One of the key messages Inchcape filtered down to its staff this year was to focus on acting swiftly during the downturn. The economic crisis saw many businesses falter but it bought out the best in Inchcape.
Inchcape’s annual report had various new sections and improved some of the more familiar ones.
It created a new investor relations chapter in its report, which introduced a shareholder profile and engagement programme.
Inchape also included a corporate responsibility file focusing on four key areas – customers, people, communities and the environment.
The information is supported by case studies, statistics and the group reported initial figures for its carbon emissions in the last year. The report had a designer feel to it and the judges said it had great clarity.
The judges also said it was clear with a wealth of information that clearly showed what the business was trying to achieve.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.