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04 February 2016

PwC launches Global Next Generation club

PwC is delighted to be launching a new Global relationship and networking programme for family business heirs. The programme will bring together the next generation of family business leaders across the world in a network designed for them, and by them. As they take on influential roles in some of...

IncuBus to change future of work with PwC

IncuBus to change future of work with PwC - announcing the teams on FoW Class 1 Some are calling it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is the turning point as previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and biotechnology, will be...

03 February 2016

PwC Next Generation Survey 2016: Take part now

Our last family business survey found that 40% of family businesses globally intend to pass on their businesses to the next generation in the next five years. Millennials are preparing to take over as the next generation of family business leaders, but our 2014 research shows that rapid market and...

02 February 2016

SME Surgery: How important is cyber security for businesses today?

By Asam Malik How important is cyber security for businesses today? Is everyone at risk, or are some businesses more attractive targets than others? Often, it is just opportunists doing it for fun but if you go further up the food chain you will find cases of organised crime and...

26 January 2016

The Archers: Bringing family governance to life

By Clare Stirzaker I am an ardent fan of the Archers (a radio drama on Radio 4 for those of you reading this who may have never heard of this programme before - where have you been?!). If you feel otherwise, then you may wish to move on from this...

25 January 2016

Key governance issues facing family businesses

PwC's Private Business team hosted their fourth #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat today, 26 January, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. The chat focused on the key governance issues facing family businesses. Money, power and love–three of the key components that can give rise to serious ownership and management challenges for family businesses. To enable...

SME E-News - Growing your business: Getting 2016 off to the right start

Welcome to the first SME 'Growing your business' e-news of 2016. Each edition should provide you with useful insight, 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. On Tuesday 26 January we are...

21 January 2016

#PrivateBizChat: 24 February, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

From management to leadership: Exploring the journey for private business leaders PwC's Private Business team are hosting their fifth #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat on the 24 February, 12.30pm 1.30pm. We are delighted to announce Sage as our external guest experts, who will join the chat to explore the chat themes and...

Family Governance: Money, power and love

Family Governance: Money, power and love It is thought that over 90% of the world's private businesses are family owned, but it is estimated that only around 30% of them survive into the second generation - so why is this? Money, power and love are three of the key components...

20 January 2016

The big issues on the minds of Global CEO's - PwC's 19th Annual Global CEO Survey

The results of PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey – ‘Redefining business success in a changing world’ were revealed by Dennis Nally, Chairman, PwC International Limited at a press briefing in Tuesday 19 January, the eve of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. One of...

15 January 2016

De-mystifying alternative sources of finance

By Sajjad Hassam While established banks remain a key source of finance for private businesses, the emergence of alternative lenders and platforms for debt gives management teams a wider set of options to consider. The established banks are often the first port of call for finance directors and management teams...

13 January 2016

Can a successful entrepreneur afford not to have Non-Executive Directors?

By Neil Philpott Working with entrepreneurs, the mention of 'good corporate governance' can often be met with a glazing over of the eyes, a rapid change of conversation or just seen as an additional overhead. Whilst no-one in their right mind would suggest the corporate governance requirements of a FTSE...

08 January 2016

Webcast: Company Law Reform - Tuesday 9 February, 3pm

Company Law Reform: People with Significant Control Register - balancing the need for transparency against the rights for privacy. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (SBBE) will make a number of significant changes to company law and is part of a broader trust and transparency agenda set out by...

04 January 2016

4-dimensional chess on a constantly moving board - welcome to tax planning for the family business

By Richard Farnsworth So you are a successful family business. Maybe first generation maybe many generations. Your core wealth is derived from the family company but over time you have diversified that wealth into other areas such as a nice family home, maybe some cars, investment property, holiday home abroad...

02 January 2016

Your management information and how to get the most from it

The technological explosion of recent years has had a huge impact on the ways in which you can manage your business and accounts. Management information systems have proved to be a real game changer, but there are still some pitfalls to be negotiated alongside the undoubted bonuses. We’ve produced a...

21 December 2015

Sharing is caring

It’s good to share. Sharing is something we teach our children the minute they learn to snatch something from a playmate, but the truth is that learning to collaborate is something that remains a crucial life skill for all of us. Working with private businesses and entrepreneurs, one of the...

17 December 2015

SME E-News: Growing your business - December 2015

Welcome to the final 'Growing your business' e-news of 2015. The December edition is packed with useful insight for growing businesses and includes a look at the latest economic outlook; tips on managing your talent from apprenticeships to payroll and; Chris Romans, Private Business partner discusses how businesses can achieve...

15 December 2015

#PrivateBizChat: Family governance - 26 January, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

PwC's Private Business team are delighted to be hosting their fourth #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat on the 26 January at 12.30pm. The chat will focus on the key governance issues facing family businesses. Money, power and love–three of the key components that can give rise to serious ownership and management challenges...

#PrivateBizChat - Cyber and the new General Data Protection Regulation

Head of PwC's Private Business team Suzi Woolfson hosted the third #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat today (15 December) on the topic of cyber and the new general data protection regulation between 12.30pm - 1.30pm. As threats continue to mount, understanding and managing cybersecurity risks has become top of mind for leaders...

09 December 2015

Private Business: The 'Golden Age'

Chris Romans, Midlands Private Business leader discusses the core opportunities for private businesses and how they can achieve sustainable growth in 2016. Contact details: Email: Chris Romans Tel: +44 (0)121 265 5432 Twitter: @chrisromans1