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NEWS | Published August 30th 2020, 2:02 pm

Tyler Law owner talks about keeping ahead of the Covid-19 curve as Wales deviates on work from home advice

For Joanne Tyler, owner and director of Essex-based legal firm Tyler Law, the Covid-19 pandemic has presented the most significant challenge of her career, putting her nigh twenty years of expertise in the legal sector to the ultimate test. Yet, from March to now, Tyler has shrugged off the initial fear of uncertainty and is now looking forward to a positive future for both her and the firm.

NEWS | Published August 30th 2020, 7:32 am

Talent Artistic Group boosted by return of live indoor entertainment in August

August has been an uplifting month for Talent Artistic Group [TAG]. Having been buoyed by news in mid-August that indoor theatres, music and performance venues will be able to resume with socially distanced audiences, the company has been handed the further boost of supporting one of its large tourism clients, Haven, as it relaunched its live indoor entertainment offering.

NEWS | Published August 29th 2020, 10:28 am

Storybook Montessori founder predicts a change in working practices as head teachers say schools are ‘ready’ for full-time return

As schools in England and Wales brace themselves for the return of pupils on a full-time basis having worked hard to implement Covid-19 safety procedures, nursery schools, which adopt a much more hands-on approach with young children, are readying themselves for change.

NEWS | Published August 29th 2020, 6:32 am

UKHospitality calls for additional support for stricken sector but industry operators remain positive

The UKHospitality trade body has this week welcomed the launch of the Scottish government’s Hotel Support Scheme, while highlighting the need for further support for the industry from both Holyrood and Westminster.

NEWS | Published August 28th 2020, 1:01 pm

Government to launch ‘back to work’ drive next week as Raab praises outgoing Japanese premier

Prime minister Boris Johnson will next week encourage people to go back to their workplaces as part of a wider government campaign, the Telegraph reports.

NEWS | Published August 28th 2020, 6:43 am

Becketts Southsea builds on bumper summer by scooping Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice accolade

Since reopening in mid-August following the Covid-19 lockdown, one hospitality business, Portsmouth’s Becketts Southsea, has enjoyed a bumper summer of bookings fuelled by UK staycations and been buoyed further by 15 consecutive five-star reviews on Tripadvisor. However, the success has not stopped since, with the Becketts Southsea hotel business having now been recognised with a 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award.

NEWS | Published August 28th 2020, 12:12 am

Fuse Innovation boss highlights passion, team building and trust as key elements of building a business as Irish EU trade commissioner steps down over Covid-19 rule breach

Recalling the watershed moment that he first decided to take the plunge from being in employment to starting his own business, Fuse Innovation managing director Marcelo Bustamante described the change as going from one side of a desk to the other.

NEWS | Published August 27th 2020, 11:54 am

Sir Ed Davey named new Lib Dem leader; Hancock defends new ‘pay to stay’ support measures

Sir Ed Davey has been voted in as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, after seeing off competition from fellow MP Layla Moran.

NEWS | Published August 27th 2020, 11:11 am

QHi Group founder champions the importance of determination in leadership as PM takes on fitness challenge

Businessman and inventor Thomas Edison once said the greatest weakness of humans lies in giving up and that the “most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”. It is the same idea of motivation and determination in one’s work that underpins the mentality of Ross Kennedy and QHi Group Ltd, the business he founded back in 1989.

NEWS | Published August 27th 2020, 6:06 am

“Leadership is questioned in difficult times” Business for Breakfast MD says, while PM calls for “fresh official leadership” at DfE

It is often said that one learns more about themselves, their colleagues, and their business in times of adversity than when things are going smoothly. It is a view that is also shared by Melba Fisher, chairman and managing director of exclusive business club and network Business for Breakfast, who believes that leadership is often ignored when things are going well and then called into question in more testing times.

NEWS | Published August 26th 2020, 1:01 pm

WillisPalmer CEO discusses launch of Children’s Charter to support vulnerable children following Covid-19 lockdown

When lockdown restrictions were announced in March 2020, WillisPalmer and its CEO, Mark Willis, raised alarm bells that a lengthy lockdown period could not be justified as it could cause more societal, health and wellbeing issues than the coronavirus itself. However, now approaching September, many children in England have experienced six months with no education, little routine, scarce social interaction and for the vulnerable children in society, a worse fate of witnessing domestic abuse, being neglected, experiencing emotional, physical or sexual abuse and not knowing where the next hot meal is coming from. In this article, Willis outlines the severity of the problem and presents WillisPalmer’s Children’s Charter, set up to ensure that all children impacted negatively during lockdown have access to help and support as soon as possible to address the problems and thrive.

NEWS | Published August 26th 2020, 10:23 am

Government u-turns on face masks in schools, PM hits out at BBC

Secondary school pupils in areas affected by local lockdowns in England will be expected to wear masks after the government reversed its guidelines on Tuesday night.

NEWS | Published August 26th 2020, 9:01 am

From puppets to PPE: Paul Bristow Associates takes the fight to Covid-19

Wrexham-based Paul Bristow Associates are producing thousands of masks per week for major organisations and companies in the UK.

NEWS | Published August 25th 2020, 5:05 pm

Ye Olde Salutation Inn boss reflects on leading business through Covid-19 as Ofqual chief resigns and PM hints at future u-turn on masks in schools

As has been the case for businesses all over the UK, Ye Olde Salutation Inn, a public house in Nottingham dating back to 1240 which lays claim to being the oldest in the city, has had to navigate the storm of the Covid-19 pandemic and chart its own course through troubled waters. Speaking on the Leaders Council podcast, director Jason Weston reflects on the business’ journey through the pandemic thus far, while prime minister Boris Johnson hinted at a future u-turn on guidelines over mask-wearing in England’s schools. Elsewhere, Ofqual chief Sally Collier has tendered her resignation following the exams controversy.


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