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33 press releases from January 2011

31 January 2011

The British School of Motoring Limited, BSM Limited and Scorpio Property Investment Limited (the Companies) – in administration and sale of business

Matthew Hammond and Rob Lewis were appointed as joint administrators of The British School of Motoring Limited, BSM Limited and Scorpio Property Investment Limited (the...

PwC names Richard Gane as new UK automotive leader

PwC has appointed Richard Gane as the new head of its UK automotive group, responsible for leading and co-ordinating PwC's services to the industry across...

Asset management remuneration costs running ahead of financial recovery, says PwC report

Signs of improved fund performance have put pressure on asset management firms to invest in recruitment and retention ahead of true recovery in bottom line...

28 January 2011

Commenting on Ofcom's recent proposal to reduce the price of wholesale broadband products in order to improve internet access in rural areas, Brian Potterill, Director in PwC’s telecoms strategy team, commented:

"Ofcom has two main goals. Firstly, encouraging cost efficiency and - in the absence of competition - ensuring those cost efficiencies are passed on to...

PwC warns that FPP players will lose out to new market entrants if they don’t work together

The global forest, paper and packaging (FPP) industry is entering a period of dramatic change. In order to build a strong, profitable and sustainable industry...

27 January 2011

Broadcast opportunities: 7,000 children from inner city schools and charities to see PwC's 25th anniversary pantomime at Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre this week

Accountants are swapping drab suits and calculators for the stage once again this week in the 25th anniversary PwC Pantomime of Pinocchio. Filming opportunities: Interviews...

A dragon in a pink tutu, 100,000 children and a giant boot being rolled along High Holborn: it’s 25 years of the PwC panto

Accountants are swapping drab suits and calculators for the stage once again this week in the 25th anniversary PwC Pantomime. The firm is giving away...

26 January 2011

Stalemate on lending as consumers scale back borrowing and banks keep capital

Figures released today by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) showed that demand for unsecured credit continues to wane, with net lending falling by £2bn last...

PwC comments on Government’s mortgage market consumer protection measures

Commenting on the measures announced by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury today intended to enhance consumer protection in the mortgage market, David Kenmir, director,...

25 January 2011

UK CEOs look to innovation and international expansion as they face up to another tough year

2010 was the year that UK CEOs realised that they must look far beyond the domestic UK and traditional markets to safeguard their prospects and...

D. Coaches Limited (trading as Diamond Holidays) and Brian Isaac Coaches Limited – Sale of business

Roger Hale and Rob Lewis of PwC and joint administrators are pleased to announce the sale of certain business and assets of D. Coaches Limited...

24 January 2011

PwC comments on the Associaton of Graduate Recruiters Winter survey

Richard Irwin, head of student recruitment, PwC, comments on the AGR Winter survey showing an increase in job opportunities, but stagnation in salary levels. If...

PwC responds to cyber attacks on EU`s emissions trading system

Commenting on fraudster hackers forcing the temporary closure of the European Union’s pioneering emissions trading system, William Beer, OneSecurity, PwC, said: "Clearly, the hackers have...

PwC appoint specialist agriculture advisor to firm’s climate change team

PwC announce the appointment of David Langlands, as a specialist advisor on agriculture and food supply to the firm’s sustainability and climate change team. David...

19 January 2011

European Commission confirms Solvency II deadline and the need for transitional measures - PwC comments

Commenting on the implications of the provisional text of Omnibus II for insurers, published today, Charles Garnsworthy, insurance partner at PwC, said: "Through Omnibus II...

18 January 2011

Emerging markets are gaining ground in medical technology innovation, finds PwC’s Medical Technology Innovation Scorecard

Emerging markets, led by China, India and Brazil, are gaining ground in their capacity to produce the latest in medical technology innovation and may surpass...

17 January 2011

The time for 3D is here and now

By 2015, 15 per cent of new films will have a 3D version Availability of 3D games will be seen when the next-generation of consoles...

Pressure builds on non-executive directors, with time commitment increasing by 20% but little change in pay, says PwC report

The financial crisis has put significant extra pressure on non-executive directors, with average time spent on the job rising by 4 days this year to...

Precious Plastic 2011: PwC predicts fundamental changes in borrowing behaviours as unsecured borrowing falls by £500 per household in 2010

PLEASE NOTE: PWC NOW HAS A DOWN THE LINE LINK VIA GLOBELYNX FOR BROADCAST/WEBSITE INTERVIEWS AND AN ISDN LINE FOR RADIO With levels of unsecured...

Quick off the mark school leavers and graduates snatch 70% of PwC’s roles in London

A record 112% increase in early applications means that over half of PwC’s 600 A-Level entry and graduate roles in London have already been secured....

15 January 2011

Early bird applications from students and graduates grab 50% of new PwC jobs

A record 118% increase in early application levels to PwC has secured over 600 jobs for students and graduates in offices across the UK. The...

14 January 2011

Eurotek Office Furniture Limited – in administration

Stuart Maddison and Karen Dukes of PwC were appointed joint administrators of Eurotek Office Furniture Limited on 13 January 2011. The company, based in Bognor...

12 January 2011

A Time of Transformation for the Software Industry

A Time of Transformation for the Software Industry UK likely to continue to attract overseas interest Sector remains dominated by the US UK contributes six...

2011 is a window of opportunity for tech M&A - PwC

The alignment of cash-rich trade buyers, private equity sponsors with funds to invest and continued improvement in financing liquidity is opening a window of opportunity...

10 January 2011

Financial services activity grows strongly for second quarter running - CBI/PwC

Activity grew strongly in the UK financial services sector for the second quarter in a row, in the three months to December, a new survey...

09 January 2011

PwC insolvency statistics show UK corporate insolvencies rapidly declined in 2010 but public sector cuts could still cast a shadow over 2011

The latest PwC analysis into corporate insolvency numbers demonstrates that the level of insolvencies significantly declined during 2010. In total, 15,894 companies became insolvent in...

07 January 2011

D. Coaches Limited (trading as Diamond Holidays) and Brian Isaac Coaches Limited – in administration

Any existing customers with queries should call the helpline on 0113 289 4825 Roger Hale and Rob Lewis of PwC were appointed joint administrators of...

UK risks ‘playing in the slow lane of history’ as economic power shifts from the G7 to the E7

The UK risks ‘playing in the slow lane of history’ if it continues to focus on markets in North America and Western Europe, says a...

Strong IPO performance for Europe in Q4 bodes well for 2011

Strong IPO performance for Europe in Q4 bodes well for 2011 The offering values of European initial listings quadrupled in the last quarter of 2010...

06 January 2011

Turning Tide – The prospects for Media M&A in 2011

Increased activity in Q4 2010 shows signs that the recovery is strengthening in Media M&A M&A to be a key driver of digital transformation for...

05 January 2011

Financial services: the 2011 agenda

Commenting on the macro trends and issues that will have the biggest impact on the financial services (FS) industry in 2011, Nigel Vooght, global FS...

04 January 2011

PwC appoints Jass Sarai as new UK technology leader

PwC today appointed Jass Sarai its new technology leader in the UK. Jass is no stranger to technology, having worked in the sector for over...

Insurers facing tough and expensive push for Solvency II deadline, finds PwC survey

More than 40% of insurers are still only in the preparatory stages or have yet to launch their Solvency II projects Project budgets are expected...
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