UK sends vessel to China as Huawei is ushered away
HMS Queen Elizabeth will be based in the Far East from early next year as part of Britain’s efforts to counter an ‘increasingly assertive China.’ The vessel, which costs £3.1 billion will work closely on its military exercises with the United States and Japan.
Behind the mask: face coverings made compulsory in English shops from 24 July
Once reserved for Halloween and the occasional masquerade ball, 2020 has seen masks become commonplace. Indeed, from 24 July, the humble mask will become even more ubiquitous, as the government has ruled that every shop-goer in England must wear one or risk a £100 fine.
Covid-19: Warnings against problem drinking becoming a legacy of the pandemic
Ever since Covid-19 lockdowns began to be called in different nations across the world earlier in the year, there have been real concerns that an increased prevalence in drink and drug related violence could come as a direct result.
Leadership in focus: “Everyone has a vision, but there are multiple ways to get there”
Jason Saunders co-founded TS Grale, an executive search and consultancy firm, back in April 2016. Still at the business to date in the role of managing partner, it is fair to say that leadership is no alien notion to him. Discussing his views on leadership further with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Saunders opens up on his idea of leadership being a journey to a destination which has various different routes, and outlines six key hallmarks of world-class leadership.
PAGE Media MD reveals how to build a strong team
Richard Tice hit out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan today in the latest example of leadership figures coming in for strong criticism over Covid-19. Responding to Khan's pleas for the government to make face coverings mandatory in all indoor public spaces, the Brexit Party chairman told the Mayor to use his own initiative.
The last laugh: Saunders fears comedy will soon turn to tragedy
In the past week, Oliver Dowden’s miraculous £1.57 billion for the arts has received more praise than he knows what to do with. Yet there is one sub-section of the arts that remains concerned. In the words of Tristram Fane Saunders “the funny business is in serious trouble.”
Performance Entertainment and other firms buoyed as big picture filming resumes
Next month will see Vue and Cineworld re-open their doors as Disney’s Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet are finally released, while a number of big budget productions are already resuming filming. This will provide relief for Performance Entertainment among other companies.
Sport: Manchester City win case to overturn European ban
Manchester City Football Club have had their two-year ban from UEFA club competitions overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport [Cas].
By Gove: minister defends £705 million plan for border posts
The announcement of a £705 million funding package to manage Britain’s borders post-Brexit has been defended by Michael Gove.
Babble completes Lake Technologies acquisition
Cloud technology firm Babble has finalised its acquisition of Lake Technologies Ltd, marking its second such deal of the year.
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bemasked: A post-covid trip to the National Gallery
The last time I visited the National Gallery, coronavirus was still confused with the name of a beer. Now, 111 days since its doors were shut, the gallery has reopened, and it looks a little different from before.
Theory of devolution: Sunak snubs calls for more devolved powers
Finance ministers from the UK’s devolved administrations have been snubbed by the chancellor of the exchequer, following calls for more fiscal powers from the Treasury.
Johnson Controls chairman and CEO attends virtual meeting ahead of IBLAC conference in October
The International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council [IBLAC] is preparing for its annual conference due to be held in October in Shanghai, China.
Drama Queen: Netflix renews The Crown for a sixth season
In January, Netflix assured its viewers that its fifth season of The Crown would be the last. Now, in a rather well received U-turn, the series has been renewed for a sixth season.