Rhys Taylor-Brown

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NEWS | Published July 5th 2020, 4:04 pm

A balancing act and a steep learning curve: Downshall Primary School head talks Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown has seen schools cease their standard term-time activities nationwide, yet behind the scenes, headteachers and senior members of staff have had plenty on their plates to keep themselves occupied, even before the government’s plans to reopen schools in phases was triggered in June. Speaking to the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Ian Bennett, head teacher of Downshall Primary School in Ilford, Essex, tells of the challenges that the pandemic has forced on the school community.

NEWS | Published July 3rd 2020, 6:00 am

R and G Motors director: “Leaders must guide industry and people through any situation”

Mark Stevens is the director and MOT manager at R&G Motors, a family run garage in Cornwall that specialises in car and van servicing, MOTs, and all general motoring requirements. Entering the business world following a 24-year career with the Royal Air Force, Stevens has experienced working with various leaders in different walks of life, all with varying styles.

NEWS | Published June 16th 2020, 6:00 am

“Home working was a natural next step for us”: Arc Building Consultancy director discusses leadership and meeting the challenge of Covid-19

Stephen Dobinson is a director at Arc Building Consultancy, an independent firm of chartered Building Surveyors based in the Midlands. In conversation with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland's Scott Challinor, Dobinson lifts the lid on how his business has met the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic while offering further insight into the leadership behind the firm.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 6:06 am

“Fortunately, the outlook for us is okay thus far…”: Techna chief talks Covid-19 and how the pandemic has affected his business

In conversation with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, John Mestitz, managing director of Techna International Ltd, reflects on how the business has adapted to meet the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19 and offers his thoughts on the government’s gradual easing of lockdown restrictions.

NEWS | Published May 17th 2020, 6:06 pm

“The biggest frustration for us is divergence”: one Scottish business leader has his say on the UK’s Covid-19 exit strategy

Paul Douglas is the vice-president of Rigid Haulers and managing director of Terex Trucks, based in Motherwell, Scotland. After prime minister Boris Johnson unveiled his exit strategy from the UK Covid-19 pandemic on May 10, Douglas approached The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland to offer his views, with the divergence in approach between Westminster and Holyrood a concern.

NEWS | Published May 16th 2020, 6:06 am

“There are major gaps”: Adtentus Ltd director critiques government’s Covid-19 lockdown exit strategy

Speaking to The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Adtentus Ltd director Lisa Davies discusses where the government's Covid-19 lockdown exit strategy falls short and details the additional issues that she feels the government should acknowledge.

NEWS | Published May 9th 2020, 1:00 am

PM: Government will consider easing Covid-19 lockdown with “maximum caution”

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that the government will weigh-up easing the UK coronavirus lockdown with “maximum caution”, ahead of his address to the nation on Sunday evening.

NEWS | Published May 8th 2020, 11:00 am

Nottingham MP claims to have been “sacked” after discussing PPE shortages publicly

Nadia Whittome, the Labour MP for Nottingham East, has claimed that she was “effectively sacked” after speaking out over a shortage of PPE on national television while working part-time at a care home.

NEWS | Published April 28th 2020, 8:08 am

President Trump shrugs off responsibility for increase in US hotline calls

US president Donald Trump has denied responsibility for a recent increase in US hotline calls about injecting or ingesting disinfectant, following his remarks last week that such substances could be used to treat coronavirus.

NEWS | Published April 27th 2020, 9:09 am

Italian PM Conte outlines measures to ease lockdown

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has unveiled plans to ease the country's strict Covid-19 lockdown, which has been in force since March 9.

NEWS | Published April 26th 2020, 8:00 am

Covid-19: Australian government appeals to G20 over wildlife wet markets

The Australian government has informed G20 countries that action must be taken on wildlife wet markets that pose a “biosecurity and human health risk” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

NEWS | Published April 26th 2020, 7:00 am

Ethiopian Airlines chief speaks out over China flights

Ethiopian Airlines boss Tewolde Gebremariam has doubled down on his decision to continue running flights to China during the Covid-19 outbreak.

NEWS | Published April 23rd 2020, 2:02 pm

Sturgeon reveals blueprint for phased Covid-19 lockdown exit strategy in Scotland

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to lift Scotland’s Covid-19 lockdown in phases, with some social distancing measures remaining active until next year “or beyond”.

NEWS | Published April 23rd 2020, 8:08 am

Trump signs executive order suspending green card applications

US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order suspending the approval of some green card applications for a period of 60-days.

NEWS | Published April 22nd 2020, 1:01 pm

PMQs: Foreign secretary and Labour leader clash over government's Covid-19 response

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sought answers from the government over its response to the Covid-19 pandemic concerning issues such as testing and the shortage of personal protective equipment [PPE] available to front-line workers.


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