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 24th 2021, 2:02 pm

Specialist Security boss raises concerns over NIC fraud in security sector

In the backdrop of the exposure of unscrupulous umbrella companies committing Employers’ National Insurance Contributions [NICs] fraud, one security sector leader is concerned about similar activity occurring in her industry.

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

Building for the future: Danny W. Poole and Sons invest in new facilities

2021 has seen haulage business Danny W. Poole and Sons invest more than £1 million into new premises in its hometown of Stoke-on-Trent.

NEWS | Published October 23rd 2021, 10:10 am

TCM Group’s Liddle named among HR Most Influential 2021

David Liddle, CEO of The Total Conflict Management [TCM] Group, has been recognised as one of the 50 HR Most Influential Thinkers at the 2021 HR Most Influential Awards ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

NEWS | Published October 22nd 2021, 9:09 am

UN fires off climate warning over fossil fuels

The UN Environment Programme’s 2021 production gap report has warned that government plans to extract fossil fuels up to 2030 could jeopardise the Paris Agreement’s target of keeping global temperature rises below 1.5 Celsius.

NEWS | Published October 22nd 2021, 7:03 am

LoCem®: A Low Carbon Solution to Retaining Embodied Carbon in Existing Building Stock

As tackling embodied carbon becomes an increasing priority within the built environment to make the industry more eco-friendly, C-Probe technologies look to make sustainable resilience possible.

NEWS | Published October 21st 2021, 9:09 am

Foreign secretary Truss makes Gulf visit as Milling condemns North Korean missile launch

In a bid to boost economic and security relations, foreign secretary Liz Truss has travelled to the Gulf states this week.

NEWS | Published October 21st 2021, 12:02 am

Kwarteng: Not time for 'Covid Plan B' yet

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has insisted that it is not yet the right time to trigger the government’s Covid Winter Plan B and reimplement some restrictions, despite NHS chiefs calling for some measures to be reintroduced amid rising cases.

NEWS | Published October 20th 2021, 3:03 pm

Government unveils Net Zero Strategy

The UK government has this week revealed its Net Zero Strategy, setting out how ministers plan for the nation to hit its net zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.

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

T Levels: the answer to the construction sector's woes?

With the construction sector afflicted by labour shortages now, The Leaders Council asks whether the government's plans for T Levels go far enough toward solving the sector's issues.

NEWS | Published October 18th 2021, 7:07 am

Award-winning hotel and restaurant Becketts Southsea stars in Channel 4’s Four in a Bed

The successful Portsmouth-based hospitality business Becketts Southsea is to feature on Channel 4’s hit reality TV show, Four in a Bed, over a number of episodes airing from today [October 18].

NEWS | Published October 17th 2021, 3:03 pm

Midlands Enterprise Awards: Jointine scoops East Midlands Small Family Business of the Year Award

Jointine Products [Lincoln] Ltd has been named Small Family Business of the Year in the East Midlands region at the 2021 Midlands Enterprise Awards.

NEWS | Published October 17th 2021, 1:01 pm

Chiltern Contracts playing its part in making industry greener

At a time when the efficiency and eco-friendliness of the construction sector is coming under serious scrutiny, one cross-service package contractor is striving to ensure that it pulls its weight when it comes to operating sustainably.

NEWS | Published October 16th 2021, 2:02 pm

Rise of build-to-rent brings opportunities for many

Purpose-built rental homes are beginning to dominate the private rental sector.

NEWS | Published October 15th 2021, 2:02 pm

Tributes paid as Tory MP Sir David Amess dies

Tributes have been paid to Conservative MP Sir David Amess, who tragically passed away after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

NEWS | Published October 14th 2021, 10:09 am

Tyler Law: LawCare findings on mental health in legal sector the ‘tip of the iceberg’

A survey of around 1,700 legal professionals carried out by charity LawCare recently uncovered that 69 per cent of lawyers have experienced mental ill health over the last year, painting a worrying picture of wellbeing within the industry that according to one law firm owner, could merely be the tip of the iceberg.


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