The Golden Thread is our research report that we commissioned PwC to conduct back in 2019. The premise for the original report was to identify the size and contribution of project management to UK economic and social activity. This sectorial report, which is one of two follow ups to the original benchmarking report, focused on the contribution of the Healthcare (used as an umbrella term to include health, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors), charities and SMEs.
The research revealed that projects in the UK’s healthcare, and life science sectors are critical to the country, both due to the essential public function they provide and their contribution to the economy. PwC analysis estimated that projects in these areas contribute £17.5 billion to the UK economy annually and generate 223,800 full-time equivalent workers.