Rhys Taylor-Brown

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NEWS | Published July 31st 2020, 7:00 am

Colour Me Sophie B among the many salons across the country adapting to the new normal

The Covid-19 lockdown has made many people appreciate a trip to the local barber or hairdresser more than ever before, with the reopening of hairdressers from July 4 greeted in several instances by socially distanced queues on the street outside premises. However, it will not be a return to the environment of the hairdressing salon as it was before, with operators having to adhere to strict new safety procedures.

NEWS | Published July 28th 2020, 8:00 am

“When facing difficulty, you learn a lot very quickly”: QFX founder highlights experience as invaluable part of leadership

Author C.S. Lewis once said that hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny, and the testing times of the Covid-19 pandemic have seen that statement ring true in the fact that individuals have brought the best out in themselves in a time of adversity and business leaders are seeing the positives of learning from having to manage a crisis.

NEWS | Published July 28th 2020, 7:00 am

50 Cycles blog weighs up the potential for e-bikes to solve the UK’s commuting issues

The demand for e-bikes has spiked since UK employees have been gradually phased back into normal working life with the easing of lockdown. Advantages are clear in that they enable people to avoid the use of cars and close contact of others on public transport, but looking to ascertain just how safe, affordable, and healthy e-bikes are, 50 Cycles’ Peter Walker conducted his own research into the matter, weighing up the pros and cons and revealing his findings in a blog on the company website.

NEWS | Published July 26th 2020, 10:00 am

Adeline Recruits and other agencies face uncertain time amid immigration overhaul

The fact that the UK government’s plans for the health and care visa under the post-Brexit transition period immigration system will not include concessions for care home staff is likely to leave specialist recruitment agencies such as Adeline Recruits with much work to do.

NEWS | Published July 23rd 2020, 12:12 pm

Beauty Kitchen founder champions importance of collaboration as PM makes visit to Scotland

As the Covid-19 situation has wore on over the course of 2020, many commentators have spoken of the fact that the experience of going through a crisis has created a sense of unity within UK communities. This same sentiment of togetherness has also been seen in businesses up and down the country as they have charted their own course through the pandemic, with support from the government’s economic measures.

NEWS | Published July 23rd 2020, 8:00 am

Take stock and get over the shock: Razzamataz Medway founder describes a moment of reflection as a key element of her Covid-19 response

The words "Covid-19", "business" and "impact" have been strung together in the same sentence frequently in recent months. When sharing his own experience of the Covid-19 pandemic and how he has seen the crisis affect businesses, Paul Newsham, managing director of RFM Accountants + more, identified three defined stages in how firms respond to said impact.

NEWS | Published July 22nd 2020, 7:00 am

Keep calm and keep working out: the reopening of gyms and leisure facilities comes as a boost to personal trainers

Throughout the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown thus far, the public has been forced to seek out new ways to keep the mind busy. With the lockdown seeing workplaces, businesses, bars, pubs, leisure facilities and social spaces closed, daily exercise began to take precedence as a means of staying occupied. Some took to jogging through the streets and local parks, some took to their bicycles, while others got creative at home and set up their own home workout spaces.

NEWS | Published July 19th 2020, 2:00 pm

A national programme to reset and recharge UK economy could help firms like Paktronic Engineering

Following prime minister Boris Johnson’s ‘project speed’ plan to rebuild the UK economy post-Covid-19, businesswoman Margot James, executive chair of WMG at the University of Warwick and former minister for Digital and the Creative Industries has called for a national programme that combines the scale needed to reset, rebuild and recharge the economy.

NEWS | Published July 19th 2020, 1:00 pm

Building bridges: Boomsatsuma involved in developing AR tour of Seven Saints of St Pauls’ murals in Bristol

Boomsatsuma is collaborating with the Iconic Black Britons project by reaching out to locals in the city of Bristol and understanding what they wish to see included in an Augmented Reality tour which will be centred around the city’s iconic Seven Saints of St Pauls’ murals.

NEWS | Published July 18th 2020, 2:00 pm

Adaptability is key: Rradar founder talks Covid-19 and the need for flexibility in business

As a firm, Rradar’s services include providing legal and business support to all organisations, in the realms of employment, HR, health and safety, litigation, disputes, corporate, commercial, and other business-related law areas. Founded by Gary Gallen as a one-man start-up in 2012, he has grown the firm into an expanding company with over 100 employees, boasting bases in Hull, Leeds and Glasgow, and still looking to expand its presence.

NEWS | Published July 16th 2020, 7:07 am

Making every drop count: Shaz Memon and Wells on Wheels named among ten global inspiring water charity philanthropists 2020

Scarcity of water affects around ten per cent of the world’s population and has a disproportionate impact on inhabitants of developing countries. Even in the year 2020, people are left facing the daunting and demanding task of travelling long distances to collect water for their families, which often is unclean and has the potential to cause life threatening illnesses.

NEWS | Published July 15th 2020, 6:06 am

Covid-19 home-antibody testing likely to be some way away

Wide availability of Covid-19 antibody testing was once billed as a key exit route from lockdown. The purpose of the antibody test is to determine whether an individual has previously contracted coronavirus and recovered, meaning that there is a possibility of immunity. Understanding the path that the virus has taken was, therefore, seen as a major part of getting the UK back to work.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2020, 7:00 am

Covid-19: Warnings against problem drinking becoming a legacy of the pandemic

Ever since Covid-19 lockdowns began to be called in different nations across the world earlier in the year, there have been real concerns that an increased prevalence in drink and drug related violence could come as a direct result.

NEWS | Published July 12th 2020, 10:10 am

Johnson Controls chairman and CEO attends virtual meeting ahead of IBLAC conference in October

The International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council [IBLAC] is preparing for its annual conference due to be held in October in Shanghai, China.

NEWS | Published July 10th 2020, 7:00 am

Post lockdown golf boom in Scotland offers route forward for golf clubs like Loch Lomond

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020 and March saw Scotland go into lockdown, golf clubs across the country including at Loch Lomond Golf Club in Argyll and Bute, were forced to close their doors not knowing when they would reopen again.


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