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NEWS | Published December 27th 2020, 11:03 am

“It is a real battle for survival”: HQ Theatres and Hospitality chief lays bare the plight of the culture, leisure, and hospitality industries through Covid

While the Covid-19 crisis has left numerous industries fighting an uphill battle, few have been left more stricken by the pandemic than the culture, leisure and hospitality sectors which have been blighted by the longest periods of intermittent closure.

NEWS | Published December 26th 2020, 8:08 am

Talon Outdoor: Brands can cash in on OOH media in 2021 and we are here to help

As we enter the thick of the festive season, New Year’s resolutions are once more beginning to come into the forefront of people’s minds and after a testing 2020, many are looking to ensure that the year 2021 will be a year that is lived out to the full.

NEWS | Published December 25th 2020, 11:11 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 2010 or 'Karaoke and the Camerons'

Former prime minister Herbert Asquith once said of the Chequers Estate that it “is what the holder chooses and is able to make of it”. This statement was never truer than under the premiership of David Cameron, spanning 2010 to 2016.

NEWS | Published December 24th 2020, 10:10 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 1984 and the Gorbachevs come to visit

During Margaret Thatcher’s 11-year term as prime minister of the United Kingdom, spanning 1979 to 1990, she described the Chequers Estate as one of “the twin centres” of her “personal and professional life”, alongside Number 10.

NEWS | Published December 23rd 2020, 2:01 pm

A time for giving: Ahead of Christmas, SNC Installations receives thanks for its charitable work throughout the year

So often it is said that Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us, but that spirit of sharing should not be limited to those that we love and care for, nor merely be restricted to the latter weeks of the year.

NEWS | Published December 23rd 2020, 11:11 am

“Christmas is going to the dogs”: Symply reveal 15 home tips to help keep your pet safe at Christmas

After a tempestuous 2020, it is safe to say that all of us are relishing the festive season this year, even if Christmas celebrations are to be different compared to the norm. As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas will once more come as a novelty to the many pets occupying households across the UK, as they become accustomed to the annual outing of twinkling lights, Christmas trees, decorations, and the occasional morsel from seasonal foods.

NEWS | Published December 23rd 2020, 10:10 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 1978 and The Winter of Discontent

Labour politician James Callaghan served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from April 1976 to May 1979. It is a known fact that he would spend his Christmas celebrations at the prime ministerial estate of Chequers, but it is the last of his holiday seasons at the country retreat which was by far the most politically significant.

NEWS | Published December 22nd 2020, 10:10 am

Christmas at Chequers: December 1945 'That which had been salvaged was beyond value'

With the Second World War in Europe having finally drawn to a close in May of 1945, the Christmas of that year was one of hope, despite rationing remaining in force.

NEWS | Published December 21st 2020, 10:10 am

Christmas at Chequers: In a year unlike any other what will the prime minister be doing at Christmas?

December 25 approaches. Thoughts turn toward opening presents on Christmas morning, tucking into a traditional Turkey dinner, eating chocolate and sipping sherry, with eyes and ears nationwide ready to tune in to the Queen’s address to the nation. However, after the advent period of 2020 was dominated by questions over whether families can come together in spite of coronavirus restrictions across the country, it begs the question: what does the prime minister actually do at Christmas?

NEWS | Published December 20th 2020, 10:10 am

Leadership through Covid: Communication and maintaining morale the key for Hazel Court Supported Living

While the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccination programme in the UK offers genuine hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight, the significant amount of effort it has taken from all to reach this point must not be forgotten.

NEWS | Published December 19th 2020, 10:32 am

Overcoming Covid: Unitas’ investment in new technology kept business ahead of the curve

In response to the immense disruption that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused, innovation and adaptability has been seen on an unprecedented scale within British industry. Whole businesses over the last few months have become accustomed to a remote working model, with some having to make wholesale changes to systems and procedures practically overnight.

NEWS | Published December 18th 2020, 11:34 am

“Government support has been amazing”: PDK Shellfish boss praises support for businesses through Covid

While the UK government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Great Britain and Northern Ireland has come under much scrutiny throughout 2020, the support measures provided by the Treasury to help keep business and the country running have been of immense importance.

NEWS | Published December 17th 2020, 12:12 pm

Leith Group called in to help save Manchester's green belt

The Leith Group have been hired by one of the largest action groups in the UK to help continue the fight to save Green Belt land across Greater Manchester.

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

Feed the World: Acre Properties’ partnership with The Africa Trust pays dividends for local communities ahead of festive season

Chiswick-based property sales and lettings firm Acre Properties, first founded in 1988 by Alastair Kerr, has built its business on a philosophy of treating all tenants as if they were brothers and sisters. It was no surprise, therefore, when Kerr looked to broaden the business’ reach by partnering up with charitable organisations.

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