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Numbers are important. They have a helpful way of conveying results in an easily-digestible, unerring format. But, perhaps I would say that, given my profession.
In my last blog, I talked about a lot of numbers. Last year Deloitte’s UK Group delivered 13.6% growth, breaching £3 billion in revenue for the first time. The firm has invested in 30 start-ups, 20 of which were developed by our own people. Our number of partners and directors in Scotland rose to 35 and 45, while we also recruited 53 graduates and 10 BrightStarts.
Seldom has so much happened in the space of 12 months. In the last year, we’ve witnessed a great deal of change, not only in terms of technology, politics and economics; but in many other walks of life too.
For Deloitte, it has also been a truly transformational period. Our firm has grown at its fastest pace for a decade, increasing turnover by 13.6% and breaching £3 billion across the UK Group for the first time.
In this instalment of “a day in the life of…” we speak to Kent Mackenzie, a Director in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice. There may not be such a thing as a “typical” day in his life with the Firm, but most mornings start with some time with the kids and a good cup of tea...
In this instalment of “a day in the life of…” we speak to Lynsey Robinson, a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice. Taking time out from her busy routine, she talks us through a day at Deloitte and explains how her love of lists, watching rugby and training for marathons helps her achieve the perfect work-life balance…
Action speaks louder: Why public sector organisations must redesign themselves to succeed in a dynamic environment
From Inverness to Ipswich, from Belfast to Bangor, public sector bodies face disruption on a scale unprecedented in more than half a century. Across the entire sector, senior leaders are wrestling with sweeping forces that challenge traditional services, delivery models and organisational boundaries.
The ever-increasing expectations of citizens, reductions in human and financial resources driven by austerity measures, and rapid digital developments are just three forces creating an imperative for transformational change.
Historic is a word often used erroneously – but today is definitely a historic day. In one of Britain’s most definitive political moments, the public has spoken and made clear that it sees the UK’s future being better-served outside of the EU.
Simon Sharkey, Director of Granite reflects on his journey creating an epic piece of event theatre by and for the people of Aberdeen.
There are deals brewing in the North Sea. E&P companies merging and acquiring one another usually grab the headlines, and sit front of mind against the backdrop of a low oil price environment. But take a further look across the industry and we should see a notable number of transactions in the midstream sector – specifically infrastructure.
The technology industry needs more women. We've known that for some time, given how male-dominated it has been till now; but our challenge is in fact two-fold. Getting them in is just the beginning – once they are part of the industry, we also need them to stay.
That was the message to the recent #PledgeForParity in the Technology Sector event in Edinburgh, organised by DLA Piper in collaboration with Deloitte. Among the guests on the night were some of Scotland’s top women in tech, including entrepreneur Ann Budge; Carolyn Jameson, chief legal officer of Skyscanner; Rebecca Heaney, a consultant at software developer Craneware and Elizabeth Gutteridge, partner at Deloitte, with proceedings chaired by Ishbel MacPherson, senior associate at DLA Piper.