Thinking Business – Issue Six
Welcome to the sixth edition of Thinking Business, which we share our latest insights and thinking with a view to supporting growth and sustainability in our clients' businesses.
In this edition, we have chosen to focus on the theme of ‘Driving Change’, considering some of the many ways in which UK businesses – currently faced with a great deal of uncertainty on a number of fronts – can capitalise on the opportunities presented by technological, social and political transformation. With a lack of clarity continuing to surround the Brexit process and the threat of an economic slowdown now concerning many in the UK, companies find themselves in a period of unprecedented change. Personal computers, smartphones and the internet have created and destroyed entire industries in the past two decades, and artificial intelligence and robotics will do the same in the years ahead.
This issue looks at just a few ways in which this accelerating pace of change is impacting UK businesses, and considers opportunities that arise from the transformations that impact our clients most, such as:
- Adapting to the changing face of work – How can employers adapt to the changing work patterns, attitudes and demands of the new generation of employees?
- Making a business investable – How can owner-managed businesses prepare for the next step in their own evolution, and shape up for investment from growth capital or private equity?
- Keeping ahead in IT in 2019 – What are the latest trends and developments in the world of IT, and how can users make sure they continue to get the best deal from IT suppliers?
- Unlocking regional growth in the UK – Given the prosperity gaps that exist across the UK, and particularly between London and the regions, what is the latest government policy and how can businesses support efforts to unlock regional growth?
- Supporting an environmentally sustainable future – As the environment becomes a high-priority issue for consumers and employees, how can businesses demonstrate that they are taking the issue seriously?