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The big trends in reporting now

Viewpoint — 07.01.21.

Several key trends emerged in 2020’s crop of annual reports with stakeholders a focus as well as the impacts of COVID-19. The pandemic will continue to play a big part in companies' narratives in 2021, along with the longer term and potentially more devastating issue of climate change.

ESEF Update – Jan 2021

News — 06.01.21.

ESEF is a new annual reporting filing requirement, which provides your report in a digital package that is tagged with additional data (iXBRL). Following some confusion and debate over the precise requirements, we are pleased that the UK government has recently announced some crucial clarifications, and that it has taken a pragmatic approach to the implementation of ESEF.

Invest Europe: Private Equity at Work campaign

Projects — 05.01.21.

In this new ‘Private Equity at Work’ report, Invest Europe’s latest research demonstrates the significant positive impact that private equity investment has on employment and job creation in Europe. 

Naked Wines: the start of something new

Projects — 17.12.20.

Naked Wines’ remarkably approachable and engaging 2020 report explains why shareholders should believe in the enormous growth potential of the business.

The Report has won Best Annual Report (Small Cap & AIM) at the IR Society Best Practice Awards.

A dog for Christmas: Friend's charity donation

News — 16.12.20.

This year, Friend have made a donation to Dogs on the Street, DOTS. They are a voluntary ran and not-for-profit charity dedicated to the welfare of dogs belonging to the UK’s homeless community. If you're inspired to take a look at the work they do for dogs and sometimes their owners to, then they have a website: https://www.dogsonthestreets.org

Rentokil Initial: Innovation in practice

Projects — 23.11.20.

Investors were sceptical about the benefits of innovation in Rentokil Initial’s world. This report shows them just how fundamental it is to the continuing success of this global leader.

We're pleased to say that the report has won a silver award, for 'Best Printed Annual Report' at the Corporate & Financial Awards 2020.

ESEF made easy

Viewpoint — 02.11.20.

When planning your annual reporting over the next year, ESEF compliance will very likely be one of your main priorities, and the process will need input and checks from a number of reporting project stakeholders including finance, cosec and legal teams. Friend Studio supports its clients with ESEF, offering cost-effective, ESEF-compliant solutions that provide the best of fully designed reporting in iXBRL format.