WA Investor Services shortlisted for prestigious due diligence award

We’re delighted to announce WA Investor Services has been shortlisted for Specialist Adviser of the Year in Unquote’s 2017 British Private Equity Awards. The annual awards, hosted this year by sports pundit Chris Kamara, celebrate the contribution of private equity to the growth of British business. The past year has seen unprecedented levels of politicalRead more

Devolution? Here in Yorkshire? Don’t talk soft!

Yorkshire and the Humber is by far England’s largest county and, with 5.3 million people at the last census, boasts a larger population than Scotland. It is a region with its own culture, its own dialect and a fierce, almost nationalist pride in its history, particularly on the sports field. It has the most successfulRead more

Back in session: May’s revamp

Parliament has returned from recess and with it so has politics as usual. But the “status quo” of politics is problematic: a minority government, a divided opposition, and a Brexit coloured background. Theresa May has survived the summer too and, considering some coverage in the wake of the election result, this is an achievement. NowRead more

Brexit Briefing – September 2017

With Britain’s formal exit from the European Union in March 2019 looming just 18 months away, we take a look at progress and developments in the Brexit process over the past month. A Brexit vision gradually emerges DExEU has published no fewer than eleven new papers in the last month which are gradually providing aRead more

The Life Sciences Strategy – Saved by the Bell?

The long-awaited industry-led report to government setting out the Life Sciences Strategy was published this week to great fanfare. Professor Sir John Bell, the lead author and government-appointed Life Sciences Champion, has been touring the country speaking to companies for months. Many have been eagerly awaiting the Strategy for some time – over the lastRead more

Life after office: Living on the fringe or having a ball?

We’ve all had it. Sat in the day job wondering if you were made for something different. Maybe you are the funny one in the office and think you could make it in comedy, or you fancy yourself to be an author? People tend not to indulge these flights of fancy. However, the upheaval thatRead more

Have your trade and eat it

In an attempt to move Brexit talks along, the UK government has released a series of position papers outlining its stance on issues crucial to negotiations. The papers range in topic (and depth) and have so far received a mixed response from policy makers and business leaders alike. For the UK investment market, one ofRead more

Top 10 Comms Catastrophes of the Season

It’s silly season, and politics is – supposedly – taking a break for summer. So, no more slip ups, PR gaffes or embarrassing u-turns, right? Wrong. Despite decades to fine tune the art of communication, we still see companies spending thousands on advertising campaigns only for them to end in humiliating, and often highly amusing,Read more