Driving productivity through purpose - Ep73
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
5M ago
How do you compete and win as a manufacturer in today’s challenging environment? For mattress manufacturer Sleepeezee, doubling down on quality and purpose has been their continued route to growth. Host Quentin Cole is joined by Sleepeezee Managing Director Steve Warren alongside Cara Haffey, PwC UK Industrial Manufacturing Sector Leader, to explore how purpose and brand factors into productivity, net zero and the sustainability agenda as well as recruiting and retaining talent in our latest In Conversation With episode ..read more
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Resilience is good business - Ep72
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
10M ago
How can a broader view of resilience not only protect your organisation but support taking advantage of opportunity? We explore how elevating resilience - to a mindset and culture that cuts across your organisation - goes beyond managing risk and empowers you, your people and supply chain to collaborate for better outcomes for all. Join host Emily Khan and special guests Elaine Bucknor, PwC strategic advisor for cyber, technology and enterprise resilience, and Elisa Moscolin, Sage Executive Vice President for Sustainability as they explore how doing the right thing for your resilience is often ..read more
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A more rewarding workplace - Ep70
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
1y ago
Flexible working, talent and capability gaps, challenging decisions around pay and reward - how can business leaders unpick these complex issues to move forward in a way that works for their people as well as their bottom line? Host Emily Khan is joined by economist Nabil Taleb and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consulting director Katy Bennett to examine what the findings of Women in Work Index mean for society and the competitive position of both businesses and the UK as a whole. When an 18 year old woman entering the UK workforce today will not see gender pay parity in her working lifeti ..read more
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The secrets to achieving ambitious change effectively - Ep68
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
1y ago
Whether driven by a shift to digital, the ESG agenda or changing regulation, transformation has been a major theme of 2022. And the scale, pace and expectations seem to keep increasing. But delivering that degree of change is a different challenge - especially as resource pinch points, cost pressures and inflation put budgets and scope under scrutiny. This episode, we go behind the scenes of how that change works in practice - and the importance of relationships and trust in making sure everyone feels part of the journey. Host Rowena Daines is joined by Richard Bailes, PwC UK’s national leader ..read more
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How to strike the right balance of people plus technology - Ep65
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
1y ago
he relationship between people and technology has not always been an easy one, but when businesses strike the right balance - of human ingenuity combined with the power of technology - they can achieve great things.  Our host Will Sturgeon is joined by Steph Kelly, Chief People Officer at IRIS Software Group, and Lola Evans, a technology Director at PwC. Together, they cover the role of culture and embedding a passion for technology within your company, and discuss how organisations can access the skills and diverse perspectives they need.  ..read more
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Trust, technology and transformation: The TMT trends affecting us all - Ep64
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
1y ago
Following the pandemic we’re more online, more aware of emerging technology and more likely to place as much greater emphasis on a brand’s reputation and purpose as their products or services. So what does this mean for businesses looking to connect with their customers? PwC’s Head of Industries, Quentin Cole, invites WPP’s Chief Client Officer, Lindsay Pattison, and Leader of Industry for Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Mary Shelton Rose, for a closer look at how the trends seen in this sector are creating opportunities and challenges for businesses of all sorts ..read more
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Creating an inclusive legacy in Birmingham and beyond - Ep63
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
1y ago
Synopsis - Where sports leads, business follows. The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games has not only created a showcase for sporting talent and the cultural vibrancy of its host city, but worked to place diversity, inclusion and accessibility at the heart of everything they do. As proud sponsors of Birmingham 2022, this episode explores how business can not only support these events, but use them as an opportunity to reinforce their social values and purpose for their people and communities. Join host Rowena Morris, PwC Head of Regions Carl Sizer and four-time medal-winning olympian and Head o ..read more
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Creating an inclusive legacy in Birmingham and beyond - Ep 64
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
1y ago
Where sports leads, business follows. The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games has not only created a showcase for sporting talent and the cultural vibrancy of its host city, but worked to place diversity, inclusion and accessibility at the heart of everything they do. As proud sponsors of Birmingham 2022, this episode explores how business can not only support these events, but use them as an opportunity to reinforce their social values and purpose for their people and communities. Join host Rowena Morris, PwC Head of Regions Carl Sizer and four-time medal-winning olympian and Head of Inclusion ..read more
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Rethinking resilience - Ep62
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
1y ago
What does today’s external environment and its rapidly evolving risks mean for business resilience? Organisations of all types are now having to grapple with high impact, severe events at a pace that has been amplified by the move to digital. So how can business leaders move to an agile mindset that lets them respond and maintain reputation and trust with investors and the public? Host Emily Khan is joined by Paul Williams, formerly of the Bank of England PRA and special adviser on the topic of resilience, and PwC Crisis and Resilience partner Bobbie Ramsden-Knowles to explore the case for loo ..read more
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Resilient Supply Chains - Ep61
Business in Focus
by PwC UK
2y ago
Supply chains and operations are now a boardroom priority. Brexit, the pandemic and now the war in Ukraine have all challenged existing models. And with digitalisation and the ESG agenda encouraging us all to think again about the competitive models of the future, how do we build successful, resilient and responsible supply chains? Podcast host Rowena Morris unpicks the current challenges and how businesses are responding with the support of PwC partners Fred Akuffo, Supply Chains and Operations, and Cara Haffey, Leader of Industry for Manufacturing and Automotive. Recording - Link is here Tra ..read more
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