Rhys Taylor-Brown

Junior Editor for the Leaders Council

Articles published by Rhys Taylor-Brown

NEWS | Published January 24th 2021, 10:03 am

LEADERSHIP ROUND-UP: Beauty Kitchen promotes skincare range for Veganuary, Shaikh and Co provide helpful update for businesses, NSF launches new app

Our latest leadership round-up brings news of Beauty Kitchen’s vegan skincare range that is an ideal choice for participants in Veganuary 2021, while Shaikh & Co Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors have provided a useful explanatory newsletter for businesses closed by the government during the first UK Covid-19 lockdown, after the Supreme Court ruled that insurers should pay out on business interruption claims. Elsewhere, NSF International has announced the launch of its new in vitro diagnostics app.

NEWS | Published January 23rd 2021, 11:11 am

Making remote learning work: Ascentis shares six top tips for teachers supporting learners at home

With the nation in the grip of another national lockdown, online teaching has resumed in vogue across the country. In recognition of the task teachers have at hand in educating their learners remotely and keeping on top of education provider’s targets and Ofsted requirements, awarding organisation Ascentis has highlighted six top tips, based on learnings from the previous two lockdowns, to help teachers plan their remote learning strategies and ensure education continues with as little disruption as possible.

NEWS | Published January 22nd 2021, 12:12 pm

New Year brings new contract for Alba Power

The start of the New Year is already bringing about new opportunities for gas marine and power turbine specialists Alba Power, who have announced a recent contract award with one of their clients based in North America.

NEWS | Published January 21st 2021, 11:02 am

Proposed changes to Mental Health Act a major victory for Axia ASD, but there is still much work to do

Last week, the government published proposals for a number of changes to the Mental Health Act in England and Wales, which are likely to result in fewer individuals with autism being admitted to mental health hospitals. While the National Autistic Society hails the news as a huge step forward for autistic peoples and their rights, Axia ASD’s Dr Linda Buchan and Beth Robertson, although equally thrilled, have said that the breakthrough has been years in the making and must be followed through with more action.

NEWS | Published January 20th 2021, 4:23 pm

“Times of crisis bring out true leadership” Rhodsac Community Living’s Manyara Muyenziwa says

Manyara Muyenziwa is the nominated individual at Rhodsac Community Living, a service that operates residential care homes and supported living facilities. In her leadership role, Muyenziwa has been responsible for heading up the service’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic from early last year, and as has been the case for all care sector operators, it has been a tremendous challenge for the service to navigate, with early PPE shortages and high levels of anxiety among staff and residents throughout having to be carefully managed.

NEWS | Published January 20th 2021, 1:01 pm

49 per cent of consumers still plan to enjoy winter skiing holiday ‘if possible’, Ski Club of Great Britain survey uncovers

Although a YouGov poll published shortly after the New Year revealed that 80 per cent of the public supported a third full national lockdown prior to national restrictions re-entering force, there remain healthy numbers of the public that have not yet abandoned hope of a winter skiing getaway.

NEWS | Published January 17th 2021, 12:12 pm

Mercanta’s Stephen Hurst highlights the importance of standing by principles and looks to the future with optimism as 25-year anniversary in business approaches

Mercanta The Coffee Hunters celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021, and the milestone could not come after a more testing year. 2020 will never be forgotten for the challenges that society and individuals worldwide have faced and continue to face, and the same applies to the specialty coffee business that provides a living for so many.

NEWS | Published January 16th 2021, 1:07 pm

LEADERSHIP ROUND-UP: RDT announces new partnership, TCEG makes new acquisition, Kent Autistic Trust shares mental health guide for coping through winter lockdown

Our latest leadership round-up brings news of RDT announcing a new partnership with Sightcall, while The Creative Engagement Group has acquired New Jersey firm Vitiello Communications Group. Elsewhere, the Kent Autistic Trust has shared a guide initially produced by BelievePerform, offering tips for keeping on top of mental health during lockdown in the winter.

NEWS | Published January 15th 2021, 10:10 am

NAADUK advises on higher grade masks and the need for ventilation hygiene to limit airborne spread of Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic has wore on and more knowledge has been sourced about the virus and how it is transmitted, The National Association of Air Duct Specialists UK [NAADUK] has been advising its members and others on how to limit the airborne spread of the disease as much as possible.

NEWS | Published January 14th 2021, 2:02 pm

“There is already talk of all our sector having to stop” says PDK Shellfish boss as fears over post-Brexit trading conditions materialise

In the lead-up to Christmas, The Leaders Council heard from PDK Shellfish managing director Paul Knight, who warned that new post-Brexit regulations governing the export of live produce to the EU had the potential to do significant damage to the industry. With a fortnight having passed since the end of the transition period, the sector is facing such intense teething problems with the new system that it is already weighing-up the prospect of temporarily halting, or worse.

NEWS | Published January 13th 2021, 1:01 pm

Early problems for post-Brexit supply chain confirm business leaders' fears

In the September of 2019, Skender Perpepa, founder of building and contracting firm SA Builders and Contractors, spoke of his concerns about the impact of Brexit on the import of materials for the construction sector and how the supply chain may be affected. Following reports already this year that post-Brexit red tape has hit the haulage industry, with supply trucks stranded across the continent, Perpepa’s fears and those of many other business leaders who rely on free trade with Europe may well be realised without the appropriate intervention.

NEWS | Published January 11th 2021, 2:02 pm

FlyResearch poll: week 41 update

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, London based online market research agency FlyResearch had been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing and various other restrictions has impacted the daily life of UK citizens.

NEWS | Published January 10th 2021, 1:01 pm

NSF International makes Global Trust Certification acquisition

Public health and safety organisation NSF International has recently announced the acquisition of Global Trust Certification Ltd, an Irish company specialising in seafood certification, in an undisclosed deal.

NEWS | Published January 9th 2021, 1:01 pm

UKHospitality chief calls on chancellor to deliver longer-term economic certainty for stricken sector

While many businesses will be relieved by chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of further financial support this week, the hospitality industry has warned that more action is needed to ensure longer-term viability.

NEWS | Published January 8th 2021, 11:03 am

LEADERSHIP ROUND-UP: OBE for Upturn Enterprise boss, improvements to customer services at MET, RJB Financial Services chief criticises latest lockdown

Our latest leadership round-up brings news of an OBE for a BAME business leader, a string of organisational changes at Medical Engineering Technologies to improve customer service, and a financial planner disgruntled by the government’s decision to implement a third national lockdown in England.


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