Rupert Douglas

Junior Editor for the Leaders Council

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NEWS | Published January 13th 2021, 11:11 am

Sionic accelerates its strategic ambition, announcing ‘pace-setter’ Mark Humphries as its new Chairman

Specialist financial services consulting firm Sionic has announced the appointment of Mark Humphries as its new Chairman.

NEWS | Published January 12th 2021, 1:10 pm

Johnson Controls welcomes Brexit trade deal but warns of issues around fire safety certification

Johnson Controls offers a complete portfolio of products and services around fire safety and building safety. The company is concerned that UK certification bodies will not be ready in time to approve the UK CA mark by 2022.

NEWS | Published January 11th 2021, 3:33 pm

Total QSR sponsor Rugby Union player Taulup Faletau

Total QSR, have announced that they are sponsoring Taulupe Faletau of Bath Rugby, Wales and the British & Irish Lions.

NEWS | Published January 10th 2021, 2:02 pm

Andrew Clowes, Headteacher of Hey With Zion Primary School, on dealing with the latest lockdown and lack of clarity from the DfE

Andrew Clowes,headteacher of Hey With Zion primary school located in Oldham, Lancashire, speaks about his experiences of dealing with the latest lockdown and how the DfE keeps moving the goalposts.

NEWS | Published January 9th 2021, 2:02 pm

Leaders in their own words: Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Sadiq Khan

With 2021 only its first full week it seems that the overriding sense of chaos from 2020 isn’t going anywhere. With the UK dealing with the fallout of a 3rd national lockdown, adapting to Brexit and the announcement that all travellers to the UK will need have a negative Covid test before arrival. It is a good thing that we are no longer constrained by print column inches otherwise there would have been no room left to look at the ongoing crisis of democracy in the USA. It is only fitting that we hear from our leaders from both sides of the Atlantic as we move into the 2nd week of January.

NEWS | Published January 6th 2021, 3:03 pm

OPEN LETTER: Terence Carvalho, General Manager of Becketts Southsea, wants clarity on what more is going to be done to help hospitality survive

Terence Carvalho, General Manager of Becketts Southsea, has written an open letter to Rishi Sunak asking what more is to be done to help hospitality after another enforced closure.

NEWS | Published January 5th 2021, 3:03 pm

Paul Venners, Managing Director of LEEC, awarded OBE in New Years Honours List

Paul Venners,managing director of LEEC, joined The Leaders Council in 2020 and has now been awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Years Honours as a recognition for being outstanding in services to hospital mortuaries and post-mortem facilities, particularly during the Covid-19 response.

NEWS | Published January 3rd 2021, 12:12 pm

A look back at 2020 and the top 5 most read news stories

As we enter 2021 and a difficult year came to a close The Leaders Council looked back at the top 5 most read news stories from 2020.

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

Southport Pleasureland Support Alder Hey Childrens Charity throughout 2021

Norman Wallis of Universal Attractions, which operates Southport Pleasureland will be supporting Alder Hey Children’s Charity for 2021. The charity supports Alder Hey Childrens Hospital and raises money for a variety of causes from specialist medical equipment to ensuring the children have on ward entertainment and healthy food from a specialist chef programme.

NEWS | Published December 31st 2020, 10:10 am

After a tough year the hospitality industry looks forward to 2021

For most of the country the festive season has been one of tier 3 or tier 4 restrictions and nowhere has this been felt any more than across the hospitality industry. With the busiest time of the year having been missed in the run up to Christmas and New Years eve as one of the biggest single take nights of the year being missed out on 2020 has been bleak.

NEWS | Published December 30th 2020, 10:10 am

FlyResearch poll: week 39 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens.

NEWS | Published December 25th 2020, 11:11 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 2010 or 'Karaoke and the Camerons'

Former prime minister Herbert Asquith once said of the Chequers Estate that it “is what the holder chooses and is able to make of it”. This statement was never truer than under the premiership of David Cameron, spanning 2010 to 2016.

NEWS | Published December 24th 2020, 10:10 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 1984 and the Gorbachevs come to visit

During Margaret Thatcher’s 11-year term as prime minister of the United Kingdom, spanning 1979 to 1990, she described the Chequers Estate as one of “the twin centres” of her “personal and professional life”, alongside Number 10.

NEWS | Published December 23rd 2020, 10:10 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 1978 and The Winter of Discontent

Labour politician James Callaghan served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from April 1976 to May 1979. It is a known fact that he would spend his Christmas celebrations at the prime ministerial estate of Chequers, but it is the last of his holiday seasons at the country retreat which was by far the most politically significant.

NEWS | Published December 22nd 2020, 10:10 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 1945 'That which had been salvaged was beyond value'

With the Second World War in Europe having finally drawn to a close in May of 1945, the Christmas of that year was one of hope, despite rationing remaining in force.

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