Day: June 5, 2020

Shared office spaces tentatively reopen

Serviced office managers across the country have been working flat out to reopen their offices during June, installing facilities to protect clients and help them get back to business.

Across the network of 5,000 shared office spaces in the UK, the task of being able to reopen safely has been a huge one – requiring careful planning and determination in the face of negative press and Government restrictions.

“I’ve never seen an industry pull together like this in face of such aversity – the office space sector has really pulled the stops out to get workspaces reopened for business – albeit slowly and carefully”, explains Jonathan Ratcliffe from serviced office provider Offices.co.uk

Reopening a shared office space might be one of the most difficult like many public spaces with high footfall. Centres with large open plan shared co-working desks face the biggest challenge – the Government is actively discouraging this

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British Airways shuns Priti Patel meeting over quarantine plans

A row has broken out between Priti Patel and British Airways over the plans to quarantine travellers for 14 days as the airline refused to meet her, and a government source branded the company “not serious about getting Britain working again”.

Tensions between the government and the airline escalated on Thursday, as Alex Cruz, the chief executive of BA, declined to join an industry call with Patel, the home secretary, and Kelly Tolhurst, the aviation minister.

Conservative MPs are up in arms about the quarantine proposals, arguing they will harm airlines and dash people’s hopes of summer holidays, but Boris Johnson insisted this week that the policy will go ahead from Monday as an essential way of stopping new outbreaks of coronavirus.

Earlier on Thursday, Cruz had warned employees that BA’s parent company was haemorrhaging cash and accused the government of dealing “another blow” by pressing ahead with the plan

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A City on the Edge: Breaking New Ground in Regional WA

The Regional outback City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is once again, at the forefront of expanding frontiers. For those who have had the pleasure of visiting for either work or leisure, you will know that there is nothing quite like Kalgoorlie.

It is a City that literally paved the streets with gold and changed the face and fortune of Western Australia forever. A town rich with Aboriginal history, pioneer heritage and architecture, Kalgoorlie is the quintessential Australian outback town, with an edge.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said, “For over a hundred years, our City has kept the wheels of industry turning and we continue today, to unlock endless opportunities for trailblazers to create their own future success”.

Kalgoorlie itself is juxtaposed in its essence. At the cutting edge of mining innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism, the City is encased within the great western woodlands which offers an unparalleled regional lifestyle and

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Quartz CEO to staff: We need to improve diversity, equality and inclusion

Zach Seward

Quartz CEO Zach Seward sent the following statement to the financial news site’s staff on Thursday:

Hi, Quartz

I wanted to write today about the fight for racial justice happening now in the US and, in particular, what it should mean for Quartz. My strong feeling is that, in addition to supporting Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist movements worldwide, we need to take this moment to improve as a company, as well. This note is just a starting point. We will hold small group discussions this month to hear from colleagues on this topic and get into more detail about what we need to do better. From there, I want to work with all of you on changes at Quartz that would better uphold our values and improve our performance on diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Black lives matter is a moral statement, not a slogan or marketing

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