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Covid-19: Our Community

We wanted to tell some of our Community’s stories during the pandemic and share any tips they have on how best to cope with the current challenges.

As always, we love to hear from all of our Community, get in touch if you’d like to share your story with us.


Scaled Insights colleague Barry Singleton

The first in a series of stories from our Community – Barry Singleton, Chief Relationship Officer at Scaled Insights, starts us off with his take on reaping the benefits of virtual community and his top tips for working from home.

Read Barry’s blog.


Person working at fume cupboard and person seated working at bench in Keracol lab in the Nexus building

In our series of catch-ups with Nexus members on key projects and shared experiences during the current lockdown, Dr Meryem Benohoud, Technical Director at Keracol, tells us about life inside the Nexus building during lockdown and fast-tracking a sustainable care and protection product for our scrupulously-scrubbed hands.

Read Meryem’s blog


A collection of selfies, in a grid format showing the Slingshot Simulations team making up a remote team photot

Another in our series of stories from our Community – David McKee, CTO and Founder at Slingshot Simulations, shares his experiences of recruiting and onboarding virtually as well as his top tips for working remotely.

Read David’s blog


Group shot of 3 members of the Itecho Health team, stood and smiling to camera- taken before lockdown

In our series of catch-ups with Nexus members on key projects and shared experiences during the current lockdown, Itecho Health’s Dr Adrian Brown tells us about progress on their digital platform for patients with long-term conditions and invaluable support from medical students at the University of Leeds.

Read Adrian’s blog


Image of Dennis Dokter sat in front of his computer in his home office

In the first of our new remote notes series we catch-up with Dennis Dokter (Nexus Relationship Officer) to hear about how his role has adapted during lockdown, his remote working experiences and how he’s coping with the changing world.

Read Dennis’ interview


Mark Tock sitting in front of his laptop in his remote working environment

In the second from our remote notes series we spend time with Mark Tock, Nexus Operations Director, to hear about how he’s adapted to keep things running smoothly under challenging circumstances.

Read more from Mark


Close up of Yvonne McBrearty, Head of Marketing B2B sitting at her remote working desk holding her Cockapoo puppy Rosie

In the latest from our remote notes series we catch-up with Yvonne McBrearty, Head of Marketing (B2B) to hear about how she’s adapted to remote working and how the Nexus marketing and events team have embraced all things virtual.

Read Yvonne’s story


Photo of Alan Gallacher, Nexus Network & Events Manager sat at his home office and smiling to camera

We caught up with Alan Gallacher, Nexus Network & Events Manager, for a virtual coffee to see how he’s been getting on over the past few months.

Alan talks us through how Nexus has transitioned to deliver a fully virtual events programme and how he’s enjoyed exploring the potential that technology might offer as we move forwards.

Read more from Alan


Head and shoulders shot of Beckie Hart from the Confederation of British Industry, CBI smiling to camera

In this series we ask key spokespeople from across the region and from our core sectors to share their insights.

To start the series, we spend time with Beckie Hart, Regional Director at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) who shares her thoughts.

Read Beckie’s interview


Head and shoulders shot of Euan West, Office Senior Partner at KPMG smiling to camera

In this series we ask key spokespeople from across the region and from our core sectors to share their insights.

Recently, we spoke to KPMG’s Euan West, who heads up the firm’s 1,100 strong team in the region and whose colleague is our very own Enterprise Manager, Lizzie Smith, based at Nexus.

Read Euan’s interview


Greg Wright, Business Editor at the Yorkshire Post, stands at a lectern speaking

In this series we ask key spokespeople from across the region and from our core sectors to share their insights.

We catch up with Greg Wright, Deputy Business Editor at the Yorkshire Post who shares his thoughts on the mood of our region’s businesses, what leaders need from government and the role media has to play in the COVID-19 recovery process.

Read Greg’s interview


Jonathan Jones stands with arms crossed looking directly at camera

In this series we ask key spokespeople from across the region and from our core sectors to share their insights.

We speak to European Managing Partner, Jonathan Jones from Squire Patton Boggs over a virtual coffee, as he shares his predictions for Leeds as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis and the role that innovation hubs have to play in economic recovery.

Read more from Jonathan


Screenshot of the OneMedical Group team logged in for a video call, all waving to camera

In our latest catch-up with the Nexus community we spent time with Sarah Everest-Ford, Strategy Director at OneMedical Group (OMG).

Sarah shares the team’s experience and breakthrough developments during the COVID-19 crisis and looks forward to delivering even greater benefits from partnership working in primary care.

Read Sarah’s blog