An update from Anna Powis, HR Director with MSI Group Ltd, on how they are transitioning from lockdown to the new normal.
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Xavier Project was founded by Edmund Page in 2008 as a result of his own experience of volunteering at an informal school in Uganda. Edmund witnessed Congolese children who could not recognise ABC. Following his trip, he committed to sponsoring eight Congolese refugees through school in Kampala. Xavier Project now supports the formal and tertiary education of thousands of children and adult refugees across Kenya and Uganda through community-based partnerships and pioneering learning programmes.
The MSB team wish them well as they continue on the journey of change to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
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Find out more: https://youtu.be/vw-KCzR40_A
Today, we're delighted to share an article from good friend, Robert Coucher, the International Editor of Octane Magazine which features classic and performance cars.
Robert used to have a real job in advertising with Ogilvy & Mather ad agency. But his love was always old motor cars so he created Octane magazine in 2003 (Classic and performance cars) which expanded into Enzo, the Ferrari magazine, as well as Vantage, the Aston Martin magazine. His magazines were sold to Dennis Publishing in 2007. Robert’s daily driver in London is a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 fixed head coupe.
Visit https://www.msb-forum.com/connect to read the article.
Our Four Pillars post today features an article by renowned financial services expert and MSB Advisory Board colleague, Dr Tim May.
Tim’s article considers the significant challenges of managing and engaging with staff, many of whom are working remotely from home.
Our Four Pillars trailer today introduces you to a renowned financial services expert and MSB Advisory Board colleague, Dr Tim May. Tim has held several COO positions in the wealth management sector and is the former CEO of The Wealth Management Association. In addition to his role with MSB, Tim is currently a Non-Executive Director of Investec Wealth & Management.
We look forward to posting Tim’s article tomorrow on the significant challenges of managing and engaging with their staff, many of whom are working from home.
MSB’s Managing Directors, Don Porter and Brian Hamill, were delighted to be invited late last year to the Chancellor of Lancaster University’s Annual Reception for Stakeholders.
Pictured, in addition to the Managing Directors of MSB, are Alan Milburn, Chancellor, the then Vice-Chancellor Mark Smith and Baroness Henig CBE, DL, a former History Lecturer at the University.
Today we’re very pleased to welcome back Mark Hopwood, MD of South Western Railway, to update us on how the company continues to rise to the challenge of Covid-19.
When Mark featured on the Forum in April, the country was approaching the peak of the emergency. Daily passenger numbers into Waterloo had fallen from over 100,00 to just 6,000 – many of whom were key workers who still needed to travel to their jobs.
As the economy starts to reopen, and with more people travelling, Mark outlines the challenge for his team to keep customers safe through social distancing.
As with many businesses, SWR is increasingly relying on technology to keep the company operating – both for the comfort and safety of customers and also for internal stakeholders.
MSB is very grateful to Mark Hopwood for taking time in his busy schedule to update our Four Pillars Forum.
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When crisis strikes, the best business leaders and their companies recognise their responsibility to the wider community and the difference which they can make in issues such as climate change and wealth disparity.
Today, our colleague Carrie Hayton, well known to many MSB clients, writes on the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), offering a personal perspective on the difference which her local Garden Centre, Castle Gardens in Dorset, made to the community during Covid-19 lockdown - a clear example of excellent CSR in practice!