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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.

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, 10:10 am

PM orders greater restrictions as Dunstaffnage Marina backs #RespectTheDestination campaign

All the major newspapers are leading with reports of Boris Johnson’s historic speech to the nation last night. Meanwhile, Dunstaffnage Marina have leant their support to the #RespectTheDestination campaign.

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 23rd 2020, 5:03 am

Lady Flora director discusses her motherly attitude to leadership as Labour leader vows to win back trust

In his first speech to the Labour Party Conference as its leader, Sir Keir Starmer has promised to win back the trust of voters and urged the party to “get serious about winning”. Meanwhile, Anoma Jayawickrema, director of Sandhurst-based florist, Lady Flora, appeared on the Leaders Council podcast to champion her leadership model, which she likened to that of a parent rather than a boss.

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, 8:08 am

Atruchecks extends Covid-19 clinics in UK to offer express RT- PCR travel certificate in 24 hours to satisfy UAE, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia rules

Atruchecks has announced that it now has partner clinics in London [five minutes from Heathrow Clinic], Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester to aid the collection of PCR swab samples for testing prior to passengers boarding a flight.

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, 2:02 pm

R&A CEO says golf clubs should be optimistic as Duncan Kelso reflects on previous challenges

Duncan Kelso, the co-owner and managing director of Kings Hill Golf Club in West Malling, has described the fall out from the 2008 financial crash as ‘one of our biggest challenges to date’ but early signs suggest that golf clubs will not be hit nearly as hard by the current economic crisis.

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, 3:03 pm

RJB’s Mark Nind speaks about importance of solid financial advice, while Biden and von Der Leyen warn UK

In our weekly roundup of leadership quotations, we hear from Joe Biden, Marcus Rashford, Boris Johnson and Mark Nind.

NEWS | Published September 20th 2020, 1:01 pm

Report: parents have played crucial role in Sport4Kids re-opening

Berkshire-based Sport4Kids have been up and running again for over two months, delivering lessons to thousands of kids and helping to restore their confidence after a period of isolation.

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.

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