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

Driver Require CEO discusses challenges of replicating face-to-face interaction while foreign secretary makes appeal

Driver Require CEO Kieran Smith is one business leader who would describe his style as people orientated. Running a multi award-winning specialist driver recruitment agency, Smith favours face-to-face interaction with staff, clients and drivers alike, in order to generate the enthusiasm and motivation to run what is fundamentally a 24-hour quick response operation. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic grinding that interaction to an abrupt halt, Smith was left having to adjust his whole leadership style. In an interview with the Leaders Council’s Scott Challinor, Smith explains just how he was able to do it.

NEWS | Published September 18th 2020, 3:03 am

Conservative peer rejects PM’s amendment to Internal Market Bill as former transport secretary takes up new role

Conservative peer Lord Howard has said that prime minister Boris Johnson’s compromise on the Internal Market Bill does not go far enough to sway him to back the legislation in the House of Lords.

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, 7:07 am

Audio Schemes founder talks up need for specialist skills in the job market as Labour leader calls for “national plan” to protect jobs

The skills gap has been a longstanding issue in British industry and one of the most significant drivers behind the problem has been a lack of training. Yet, the issue stretches beyond a lack of training opportunities for those seeking employment.

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, 7:01 pm

Exensor’s Phil Ashworth emphasises value of relationships as von Der Leyen warns UK

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has used the words of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher to warn current prime minister Boris Johnson over his stance on the withdrawal agreement. Meanwhile, Phil Ashworth, managing director of Exensor Technology, has spoken about the importance of building longterm working relationships and how this will hold the key to his company’s success, regardless of how the talks between the UK and the EU conclude.

NEWS | Published September 16th 2020, 4:04 pm

Dontyne Systems welcomes new test rig and new faces

Newcastle-based gear experts, Dontyne Systems, have announced the completion of the their first test rig. This was made possible by the great effort of the Dontyne Gears team based at Washington from design to installation within a year.

NEWS | Published September 16th 2020, 3:01 pm

NEST Management offers advice to martial arts schools in wake of new rules

With Karate, kick boxing, Muay Thai and other martial arts businesses re-opening across the country, NEST has been on hand to ensure they have all the information and support they need.

NEWS | Published September 16th 2020, 1:01 pm

Marsworth Computing’s Martin Simmons speaks about client retention as archbishop calls for localism

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, has voiced his concerns over the government’s new ‘rule of six’, warning that the temptation to ‘pull more decisions into the centre’ should be resisted. Meanwhile, Martin Simmons, managing director of Marsworth Computing, has provided timely advice for longterm business success.

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, 3:03 pm

Berwin Industrial Polymers MD speaks about importance of adapting as PM is confronted by rebels

Boris Johnson faces a growing Tory rebellion over the new Internal Markets bill. Meanwhile, Berwin Industrial Polymers’ managing director expands on his company’s pursuit of maintaining a leading marketplace position through adaption and implementation of key practices.

NEWS | Published September 15th 2020, 1:01 pm

PM launches back-to-work drive, as Virtual1’s Tom O’Hagan emphasises the importance of innovation and disruption

Tom O’Hagan, founder and CEO of the UK’s fifth-largest telecoms network, has spoken about the importance of disruption and innovation.

NEWS | Published September 15th 2020, 11:11 am

Clearway’s Jeremy Phillips emphasises importance of training as Britain awaits raft of redundancies

The Daily Telegraph is reporting today that Britain is heading for ‘the highest level of redundancies since the nineties’, as the furlough scheme draws to a close, as Jeremy Phillips, the managing director of Cheltenham-based Clearway Doors and Windows, explains the huge importance of training and development and how valuable it has been to his organisation over the years.


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