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A war for talent: how can the UK tech sector respond?

The world of work has undergone significant change in recent years, accelerated by the pandemic.

As business models, structures and priorities adapt, how can organisations – and specifically tech companies – attract and retain the best talent and futureproof themselves in this evolving environment?

Webinar: Venture Debt 101 – Why, When and How to Run an Effective Non-Equity Fund Raise

In this Deloitte Private Emerging Growth webinar for Founders and CxOs of high growth businesses, we will share practical considerations on how companies can begin to prepare for an effective debt financing process.

International Expansion: 3 Key Considerations

What should high-growth tech companies have on their radar, particularly if expanding internationally into the US and/or heading towards an exit?

In this ‘how to,’ we break down three key areas to consider before expanding internationally.

UK tech companies should feel confident to explore new markets

One of the most significant growth drivers identified by the 2021 Tech Fast 50 was a successful overseas expansion. Drawing upon the experiences of leaders from companies such as SoPost, ClearBank, and Wireless Logic, we look to understand the factors that contributed to the success of their expansion.

FinTech: Gender Diversity & Q2/2022 Trends

Despite the increase in funding secured by female-founded fintech companies, figures are still disproportionately low given the investment in male counterparts. For example, in 2021, just 1.9% of fintech equity investment went to companies with at least one female founder.

In this report we look at Gender Diversity Trends within the FinTech market from Q2 2022 – including both spotlight deals and key issues that need to be addressed in the industry.

Succeeding in uncertain markets

Following the exceptional year which was 2021, the markets have largely ground to a halt in the first half of 2022 in the context of extraordinary macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty.

This edition includes interviews with Charlie Walker, Head of Equity and Fixed Income Primary Markets at the London Stock Exchange, who highlights the latest developments from the London Stock Exchange; and Vivienne Machlachlan, CFO at ThomasLloyd Group, who provides her perspective on her recent experience listing an ESG fund.

Global Workforce blog

In today’s increasingly global world, businesses are finding that more of their employees are moving internationally than ever before and that much of this is to address talent shortages. While traditional assignments are still in place, new types of moves are emerging, and Mobility teams are at an inflection point where they need to consider how to respond to these exciting changes brought by the Future of Work.

Our blog is written by our industry experts and cover a range of topics, explore them here.

Women @ Work 2022: A Global Outlook

This global report aims to better understand how women’s experiences in the workplace impact their engagement and career progression. The survey provides a unique glimpse into the lives of women in the workplace, showing a worrying longer-term impact with respondents reporting widespread burn out.

Future of the Tech Sector in the UK

The rapid pace of technological change presents significant opportunities and demanding obstacles for the UK tech sector. In this series we will cover a range of topics from investment, talent shortages, business model renewal, changing regulations, innovation, and scaling. What’s more, we will draw upon the experiences of leaders from UK-based tech companies to understand their priorities and how they are tackling some of these challenges.

If you were a UK tech business looking to IPO, where would you go?

When it comes to achieving an exit, fast-growth UK technology companies have many options to choose from. But if you want to tap into a vast pool of capital, retain a level of autonomy, and benefit from the attention that comes with being a publicly listed company, an IPO quickly becomes very attractive.

How to make the UK a more attractive listing location for tech businesses?

In this article, drawing on survey responses from the wider community, we explore the factors that could make the UK more attractive as a listing venue, not just for UK firms but to those from overseas as well.

Achieving Equitable Pay? | EMEA Dbriefs Webcast

May 2022 sees the first month where UK employers will have information to undertake Gender Pay calculations for the 2021/22 snapshot date. Many organisations are not utilising the information to guide pay strategy and meet targets. An increasing number of employers are wanting to accelerate processing calculations to earlier in the reporting cycle, to facilitate more detailed analysis and factor in broader diversity and inclusion considerations.

Women in tech: Gaining ground, but facing new headwinds

The technology industry - or at least its largest players - will likely continue to close the gender gap in the year ahead. Deloitte Global predicts that large global technology firms, on average, will reach nearly 33% overall female representation in their workforces in 2022, up slightly more than 2 percentage points from 2019. But technology companies need to keep active and renew their commitment in order to advance gender diversity in tech as the pandemic recedes.

Overseas Remote Working | EMEA Dbriefs Webcast

As organisations compete for the best talent in the global market, progressive hybrid working policies are being designed built on flexibility, choice and trust. The ability to respond to increasing desire from employees to work flexibly across international borders is becoming of major importance, and policies are being implemented in particular to enable short term restricted overseas remote working to address wellbeing and life balance for the workforce. What approaches to short term overseas remote working does your organisation need to consider?

Financial Services Blog

Deloitte’s Financial Services Blog is written by our industry experts and covers a range of topics across the banking, capital markets, insurance, and investment management sectors. Explore the latest analysis, use the buttons to filter to your interests, or subscribe to receive blogs on particular topics straight to your inbox.

UK Fintech: Emerging Growth 2021 Trends

Along with our friends at Beauhurst, we’ve taken a look at the UK’s fintech sector to explore emerging growth trends, which may be indicative of where the fintech industry is heading.

Neobanks: Continuing to Build Scale

The original neobank proposition was to take one aspect of a consumer’s financial services needs and deliver transformational, rather than incremental, improvement, but what happens as the sector matures?

Neobanks: Managing Increasing Complexity

UK fintech is awash with capital, with the rise of pre-emptive rounds and compressed fundraising timelines a testament to investor eagerness to engage with the sector. However, the ease with which customers have been able to access the products and services offered by fintechs is reaching levels never seen before. This has a range of implications as fintechs continue to scale and adopt an ever more varied and complex product set. So how can fintechs manage this increasingly complex market?

HR & Talent Tech Summit

Launched in 2018 to bring together the most influential leaders in the sector, our HR & Talent Tech Summit provides entrepreneurs with real time feedback on business models and market opportunities from industry experts and investors.

Tools of the trade: Running a successful ERP selection and implementation process

Emerging Growth Companies Webinar.

Practical considerations for Founders, CxOs and Investors

Deloitte Equity Capital Markets update - Springing back to life

The Summer 2021 Equity Capital Markets update looks at the spectacular rebound in equity capital markets and IPO activity as the UK and global economies recover from the initial shocks of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Deloitte Private High Growth Webcast Series

The Deloitte Private High Growth team hosts a monthly webcast series for Founders & CxOs of ambitious scale-ups and private businesses. Joined by a variety of Deloitte subject matter experts, we share insights and practical considerations on how the high growth community can navigate challenges the sector faces.

Barclays TMT Briefing Series: Cyber spotlight on M&A

Join us for a deep dive into Cyber Security with a spotlight on M&A. The focus of this session will be to hear from speakers on what the current cyber threat trends are and what companies should consider from a legal, practical and diligence perspective when undertaking M&A to protect their business from cyber threats.

Agility in high growth tech

In our 2020 UK Technology Fast 50 report, we take a deeper look at the profile, experience and traits of the CEOs leading these inspiring companies.

Human Capital challenges of a fast-growing sector: FinTech

The emergence of FinTech is increasingly blurring the lines between the two, previously very distinct, financial services (FS) and technology (Tech), sectors. FinTech brings together the best of both these sectors.

The Future of Growth Capital

Access to appropriate Growth Capital is the fuel to maintain a vibrant, innovative economy.

Changing attitudes to data privacy

This year’s Digital Consumer Trends survey, carried out in May 2020, explores the impact of COVID-19 on data privacy.

5G: evolution deferred - what’s next for connectivity?

This year’s Digital Consumer Trends survey, carried out in May 2020, explores the impact of COVID-19 on consumer demand for 5G.

Tech for Impact

Tech for Impact: The economic and environmental impact of digital technologies in the UK

Lasting lockdown habits: a new digital consumer?

This year’s Digital Consumer Trends survey, carried out in May 2020, explores the rise in online shopping, banking, video streaming and healthcare in response to the lockdown. As UK businesses look to define their new normal, understanding the immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19 on digital behaviours is paramount.

The Future of Growth Capital report

The report lays out five specific and practical recommendations to tackle the long-standing, structural problem of a lack of available capital for scaleup companies.

IP Advisory: Deep value creation for tech companies through Intangible Asset Management

A new perspective that looks at actions to consider when assessing IP in a technology company.

How to prepare for change and build resilience in your business

In this virtual event with top financial leaders, we discuss how businesses are using scenario planning models to better work through short-term challenges and plan for an unpredictable future. We discuss the discipline of scenario planning in theory and in practice.

A roadmap to reopening for the software sector

The economy is reopening and businesses are bouncing back, but understandably are still cautious about spending.

7 Actions Businesses Need to Take Now

With the reopening of the global economy, every business needs to reassess its strategy and operations to properly position for the recovery.

Workforce strategies for post COVID recovery

Insights for organisations moving beyond responding to the immediate crisis, towards strategies for accelerating recovery

How to take control and manage change in your business - a 15-point plan

Steering a company in uncertain times requires an analytical approach. Oracle NetSuite's Nicky Tozer outlines how to focus on key data with visibility, control and agility as the crucial foundations.

Evolution of a leader: The importance of building strong teams

An excerpt from our 2019 Technology Fast 50 insights report, which takes a deeper look at the profile, experience and traits of the CEOs leading the UK’s fastest growing tech companies.

Traits at the top: What makes a tech CEO?

An excerpt from our 2019 Technology Fast 50 insights report, which takes a deeper look at the profile, experience and traits of the CEOs leading the UK’s fastest growing tech companies.

Tech out in front: UK’s technology sector continues to thrive

An excerpt from our 2019 Technology Fast 50 insights report, which takes a deeper look at the profile, experience and traits of the CEOs leading the UK’s fastest growing tech companies.

Reaping the Advantages of Adding a Subscription Model to Your Business

Subscription businesses have been around for a long time, yet only recently has the model gained traction in industries like retail, healthcare and consumer products.

Valuation strategies for high-growth companies

Today we live in a disruptive world. We are seeing early-stage or disruptive companies emerging in large numbers across multiple industries, and valuing these businesses is often not as straightforward as it has been in the past for traditional companies.

3 Pillars of a Successful Ecommerce Strategy in the COVID-19 Economy

Consumer behaviour has changed - and continues to change - incredibly fast during the COVID-19 pandemic. People’s buying habits have shifted as they explore different channels, revolutionizing ecommerce forever.

Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey 2019

Our love affair with smartphones is now 12 years old, and shows no sign of fading. So we began to really think about our relationship with our mobiles and what makes them so irresistible. Through our research, some interesting facts and trends began to unravel...

Deloitte Business Chemistry

Wonder why you click with some colleagues and clash with others, or why some teams excel and others fail at the first hurdle? Deloitte’s Business Chemistry behavioural preference tool provides a common language to talk about similarities and differences in our working styles and how we can ‘flex’ our style to effectively manage relationships for better outcomes.

Leading from the front

In our 2019 UK Technology Fast 50 report, we take a deeper look at the profile, experience and traits of the CEOs leading these inspiring companies.

Deloitte Tech Bytes: Legal technology for chief legal officers

To help chief legal officers (CLOs) explore technologies that can help them increase efficiency and align legal strategy with corporate strategy, our Tech Bytes series explores common pain points of legal departments, the benefits of automation, and how CLOs can determine which technologies are best for their organisation.

Deloitte: 2019 Impact report

Everyone has a story to tell. Ours show how we make an impact that matters. Tackling challenges faced by vital UK services. Helping our clients stay fit for the future. Opening doors to opportunity and leading the way on the big issues that affect us all.

When we bring our commitment and expertise to the things that matter, we make a difference to our clients, our people and society.

Deloitte Article: A demanding future – the four trends that define insurance in 2020

Through honest conversations with over 200 C-suite insurance executives throughout EMEA, we have worked with Financial Times Remark to identify and analyse four key insurance trends that will shape the future of the industry as we know it.

Deloitte Article: Organise for digital

How do enterprises organise the transformation journey from ‘doing digital’ to ‘being digital’? Which are the most successful models and how do organisations embed them?

Deloitte Insight: Tech Trends 2019

Deloitte’s 10th annual Tech Trends report identifies those trends that are likely to disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months, including advanced networking, intelligent interfaces. Which nine macro forces driving these disruptions?

Deloitte podcast: Should we be teaching kids to code?

In a modern world dominated by software, has coding become the most important language of all? Or are we focusing on tech skills at the expense of all others...

Deloitte podcast: Are our cities ready for the future?

Over two thirds of the global population will call a city home by 2050. This growth brings with it some major challenges, and some big opportunities. From transport to housing, technology to the environment, there’s a lot to think about.

Deloitte Insight: Tick. Tock. Tech

Technology waits for no one. So disrupt the disruption with total technology solutions designed to make building, implementing, and scaling financial services tech a reality in the United Kingdom.

Deloitte Insight: Shaping the future of UK healthcare

Leveraging the opportunities and efficiencies offered by digital transformation is key for any organisation to remain viable and fit for the future. But for the UK’s healthcare services, which are made up of multiple services and organisations, across a range of geographies and jurisdictions, the view is more complex than for most.

Deloitte Insights: Advantage Evolution, Treasury Technology Market Intelligence 2019

Treasury management has long been technology-dependent. Thanks to rapid developments in products and innovation, there is a new urgency to the Treasury technology challenge. Check out the full report here.

Deloitte Insight: Patient access to innovative medicine in Europe

In light of pressurised healthcare budgets, growth in personalised medicine and increasing requirements to demonstrate value, are current market access models sustainable?

Deloitte Events: Media and Telecoms Conference 2020

Check out the highlights from this year's 'Media & Telecoms 2020 & Beyond' conference.

Deloitte Insight: Medtech and the Internet of Medical Things

Find out how connected medical devices are transforming the world of health care.

Deloitte Insight: How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem

As artificial intelligence (AI) significantly changes the traditional operating models of financial institutions - shifting strategic priorities and upending the competitive dynamics of the financial ecosystem - how can financial institutions better embrace AI and prepare themselves for the future?

Deloitte Insight: TMT Predictions 2020

Knowing what will come next in tech, media and telcoms trends has become a key competitive differentiator and can give your business a leading edge. That is why each year we present our view on the major trends from the industry that will impact UK businesses.

Deloitte Women in Tech: If she can see it she can be it

Catherine Stewart works in IT in our London offices and she’s passionate about gender equality. Here she tells her story about what inspired her to volunteer to help young girls understand the opportunities they have in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and the impact she’s made so far.

Deloitte Insights - Tech Trends 2019: Beyond the digital frontier

Deloitte's 10th annual Tech Trends report identifies those trends that are likely to disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months, including advanced networking, intelligent interfaces, NoOps in a serverless world, and more. Special to this year's tenth edition: Tech Trends reflects on a decade of disruptive change and demystifies the future of digital transformation.

Oracle NetSuite – Fuelling Business Growth with a Strong Front Office Back Office Relationship

This guide for finance directors and CFOs of growing businesses provides pointers for creating a more fruitful and valuable relationship between finance and the office.

Deloitte Insights – The atomisation of the television audience

In this podcast the news and media journalist, Ray Snoddy OBE and Dan Ison, Deloitte Partner for Media & Entertainment, discuss the atomisation of audiences and how the TV industry can maintain its unique ability to deliver to big audiences, whilst also monetising ever smaller audiences.

Oracle NetSuite – Is this the golden age of private equity?

Unsure about the benefits of private equity backing? Read the expert views of Pat Morris, President and CEO at the Association for Corporate Growth.

Deloitte Insights - The future of TV

The UK’s TV market has lived through massive change over the past five years. In this report, Deloitte reviews what they think the next five years has in store for the UK’s TV industry.

Oracle NetSuite – Butcher turned entrepreneur and social provocateur share secrets to their success

Pat Phelan, founder of Trustev and Paul Stenson share their insights in a broad-ranging conversation on Behind the Curtain, a new interview series with a live audience.

Oracle NetSuite - A Finance Director's guide to business partnering in growing organisations

Bringing finance closer to the rest of the business is an enticing prospect. Enabling accountants to serve as advocates for other departments is much more than a relocation task. Why should finance work with other parts of the business?

The Deloitte Women in Technology Network

The Deloitte Women in Technology Network was born in 2007 and since then has grown from strength to strength, counting over 600 members across different areas of our firm where they work in a variety of technology related roles.

Oracle NetSuite – Continuous Accounting: An End to Period-end Chaos?

For many finance professionals, closing the books at the end of a financial period is synonymous with long days and late nights spent wading through journal entries and seemingly endless reconciliations.

Discover why smart finance teams are already considering 'continuous accounting' as best practice.

Deloitte Perspectives - Where next for robo-advice?

What’s the future for robo-advice? We’ve outlined three key elements for the next phase of this once-hyped FinTech vertical.

A Q&A with the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 sponsor Partner, Duncan Down

Duncan Down shares his thoughts with us on all things technology. From what excites him the most about the ever changing technology industry, to advice for UK Tech start-ups and finally why readers should enter the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards.

Deloitte Insights: Maintaining control in the cloud

Cloud has most definitely arrived and is here to stay as a key element of corporate strategy – not just IT strategy. Since it became widely available a decade ago, cloud computing has reached a level of maturity and usefulness that many company executives never imagined.

In this report, we have shown that successful use of the cloud depends on getting it right in four areas.

NetSuite EMEA: The Tech Scaleup’s Guide to International Expansion

The UK is currently home to 5.5 million SMEs, but the majority still operate solely on home ground.

Set against the backdrop of ongoing Brexit negotiations, the international landscape for UK tech scaleups hoping to expand overseas currently presents a unique set of challenges and obstacles.

Whether it is exporting, establishing overseas teams or undertaking business activity in other countries, many scaleups are yet to embrace the huge possibilities for growth through international expansion. This report from Oracle NetSuite and UKTN will outline some of the most pertinent issues that must be considered, addressed and overcome.

Deloitte Insight - FCA and PRA business plans: technological innovation remains a priority

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)'s emphasis on technological innovation in its business plan is relatively less pronounced. Nevertheless, it too is exploring ways to innovate as a regulator, by continuously monitoring FinTech developments, and supporting the authorisation and supervision of new banks and insurers.

New tech on the block: Planning for blockchain in the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods industries

Deloitte’s new insight report explores the potential for blockchain technology to underpin a transformation in the retail and consumer packaged goods value chain. While we fully expect blockchain technology to achieve widespread, mainstream adoption in these sectors sooner rather than later, we firmly believe that long-term, sustainable success is only possible through careful planning and prioritisation of work programmes.

Deloitte Perspective: What can you learn from GDPR for your next regulatory programme?

Now that we have reached the GDPR implementation date, we’re taking a look at the most common errors we’re seeing in financial services (FS) firms’ approaches to their data programmes in readiness for the deadline and for ongoing compliance.

Deloitte FinTech: Innovation and data privacy: the ICO's technology strategy 2018-21

New technologies and evolving business models have required regulators to review their capabilities and respond to new risks posed. Increasing concerns about the wholesale use and processing of personal data by firms are reflected in the ICO's recently published Technology Strategy, which outlines its objectives and focus areas through eight technology goals.

Deloitte FinTech Perspectives: The flat pack insurer

How hard is it to enter the insurance market? These days, not hard at all. The barriers to entry for the insurance industry are now lower than ever. A new entrant with a unique idea is now able to build an insurance firm from separate components, bringing it all together just like you would a flat pack wardrobe. In no time at all, and hopefully not too many spare parts left over at the end!

Accelerating Technology Disruption in the Automotive Market: Blockchain in the automotive industry

Deloitte’s new insight report explores the potential role of blockchain in underpinning the industry transformation that is coming. It evaluates the vast opportunities of blockchain across the automotive value chain that can help to revolutionise products, services and processes.