410 posts categorised "Press releases"

28 April 2016

PwC elects Kevin Ellis as chairman and senior partner to lead PwC UK/Middle East Alliance

PwC, the business advisory firm, has announced the election of Kevin Ellis as its new Chairman and Senior Partner in the UK and Middle East for a four year term, with effect from 1 July 2016. Kevin is currently the firm’s Managing Partner and has been a member of the...

27 April 2016

Q1 UK economic growth slowed - concerns on global economy and EU referendum

UK economic growth slowed in the first three months of 2016, according to provisional data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released today. ONS says that UK GDP grew by 0.4% in the first quarter of the year, down from 0.6% in the final quarter of 2015. That puts...

21 April 2016

PwC seeks young fast-growth companies for 2016 Ignite technology race.

Ignite – PwC’s accelerator programme for young Northern Ireland technology companies, is looking for its second round of fast-growth companies to help them break into international markets in 2016. Launched in 2015, four local companies won places on the Ignite accelerator programme. This year, five of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic,...

PwC named in Top 50 Employers for Women list

PwC has 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. Kathryn...

19 April 2016

UK companies increasingly look externally for CEO succession

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

12 April 2016

The next generation of family business leaders - ambitious for change but struggling to get their voices heard.

In the next five years, 40% of the world’s family businesses will prepare to hand over the business to a new generation, according to new global research by PwC entitled, Great Expectations: The next generation of family business leaders. The report says that the next generation of family business leaders...

31 March 2016

ONS confirms UK now amongst fastest-growing developed economies.

Responding to today’s latest GDP data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) PwC chief economist, Dr Esmond Birnie, says it confirmed that the UK economic recovery continues: “In the final three months (Q4) of 2015, UK GDP grew by 0.6% - 0.1% up the previous estimate and confirming annual...

16 March 2016

Budget 2016 gives Northern Ireland £220m over the next four years

Responding to today’s Budget Statement, PwC chief economist Dr Esmond Birnie, says it was perfectly timed for Cheltenham Week: “The Chancellor has taken a massive punt on his ability to stimulate small business growth and support domestic consumption in the hope of getting it all back in the final year...

Employment data suggest Northern Ireland recovery may be running out of steam

Commenting on the Northern Ireland labour market data, issued just hours before Chancellor George Osborne delivers his eighth Budget, PwC’s chief economist Esmond Birnie said: “Today’s labour market figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA) represent a very mixed bag. What they do indicate is that the...

14 March 2016

Getting more women into work could generate a £170bn economic boost - PwC’s Women in Work Index

The UK is missing out on up to £170bn worth of economic benefits by not having enough females in employment, according to PwC’s annual Women in Work Index published this week. The Index shows that the UK could boost GDP by 9% (£170bn) if it could incresae the number of...
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