357 posts categorised "Press releases"

25 September 2015

Businesses failing to exploit key customer and market data.

Iron Mountain and PwC launch new Information Value Index to help companies benchmark their performance Just four per cent of businesses are able to extract the full value from the information they hold, with over a third (36%) lacking the tools and skills they need to do so, according to...

24 September 2015

Uncertain outlook for NI construction industry - PwC/CEF survey

Just over a third (34%) of Northern Ireland’s largest construction companies are struggling to stabilise their business activities, while 16% are operating in survival mode, according to the latest quarterly survey from the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) and PwC. In contrast, the proportion with profitability or growth as their priority...

17 September 2015

PwC and Sage launch global alliance to target world’s Small & Medium Business market.

Combination of software and business support offers powerful new capability to the small and medium business (S&MB) market. Sage and PwC have today announced an alliance that will enable S&MB customers around the world to combine cutting edge technology with support from leading professional services firm, PwC. The launch will...

08 September 2015

Pay freeze spreads to more of the UK’s top CEOs

Pay freeze spreads to more of the UK’s top CEOs A third of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the UK’s FTSE 100 companies got no salary increase in the year to May this year, up from a quarter who didn’t earn an increase in the same period in 2014. That’s...

28 August 2015

UK growth remains steady, but Northern Ireland lags pace of national recovery.

The UK economy grew by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). As expected, ONS made no change to their earlier estimate of growth for the three months to June, which reflected a sharp rise in oil and gas production. Commenting on...

13 August 2015

Record 41,000 applications to PwC’s student programmes

Across the UK, PwC received its highest ever number of applications this year, with over 41,000 students applying for over 2,400 graduate, school leaver, paid internships and work placement positions. This year, PwC recruited 2,415 mostly graduates, school and college leavers across the UK, with 327 of these (13.5%) joining...

11 August 2015

Top Northern Ireland tech firms selected for PwC’s Ignite programme.

Four of Northern Ireland’s most promising technology companies have been selected to join PwC’s prestigious Ignite accelerator programme. PwC’s Ignite programme was launched in April in a hunt to identify Northern Ireland’s most dynamic, technology companies and make them internationally competitive. And now the four companies: Ardbrin Ltd., Datactics Ltd.,...

06 August 2015

UK interest rates remain at 0.5% for record 78-months.

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to hold UK interest rates at their record 0.5%. With the MPC members voting 8:1 vote in favour of holding rates at 0.5%, that makes 78 consecutive months of 0.5% UK interest rates. Today is the first time the monthly...

Productivity “single biggest challenge” to Northern Ireland’s recovery

Poor productivity remains the single biggest challenge to Northern Ireland’s sustained recovery, according to the latest economic assessment from PwC. PwC’s Northern Ireland Economic Outlook (NIEO) says that, while overall unemployment has fallen by over 10,000 since June 2014, it has remained the highest amongst the 12 UK regions for...

28 July 2015

N Ireland economy growing at about half the UK rate.

Today’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) data suggest the UK economy grew by 0.7% during the second quarter of 2015 – a significant improvement on the 0.4% growth in Q1 2015. Today’s first estimate of Q2 growth implies that overall UK growth in 2015 could be at least 2.5%, close...
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