Scott Challinor

Business Editor for Leaders of Great Britain

Scott Challinor is responsible for the Leaders Council’s business-related content. He also hosts a number of Leaders Council podcasts. In his career to date, he has written for several national publications and has interviewed leaders from every sector in the UK. 

Articles published by Scott Challinor

NEWS | Published February 3rd 2023, 7:07 am

Rising Starlets: Rising Stars Nurseries and Daycare launches new interactive learning platform

Global Education Plus, the company behind London-based childcare provider Rising Stars Nurseries & Daycare, has launched its new ‘Rising Starlets’ interactive learning platform targeted towards children aged 0-5 and their families.

NEWS | Published January 9th 2023, 10:10 am

Roundtable Summary - Raising the Status of Care

The Leaders Council recently held a series of roundtable discussions with leaders from the care sector to address the ongoing challenges and pressures they face in their profession.

NEWS | Published January 6th 2023, 10:10 am

“Protecting the public”: Business secretary defends government plans for anti-strike laws

Business secretary Grant Shapps has said that the government’s new plans to mitigate the impact of industrial action will provide a “minimum safety level” and “restore the balance between those seeking to strike and protecting the public from disproportionate disruption”.

NEWS | Published January 6th 2023, 6:30 am

Recession Rebellion: Delivered Social launches new scheme to help firms excel through cost-of-living crisis

Marketing agency Delivered Social has launched a new initiative known as Recession Rebellion to help business through the cost-of-living crisis.

NEWS | Published January 5th 2023, 1:40 pm

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sets out pitch for power in first speech of 2023

In his first speech of the New Year, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has set out his priorities for government that would deliver a “decade of national renewal” should his party be successful at the next general election.

NEWS | Published January 5th 2023, 12:12 pm

“Urgent action”: Sunak outlines five key pledges for his premiership

In a wide-ranging speech, prime minister Rishi Sunak has set out five key pledges to deliver for the British public ahead of the next general election.

NEWS | Published January 4th 2023, 1:01 pm

Culture secretary advises against privatising Channel 4 in leaked letter

In a letter leaked online by the News Agents podcast, culture secretary Michelle Donelan has advised prime minister Rishi Sunak against privatising Channel 4.

NEWS | Published December 25th 2022, 2:02 pm

A Chequers Christmas: James Callaghan’s "Winter of Discontent"

Labour's James Callaghan served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from April 1976 to May 1979. He regularly spent his Christmas celebrations at Chequers, with the last of his holidays at the country estate coming at a time of great political significance.

NEWS | Published December 25th 2022, 10:12 am

A Chequers Christmas: December 1945 and a message of hope

World War II in Europe finally drew to a close in May 1945. The Christmas of that year was therefore one of hope, despite rationing remaining in force.

NEWS | Published December 24th 2022, 12:32 pm

A Chequers Christmas: The Iron Lady welcomes the Gorbachevs

British prime ministers typically spend their Christmases at the Chequers Estate, which has served as the official country residence of the UK premier since 1921. Margaret Thatcher described Chequers as one of “the twin centres” of her “personal and professional life”.

NEWS | Published December 24th 2022, 7:30 am

A Chequers Christmas: The country estate where the UK PM spends the holiday season

December 25 approaches. But after a busy year in Parliament, many may wonder what the prime minister does during the festive season.

NEWS | Published December 20th 2022, 11:05 am

UK government to sue PPE Medpro for £122 million

PPE Medpro, a company with links to Tory peer Baroness Mone, is being sued by the UK government for £122 million over its PPE supply contract during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWS | Published December 20th 2022, 7:07 am

Look-back: Moshon Data’s Steve Boyle joins highway and vehicle safety panel

Back in September, Moshon Data managing director Steve Boyle joined a panel of highway and vehicle safety experts to share insight into the need for and importance of vehicle safety technology.

NEWS | Published December 20th 2022, 12:01 am

Sunak: Football fans don’t want to hear Gary Neville discuss politics

Responding to former England footballer turned pundit Gary Neville’s attack on the UK government live on ITV, prime minister Rishi Sunak has suggested that audiences tuning in to watch football don’t want to hear political discussions.

NEWS | Published December 19th 2022, 12:42 pm

High Court upholds legality of UK government’s Rwanda policy

The High Court has ruled that the UK government’s Rwanda policy is lawful on the grounds that it does not breach the UN Refugee Convention nor human rights laws.


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