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Kent Mackenzie, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte
At some point in the late 1800’s the creation of the industrial printing press led to what became known as ‘the age of the editor’ when suddenly as a society we could not consume all the text being created and had to find ways of editing what we were publishing and reading to make it meaningful. Fast forward 100 years or so and the exponential growth and ‘democratisation’ of data is creating a new age – the age of the data scientist.
Low level of changes to be applauded, but some further detail still to come from final Spring Budget
By Garry Tetley, Tax Partner at Deloitte Scotland
In the “final” Spring Budget for Chancellor Philip Hammond, there wasn’t a raft of tax changes announced, or much news specific to Scotland – but a number of the changes made across the UK will affect Scottish businesses and taxpayers.
By Stacey Winters, Sector Leader in the UK for Aerospace and Defence, Deloitte
To be bold means showing a willingness to take risks, to be confident and courageous, and have a strong and vivid appearance. These traits don’t always come easy to people, and sadly even less so among women – particularly in the workplace.
By Angela Mitchell, Partner and Local Public Services Lead, Deloitte
Over the last few years, the debate about Scotland’s councils seems to have focused heavily on the issue of how many of them there are.
By Michael Dickson and James Colhoun, Carlyle
Recently, Carlyle hosted a CFO event, focused on ‘The Journey to Non-Executive’. Inspired by the increasing requirement for organisations to have non-executives from finance backgrounds, Carlyle invited a group of experienced CFOs and non-executives to debate the current and future opportunities and challenges faced by senior finance professionals in non-executive roles.
By Mary Harper, head of strategy for customer, digital and data at Standard Life.
It’s 2017, and over the last few years there has been a rise across the globe in conversations surrounding equality between men and women in the workplace.
By Cahal Dowds, Chairman, Deloitte Advisory Corporate Finance
Scotland is well known for its proud heritage of manufacturing. One of the main engines behind Britain’s industrial revolution in the 1800s and, until the beginnings of deindustrialisation in the 1960s, it remained a powerhouse of British manufacturing, with products made on the Clydeside, and beyond, shipped around the world. Many thought the sector had had its day – in the 1990s manufacturing jobs in Glasgow dropped to below a quarter of its 1952 level.
By Kent Mackenzie, Director, Risk Advisory at Deloitte
Innovation has been part of the fabric of Scotland’s financial services scene throughout its long and rich history. With customer expectations changing, possibly more in the last decade than ever before, it’s just as well.
By Garry Tetley, Tax Partner at Deloitte
When exploring the meaning of the word ‘legacy’, a few descriptions appear which could go some way to define the appetite and potential for technology companies in Scotland. The phrase ‘to leave a footprint’ and the word ‘heritage’ emerge, and many tech companies in this country are already on their way to making this kind of impact.
By Steve Williams, Practice Senior Partner, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Reflecting on the last 12 months, one thing I can certainly say is that it has been a landmark year for Deloitte as a firm, for Scotland, and for the rest of the world!!
By David Hare, Partner, Deloitte
Actuaries are valued for their skills with numbers – the ability to take complex mathematical problems; create sophisticated models; and measure the risk posed, and probability of, future events. In fact, if you look up the definition online, an actuary is described as “a person who compiles and analyses statistics and uses them to calculate insurance risks and premiums”.