Rupert Douglas

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NEWS | Published March 13th 2021, 3:03 pm

UK will publish plan to position itself as global centre of Responsible AI

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that the UK will publish a report on Artificial Intelligence as the government looks to position the UK as global centre for the development, commercialisation and adoption of responsible AI.

NEWS | Published March 11th 2021, 4:04 pm

DCMS Round-up: Launch of a programme to protect journalists, World first online safety expo and toolkit to help stop the spread of vaccination misinformation

In todays, Digital, Culture, Media & Sport round-up we take a look at what the government have announced over the past week. Including the launch of a new campaign to help tackle misinformation around Covid-19 vaccinations, a nationwide action plan to help protect journalist & the worlds first online safety expo.

NEWS | Published March 10th 2021, 3:03 pm

Green Round-up: Three innovation challenges launched, Grants of up to £2million for green recovery and Hitachi named as a principal sponsor for COP26

In this week’s green round-up, we look at what the government is doing to help the UK economy bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic while looking ahead to a green future. Launching new innovation challenges, providing funding for green projects & continuing to put the COP26 at the heart of the governments messaging for the year are all positive steps to a greener future.

NEWS | Published March 9th 2021, 1:01 pm

mGage and Oxfam successfully launch world-first RCS mobile payment campaign

mGage is a company that, along with its American parent company, Vivial Inc., helps to enhance relationships between brands and their customers via mobile channels. The company have recently partnered with Oxfam GB to launch a new payment solution.

NEWS | Published March 7th 2021, 3:03 pm

Andy Clowes, headteacher of Hey With Zion Primary school, on getting children back into classrooms

Andrew Clowes writes about his experiences of dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak as the headteacher of Hey With Zion primary school located in Oldham, Lancashire. With the nation looking forward to the easing of the national lockdown Clowes is open on the issues that headteachers have faced from dealing with the government response to the anxieties of staff. He is now looking to welcome children back to the classroom.

NEWS | Published March 6th 2021, 1:01 pm

Leadership Round-up: Olivier Tsemo of SADACCA comments on the budget and Hancock announces expansion of free testing to get employees back to the office

In today's leadership round up we hear from Olvier Tsemo, CEO of SADACCA, as he responds to the budget. The government announces an expansion to the free workplace testing scheme for companies that register before the 31st March.

NEWS | Published March 3rd 2021, 3:03 pm

Russell Finex: Sustainable plastic recycling spotlight – how can you improve your process?

Established in 1934, Russell Finex is a global leader in the manufacture of high-quality sieving and filtration solutions. Over the past month they have been recognised at the West London Business Awards, launched improvements to a popular product based on customer feedback and made strides to improve sustainable plastic recycling practices.

NEWS | Published March 2nd 2021, 3:03 pm

Grant Schapps chairs first meeting of the Global Travel Taskforce

The secretary of state for transport, the Rt Hon Grant Schapps MP, has chaired the first meeting of the Global Travel Taskforce. Seeking to find a safe and sustainable way to restart international travel after a year that has seen aviation passenger numbers drop 97%.

NEWS | Published March 1st 2021, 11:11 am

The Richard Stephens Partnership recognised for work on the NHS Nightingale in London

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) recognised the Richard Stephens Partnership (RSP) in the Covid Achievement Awards. The award was created for 2021 in association with CIBSE Journal.

NEWS | Published February 28th 2021, 11:11 am

Beyond Paper Straws: Exploring practical actions to address the climate crisis

The Leaders Council welcomed Sophia Chang, founder of With Many Roots & Ben Tolhurst, Director of Business Declares to run a session with member organisations, opening the conversation around what business can do to put climate positive policies across their working practices.

NEWS | Published February 27th 2021, 1:01 pm

Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, writes to all businesses about free Covid-19 tests

Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has written to all businesses to offer free Covid-19 tests for workplace testing of staff that cannot work from home.

NEWS | Published February 26th 2021, 11:11 am

Government launches new training course to help recognise trauma in children

As a result of the covid-19 lockdowns many children have been adversely affected and anyone working with people 0-25 can have training to recognise the signs of trauma or psychological issues.

NEWS | Published February 24th 2021, 11:11 am

Scottish hospitality sector unites to propose UK-wide reopening on 17th May

Some of the leading names in Scottish hospitality, including Colin Thompson, Managing Director of Dornoch Castle Hotel, have come together to propose UK-wide full unlock and reopening of the tourism and hospitality industry on 17th May.

NEWS | Published February 23rd 2021, 1:01 pm

Leadership Round-up: Government portal to help repay VAT opens and IM Bookkeepers partner with Hungarian Customs Association

The Government have opened the VAT deferral sign up to help half a million companies pay their VAT bills they deferred due to Covid interruptions. IM Bookkeeping have partnered with the Hungarian Customs Association as their first international partner.

NEWS | Published February 20th 2021, 10:10 am

Robinson Jackson and Spirotech Group step up to help young students bridge the digital divide

Over the course of the pandemic, with schools being closed to the vast majority of pupils and home learning being the norm, the technological gap in the UK has rarely been starker. Across the country individuals and organisations have stepped up to support charities & schools provide for students who need access to a computer or laptop.


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