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 November 4th 2020, 1:02 pm

FlyResearch poll: week 31 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 November 3rd 2020, 2:02 pm

George Nixon highlights how GetBuilding.co.uk can help address longstanding issues in the building industry

Back in April this year, The Parliamentary Review reported on the foundation of GetBuilding.co.uk, a new business venture spearheaded by George Nixon, founder and managing director of London-based property developer, William George Homes. GetBuilding.co.uk, made up of a group of investors and recognised housebuilders, has been active in helping firms struggling financially as a result of the Covid-19 situation, and is targeted toward businesspersons and homeowners whose premises or properties are considered to have development potential.

NEWS | Published November 1st 2020, 1:07 pm

Data Developments UK’s digital and contactless giving to have more of a place in post-Covid landscape

With mobile wallets and contactless technology soaring in popularity even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of cash was beginning to dwindle, and its dominance began to wane worldwide. Now, the pandemic has accelerated the global transition toward a cashless economy, with question marks hanging over the safety of its physical usage.

NEWS | Published October 31st 2020, 4:04 pm

Williams Powell urges government to keep the UK at the forefront of intellectual property law

Intellectual property laws are a set of regulations that by necessity are required to continuously adapt in order to remain up to date with technical and legal developments. For many years, the UK has been at the forefront of the latest developments in such laws, a position which can come as a significant benefit. So much so in fact that Williams Powell, a legal services firm which obtains intellectual property rights on behalf of clients, has urged ministers to maintain the UK’s position in this respect in the future.

NEWS | Published October 28th 2020, 4:04 pm

Inspired by Napoleon: Haines Watts partner highlights importance of leaders being able to generate confidence through their conduct

During a time of crisis, many leaders within all walks of life are forced to inspire confidence within their colleagues and become beacons of motivation and reassurance. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic which has ravaged the global business landscape, this has been seen across not solely industry but also within communities and governments alike. Appearing on the Leaders Council podcast, David Park, a partner at chartered accountancy firm Haines Watts, discussed why leaders are required to inspire confidence every single day that they go to work and the impact that this has on the people around them.

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.


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