Yahoo Finance – UK Financial Regulator Warns Bosses to Beware ‘Lockdown Fatigue’

We are delighted to see that an article in Yahoo Finance, discussing how lockdown fatigue is affecting businesses, has featured Theta’s research. In our survey of 2,000 employees, we found that 11.8 million UK workers — 57% of people — do not want to go back to the normal way of working (in an office…

London Loves Business – Half of staff could quit if not given flexible working

We recently shared our research with London Loves Business which shows that many workers are more comfortable working from home and do not want to go back to the office. This period has shown that employees working from home can be productive and while some teams will have to return to the office for necessary…

The Fintech Times – Theta Global Advisors: Are the Roaring 20s Coming for the Deals Market?

I was delighted to share my thoughts on what the future holds for the UK deals market with The Fintech Times. In this piece I discuss how the majority of 2020 was a slow year for the UK’s deals market as the uncertainty brought about by an ever-changing set of rules and demands on businesses…

Business Insurance – Remote workers could expose firms to data breach risk

In an article for Business Insurance, I spoke about why businesses should invest more in cyber security. In some of our research at Theta Global Advisors, we found that more than a quarter (26%) of workers have not been given appropriate training on how to perform their job during lockdown and more than half (57…

The Freelance Informer – Goodbye 9 To 5 Office Life: UK Companies Must Prep For Flexible Working Boom After Lockdown, Says National Survey

I recently commented on the benefits of working from home in an article for The Freelance Informer. From the removal of the commute to boosted productivity when working from home, I believe there are numerous benefits to flexible working that the pandemic has uncovered for millions of employers and employees alike. Many workers are enjoying…

Business Money – Deals market booms for accounting firms in 2021

In an article for Business Money, I discussed the boom of the deals market for accounting firms. As businesses look to avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest, I can see a big shift towards smaller firms. It is easy to get lost in a sea of big clients if your firm is not a…

Manchester TV – Will 2021 be a boom year for the deals market?

I recently spoke to Manchester TV about how 2021 will be a big year for M&As and other kinds of deals. This past year has really allowed smaller firms to compete in a way that has been difficult in the past. There are no more advantages to a massive office in Canary Wharf when everyone…

The Guardian – The City of London is still eerily empty: Will workers and shoppers ever return?

It was great to have our data featured in The Guardian recently discussing how eerily empty the City of London has been. Although seeing London looking so empty and quiet feels quite melancholic, we found that actually, almost half (45%) of City workers said they want to continue working from home after the pandemic, as…

Vaccine rollout raises hopes of return to normal by Summer – but what will it mean for city offices?

News of the success of the UK’s vaccine rollout programme to this point has boosted optimism that we can return to normal this year. There are, however, a few things that are not likely to return to exactly how they were pre-pandemic, with City offices being one of them. The SME Club today featured some…

Biden, Brexit And The Big Four: The Future Of The Accountancy Space

The appointment of the new President, Joe Biden, is likely to have a major impact on finance, trade, climate change measures, global security practice and many other sectors, particularly in such a turbulent time. I discussed this and the impact of Brexit in the latest issue of Finance Monthly. With Joe Biden looking to have...

Intellectual Property Magazine – Navigating Change

I am delighted to have been featured in Intellectual Property Magazine discussing what UK professional services will look like after Brexit. The UK has finally completed its exit of the EU, and a new trading era has begun. However, despite the successful negotiation to reach a trade deal ahead of the 31 December deadline, little…

London Loves Business – Big M&A deals are back as Pandemic pain eases

Mergers and Acquisitions took a big dip in 2020 following uncertainty around Coronavirus, but 2021 looks set to see a big bounce back. This is a topic I discussed with London Loves Business as well as how now may be a great time for smaller firms to cater to this increased demand. This year has…