We get that leading can feel lonely

When big decisions or the day-to-day starts to weigh on you and your business, it helps to have someone by your side. We are your PwC

Martin Cowie, Private Business NI and confidante

Whether yours is a family-owned or owner-managed business, we know that sometimes leading can be lonely. That sometimes the pressure of solving today’s challenges can overwhelm planning for tomorrow’s opportunities.

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Martin gets this, and he knows that big decisions can become an elephant in the room. He works with leaders of private businesses and helps them to avoid today’s issues, such as people, productivity and performance, from eroding trust in tomorrow’s direction and a new generation of growth. He gets people talking, he’s a mediator, diplomat, and a sounding board – helping you to do the right thing.

Martin’s clients know he can help them grow, that he can bring the best of PwC locally and from around the world to their doorstep. Whether its markets in Africa, supply-chain in Asia or agriculture in Australia, he combines his knowledge of their business with local insight of his overseas colleagues to make market research personal.

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Corporate Governance: Time to act

Corporate Governance: Time to act

Following the recent adoption of the new Corporate Governance reporting regulations extending sustainable and responsible governance practices to U.K. private limited companies, those businesses will need to quickly assess their corporate governance framework and reporting to be compliant from 1 January 2019.

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Private businesses are increasingly using debt finance to fund transactions with shareholders. Is this appropriate for you?

Private businesses are increasingly using debt finance to fund transactions with shareholders. Is this appropriate for you?

Having grown their business successfully over a number of years, shareholders can often find that they have a sizeable proportion of their personal and family wealth tied up in one business. Often, shareholdings in a company can end-up split amongst founders and their “friends and family”, who may have helped support the entrepreneurs with startup capital.

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