Challenge The Ecosystem To Drive NI’s Productivity

Challenge The Ecosystem To Drive NI’s Productivity

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s low productivity could see significant improvement if education is aligned more closely with the jobs being created and some business incentives are linked to jobs with long-term economic value, according to a new report by Deloitte. The Power Up Report is a UK-wide Deloitte report focused on how to improve productivity in the economy, which incorporates views and …

Strong Showing For NI Firms In Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Strong Showing For NI Firms In Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Thirteen Northern Ireland companies have made it on to this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list.  Now in their nineteenth year, the awards provide the definitive rundown of the fastest growing tech firms across the island, based on revenue growth. Companies which have appeared on the Fast 50 in previous years include the likes of Novosco and First Derivatives, which …

More Than 10 Million UK Workers Could Be Using Smartphones To Boost Productivity

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Almost a third of the UK working population – 10.4 million people – could be using smartphones to be more productive at work, according to new research from Deloitte, Mobile Readiness for Work, which is based on survey responses from 3,369 UK workers. New research from Deloitte maps the state of mobile-readiness across the UK workforce and reveals how mobile …

New NED Forum Takes Non-Executives To A Higher Level

New NED Forum Takes Non-Executives To A Higher Level

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Leading business advisory firm Deloitte and the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland (IoD) have today announced the launch of a new forum aimed at Non-Executive Directors (NEDs). The NED Forum is a partnership between Deloitte and the IoD which aims to build on the work both organisations are already doing with Non-Executive Directors from some of Northern Ireland’s leading …

CDE Announced As One Of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies For Tenth Time

CDE Announced As One Of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies For Tenth Time

Andrew Kelly Corporate

CDE Global Ltd has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the tenth year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 15th March 2018. The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme is celebrating ten years of recognising management …

Deloitte Report Shows Surge In Belfast Construction Driven By Hotel Boom

Deloitte Report Shows Surge In Belfast Construction Driven By Hotel Boom

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A raft of new hotel developments in Belfast has helped construction activity in the city centre hit its highest level in a decade, according to a new report released today by Deloitte. The report, the second annual Belfast Crane Survey produced by Deloitte Real Estate, shows a total of 25 schemes under construction in the city centre – 22 of …

Deloitte NI Employee Achieves Highest FAE Results In Northern Ireland

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Katrina Wall, from Deloitte NI’s Belfast audit team, has achieved the highest results in Northern Ireland in the Final Admitting Exams (FAEs) of Chartered Accountants Ireland 2017. The FAEs are the final qualification needed by accountants to practice as chartered accountants. Katrina passed her final professional exams at the first sitting, with flying colours, alongside eight other audit colleagues in …

Northern Irish Tech Ecosystem Boosted By Launch Of Deloitte Ventures In Belfast

Northern Irish Tech Ecosystem Boosted By Launch Of Deloitte Ventures In Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte has unveiled plans to invest in, incubate and partner with start-ups in Northern Ireland by launching Deloitte Ventures in Belfast. Deloitte Ventures is a UK-based team and investment fund that helps Deloitte develop start-ups both inside and outside the organisation. It has already invested in and partnered with disruptive technology start-ups in fast growing tech sectors such as fintech …

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Andrew Kelly Corporate

UK consumers intend to spend an average £544 (€614) each this Christmas, 1.8% more than 2016, according to Deloitte’s 2017 European Christmas Survey. The majority of spending will be dedicated to gifts (£284 / €321), followed by food and drink (£141 / €159), socialising (£63 / €71) and travel (£56 / €63). The survey of 8,154 consumers across 10 European …

Deloitte State Of The State Report Finds Support For Austerity Has Halved

Deloitte State Of The State Report Finds Support For Austerity Has Halved

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is facing a dilemma ahead of the first full Autumn Budget later this month, with public support for austerity falling sharply but pressure to restore the public finances continuing, an event in Belfast heard today. Deloitte presented the findings of The State of the State 2017-18 – its annual report with the think tank Reform …