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NEWS | Published August 19th 2020, 7:00 am

Portal Security chief discusses why his firm will be watching the construction sector with interest in the post-Covid world

New working procedures brought about by necessity because of the Covid-19 pandemic have yielded significant changes in the security industry. The lockdown has seen supply chains run down, the temporary closure of offices has seen demand for property management security services decrease, and the challenging landscape has seen Cumbernauld security firm Portal Security have little alternative but to turn to the government’s furlough scheme. However, while there have been adverse impacts, the firm’s managing director Michael Goldie has noted a significant upturn in demand in the construction industry.

NEWS | Published August 18th 2020, 10:10 am

Social enterprise the Peepul Centre going strong despite facility closures

The Peepul Centre social enterprise based in Belgrave, Leicester, has been forced to close most of its facilities due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation locally, prompting uncertainties over its financial future.

NEWS | Published August 18th 2020, 9:09 am

April King Legal boss explains why law firms like his have been kept busy throughout Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has proved a significant challenge for many sectors of British industry and the legal sector is one that has not remained unaffected. Indeed, the Ministry of Justice classified lawyers, particularly in the realm of wills and probate, as key workers who should continue to operate through the pandemic.

NEWS | Published August 17th 2020, 11:11 am

Jetmasters chief explains why the ‘new normal’ workplace still has room for the office environment

The Covid-19 lockdown period has brought about much discussion about the future of the conventional office space. With many UK employees having spent months working remotely, there is the possibility of firms jettisoning the costs of office spaces and deploying their workforce to carry out tasks from home in the longer term. However, Roy Dykes, owner of London-based high pressure water jetting equipment and training courses specialist firm, Jetmasters, argues that there should always be a place for the office in the workplace of the future.

NEWS | Published August 17th 2020, 10:10 am

LEEC owner discusses how niche manufacturers could fare better in the post-Covid world and why education is critical

While many manufacturers have seen output decline during the Covid-19 pandemic, LEEC Ltd has experienced the opposite. A Nottingham-based specialist in both facility design and the design, manufacture, installation and preventative maintenance of bespoke equipment for laboratory, pathology, forensic, anatomy and research fields, LEEC is a niche manufacturer with a global presence.

NEWS | Published August 16th 2020, 10:10 am

Becketts among hospitality businesses benefiting as Portsmouth becomes UK staycation hotspot

As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forces continued restrictions on international travel, British holidaymakers are abandoning the prospect of heading abroad and are opting instead for a UK staycation, with Britain enjoying some of its hottest temperatures of the year in August.

NEWS | Published August 15th 2020, 10:10 am

Pay the Bryce: Dallas Howard on filming post-Covid

It is odd for Bryce Dallas Howard to compare herself to a guinea pig at the best of times. Yet Covid-19 ought to have taught us that nothing is unexpected, as the Hollywood star notes: “We are the guinea pigs who are going to take the leap.”

NEWS | Published August 15th 2020, 10:10 am

Trump card: documentary defies the president

Following the 2016 US election, an Aberdeen newspaper ran the headline: “Aberdeenshire business owner wins presidential election”. Now, some four years later, the North East of Scotland has provided another take on Donald Trump’s appointment to the world’s highest office.

NEWS | Published August 14th 2020, 3:03 pm

Tate one for the team: 200 jobs cut from Modern gallery

Maria Balshaw’s appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs was controversial for more than her choice of music. The head of the Tate art galleries used the innocuous platform to defend the gallery’s decision to cut some 200 jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

NEWS | Published August 14th 2020, 9:09 am

A change of art: Waller-Bridge supports Amazon theatre fund

For once, Fleabag and her godmother are on the same page. Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman, the actresses responsible for the multi-award-winning show have come together in support of Amazon’s $6 million arts fund, to support those who have suffered as a result of the Covid-crisis.

NEWS | Published August 14th 2020, 7:00 am

Head teacher of the Duston School hopes that the education sector can embrace technology post-Covid

The demands of the Covid-19 pandemic have meant that by necessity, technology has become a greater part of our day to day lives than ever before. Technological means of maintaining contact remotely, via mediums such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, have replaced more traditional face-to-face encounters, as individuals have swapped the workplace for their own homes during lockdown.

NEWS | Published August 13th 2020, 3:03 pm

Tell the Ruth: Davidson comes back to Holyrood

Former leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, will take on the position of the party’s leader in Holyrood, according to an announcement made late on Tuesday.

NEWS | Published August 13th 2020, 3:03 pm

Kamala Harris announced as Biden’s number two

Once a rival for the top job, Kamala Harris has been elected as Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 presidential election.

NEWS | Published August 13th 2020, 9:09 am

Use your head: teachers warn of unfair exam grades

Headteachers across England have warned of "unfair and unfathomable" A-level grades, with an estimated 40 per cent of entries given a lower grade than predicted.


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