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17 November 2017

What could Brexit mean for staff mobility and finding the right skills?

Talking to my clients and colleagues, one of the top concerns for private businesses relating to Brexit is the potential impact on their people and employment pipelines. Finding the right staff and skills for jobs is a priority for businesses across the board, but it is especially crucial for small...

09 November 2017

Looking for funding? What are your options?

By Richard Abrahams You’ve had help from all of your family and friends, you’ve exhausted the options of government grants and R&D tax credits and you’ve invested out of your own pocket. You’ve been through some of the initial growing pains, you’ve earned your spurs bootstrapping the business and now...

02 November 2017

The peculiarities of family businesses: How to establish a defined and balanced interaction between family and business?

By Maria Villax In family-owned businesses it is usually difficult to see where the family ends and the business starts. Major decisions are made following a conversation at dinner, work posts are created for family members instead of aiming at filling corporate needs, and the lack of established boundaries result...

21 September 2017

Why we’re helping FinTechs scale-up

PwC, CO:CUBED and Pine Brook launch SCALE: FinTech We’re excited to announce the launch of SCALE: FinTech in collaboration with Co:Cubed and private investment firm Pine Brook. This is part of a series of SCALE Programmes across the UK which open up PwC’s global network to high potential scale-ups. SCALE:...

20 September 2017

Next generation of family business leaders embracing digital change, but facing hurdles

75% of next gens believe it’s very important or essential to have a strategy fit for a digital age—but only 7% believe their firm is currently doing this well. 36% of next gens are often frustrated because the current generation does not fully understand the potential for digital and the...

15 September 2017

UK Private Business Awards crown winners for 2017

The UK Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, celebrate the best in the private sector and highlight the achievements of individuals and companies. The event recognises the importance of private companies to the UK economy and is attended by CEOs and entrepreneurs from every region of the UK. Churchill Retirement...

14 September 2017

There are two types of business when it comes to cyber

Written by Rob May I was at conference two years ago and the FBI were talking about cybersecurity. They made the statement that there are two types of business, those that have suffered a cyber-attack and those that will. A few months ago I was at another meeting and the...

04 September 2017

UK Private Business Awards 2017: International Business of the Year, sponsored by UBS

The UK Private Business Awards 2017: International Business of the Year are: Cennox, Childrensalon Cosworth Group Holdings Green Man Gaming Insights Learning & Development Misguided The shortlist for the seventh annual Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrates the private business sector’s strength across UK regions and industries. Finalists include...

21 August 2017

UK Private Business Awards 2017: High Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by Business Growth Fund

The UK Private Business Awards 2017: High Growth Business of the Year shortlist are: Cennox CV Library Infinity Works Mobica Parent Pay Uform The shortlist for the seventh annual Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrates the private business sector’s strength across UK regions and industries. Finalists include fashion, food,...

07 August 2017

UK Private Business Awards 2017: Technology Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Fox Williams LLP

The UK Private Business Awards 2017: Technology Innovation of the Year shortlist are: Carrot Risk Technologies Emblation Lightpoint Medical Limeforge Phrasee The shortlist for the seventh annual Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrates the private business sector’s strength across UK regions and industries. Finalists include fashion, food, financial services...

31 July 2017

UK Private Business Awards 2017: Family Business of the Year shortlist, sponsored by Family Business United

The UK Private Business Awards 2017: Family Business of the Year shortlist are: Castell Howell Foods The Entertainer Firmdale Hotels James Johnston & Co of Elgin JW Lees & Co (Brewers) Mash Direct The shortlist for the seventh annual Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrates the private business sector’s...

20 July 2017

Private business of the year: Shortlist

Bon Bon Buddies, Churchill Retirement Living, Firmdale Hotels, GreenTech Distribution, Miller Homes and True Potential are shortlisted for this years’ Private Business of the Year awards The shortlist for the seventh annual Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrates the private business sector’s strength across UK regions and industries. Finalists...

19 June 2017

PwC Future of Health - supporting innovative health and medtech start-ups as they scale

On Tuesday 6 June, PwC and UP Ventures brought the curtain down on their Future of Health programme with a London demo evening, to mark the finale of a 12 week journey supporting a cohort of innovative health and medtech start-ups as they scale across the North West and beyond....

16 June 2017

Private Business Awards 2017 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the seventh annual Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrates the private business sector’s strength across UK regions and industries. Finalists include fashion, food, financial services and healthcare companies amongst many others, selected from hundreds of nominees. The awards were set up in 2011 to celebrate the...

23 May 2017

Rules of scale-up engagement - the missing link between startups and big businesses

There are no shortage of innovation programmes for startup businesses that focus on development from ideation through to a viable product, but once they are ready to grow to the next level, opportunities diminish. PwC and SwiftScale believe this juncture between startup and scale-up is a crucial point of a...

22 May 2017

#PrivateBizChat: Cybersecurity - 6 June, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

PwC's Private Business team are delighted to be hosting their next #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat on 6 June at 12.30pm. The chat will focus on cyber security and the impact on private businesses. As threats continue to mount, understanding and managing cybersecurity risks has become top of mind for leaders in...

17 May 2017

Boost your cashflow by claiming R&D Tax Credits

The UK Government recognises that encouraging innovation is a vital component in a strategy for improving the UK’s productivity, performance and competitiveness. As a result, the research and development (R&D) tax credit scheme for small and medium sized enterprise (SMEs) was set up to fund and encourage greater innovation in...

24 April 2017

Webcast: An audience with Annabel Karmel - Mum, Entrepreneur, Children's Food Expert and Private Business Woman of the Year 2016

PwC's SPACE (Supporting Parents, Carers and Everyone) Network is pleased to invite you to our live webcast with Annabel Karmel on Thursday 4 May, hosted by Stephanie Hyde, UK Head of Regions and SPACE Executive Board Sponsor at PwC and Craig Hughes, Global Real Estate Leader and SPACE Partner Sponsor,...

13 April 2017

Finance Bill 2017: Non-dom changes effective from 6 April 2017

Speed read Finance Bill 2017 has recently been published and includes the latest iteration of the non-dom changes. High level summary of the changes from 6 April 2017: UK residential property (and related loans) will be brought within the charge of UK IHT, even if held via a non-UK structure....

04 April 2017

The PwC Sage Impact Centre launches

As part of PwC’s global strategic collaboration with Sage, PwC is launching a UK based PwC Sage Impact Centre to help companies who currently use or plan to deploy a Sage solution, to get the right business outcomes. The launch will take place at the Sage Summit on the 5th...