recognise the most successful companies...

06 January 2014

New rules on sales of UK residential property and for employers of young people – changes announced in the Autumn Statement

George Osborne delivered his annual Autumn Statement at the start of December, a month which is generally a pretty hectic one for all of us. With the festive season occupying our thoughts, it can be hard to find the time to really pull out the announcements from the Autumn Statement...

Stick it in your fam'ly album – a snapshot of the importance of family businesses

I like singing. I'm not necessarily good at it, but I’m always humming away. It does, however, drive my kids mad as I always sing the same old, obscure, cockney hits. The main one to cause a chorus of ‘oh, Daddy!’ is ‘Um-tiddly-um-pum-um-pum-pum (has this phrase ever appeared in a...

30 December 2013

Our predictions for the UK economy in 2014

2014 will be the year when advanced economies pick up speed and the Federal Reserve continues its cautious withdrawal of monetary support by tapering and ultimately halting its quantitative easing (QE) purchases. In our first issue of Global Economy Watch for 2014, we set out our main predictions for 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...

15 November 2013

Derby’s Bowler Energy wins top Innovation Award

Pictured: Will Dowsett from PwC with Lucie and Harriet Bowler of Bowler Energy Derby-based renewable energy specialist Bowler Energy has won the top prize for innovation in the Midlands’ only independent Awards initiative for family businesses. The company picked up the Business Innovation Award in the 2013 Midlands Family Business...

PwC Midlands' private business head crowned leading adviser to family firms

Pictured: Chris Romans from PwC with Jamie Gayton of category sponsor Unum Chris Romans, partner and private business leader at PwC in the Midlands has been crowned leading adviser by the region’s only independent Awards initiative for family businesses. Chris, who also participates in the leadership of PwC’s national practice,...