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16 April 2014

Bridging the family business generation gap

80% of the next generation of family business leaders have big ideas for change and growth 88% say they have to work harder than others to ‘prove themselves’ and 59% say gaining the respect of their co-workers is biggest challenge report identifies three gaps to bridge for family businesses: generation,... Read more

18 March 2014

The casual dining market

By David Trunkfield and Eleanor Scott The casual dining space is an attractive sector for investment with a number of potential deals coming up in the next year. The market outlook is good and there is potential for a roll-out of a range of branded operators. The long-term sector fundamentals... Read more

07 March 2014

A night to remember at the 2013 PLC Awards

By David Snell I had the pleasure of presenting at the PLC awards on 6 March 2014 where we celebrated the very best of the small and mid-cap business sector.The awards were presented by Mishal Husain, with Andy Parsons providing the after dinner entertainment. For those of you there, you... Read more

12 February 2014

Pick of PLCs

By David Snell The strength of businesses across the UK quoted companies sector outside the FTSE 100 and AIM has been recognised in the nominations for the PLC Awards 2013. This year’s short-list sees London based businesses BTG Plc, Berendsen, IP Group, Petra Diamonds, Ted Baker and Restaurant Group vying... Read more

10 December 2013

A family business Christmas – playing to each other’s strengths

How do family businesses do it? How do they manage to work together, make decisions, decide who is doing what now and in the future? I was reflecting on this whilst on the phone to my mum planning the upcoming Christmas Day festivities. After… well, let’s just say a lot... Read more

09 December 2013

PLC Awards 2013 - nominations now open

By David Snell Businesses in the mid-market are a key cog of the engine which drives the British economy and these companies remain an integral part of the UK’s drive towards a complete financial recovery. We’re delighted to sponsor an event which showcases the very best of the mid-market, the... Read more

02 December 2013

Putting it all on Black

By Craig Skelton On Friday, we all read about Black Friday - the consumer frenzy, that takes place following the US Thanksgiving public holiday. Giving consumers a small amount of time for the turkey to digest, most retailers went into full sales mode in preparation for Christmas till-ringing. And even... Read more

22 November 2013

Tech too

By David Snell Tuesday night was the turn of our technology community to take the spotlight in Central London. With a technology lead economic recovery seemingly upon us, the time seemed right to expand the reach of the former techMARK awards to include UK listed and AIM companies as well... Read more

21 November 2013

London: a city of contrasts and contradictions?

By David Snell We released some interesting research this week with the government think tank, Demos. The report looks at 39 cities across the UK and ranks them on measures key to economic success and general well-being. For London, all 32 boroughs have all been measured against the UK average... Read more

17 October 2013

Protecting your ‘crown jewels’ in the digital age

By William Rimington There has been a lot of noise in the 'cyber' arena recently, whether that's publically with the lucky escape of Santander or internally within PwC with the various surveys that we are either facilitating, running for others or initiating ourselves. I’ve noticed a fairly mixed corporate reaction... Read more

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