CAREERS: Company CV - Ernst & Young

Company facts

Company facts

Ernst & Young’s high-profile sponsorship of this year’s ’Monet in the

20th Century’ exhibition at the Royal Academy is the latest example of

the company’s strategy for raising awareness among a wider audience

through arts sponsorship. It is one of the UK’s leading arts supporters

and has a four-year programme to 2001, which involves sponsorship deals

with the Royal Academy of Arts and the Tate Gallery. In February 1998,

Ernst & Young and KPMG called off merger talks which would have created

the world’s largest consulting and accounting firm.

It is one of the world’s leading business and financial advisors, and is

represented in every major trading area with clients in over 130


Last August, Ernst & Young appointed DMB&B New York to launch a pounds

62m global branding initiative.

Operating profit (Ernst & Young UK): pounds 143.1m

UK employees: 6681 (worldwide c 85,000)

(Figures are for the year to June 26 1998.)

Advertising agency: DMB&B Financial

Annual advertising spend (1998)

Press: pounds           106,707

Outdoor: pounds           4,000

Total: pounds           110,707

Source: MMS.

Top marketer: Jill Finney, corporate marketing director

Career information

During 1996-97, Ernst & Young undertook a widescale restructuring of its

human resource function. This was designed to increase the focus of the

company’s learning and development initiatives. Ernst & Young is

featured in the Corporate Research Foundation’s publication Britain’s

Best Employers: A guide to the 100 most attractive companies to work


UK headquarters

Becket House

1 Lambeth Palace Road

London SE1 7EU

Tel: 0171 928 2000

Fax: 0171 928 1345

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