Associate Editor for the Leaders Council
Articles published by Richard Yarrick-Holmes
European Super League founders fail Coke test
The Leaders Council exists to celebrate and support leadership. It is not typically in our nature to mock or pour scorn on failures of leadership. And yet, The European Super League debacle has left us with little choice.
Szakacs offers expertise as RCSI conduct study into lockdown’s effect on allergies
A large-scale study is currently taking place to ascertain whether lockdowns may have an impact on allergies. As we await the results, due in the summer, we look to the Leaders Council’s resident allergy expert Naomi Szakacs for insights into allergies more generally.
Balinor CEO offers advice to potential entrepreneurs
Debbie Perry, CEO of residential property management specialists Balinor Group Holdings has spoken out about the main challenges facing small businesses.
Sionic calls on financial services to 'radically accelerate’ inspirational leadership
Global consulting firm Sionic has called on financial services to ‘radically accelerate a different style of inspirational leadership’ in the sector. Peter Stone, the firm’s managing partner and one of financial services’ leading experts in organisation transformation and leadership development, has today (11th Feb) issued a powerful call to arms.
Driver Require achieves industry first
Driver Require, Kieran Smith’s specialist driver recruitment agency, made history last week. The Stevenage-based outfit became the first agency in the country to achieve three specific qualifications.
Fleming-Duffy calls for real action as government announces £11 million fund for green entrepreneurs
Energy minister Anne-Marie Trevalyan has announced £11 million in government funding for the latest round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF). The hope is that this will help talented energy entrepreneurs turn their ideas into real products and services. But Matthew Fleming-Duffy, director of Cherry Mortgage and Finance, has warned that good intent does not always lead to tangible action.
Revolve Technologies director champions innovation over legislation
Paul Turner, director of the company whose innovative research into electrical vehicle integration with light weighting technologies paved the way for the modern electric London taxi, has called on the government to do more to support the nation’s innovators.
Tadpoles Nursery head calls for vaccine for early years providers
Claire Dimpfl, owner and head teacher of Tadpoles Nursery, in south-west London has called on the government to include early years providers in the priority group for the Covid-19 vaccine, as nurseries across the country remain open despite the new national lockdown.
Leith Group called in to help save Manchester's green belt
The Leith Group have been hired by one of the largest action groups in the UK to help continue the fight to save Green Belt land across Greater Manchester.
LEADERSHIP ROUNDUP: Marriott Drilling wins double award, Telavox makes working from home easier, Aonyx continues to build reputation
Our latest leadership roundup brings news of two awards for a specialist driller, a technology partnership that is proving invaluable for people working from home, and a huge boost for British home improvements.
The Weekly Leader: Allison Kemp MBE
Following the decision to award Allison Kemp an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 for services to transport and logistics, The Leaders Council felt it was the right time to shine a spotlight on the managing director of AIM Commercial Services and her extraordinary career to date.
BonCulina brings patented technology to the UK education sector
Global food service operator BonCulina has broken into the UK’s education sector, which means that, for the first time ever, schoolchildren will be able to benefit from the patented Torus Pak technology and packaging.
BonCulina and Bon Appetit secure historic partnership
Food service experts BonCulina have announced a significant new partnership with the UK’s leading providers of automated hot food. The partnership with Bon Appetit means that BonCulina’s beautifully presented, healthy pre-made meals will now be available 24/7 via state of the art vending machines in businesses across the country.
NSF International's Covid-19 expert addresses FT event
Martin Lush, NSF International’s Covid-19 expert, has addressed the Financial Times’ Global Boardroom event to answer questions about the new vaccines, the effect they may have and the probability of a return to normality in 2021.
LEADERS IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Bourla, Dombrovskis, Mitchell, Bunker, Clark, Abbott
In our latest series of leadership quotations, we hear from the Pfizer chief executive on a return to normality, and the DM Steelworks managing director on the skill shortage in the construction industry. We also hear from the Rakem managing director, the Protectaseal managing director and the European Commission executive vice president on the final throws of the Brexit negotiations.