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. 

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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.

NEWS | Published October 6th 2020, 1:01 pm

Becketts Southsea scoops LUXlife Hospitality Award

Hospitality business Becketts Southsea has made significant strides over the last year, and it has added to its recent success having now been singled out for recognition by bimonthly luxury lifestyle magazine LUXlife, which awarded the business its Hospitality Experience of the Year Award for the Hampshire region in its fifth annual Hospitality Awards.

NEWS | Published October 5th 2020, 11:11 am

Ability to adapt the key for Millennium Balti while almost 16,000 Covid-19 cases are added to official UK figures following technical “glitch”

A technical glitch which saw 16,000 cases of Covid-19 go unreported has hampered contact tracing efforts, but Public Health England has insisted that the issue has now been resolved. Meanwhile, Mohammed Abdul, owner and director of Leamington Spa’s award-winning Indian restaurant, Millennium Balti, reveals how the pandemic forced his business to adapt their entire business strategy and offering in order to survive.

NEWS | Published October 4th 2020, 2:02 pm

FlyResearch poll: week 27 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 3rd 2020, 11:11 am

As government targets adult education for post-Covid overhaul, Engineered Learning warns that pre-16 vocational learning must not be neglected

Earlier this week, prime minister Boris Johnson revealed plans to make higher education loans more flexible so that over-18s in England who do not have A-Levels or equivalent qualifications can access fully funded college courses and space study out across their lives.

NEWS | Published October 2nd 2020, 9:09 am

GG Insurance Services goes global as it announces US expansion

London based insurance company GG Insurance Services, which provides specialist insurance solutions to the games industry, has announced that it is expanding overseas to the United States.

NEWS | Published October 1st 2020, 9:32 am

“I have absolutely no doubt that we’ll continue to thrive”: Becketts general manager speaks about Covid-19 and how his hospitality business continues to defy the odds

It is a well-documented truth that the Covid-19 lockdown period in the UK dealt a significant blow to the nation’s hospitality sector, and those woes intensified last week as prime minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of newer national restrictions, forcing industry operators to close between the hours of 22:00 and 05:00.

NEWS | Published September 30th 2020, 9:09 am

Sen Legal director highlights importance of recognition in leadership while PM announces adult education “shakeup”

As “huge numbers” of Brits are faced with the prospect of having to find new employment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy, prime minister Boris Johnson has this week announced that UK citizens will be able to access four years of loans to access higher education in a “shakeup” of the sector. Meanwhile, Hayley Mason, director and senior solicitor at Education Law specialist Sen Legal, offers her take on leadership and emphasises the importance of recognising team efforts, as opposed to individual feats.

NEWS | Published September 30th 2020, 8:08 am

Lib Dem leader calls for cross-party consensus on fixing social care crisis and charities like TuVida can be at the heart of that solution

It is a fact that there is a currently a care crisis in the UK. Several media outlets regularly comment on the ageing British population and increasing needs of the elderly, while funding to meet these needs has been on the decline over the last decade. Looking to turn around his party’s poor fortunes in the previous three general elections, newly elected Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has promised to be “the voice of nine million carers” and bring an end to the sector’s woes.

NEWS | Published September 29th 2020, 12:12 pm

FlyResearch poll: week 26 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. This week, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the 26th wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey with the Leaders Council, published on September 25 and sourced from data collected on September 18, and with restrictions beginning to return to control the spread of the virus, opinions of the government’s handling of the crisis began to worsen with the lingering sense of déjà vu.

NEWS | Published September 27th 2020, 9:09 am

Alternative education providers like Crisp Vocational Provision may have key part to play in alleviating concerns over “Generation Covid” and their prospects

Since the mid-twentieth century, generations of people have taken it for granted that their children would go on to surpass their own successes. Those were the words of Nick Maughan, investor and founder of the Nick Maughan Foundation philanthropic project which supports education initiatives and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities.

NEWS | Published September 25th 2020, 9:09 am

Wave Leisure Trust secures key funding while prime minister champions renewable energies

Charity and social enterprise Wave Leisure trust will receive a £500,000 loan from Lewes District Council to help restart its gym, swimming and exercise classes for Lewes district locals, to help alleviate the financial challenges brought about by the Covid-19 crisis and secure its future. Meanwhile, prime minister Boris Johnson has said that he wants to back renewables and transform the UK into the “Saudi Arabia” of wind power.

NEWS | Published September 24th 2020, 8:30 am

Becketts among hospitality businesses left facing an uncertain future in the wake of new Covid-19 restrictions

It was news that very few will have wanted to hear, but the nation was left dismayed this week as prime minister Boris Johnson announced new national restrictions covering the whole of England in an attempt to curb rising Covid-19 cases.


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