Seize the playmagazines|July 2017
Why you might need to take a risk or two to win at this game
Nick Roome, UK head of legal services at KPMG, on integrating advantages
Firms need to be prepared to support their new apprentices
Professor Jonathan Trevor at Saïd Business School
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Whats on your whiteboard?
Worth the risk
Ready as it grows
Countdown with confidence
Aligning the strands
As Briefing sails past the ‘seven-year itch’, this issue covers one of the biggest risks in business – fear of taking one. Also, building an alternative to incumbents, onboarding apprentices, how to get your information governance GDPR-ready, alternative business structures and more.
Inside this issue – TLT, Database, Freshfields, Brodies, PwC, KPMG, Bond Dickinson, iManage, and Saïd Business School
WORTH THE RISK
Carol Sawdye, global chief operating officer at PwC, says businesses – like their people – need to try to take some chances to grow and fulfil their potential by questioning your status quo.
READY AS IT GROWS
Nick Roome, UK head of legal services at KPMG, says his is a business that’s learning as it grows. As we’ve heard before, life in the arms of a Big Four ABS offers another opportunity to collaborate on winning and managing work for clients. And having spent 15 years as a corporate lawyer in traditional firms – most recently a partner at DLA Piper – Roome is well placed to spot the difference.
COUNTDOWN WITH CONFIDENCE
Ian Raine, director of product management at iManage, says time is running out, with under a year to go, to get ready for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. As the clock ticks on toward the enforcement date, the question remains: will professional services firms in the UK be able to meet GDPR’s numerous requirements
and ensure compliance?