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 July 24th 2021, 2:02 pm

Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid: legal firms call for adequate funding for criminal defence profession

As the Ministry of Justice’s independent review of the future and long-term sustainability of the criminal legal aid system goes on, The Law Society and legal firm chiefs have been vocal in calls for the criminal defence profession to be adequately funded as an outcome or risk the collapse of equal justice.

NEWS | Published July 23rd 2021, 5:05 pm

Ahead of the curve: Bell Howley Perrotton figurehead discusses how automation helped business through Covid-19

Simon Howley, managing partner at financial services provider Bell Howley Perrotton LLP, came onto The Leaders Council podcast to discuss how having established automation and flexible working within the business helped the company thrive through the coronavirus pandemic.

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

UK government outlines plans for Mental Health Act reforms

Two years after Sir Simon Wessely delivered his landmark independent review of the Mental Health Act, ministers have accepted and pledged to take forward the vast majority of its recommendations for change.

NEWS | Published July 22nd 2021, 1:01 pm

NHS App reached more than 10 million users as of England's ‘Freedom Day’

As of July 19, the day that England removed almost all Covid-19 social restrictions, more than 10 million people had signed up to the NHS App, with over six million having joined as new users since the Covid-19 vaccination status feature was added on May 17.

NEWS | Published July 22nd 2021, 11:11 am

Consortio Chartered Accountants boss: Technological advancements will not cut out small firm accountants

Chris Viles, director at Consortio Chartered Accountants in West Yorkshire, challenges the view that the increasing presence of technology in the accountancy profession will eventually eliminate the role of the small firm accountant.

NEWS | Published July 22nd 2021, 10:10 am

WiseAlpha named ‘Best Investments Provider’ at 2021 British Bank Awards

WiseAlpha, the UK’s leading digital bond market, has received the ‘Best Investments Provider’ award at the 2021 British Bank Awards.

NEWS | Published July 21st 2021, 11:11 am

Aberdeen Harbour expansion to be completed by October 2022

A £350 million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour is now set to be completed by October 2022 following several months of setbacks, the BBC reports.

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

Aico team members volunteer at Woodside Primary School in July

Earlier in July, five team members from Aico - the UK market leader in domestic fire and carbon monoxide protection - volunteered to carry out works at Woodside Primary School in Oswestry, Shropshire.

NEWS | Published July 19th 2021, 10:10 am

Leadership Roundup: School headteacher and Foundation CEO reflect on their responses to the Covid-19 challenge

There can be no discussion of the challenges facing schools and the education sector in 2021 without mentioning the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the immense disruption that the health crisis has caused, the industry has rallied to maintain the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for pupils.

NEWS | Published July 16th 2021, 11:11 am

Driver Require CEO criticises temporary extension to HGV drivers’ working hours

Speaking on BBC World Business Report, Driver Require CEO Kieran Smith critiques the government's decision to temporarily extend the working hours of HGV drivers.

NEWS | Published July 15th 2021, 1:01 pm

Hospitality sector calls for clarity ahead of July 19 unlocking

The hospitality sector has urged the government to provide more clarity on how to operator in a Covid-safe way ahead of Monday July 19, when almost all social restrictions are due to be lifted.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2021, 11:03 am

Footprints Learning for Life shortlisted for Nursery World award

Hartlepool-based nursery Footprints Learning for Life has been shortlisted for the 2021 Nursery World Award for Inclusive Practice.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2021, 9:09 am

ServiceMaster Clean Newbury boss retires ahead of 30th anniversary celebrations

Nick Dee Shapland, the businessman who grew his sole-trading enterprise into the multi-million-pound company Deeland Limited trading as ServiceMaster Clean Newbury, has retired, shortly before the company is due to mark its 30-year anniversary.

NEWS | Published July 13th 2021, 1:01 pm

profine awarded VinylPlus certification

Profine GmbH has this year achieved the VinylPlus Product Label as part of its sustainability strategy.

NEWS | Published July 12th 2021, 10:10 am

GQA Qualifications extends hand into offender rehabilitation support

Working in partnership with Novus, awarding body GQA Qualifications has become involved in a major nationwide offender rehabilitation training scheme.

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