Day: January 18, 2021

Kirk named publisher of Crain’s city publications

Jim Kirk

Jim Kirk, the publisher and executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business, has been named group publisher for its papers in New York, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago .

Kirk writes, “I’m assuming the position held for the last two-plus years by Mary Kramer, one of Michigan’s top journalists, whose award-winning career included many years helming Crain’s Detroit Business before paying a new, successful path for the Crain city books as they aggressively navigate the digital age.

“Let’s make no mistake. I’m attempting to fill some big shoes.

“Under Mary’s steady hand, the Crain city books, including Crain’s Detroit Business, are stronger and reaching more readers and serving more business partners than ever before. She is leaving the publications in spectacular shape. We are more ready than ever to capitalize on the changes in the media landscape, and I’m honored to take the baton.”

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Pimlico Plumbers to make worker inoculation mandatory

A large London plumbing firm plans to rewrite all of its workers’ contracts to require them to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

Pimlico Plumbers chairman Charlie Mullins said it was “a no-brainer” that workers should get the jab.

If they do not want to comply with the policy, it will be decided on a case-by-case basis whether they are kept on, he said.

Employment lawyers said the plan carried risks for the business.

The NHS is seeking to vaccinate 15 million people from priority groups by mid-February as part of efforts to try to control the spread of Covid-19.

But, Business Matters columnist Mullins, said he was prepared to pay for private immunisations for people at the firm, should they become available, which would be done on the company’s time.

Doctors have warned that key hospital services in England are in crisis, with reports of hospitals cancelling urgent operations after

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