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 12th 2020, 8:08 am

Becketts Southsea maintaining optimism as hospitality sector prepares for new ‘rule of six’

For anybody who shared prime minister Boris Johnson’s hopes for a large return to normality from the Covid-19 pandemic by Christmas, a significant setback was dealt this week as the government announced new restrictions banning social gatherings of more than six people.

NEWS | Published September 12th 2020, 6:05 am

International trade secretary thrilled to seal Japan trade deal

International trade secretary Liz Truss hailed it a “historic moment” as the UK secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal, coming to an agreement with Japan that will look to boost trade between both nations by around £15 billion.

NEWS | Published September 10th 2020, 7:07 am

Jaden Payne’s story another successful outcome of AKA Case Management’s work

The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing disruption forced the closures of schools across the United Kingdom in 2020, meaning that pupils were unable to sit GCSE, A-Level and other exams, which would be key to determining their futures. One of the pupil’s affected was Jordan Payne, who turned 18 on July 8 this year.

NEWS | Published September 8th 2020, 4:04 pm

St. Bede’s Catholic Primary School head pays tribute to staff while a sixth senior civil servant stands down in 2020

While many leaders can become pioneers in their field standing alone, for many others success is also owed to the team of people working around them. In the education sector, Gary Nott, the headteacher of St. Bede’s Catholic Primary School in Chadwell Heath, Redbridge, is one leader who has found teamwork to be a vital element of the school’s ability to continue to provide learning to its pupils remotely throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, and to prepare properly for the return of the academic year this month.

NEWS | Published September 8th 2020, 1:01 pm

UK chief negotiator calls for EU to show "realism" while concerns remain over Internal Market Bill and rising Covid cases

The UK’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost has said that the EU must show a “degree of flexibility and realism” as the next round of negotiations begins this week.

NEWS | Published September 7th 2020, 2:00 pm

PM sets deadline on UK-EU trade deal negotiations as airline bosses plead for Covid-19 airport testing

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that it will be time to accept that there will be no free trade agreement with the EU and “move on” if a deal is not in place by October 15.

NEWS | Published September 7th 2020, 8:08 am

FlyResearch poll: week 23 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 23rd wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey with the Leaders Council, published on September 3 and sourced from data collected on August 28.

NEWS | Published September 6th 2020, 12:02 pm

Horizon International Cargo featured in The Business Magazine’s 'Thames Valley Top 250'

Horizon International Cargo has been included in the The Business Magazine's prestigious 'Thames Valley Top 250' listing, for a third consecutive year.

NEWS | Published September 6th 2020, 10:00 am

Caledonian Modular secures £27 million modular housing contract

Caledonian Modular has been awarded a £27 million turnkey contract by south London’s Lewisham Council, to deliver a total of 65 affordable homes in the area.

NEWS | Published September 4th 2020, 11:11 am

Government criticised over lack of airport testing amid concern over post-Brexit border plans

Backbench Conservative MPs have criticised the government’s hesitation to implement airport testing, calling on ministers to take a new approach on the issue.

NEWS | Published September 4th 2020, 8:08 am

International Hospitals Group commences work on three hospitals in Oman

International Hospitals Group has recently announced that design and construction is underway on three state-of-the-art British and international standard hospitals in the northern, central, and southern regions of Oman.

NEWS | Published September 3rd 2020, 11:11 am

Chancellor reassures Tory MPs over tax rises as ministers defend ex-Australian premier over links to UK trade role

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told Conservative MPs to expect tax rises in the next Budget, but reassured that will not constitute “a horror show of tax” with “no end in sight” as the government deals with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on public finances.

NEWS | Published September 2nd 2020, 1:01 pm

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer clash at PMQs on day where new government department is launched

In his first appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions since July, Boris Johnson has defended his government’s decision-making after being pressed by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer over a series of U-turns in policy.

NEWS | Published September 2nd 2020, 6:34 am

FlyResearch poll: week 22 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 22nd wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey with the Leaders Council, published on August 27 and sourced from data collected on August 21.

NEWS | Published September 1st 2020, 4:04 pm

Education secretary considers delaying next year’s exams as PM appoints new cabinet secretary

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has told the Telegraph that he is considering plans for a “short delay” to next summer’s GCSE and A-Level exams to allow for more teaching time and give pupils an opportunity to catch up with their studies.


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