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“Deal or no deal, we are staring oblivion in the face”: PDK Shellfish boss warns that extra costs of exporting shellfish produce after transitional period could cripple industry
Speaking exclusively to The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, PDK Shellfish managing director Paul Knight warns that the new regulations governing the export of live produce to the EU following the post-Brexit transition period could spell doom for numerous industry operators.
FlyResearch poll: week 37 update
London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens.
Brexit: While fisheries remain key barrier to a UK-EU trade deal, industry operators like Norscot Seafoods are braced for any outcome
Reports indicate that a post-Brexit trade deal could be struck between the UK and EU before the end of year after prime minister Boris Johnson agreed to a major concession on competition rules.
“I am sure we will continue to adapt”: Adelphi Group CEO pays tribute to the adaptability shown across global industry through Covid and emphasises its importance for the post-pandemic future
The vast majority of 2020 has seen much of the world and our very ways of life firmly in the grip of Covid-19, leaving the worldwide population and global industry with little alternative but to adapt to a raft of new risks and challenges. Much of this adapting has been seen within the healthcare industry, which has been at the sharp end of the battle to quell the virus that has been responsible for such unprecedented change.
LEADERSHIP ROUNDUP: Marriott Drilling wins double award, Telavox makes working from home easier, Aonyx continues to build reputation
Our latest leadership roundup brings news of two awards for a specialist driller, a technology partnership that is proving invaluable for people working from home, and a huge boost for British home improvements.
“A leader has to lead from the front”: Serenity Welfare’s Emily Aklan discusses the leadership philosophy behind her success and her post-Covid ambitions
Emily Aklan is the founder and chief executive of Serenity Welfare, a uniquely integrated organisation that works with UK-wide local authorities, children’s charities, schools, alternative education provisions, youth offending services and other healthcare professionals to offer a fully comprehensive 24/7 welfare service for children and young people, including those in care.
Brexit uncertainty and climate change: Environmental Crop Management boss highlights two of agriculture’s most significant challenges
Despite much of the focus of 2020 being on the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges that it has thrust upon the world, the health crisis has come as a stark reminder that climate change remains a significant threat to humanity. This is especially relevant to the agriculture sector, where the changing climates are presenting new problems to farmers in terms of ensuring that crops can survive long periods of adverse weather, as well as withstand the pests that are allowed to thrive under such conditions.
The Weekly Leader: Allison Kemp MBE
Following the decision to award Allison Kemp an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 for services to transport and logistics, The Leaders Council felt it was the right time to shine a spotlight on the managing director of AIM Commercial Services and her extraordinary career to date.
Social enterprise IncomeMax announced as semi-finalist in Nesta’s Rapid Recovery Challenge
IncomeMax will receive £125,000 to scale up a new digital solution to help people recover financially post Covid. Nesta’s £3 million challenge is supported by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Money and Pensions Service and JPMorgan Chase.
“A significant threat to post-Covid recovery”: Shared Earth boss and shipping agent highlight concerns over unprecedented shipping cost hikes
As non-essential retail reopened its doors following the full autumn lockdown in England, it came as a huge relief for both retailers and the wholesalers supplying shops across the UK. Orders were beginning to come in again, providing a much-needed revenue boost ahead of the festive season. Yet, for those retailers and wholesalers who import products to the UK, an unprecedented rise in shipping costs - which could continue until as late as June 2022 - is threatening to quell any hope of a swift post-pandemic recovery.
British Chambers of Commerce recognise Denroy Plastics as UK Business Heroes
Denroy Plastics has been recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce as UK Business Heroes for its continued work throughout the pandemic to help support the NHS by providing PPE to frontline workers and other key personnel.
Sharing the shelter: LHG provides raft of cheaper rate hotel rooms to help house the homeless over Christmas
Homeless people in London will be offered a fortnight’s stay in a hotel over Christmas, with three meals provided per day alongside a virtual appearance on Christmas Day from celebrity guests.
WillisPalmer CEO: Child abuse could be going undetected
WillisPalmer has long been concerned about the plight of vulnerable children during lockdown but fears were heightened when Ofsted stated in its annual report that child abuse could be going undetected.
Leadership Round-up: England will be snow free by 2040, Beauty Kitchen partner with Canopy and Yogscast raise £1.5million for charity.
In this leadership round-up we hear that the Yogscast have now raised over £1.5million since starting their annual Christmas charity drive, that Jo Chidley of Beauty Kitchens commits to lowering the impact of packaging on the environment and climate change could see a snow free England by 2040.