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Deloitte to Launch Northern Hub for Creative Agency 368

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited is today announcing the launch of a northern hub for its creative agency 368 in Leeds. First launched in London in 2018, 368 is Deloitte’s in-house creative agency made up of strategists, creatives, filmmakers, developers and event specialists.

The agency was created to rival traditional agencies in its blend of creativity and infallible knowledge of Deloitte’s brand, clients and business. It plays a central role in supporting Deloitte’s position as the world’s strongest and most valuable commercial services brand, devising a range of diverse campaigns for instance addressing the climate crisis and the need for digital inclusion and re-skilling.

Applications are now open for more than 20 newly created roles in 368’s Leeds hub including in planning, copywriting, design, social media and project management teams. 368 will launch in Leeds in June, looking to scale to c. 50 people by the end of 2021.

Agency director Nick Burbidge and 368 creative director David Harris will continue to lead the 368 team across London and Leeds. The agency’s film studio and experiential teams will continue to work from Deloitte’s London base, collaborating closely with the Leeds-based 368 team.

Deloitte Overview

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network with offices in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

Deloitte is one of the Big Four accounting organisations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, with headquarters in London, England.

Deloitte Announces 2 Senior Partner Appointments

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network with offices in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

Deloitte has announced the appointment of senior partners Hannah Routh and Charlotte Warburton to strengthen the firm’s global climate change and transport services.

Hannah Routh brings 25 years’ experience in the climate change and sustainability sector.

Previously a partner with Deloitte China, Hannah was responsible for the Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory practice for Deloitte Asia Pacific.

In her new role with Deloitte she will be responsible for building the existing team to deliver climate change, decarbonisation and net zero projects for private and public sector clients.

Charlotte Warburton joins Deloitte’s public sector practice as the consulting transport leader, following five years at PA Consulting Group advising global transport, travel and logistics companies, as well as leading their Rail group.

She has previously worked on a number of large scale innovation programmes, both in the United Kingdom and in the Middle East.

A transport and technology specialist, Charlotte will be responsible for growing the firm’s transport consulting practice across the United Kingdom and Europe, with a special emphasis on the building the firm’s offering in the North of England.

Through national transformation Charlotte will focus on helping companies to achieve their net zero climate targets.

Deloitte Announces Technology Fast 500™ Rankings

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network with offices in over 150 countries and territories around the world.

A company from the United Kingdom tops Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ rankings for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, which was released today. The list is compiled by Deloitte’s regional Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry group.

Overall, this year’s Technology Fast 500 list for the region features winners from 22 countries, with an average growth rate of 1,258 percent in 2019, compared to 969 percent in 2018.

Revolut is the number-one ranked company on the 2019 EMEA Technology Fast 500 list.

“When Revolut was founded in 2015, we had a vision to build a sustainable, digital alternative to traditional big banks. Our mission now is to help our customers improve their financial health, empower them to have more control, and promote financial cohesion across the communities in which we operate” says Nik Storonsky, Founder & CEO of Revolut.

Revolut is a British financial technology company that offers banking services. Headquartered in London, it was founded in 2015 by Nikolay Storonsky and Vlad Yatsenko.

Nikolaas Tahon, EMEA Fast 500 Lead Partner commented, “This year’s Fast 500 list is led by organisations demonstrating unprecedented growth, reflecting the continuing evolution in technology. We are aware that the current environment is a complex one for many organisations, particularly as leaders work out their future strategy. Deloitte congratulates Revolut as well as all other winners and we’re excited to see their continued achievements in the next year.”

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Awards are run and moderated by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. They recognise the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in regions around the world. Winners include both public and private companies

Deloitte comments on ONS retail sales

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Commenting on today’s ONS retail sales figures, Ian Geddes, head of retail at Deloitte, said: “Retail sales continued to struggle in May, despite both values and volumes rising by 11.8% and 12% compared to April. In a month that saw two bank holiday weekends, some easing of outdoor social gatherings, and warmer weather for many, retailers may have been looking for the first green shoots of recovery to make up for lost ground in March and April.

“Overall food sales values were flat, at +0.3% month-on-month, but, whilst grocers may have hoped for stronger food sales in what is traditionally the start of barbecue season, online grocery sales remain strong, up by 21.1% compared to April and now accounting for 11.3% of all food sales. More encouragingly, non-food sales are up month-on-month in both value (+24.2%) and volume (+23.7%) for the first time since lockdown, which, for some, will mark the early signs of ‘normality’ for this time of year. However, 41.5% of non-food sales occurred online in May, up from 15.8% in February 2020 before lockdown.

“A wider disparity between online and in-store sales remains this month in spite of garden centre and hardware store re-openings. Total online sales stood at 33.4% this month, beating April’s record sales, though this is unlikely to have offset sales usually seen in-store over this period. In addition to household goods, purchases have also likely been driven by beauty products and, more notably, clothing items as many consumers continue to work from home, with an increased requirement for video conferencing and a more relaxed ‘work’ wardrobe.

“Looking ahead, as non-essential retailers begin to phase-in store reopening plans, some consumer anxiety will remain. During lockdown, consumers have pivoted to fewer but bigger food shops. Whether this trend will also translate into non-food remains to be seen. For retailers, there are two options: a difficult balancing act to between re-creating a familiar shopping experience whilst implementing and maintaining strict new hygiene practices, or innovating and re-inventing the shopping experience for a post-COVID-19 world. Deloitte data shows that 46% of UK consumers currently feel safe visiting a store, but building on this confidence will be key for drawing more shoppers back to the High Street over the coming months.”