Latest figures from the Centre for Retail Research figures have shown that almost 190,000 jobs have been lost in the retail sector since shops were forced to close under the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020. The analysis shows that between 23rd March last year and 31st March this year, that 188,685 retail jobs have…

The coronavirus pandemic and Brexit are the biggest challenges that could cause unprecedented disruption this year for supply chain professionals, according to a study from commercial data and analytics provider, Dun & Bradstreet. The Resilient Supply Chain report surveyed over 500 supply chain professionals in the UK and found almost three-quarters (72%) of respondents expect…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the trade association for the debt collection industry, has announced that it has appointed Jane Peacock to act as an Independent Non-Executive Director on its board. She will specialise in Further Education and Apprenticeships. Peacock has over 30 years’ experience in the education sector. Her most recent role was within the…

Good Energy have announced the appointment Nigel Pocklington as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will succeed Juliet Davenport as CEO from 1st May. Pocklington is a widely experienced senior executive with a strong commercial, digital, and operational track record spanning over 25 years. He most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer of Moneysupermarket Group…

A year on from the start of the pandemic, new research from StepChange Debt Charity has revealed that nearly a quarter (23%) of the 1.6m people who’ve accessed credit payment deferrals have subsequently missed repayments, while half (50%) say they have resumed repayments but with difficulty. Since last week people struggling financially as a result…