December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Professional Services firm PwC opened the doors of its new office to the Norwich business community last night and also unveiled that a new face will be heading its operation in the city.
Clients, local business leaders and former partners toured the new facilities which provide a modern and practical working environment for staff and contemporary meeting spaces for its clients.
Staff moved from The Atrium on St George’s Street to the new St James Place business quarter last month, in what was seen as a continuing vote of confidence in Norwich as a business centre.
The reception gave the local business community the chance to see the new flexible office space, while PwC also announced changes to its local leadership team.
Current office senior partner Chris Maw will spend more time in PwC’s Uxbridge office from the New Year, driving the firm’s private business practice across the South East.
He said: “I am very excited by the opportunity that this new role represents. Private businesses are the growth engine of the UK economy and the South East is leading the way as we start to recover from the global economic downturn. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 10 years in Norwich and have had the privilege of working with some fantastic clients as well as leading a great team of people. My new role is not the end of my association with the county that my wife and I have come to call home – we will continue to live here and I will still work from the Norwich office on a regular basis.”
His successor is partner Andy Grimbly, who joins the office from Southampton, and already has an association with the county, spending much of his spare time on his boat moored at Stalham.
He said: “I’m very much looking forward to the new challenge of leading PwC’s office in Norwich, working with our clients in the local market and maintaining PwC’s position at the heart of the local business and wider community. My wife and I know what a great place Norfolk is from the many weekends and holidays we’ve spent here and now we are looking forward to working and living here too.”
PwC’s South East Regional Chairman, John Minards, said: “Having spent more than 30 years in the city of Norwich, we very much look forward to the next 30 helping to support the world-leading businesses that also call this region home.”
Two hundred jobs are set to be created after one of west Norfolk’s largest businesses was granted permission to expand its King’s Lynn facilities.