Rhys Taylor-Brown

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NEWS | Published September 5th 2020, 1:00 pm

Flexicare UK among attendees at Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills and Apprenticeships Lift Off Event

On Friday September 11, 2020, Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm Stadium will be hosting a Jobs Skills & Apprenticeships Lift Off Event aimed at bringing the country together and supporting people who are seeking employment opportunities.

NEWS | Published September 5th 2020, 7:35 am

a2e founder says leaders must inspire confidence as US CDC orders states to prepare for Covid-19 vaccine roll-out this year

The UK’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, once said: “Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you”. However, when it comes to leadership, one should not simply take that quote at face value, at least not in the eyes of Amin Amiri, founder and chief executive of investment management firm a2e Industries, who believes that although leaders must be able to convince people to follow them, those people must follow on with conviction and confidence, rather than doing so blindly.

NEWS | Published September 3rd 2020, 8:08 am

General and Medical Healthcare offer free child cover amid ‘back to school’ anxiety

After months of disruption, children are returning to the classroom this month as schools begin to reopen. This year’s ‘Back to School’ message is somewhat different to previous years, considering all the new procedures and advice on how children will need to adjust to the new normal.

NEWS | Published September 3rd 2020, 5:05 am

APDA CEO highlights the need for leaders to listen as PM snubs Covid-19 bereavement campaigners

For any aspiring leader, an effective strategy to improve one’s leadership skills is to actively listen to their team members and target audiences to encourage stronger communication and greater cohesion. For Zeenat Jeewa, the CEO of the Asian People’s Disability Alliance [APDA], listening to her workforce, staff, volunteers and those who benefit from her organisation’s services is an integral part of her own leadership style. Speaking on the Leaders Council podcast, Jeewa emphasises the need for leaders to positively engage with those around them, while prime minister Boris Johnson faces criticism for refusing to meet with campaigners representing families bereaved during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWS | Published September 2nd 2020, 8:08 am

Flexiclean Group playing its part through lockdown by offering free deep-cleaning service for vulnerable clients

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic coming as a challenging and sensitive time for so many people in the UK and wider world, a silver lining that has come about through the crisis in this country is a true sense of national unity, where all citizens have been pulling together in support of the NHS and many have contributed toward providing vital services to vulnerable people in their communities.

NEWS | Published August 31st 2020, 12:12 pm

Alamo Group left with plenty of room for positivity despite second quarter profit setback

Alamo Group recently announced that its second quarter profits fell by 37 per cent compared to last year as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, but the impact was offset by a $51.5 million reduction in debt and a 5.3 per cent backlog reduction compared to the second quarter of 2019.

NEWS | Published August 30th 2020, 2:02 pm

Tyler Law owner talks about keeping ahead of the Covid-19 curve as Wales deviates on work from home advice

For Joanne Tyler, owner and director of Essex-based legal firm Tyler Law, the Covid-19 pandemic has presented the most significant challenge of her career, putting her nigh twenty years of expertise in the legal sector to the ultimate test. Yet, from March to now, Tyler has shrugged off the initial fear of uncertainty and is now looking forward to a positive future for both her and the firm.

NEWS | Published August 29th 2020, 10:28 am

Storybook Montessori founder predicts a change in working practices as head teachers say schools are ‘ready’ for full-time return

As schools in England and Wales brace themselves for the return of pupils on a full-time basis having worked hard to implement Covid-19 safety procedures, nursery schools, which adopt a much more hands-on approach with young children, are readying themselves for change.

NEWS | Published August 29th 2020, 6:32 am

UKHospitality calls for additional support for stricken sector but industry operators remain positive

The UKHospitality trade body has this week welcomed the launch of the Scottish government’s Hotel Support Scheme, while highlighting the need for further support for the industry from both Holyrood and Westminster.

NEWS | Published August 27th 2020, 11:11 am

QHi Group founder champions the importance of determination in leadership as PM takes on fitness challenge

Businessman and inventor Thomas Edison once said the greatest weakness of humans lies in giving up and that the “most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”. It is the same idea of motivation and determination in one’s work that underpins the mentality of Ross Kennedy and QHi Group Ltd, the business he founded back in 1989.

NEWS | Published August 27th 2020, 6:06 am

“Leadership is questioned in difficult times” Business for Breakfast MD says, while PM calls for “fresh official leadership” at DfE

It is often said that one learns more about themselves, their colleagues, and their business in times of adversity than when things are going smoothly. It is a view that is also shared by Melba Fisher, chairman and managing director of exclusive business club and network Business for Breakfast, who believes that leadership is often ignored when things are going well and then called into question in more testing times.

NEWS | Published August 25th 2020, 5:05 pm

Ye Olde Salutation Inn boss reflects on leading business through Covid-19 as Ofqual chief resigns and PM hints at future u-turn on masks in schools

As has been the case for businesses all over the UK, Ye Olde Salutation Inn, a public house in Nottingham dating back to 1240 which lays claim to being the oldest in the city, has had to navigate the storm of the Covid-19 pandemic and chart its own course through troubled waters. Speaking on the Leaders Council podcast, director Jason Weston reflects on the business’ journey through the pandemic thus far, while prime minister Boris Johnson hinted at a future u-turn on guidelines over mask-wearing in England’s schools. Elsewhere, Ofqual chief Sally Collier has tendered her resignation following the exams controversy.

NEWS | Published August 23rd 2020, 10:00 am

August sees Radical Sportscars expand into New Zealand

The latest models produced by racing-sportscar manufacturer Radical Sportscars will arrive in New Zealand before the end of August, with Auckland-based firm GB Motorsports announced as Radical’s first dealer in the country.

NEWS | Published August 23rd 2020, 6:30 am

Rainham Industrial Services Ltd scoops 2020 RoSPA Award

Rainham Industrial Services was recently awarded a gold medal award in the 2020 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents [RoSPA] awards.

NEWS | Published August 22nd 2020, 10:00 am

Beauty Kitchen shortlisted for accolades in 2020 Natural Health International Beauty Awards

Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd has been shortlisted in two categories in Natural Health Magazine’s annual Natural Health International Beauty Awards.

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