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22 June 2016

UK Private Business Awards - London Regional Qualifiers 2016

By Gemma Clark On 29 June the UK Private Business Awards 2016 short-list will be announced, ahead of the annual awards dinner on 15 September.   We had a great response from companies entering the awards programme this year, on 14 June 2016 we held a regional dinner to celebrate...

21 June 2016

The Family Business Road Trip: Putting great British family businesses firmly on the map

Family Business United is delighted to showcase some of the key findings from the Family Business Road Trip 2016 which was sponsored by PwC. With family businesses accounting for more than 3 million firms in the UK, providing 9.2 million jobs and generating £1.1 trillion turnover (almost 25% of UK...

20 June 2016

'Accelerate with PwC' on 1 July

PwC is proud to be an official supporter of ACCELERATE, the signature event of International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016). The event is taking place on the last day of IFB2016 on Friday 1st July 2016 at the main festival venue, Exhibition Centre Liverpool. ACCELERATE 2016 Big name speakers, 800...

18 June 2016

SME E-News: Growing your business - latest edition

Welcome to the latest edition of PwC's Growing your business. Each edition should provide you with useful insight and tips and experiences from other SME's, so you can apply the things that will work best in your business to support your long term growth. In this edition, we focus on...

10 June 2016

Family Business of the Year Awards 2016

The winners of the Family Business of the Year Awards, organised by Family Business United and sponsored by PwC, were announced on 2 June at an awards ceremony at the May Fair Hotel, in London. Bagnalls, the nationwide painting and decorating business from Shipley in Yorkshire, was awarded top prize...

08 June 2016

Could you be eligible to claim up to 33% of your R&D spend?

Many start-ups and small businesses are missing out on claiming up to 33% cashback on their R&D spend as they aren't aware of the R&D tax credit regime, incorrectly don't believe they qualify or find it too hard to claim. HMRC has recently committed to making the regime as accessible...

06 June 2016

Thoughts from Next Gens: Leaving their stamp and expanding in to new geographies

Welcome to a series of regular blogs exploring the themes from our Global Next Generation Survey. In this blog, we explore two of the findings from namely the Next Generations (Next Gens ) wanting to “leave their stamp and do something special with the family business”, and "taking their business...

03 June 2016

Entrepreneurs’ relief survives – don’t fall foul of the small print

Written by Ruth Chapman Entrepreneurs’ relief is very valuable to business owners making disposals, but careful planning is important to avoid missing out. There has been much discussion in the media of last month’s Budget, but business owners have much to be grateful for. Not only will many benefit from...

27 May 2016

Inspirational women in family business

We are on the search for inspirational women in family business. PwC is delighted to be sponsoring the Family Business United, Family Business Top 100 Inspirational Women. They aim to celebrate the family business sector and those women making a difference within it, with the final report being a list...

18 May 2016

PwC launches new Centre for Family Business Excellence in Asia Pacific

In response to growing demand from family businesses in Asia Pacific for expertise and thought leadership around succession planning, family governance and strategic growth advisory, PwC is setting up a new specialist centre of excellence headquartered in Singapore to cater to the needs of family businesses located in the region....

16 May 2016

Start-ups accelerate the Future of Work with PwC

The IncuBus Future of Work Programme hosted by PwC finished with a bang on Friday 8th April seeing in excess of 150 people turn up to celebrate the start-ups ‘Passing Out Parade’. The event, held at PwC’s Embankment Place office, was a grand setting to hear the thoughts of PwC,...

13 May 2016

Growing your business - May round up

Welcome to the latest edition of PwC's Growing your business newsletter. Each edition should provide you with useful insight and tips and experiences from other growing businesses, so you can apply the things that will work best in your business to support your long term growth. This edition includes a...

12 May 2016

IFB 2016: Writing the next chapter - 30 June

Whatever your next step in business, big or small, we can help you think in unexpected ways about how you move ahead Date: Thursday 30 June 2016 | 9am-3.30pm Location: IFB2016, Exhibition Centre Liverpool Attend our free one day event at IFB2016 designed to help you think differently about how...

10 May 2016

Dealing with the changing monster of payroll

Staying on top of payroll in a changing and more complex world What’s the biggest challenge for small and medium-sized enterprises in the year ahead? According to organisations such as the Federation of Small Businesses, it’s not the global economic slowdown that worries SMEs most or even the uncertainty over...

09 May 2016

Avoiding some unexpected traps with employee share plans

We look at how to avoid some unexpected traps with employee share plans. Key points Successive governments’ belief in the benefits of employee ownership has led to a range of tax-advantaged employee share incentives. Each plan has its own inherent conditions and quirks, particularly for unlisted companies. CSOP and EMI...

06 May 2016

Creating the right company culture

Guest blog by: Anthony Boe, Business Growth Hub As Richard Branson said ‘There’s no magic formula for great company culture.’ The idea of a company ‘culture’ is one that is of concern to many business owners as an important aspect of their company, and one that is discussed with business...

03 May 2016

What are the top 3 legal issues facing private clients?

By Stuart Hatcher I was pleased to be invited recently by LexisNexis Private Client to film an interview for their hot topics series. I discussed some of the most topical legal issues that can arise for private clients and focussed on three main areas: 1. Wills and planning for a...

28 April 2016

PwC seeks young fast-growth companies in Northern Ireland 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,...

18 April 2016

The Family Business Road Trip: Putting great British family businesses on the map

The Family Business Road Trip: Putting great British family businesses on the map April 19 sees the start of our tour of some of the UK’s most successful family businesses with the launch of The Family Business Road Trip in Hull. This is an innovative event that celebrates the essential...

12 April 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are ambitious to drive change but struggle with getting their voices heard

Great expectations: The next generation of family business leaders survey 2016 View the full 2016 findings 70% of next generation leaders have worked outside the family business to gain experience. Almost 70% would bring in experienced non-family managers to help modernise and professionalise the workplace. More than half worry they...