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 September 24th 2020, 12:23 am

CNC Property Fund Management MD encourages move away from blind compliance as PM defends government’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic

Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons saw Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer cross swords once more over the coronavirus test and trace system, while chancellor Rishi Sunak is understood to be considering his options to replace the furlough scheme when it ends on October 31. Meanwhile, CNC Property Fund Management managing director, Robert Locker, encourages leaders and employees to question the status quo and move away from blind adherence to established systems to help augment real knowledge.

NEWS | Published September 23rd 2020, 8:08 am

Clean Green Services one of many businesses facing a nervous wait as Internal Market Bill clears committee stage

One of the central issues that is causing a lack of sleep for business leaders ahead of Brexit’s full enactment at the end of the year is the effect that it will have on imports and exports to and from Europe if a free trade deal cannot be agreed with the EU. Michael Dixon, operations director of cleaning and maintenance services provider, Clean Green Services, is one executive who shares these concerns, specifically around the import of raw materials which, if affected, will have cost implications for his firm.

NEWS | Published September 22nd 2020, 12:12 pm

Managing through Covid-19 has been all about adapting and overcoming for CYCA as PM outlines new measures

Prime minister Boris Johnson has today outlined new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 and prevent a devastating second wave of deaths over the winter. Meanwhile, Tracy Pike MBE, the CEO of Welsh children’s charity Connecting Youth, Children & Adults [CYCA], has spoken about how her organisation has had to adapt its entire provision of services to continue to operate through the crisis so far, changes which should leave CYCA in good stead as the situation unfolds.

NEWS | Published September 22nd 2020, 7:07 am

LEADERSHIP ROUNDUP: Expert advice on skincare, a focus on continuous learning and an outline of what it takes to lead in times of crisis

In this morning’s leadership roundup, The London Dermatology Centre has teamed up with Cosmopolitan UK to provide advice on how to replicate the post-holiday abroad complexion despite staying at home this summer, while the CEO and founder of IceMos Technology talks about the importance of continuous learning throughout one’s career. Elsewhere, and most relevant in these current times, the incumbent director of WRG Steel Partition discusses the qualities that leaders must display when navigating a crisis.

NEWS | Published September 21st 2020, 3:03 pm

Antiques on High owner foresaw likelihood of second lockdown, government scraps rail franchising

Monday’s headlines have been dominated by looming new Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, as the chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser appeared at a televised briefing from Downing Street to warn the nation that it had reached a critical juncture in fighting the pandemic, with cases and deaths likely to rise further without further measures being put in place.

NEWS | Published September 21st 2020, 11:11 am

Chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser issue Covid-19 warning as Labour urges government to protect jobs

The Telegraph is reporting that chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance have paved the way for a second lockdown, warning that the UK is at a “critical point” in the Covid-19 pandemic and could see 50,000 cases per day by mid-October if further measures are not put in place.

NEWS | Published September 20th 2020, 8:04 am

LEADERSHIP ROUNDUP: A discussion on the complexities of remote working, a new project, and new partnerships

This morning's leadership roundup sees Sionic managing partner Xavier Pujos address the challenges of transitioning to remote working, while Hardy Signs turned over a new project within a two-day window and the Ski Club of Great Britain announced four new discount partnerships for its members.

NEWS | Published September 19th 2020, 2:02 pm

FlyResearch poll: week 25 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 25th wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey with the Leaders Council, published on September 17 and sourced from data collected on September 11, and with increased restrictions beginning to enter force in different areas of the country, the data began to take a more negative turn.

NEWS | Published September 18th 2020, 12:33 am

Axia ASD’s educational lead discusses how Covid-19 has forced a redesign of neurodevelopmental services as US presidential candidate issues Brexit warning

The far-reaching impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been well-documented, and while front-line resources have found themselves stretched, other medical services have also fallen victim to its effects.

NEWS | Published September 17th 2020, 12:44 am

PM reaches compromise with Brexit bill rebels, according to reports

Wednesday evening saw prime minister Boris Johnson reach a deal with rebel Tory MPs over the Internal Market Bill, the BBC reports.

NEWS | Published September 17th 2020, 12:32 am

Sugardough owner says teamwork and cohesion is key in times of crisis as Angela Rayner presses Boris Johnson on testing during PMQs debut

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner made her first appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, where she pressed prime minister Boris Johnson on the shortcomings of the Covid-19 testing system amid other issues. Meanwhile, Kane McDowell, owner and head chef at Sugardough, a traditional bakery with three branches across Brighton and Hove, highlighted the importance of teamwork and cohesion within business when navigating a crisis.

NEWS | Published September 16th 2020, 8:08 am

Raab embarks on US mission while PM hints at Brexit bill compromise

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has travelled to Washington D.C. to reassure US politicians about the Internal Market Bill.

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

“I believe we’ll come out of this much stronger”: ESP Group chief executive looks on the bright side through the Covid-19 crisis, while new Brexit bill wins support of MPs

As has been the case with many other businesses in the UK and the wider world, ESP Group has been dealt a significant blow by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As the country’s leading smart card personalisation and bureau services whose work feeds directly into the public transport sector, the lockdown period has posed a significant challenge.

NEWS | Published September 14th 2020, 1:01 pm

Reciprocal Minds founder sees Covid-19 as watershed moment for humanity as Internal Markets Bill faces further criticism ahead of debate

It has certainly been a ‘manic Monday’ in the world of UK politics as new Covid-19 restrictions limiting social gatherings to six people enter force, while Parliament gears up for a key House of Commons debate on the controversial Internal Markets Bill.

NEWS | Published September 13th 2020, 10:00 am

FlyResearch poll: week 24 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 24th wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey with the Leaders Council, published on September 10 and sourced from data collected on September 4.


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