Rhys Taylor-Brown

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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.

NEWS | Published July 8th 2020, 6:06 am

“Learning in leadership never stops”: director of Brighter Splash and The Oxfordshire Gardener addresses how she views Covid-19 as a learning curve for business

Samantha Murfitt is one business leader who has been left with plenty to ponder during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sitting down with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland’s Scott Challinor, Murfitt discusses her positive approach to managing her businesses through the crisis, while revealing some of the influences which have helped mould her into the businesswoman she is today.

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.

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