PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR | The Shortlist

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share KCS-content PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM OF THE YEAR | The Shortlist center_img whatsapp Tuesday 7 September 2010 10:45 pm Show Comments ▼ WHETHER it’s advising firms, publishing reports or driving efficiency, professional services firms are never far from the front line in the City. With their global reach and diversified portfolios, the best-known firms have emerged looking healthy and ready to face the challenges of the new, post-downturn world. Don’t miss the City event of the year – get online now and book your table for the City A.M. Awards on Thursday 28 October 2010 at Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London EC4.www.CityAMAwards.com. DELOITTEIn common with all the firms in this section, the government’s spending cuts are sure to hit Deloitte hard. For now, though, its employees can be forgiven for celebrating. 2010 was its second-best year ever, with partners on average taking home £873,000. Its results for 2009/10 showed that its revenue dropped £16m to £1.95bn in the year to May, meaning it narrowly failed to overtake PWC as the world’s biggest financial services firm. ERNST & YOUNGThe smallest of the big four, E&Y is planning for serious future growth. Two years ago it merged its EMEA and India practices, something that has proved profitable. It recently admitted almost 400 new partners, its UK and Ireland advisory practice continues to grow, and it is looking to recruit 1,000 more people in that area. The only shadow? It could still face investigation over Lehman Brothers’ Repo 105 accounting practice. MCKINSEYIt must be tough being outside the Big Four, but McKinsey still holds its own in this most challenging of company. True, it’s smaller than the others on this list, but employing 8,600 people worldwide, it is by any standard a big firm. Regularly voted the best consultancy to work for in surveys of employers, it is renowned for employing MBAs rather than more experienced managers, and for giving young, talented people a chance to make an impact. KPMGVoted the best Big Four auditor for the third year in a row last month, KPMG continues to play a central role in the life of the City, not to mention government too. With a presence in 146 countries and employing 140,000 people, the operation is massive. Globally, its revenue was $20.1bn (£13.1bn) for the last year available – to September 2009. In recent years it has also prided itself on its green credentials, and recently won an award for its environmentally friendly offices, and for a ban on short-haul flights. PWCIf popularity is a measure of success, then PwC is doing alright; it recently received an incredible 800 applications for just 60 graduate jobs. Earlier this week it announced that net revenues rose 4 per cent to £2bn in the year to June, with pay for its 820 UK partners of £759,000 – down from its record of £777,000 the year before, but still healthy. It also hired 57 new partners and 1,750 other new staff over the past 12 months. It plans to add 800 more in the next year, and in 2011 it will move to an impressive new HQ on the Southbank. last_img read more

Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfilePortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range paint in Nigeria for the decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and protective coatings sectors. The company also markets a range of cement; markets instant road repair materials; and sells sanitary ware products for homes, hotels, schools and factories. Decorative paints are sold under the Sandtex brand name and includes Sandtex Biocote which is an anti-microbial paint used for hospitals, clinics, primary health centres, laboratories, hotels, restaurants, colleges, universities and industrial kitchens. The company sells a range of professional coatings under the Crown Trade brand name; and marine/protective coatings under the Hempel brand name. Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more