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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...

30 March 2017

The Family Business Road Trip 2017: Putting great British family businesses on the map

On April 24 we begin our tour of some of the UK’s most successful family businesses with the launch of The Family Business Road Trip 2017 in the South West. The Family Business Road Trip is an innovative event that celebrates the essential contribution family firms make to national GDP...

#PrivateBizChat - Addressing 'the missing middle' - 4 April, 12.30pm

PwC's Private Business team are hosting their next #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat on the 4 April, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, which will focus on the concept of tackling ‘the missing middle’ a shift away from the short term towards having a strategic plan that links where the family business is now to...

16 March 2017

Global private companies confident about own prospects but underprepared for cyberattacks

Private companies are confident about their own prospects but underprepared for cyberattacks, according to a new global press release from PwC. Key findings from the global report include: Only 68% of private company CEOs are concerned about the speed of technological change 41% of private company CEOs are not concerned...

13 March 2017

PwC announces alliance and investment with Codebase

PwC investment enables expansion of Europe’s largest incubator Firm to have physical presence and be on hand to offer advice in Edinburgh and new Stirling location Codebase to use funds to open up more space, allowing more companies to locate PwC has announced an alliance with CodeBase, Europe’s largest incubator,...