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A brief historical perspective on social unrest

It is tempting, or perhaps self-flattering, to believe that we are the first generation to stumble towards a ‘new normal’. In looking forwards to the future we often miss the lessons of history. For example, most people will have heard … Read the rest

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Regionalism

The notion of regional lockdown and quarantine (derived from the Italian word for 40 days) is not new, it was practiced from biblical times to the plague outbreaks of the Middle Ages and later. However, in the middle ages the … Read the rest

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Mental Health?

One unusual Covid related problem is the increasing conflation of terms mental health and mental illness. Despite the difficulties of defining the terms being noted in 1958 by Jahoda¹, the Canadian Mental Health Association.² makes the distinction at least amenable … Read the rest

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Second Wave?

As we approach what in retrospect, we might call the ‘middle phase’ of the Covid 19 episode, ( the first being the initial lock down followed by the second, the relaxing of restrictions and an inevitable second wave of questionable … Read the rest

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Needhams have moved to Blackfriars

Needhams 1834 have now moved to Puddle Dock, Blackfriars. Our address is now Mermaid House, 2 Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB. We’re still on 0207 353 9498 and just half a mile from our old office.Read the rest

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Improving the Effectiveness of Crisis Leadership

Needhams’ consultants Andrew MacLeod and Tim Dalby-Welsh look at what makes a good crisis leader and how to select the best option for your organization:

https://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/business-continuity-news/2970-improving-the-effectiveness-of-crisis-leadership… Read the rest

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Chris Needham-Bennett to speak at Grenfell conference

On Wednesday 23rd May, Chris Needham-Bennett will be speaking at the Chartered Institute of Building’s conference, which will examine the safety issues raised by the Grenfell tragedy.… Read the rest

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Chris Needham-Bennett presenting at PCI Conference

On Tuesday, Chris Needham-Bennett will be presenting at the PCI (Payment Card Industry) conference in Newport, Wales.… Read the rest

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Another award nomination!

Andrew MacLeod has now also been shortlisted for the BCI European Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Year.

The BCI describe the award thus:

The award is for exceptional all round skills and broad experience in continuity and resilience. Finalists Read the rest

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Andrew MacLeod nominated for new award

We are delighted that Andrew MacLeod has been shortlisted in CIR’s 2018 Business Continuity Awards, in the Adviser of the Year category. The winner will be announced in June, in the meantime, congratulations to Andrew for the nomination. Read the rest

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