Scott Challinor

Business Editor for the Leaders Council

Scott Challinor is responsible for the Leaders Council’s business-related content. He also hosts a number of Leaders Council podcasts. In his career to date, he has written for several national publications and has interviewed leaders from every sector in the UK. 

Articles published by Scott Challinor

NEWS | Published October 26th 2020, 10:10 am

FlyResearch poll: week 30 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown 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 October 21st 2020, 1:03 pm

FlyResearch poll: week 29 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown 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 October 20th 2020, 3:02 pm

The high street isn’t dead: Fashion House Group boss explains why there will always be a need for bricks and mortar retail

It is well-documented that consumer habits have been changing for some time. More and more people are deciding to pass up on the opportunity of making journeys into their local retail parks and high streets and are instead opting for the convenience of purchasing online within the comfort of their own home and waiting for the product of choice to come to them. According to the Office for National Statistics, online sales accounted for 21.4 per cent of total retail sales in December 2019, and as the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020 and non-essential retailers were abruptly forced to close their doors in March, the popularity of online purchasing - albeit out of necessity - continued to soar.

NEWS | Published October 20th 2020, 8:08 am

Sparta Global announces Inflexion as majority investor

Sparta Global - a technology services company focused on attracting, training and delivering the UK’s top business and technology professionals - has announced that Inflexion Private Equity Partners as a new majority investor.

NEWS | Published October 19th 2020, 4:04 pm

FlyResearch poll: week 28 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown 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 October 18th 2020, 1:01 pm

Self Help UK CEO speaks on how the deaf community can lead the way in revolutionising communication in the healthcare sphere

In the UK, users of British Sign Language are not always able to easily access important health information in a comprehensible format, says Sarah Collis, CEO of Self Help UK. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and all of a sudden information needed to quickly be provided to the population about the need to socially-distance, remain at home and in some cases shield, this presented a problem.

NEWS | Published October 17th 2020, 8:08 am

Then and now: One year on from underwhelming review, Becketts leaves Dish Detective with food for thought

When food critic Dish Detective last reviewed hospitality business Becketts, based in Southsea, Portsmouth, in the September of 2019, they recorded that they were by no means “blown away” by the culinary experience of the restaurant.

NEWS | Published October 15th 2020, 9:09 am

Sionic named Best Management Consultancy at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2020

Leading financial services consultancy firm Sionic has been crowned “Best Management Consultancy” at the eight annual WealthBriefing European Awards.

NEWS | Published October 13th 2020, 3:02 pm

Communication key for Smiley Stars Nursery chief as figures show unemployment is on the rise

In an appearance on the Leaders Council podcast, the managing director of Glasgow’s Smiley Stars Nursery, Tamara Marashi, has emphasised the importance of clear and effective communication from top to bottom within businesses, organisations, communities and governments. Meanwhile, we cover some of the expert reaction as the Office for National Statistics indicated that unemployment has reached its highest level for more than three years.

NEWS | Published October 13th 2020, 1:02 pm

Rubbish Clearance and Waste Removal Ltd boss speaks out against ill practice in waste management industry and discusses how Covid-19 has prompted a change in focus for his business

Initially established in 2007, Rubbish Clearance and Waste Removal Ltd is a business based in Gosport, Hampshire that specialises in domestic, commercial and industrial waste removal, specialist cleaning services, asbestos removal and disposal and rapid response services. The rapid response arm of the business also happens to encompass infection prevention and control, services which have been in some demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWS | Published October 10th 2020, 8:03 am

Fane International optimistic as key Brexit deadline nears

Downing Street has said that a meeting between the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and UK counterpart Lord Frost on Friday had been “useful” as both convened to continue informal talks toward a post-Brexit trade deal.

NEWS | Published October 9th 2020, 11:11 am

Firms like Avocet Infinite Plc could help make PM’s green ambitions a reality

As prime minister Boris Johnson set out his vision for post-Covid Britain in his leader’s speech at the virtual Conservative Party conference, many will have been taking note of the scale of his ambitions to make the UK recovery a green one.

NEWS | Published October 9th 2020, 11:11 am

JK Technosoft launches ‘Social Distancing Radar’

To help jump-start the manufacturing and hospitality sectors by ensuring safety in public places through the Covid-19 pandemic, JK Technosoft has launched a revolutionary artificial intelligence solution known as ‘Social Distancing Radar’ [SDR], that ensures a safe and secure work premise.

NEWS | Published October 8th 2020, 9:09 am

The Orangery Collection boss hails the innovation of businesses through Covid while PM faces scrutiny over local and national restrictions

As businesses have gotten to grips with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK through 2020 and many have been forced to pivot and adapt in order to survive, while some have been unable to see out the storm so far, the businesses that have managed to keep their heads above water can afford to be optimistic about the future. That is, according to Lolly Lee, the managing director of UK PTMD importer The Orangery Collection.

NEWS | Published October 7th 2020, 9:04 am

Bellfield Junior School head discusses the challenges behind education’s ‘project restart’ and why wellbeing has been at the heart of their approach

After pupils and teachers have spent six months away from the classroom as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, the education sector has had to get to grips with the challenge of bringing children back into schools among their peers and reintegrated into full-time learning. In late June, Nigel Attwood, the headteacher of Bellfield Junior School in Birmingham, spoke to the Leaders Council about the challenges that schools could expect to face in September. Now, a month following the start of term, Nigel lifts the lid on how the school has been coping since reopening its doors and discusses how wellbeing has been at the heart of its approach.


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