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KEVIN SANJARI PARAGON SECURITY PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR 2021 CANADA


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North America Kevin Sanjari – Paragon Security – President of the Year 2021

KEVIN SANJARI

Paragon Protection Ltd is a Canadian owned and operated security company that has successfully delivered professional uniformed security personnel, investigation services and security consulting since 1976. As a family owned and operated company, Paragon is able to provide a high level of personal service and attention with the added benefit of having nearly 5,000 employees. Paragon is the fastest growing security company in Ontario with more than 700 clients across the Golden Horseshoe and Northern Ontario, providing a full spectrum of security programs across multiple business sectors. Clients include Fortune 500, Fortune 100, real estate organizations, and large property management companies. Kevin Sanjari joined Paragon in 1987 and performed every job before becoming President in 2019 thus gaining extensive knowledge of what makes Paragon so successful. As a leader, he observed it is easier to align leadership teams and employees within small companies. With Paragon’s tremendous growth, he recognized the need to create written statements to guide decision making. He therefore led the development of The Paragon Pillars representing the brand promises to their clients. Kevin explains: “The Paragon Pillars are our core values, our DNA. We had to think hard about who we are and what we stand for. These are promises we must keep.” The published Paragon Pillars are: Customer-Centric Leadership We cannot control events; we succeed by the speed of our response, the strength of our partnerships, and the quality of our solutions. Service Excellence Paragon is committed to our client’s success. Our service teams are agile and strive to deeply understand clients and their priorities. We deliver exceptional service, establish strong partnerships, and build trust every day. Each Person Matters At Paragon, we like our employees. Each of us started as a guard. Employee success is our success. We are genuine, focused and committed in our goal to support each guard to achieve their full potential on the job. Security Innovation Security is constantly evolving. We leverage our years of experience, combined with emerging technologies and fresh young minds to lead our industry through innovation. Every day there is more to be learned.

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Kevin believes the key to Paragon’s continued success and growth is to ensure all Paragonians are aware of, committed to, and passionate about the Pillars. Successful communication programs are relentless. It is no surprise to learn that every significant meeting and every training course begins with a review of the Pillars as a way to align every Paragonian behind these commitments to customers. This past year, all Paragonians have been engaged in a “Dialogue Series” during which they explore processes that can be improved. The first sessions were focused on the Pillar: Each Person Matters. The new guard orientation can be overwhelming at times. Guard candidates new to this industry are “drinking from the fire hose” as they go through basic security training, take the license test, then receive additional training specific to Paragon. Kevin and his teams worked together to identify ways that all Paragonians could assure new guards that Paragon has unique systems and people in place to reassure and support guards to succeed on the job. The second sessions of the Dialogue Series focused on the transition and transfer of issues and information between the day operational teams and night dispatch teams. Reducing the number of communication channels and overlapping the shifts has facilitated improved communications, reduced stress, and led to faster customer response times. To leverage the Pillar: Innovation, the teams under Kevin are empowered to be creative and challenge the industry status quo. The Paragon Professional Institute (PPI) was established in 1998 to provide a holistic, compliant, and practical security training to frontline security personnel. Ove the past two decades they have evolved through best practices and consulting with security subject matter experts and have developed over 100 training and certification programs for frontline security professionals. The team at PPI has delivered over 3.1 million courses in multiple learning platforms which consist of in classroom training, instructor led virtual training, and self-paced online training. Furthermore, the PPI team in collaboration with industry professionals and in partnership with major world class Universities have launched a new professional designation programs. The three-tiered certification program is designed to provide a competitive edge in the security market and is tailored to suit every level of experience. Information about these programs can be found on www. ppieducation.com These are just a few examples of how Kevin leverages the Paragon Pillars to guide all decision making. As a result, Paragon’s culture and employee engagement are strong. Sales have steadily increased over the past several years. We applaud Kevin for his leadership, and are delighted to name him our President of the Year. Web:

www.paragonsecurity.ca

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Cover Story

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Editor's Introduction

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Winner's Index

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Africa

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Asia

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Europe

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Oceania & Global

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Editor in Chief Richard Baker 2nd Floor Quayside Tower 252 - 260 Broad Street Birmingham West Midlands B1 2HF United Kingdom +44 (0)20 3291 3493 The information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources the proprietor’s believe to be correct. However, no legal liability can be accepted for any errors. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior consent of the publisher.

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Welcome to Global 100 – 2021 Welcome to the 2021, Global 100, consisting of the World’s leading firms and individuals, with votes received from our global readers, in over 163 countries worldwide. The purpose of the Global 100 is to provide the readership with a comprehensive understanding of those firms that are truly leaders within their chosen areas of specialisation. The Global 100 does not follow the usual process followed by many others. It follows a very specific, very comprehensive process, not commonly used elsewhere in the industry. Following the closure of the process, which follows a very strict format of self-submission and thirdparty nomination, firms are shortlisted and selected as winners. For each category awarded a proprietary method of analysis ranks winners based on their domestic and international work. This ranking method produces a list of shortlisted firms, based on a very comprehensive set of criteria. Once all votes have been received, a panel of judges review the votes within each category. The judging process assesses the following considerations; The strategic nature of work conducted. The complexity of work conducted. The scale of work conducted. Whether the work conducted was done in a timely manner, and within budget. Any ground-breaking or innovative processes used during completion of conducted work. The judging process focuses strongly on the complexity and strategic significance of work conducted. The above criteria underline’s the importance of the recognition each winner is receiving as a Global 100 winning organisation, firm or individual. In summary, the Global 100 program provides a benchmark of the very best of the best industry leaders, exemplary team’s and distinguished organisations. We would like to extend our congratulations to all the Global 100 – 2021 winners.

Richard Baker Editor in Chief

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AFRICA United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd

Olalekan Balogun – Banking Leader of the Year – UBA Group – Ghana

ASIA AllBright Law Offices

Best Full-Service Law Firm

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Bravo Ideas Digital Inc.

Best Live-Streaming eCommerce Solutions Provider - Bravo Ideas Digital Inc. - Taiwan

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Care Food Industries Sdn Bhd

Food Manufacturer of the Year 2021 - Care Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. - Malaysia

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Desert Sound

Best Home Theatre Audio-Visual & Smart Home Solutions Company - Desert Sound - Pakistan

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Dr Katie Clinic

Katie Lau - Best Founder of the Year - Dr Katie Clinic - Hong Kong

Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year - Bangladesh

Eden Strategy Institute

Most Innovative Management Consultancy 2021 - Singapore

Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law

Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Taiwan

Hatcher+

Best Venture Management Platform 2021

Huriya Private

Best Private Financial Services - Dubai

Leaf-Legal

Cross Border Transactions Firm of the Year - Bruno Grangier - leaf - China

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Indonesia

O.P. Khaitan &Co Solicitors & Advocates

Independent Law Firm of the Year - India

Saikrishna & Associates

Patent Prosecution Law Lawyer of the Year - India

Tablets (India) Limited

Best Animal Health Product Manufacturer & Award for Innovation in Probiotics 2021 – India

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EUROPE 20BLUE

Best Independent Communications Research Agency & Excellence Award for Innovation & Change Management Consulting - Germany

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3CP Training

Health & Social Care Consultancy of the Year - 3CP Training - UK

Agilimo Consulting GmbH

Best IT Solutions CEO 2021 - Marcus Heinrich - Germany

Aglaia Capital

Most Influential Leader in Corporate Finance 2021 - Spain

Anais Rose

Best Bespoke Diamond Jeweller - 2021 - Anais Rose - London, England

André Mesquita Arquitectos

Best Contemporary Residential Practice - Portugal

Angela-Keiser

Interior Architecture Studio of the Year 2021 - Germany

Anglian Will Writing

Best Will Writing Specialists of the Year - Anglian Will Writing - UK

ATT Investments

Best Trading Company of Central Europe

Avocom Law Firm Llp

Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year - Italy

avv. Vittorio Aversano

IP & Brand Protection Counsel of the Year - Italy

Berkeley Bespoke

Best Bespoke Luxury Holiday Travel Agents of the Year - London, UK

Biramis

Best Strategic Management Consultancy of the Year - Biramis - UK

Birtenshaw Group

Europe CEO of the Year - 2021 - David Reid, Birtenshaw - UK

BLANK VENUE & POP-UP   

Best Intimate Event Venue - Black Venue & Pop-up - Denmark

BOA Partners Limited

Best Gaming Start-Up of the Year - BOA Partners Ltd - UK

Brown & Burk UK LTD

Pharmaceuticals Company of the Year - 2021 - Brown & Burk - England

CAPSTAN CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP

M&A Advisory Firm of the Year – Small-Mid Cap Europe

Chapelle | Risk Management Advisory, Training, Insights

Best Risk Management Advisory & Training Firm - Chapelle Consulting - UK

Collective Hairdressing

Best Hairdresser's of the Year - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Corporate Accentia Business Sales Plus

Best Commercial Sales & Acquisitions Business - UK

Crossfit-UF

Best Specialist Functional Fitness Facility of the Year - CrossFit UF - UK

D&K Accounting

SME Accountants of the Year - D&K Accounting - UK

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Dorset Dental Clinic

Best Private Dental Practice - Dorset Dental Clinic - UK

Dundee Blinds

Best Window Coverings Installer 2021 - Dundee Blinds - UK

Empirical Events

Best Wedding Show Organiser - 2021 - Empirical Events Ltd - Southern England

Enspira connect GmbH & Enspira Ventures

Corporate Performance Experts of the Year & Leaders in Networked Intelligence Support - Enspira Connect - Germany

Exficon GmbH

Best Africa-Focused Financial Advisory Firm - 2021 - exficon GmbH - Germany

EXTRAVEGA

Best in Architectural Fabrications - Italy

FCI London

Best Contemporary Furniture Company - London, UK

Fuhrer Marbach

IP Lawyer of the Year - Bernard Volken - Fuhrer Marbach - Switzerland

Grupo Consultor Empresarial

Best Business Management Outsourcing Company - 2021 - GCE Global Grupo Consultor

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Empresarial - Germany Into Plumbing and Heating

Most Trusted Plumbing & Heating Company - UK

Intro Crowd

Most Pioneering Strategic Land Investment Company - UK

JDA Architects

Residential Architects of the Year 2021 - North West England

JM Finn

Wealth Management Firm of the Year - 2021 - JM Finn - England & Wales

KBS Corporate Sales Limited

Corporate Finance Firm of the Year – UK

Magic Stamp

Best Multi-Brand Digital Loyalty Platform 2021 & Most Innovative Retail Product of the Year -

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Magic Stamp - UK MD Legal Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Best Patent & Law Firm of the Year - Frankfurt

MKN Engineering Ltd

Best Textiles Mechanical Engineering Company of the Year - MKN - UK

Moulin Royale

Best Luxury Bed & Breakfast - Moulin Royale - France

Nude Espresso & Nude Coffee Roasters

Best Micro-Roastery - UK

NXT GENERATION

Best Global Marketing agency of the year 2021

Pakawaste Ltd

Europe CEO of the Year - 2021 - David Hamer, Pakawaste Ltd - UK

Parsons

Best Engineering Design Service - 2021 - Parsons Consulting Engineers Ltd - East Anglia, UK

Pegasus Risk Management

Most Disruptive AI Fintech Company 2021 & Innovation Award for User/Computer

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Intelligence Integration 2021 - Global PPTLifemanagement

Global Personal Training Specialist of the Year - 2021 - PPTLifemanagement - Scotland

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ReSolve UK

ReSolve UK – Company Mediation Expert of the Year - UK

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Resonantes

Most Innovative Women's Personal Safety App - Resonantes: App-Elles® - France

Saturn Security

National Electronic Security Company of the Year – 2021 – UK

SCM Direct

Leading Fund Management Firm of the Year – UK

Simon&Co Sàrl

Best PR and Communications Agency - Simon & Co - Switzerland

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Simplexity Travel Management Limited

Best Luxury Travel Management Company - 2021 - Simplexity Travel Management Limited

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- UK Springfield Primary School

Most Caring Primary School - UK

Studio35 - Health and Wellness Club

Most Innovative Health & Fitness Club of the Year - Studio35 - UK

TALENT ARTISTIC GROUP

Most Innovative Theatrical Entertainment Company - UK

The DA Group

Best Natural Diet Products Company 2021 – UK

TMC ASSIST

Road Transportation Expert of the Year - Graham Doughty - UK

Tradeprices Bathrooms

Bathroom Supply Company of the Year 2021 - UK

TSB Contractors Limited

Best Multi-Disciplined Contractors - 2021 - TS&B Contractors Limited - Greater London, UK

Unico3

Best Sub-Contractor Accountancy & Admin Support Business of the Year - Unico 3 Limited

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- UK Vitayes

Best Anti-Wrinkle Skincare Brand 2021 - Germany

Wordley Partnership Solicitors

Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year - Paul Wordley - United Kingdom

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NORTH AMERICA Balance by Nature

Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services 2021 - Nicole Mixdorf - USA

Bannerwitcoff

Best in Intellectual Property Law of the Year - Bannerwitcoff - USA

BioPharma Services Inc

Best Full-Service CRO of the Year - Biopharma - USA

Dancin Vineyards, LLC

Best Winery & Tasting Room - Dancin Vineyards - USA

Hawthorne Advertising

Game Changer of the Year - 2021 - Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Hawthorne - USA & • Business

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Woman of the Year - 2021 - Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Hawthorne - USA ISU Corp

Best Innovative High-Tech Enterprise Software Company of the Year - Canada

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L.C.Hull & Co

Best in Conveyancing Law of the Year - L.C Hull & Co. - Bahamas

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Mintz Group, LLC

Management Due Diligence Service Provider of the Year - Washington DC, USA

Paragon Security

Kevin Sanjari – Paragon Security – President of the Year 2021 – Canada

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ParrisWhittaker

Law Firm of the Year - Shipping & Maritime - Bahamas

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Ph.D. DESIGN Inc.

Best Full-Service Residential Design Firm 2021 & Best Canadian Modern-Living Project:

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Beresford Avenue 283 - Canada PilatesYogaLoft

Best for Fitness and Wellness Solutions of the Year - Pilates Yoga Loft - USA

Polsinelli

IP litigation Lawyer of the Year - Gary E. Hood - Illinois, USA

Putnam Consulting Group

Best Philanthropy Advisor of the Year - Putnam Consulting Group - USA

Radius Realty

Most Trusted Real Estate Brokerage - 2021 - Radius Realty - Missouri, USA

Ronnette Riley Architect

Best Interior Design & Planning Studio & Woman-Owned Design Practice of the Year - USA

The Place for Kitchens and Baths

Leaders in Contemporary Kitchen & Bathroom Design - Florida, USA

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VisualARise

Most Pioneering HUD Display Tech Start-Up 2021 - VisualARise - USA

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Wine Cellar International, LLC

Best Wine Cellar Specialist - 2021 - Wine Cellar International LLC - Florida

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Astor Legal

Criminal Lawyer of the Year - Avinash Singh - Astor Legal - Australia

Kurmis Orthopaedics

Award for Excellence in Patient-Centric Care - 2021 - Kurmis Orthopaedics - South Australia

National Criminal Lawyers

Michael Moussa - Best Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year - Australia

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Africa

AFRICA United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd

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Olalekan Balogun – Banking Leader of the Year – UBA Group – Ghana

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Asia

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AllBright Law Offices

Best Full-Service Law Firm

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Bravo Ideas Digital Inc.

Best Live-Streaming eCommerce Solutions Provider - Bravo Ideas Digital Inc. - Taiwan

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Care Food Industries Sdn Bhd

Food Manufacturer of the Year 2021 - Care Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. - Malaysia

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Desert Sound

Best Home Theatre Audio-Visual & Smart Home Solutions Company - Desert Sound - Pakistan

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Dr Katie Clinic

Katie Lau - Best Founder of the Year - Dr Katie Clinic - Hong Kong

Dr. Kamal Hossain and Associates

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year - Bangladesh

Eden Strategy Institute

Most Innovative Management Consultancy 2021 - Singapore

Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law

Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Taiwan

Hatcher+

Best Venture Management Platform 2021

Huriya Private

Best Private Financial Services - Dubai

Leaf-Legal

Cross Border Transactions Firm of the Year - Bruno Grangier - leaf - China

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Indonesia

O.P. Khaitan &Co Solicitors & Advocates

Independent Law Firm of the Year - India

Saikrishna & Associates

Patent Prosecution Law Lawyer of the Year - India

Tablets (India) Limited

Best Animal Health Product Manufacturer & Award for Innovation in Probiotics 2021 – India

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Asia Best Full-Service Law Firm

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Asia Best Live-Streaming eCommerce Solutions Provider Bravo Ideas Digital Co., Ltd

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training to local streamers/influencers to speed up the development of live-streaming eCommerce in Southeast Asia. We are hoping to serve more than 300 million people in 2021 and aim to become the largest live-streaming eCommerce platform in the world Bravo Ideas is the only one in the world that can use “see now buy now” patented technology on FB. What is See now, Buy now? Step1: If audiences are interested in clothing appears on the screen while live-streaming/broadcasting, they can click on its photo in the right side of screen. Founded in 2012, Bravo Ideas is an enterprise which strives for bringing innovative ideas and interactive media techniques to the world. We do not want to copy foreign technology and then to localize. For us, we like to make something that other countries do not have. The interactive media technology we invented is highly praised by Google and customers we work with are all world-class enterprises such as FOX Movie(fox 21),Dentus X, ZenithMedia, PILI Puppet Show and BAZAAR. Even the most well-known award in Asia “Golden Bell Award” has used our technology in the event. The movie “Allien” made by Zenith, Fox and us brought the interactive media technology into the unprecedented stage. The most noticeable invention technology Bravo Ideas developed in the world is “See now, Buy now”. With the repaid development of eCommerce, adding to COVID-19 happened last year, live-streaming eCommerce becomes the most popular business model in Asia. Alibaba once said that 2019 was the year of Live-streaming eCommerce, and video streaming will become the basic equipment for all eCommerce in the future and bring the revenue up to RMB hundred billion dollars. So, what is “See now, Buy now”? “See now, Buy now” and “Live-streaming eCommerce” always appear at the same time. The term of “See now, buy now” was created by Bravo Ideas in 2013. It was firstly used in China in 2015 and became popular slogan everywhere in 2016. With Bravo Ideas’ “See now, Buy now” technology, people can watch live and purchase products they are interested in immediately, and it only takes 15 sec. from placing order to making payment. Since 2012, Bravo Ideas has started to have “See now, Buy now” live-streaming technology to be patented in many countries. Meanwhile, Taiwan, China, Unite States, Europe Union, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia issue us “invention patent”. In 2018, we established own livestreaming eCommerce platform, called ishowlife (www. ishowlife.com) and until today, we held more than 15,000 live sessions. Ishowlife is now the largest live-streaming eCommerce platform in Taiwan. We are also proud to be the only one in the world can use “see now buy now” patented technology on FB, Twitter, Line, Wechat and What’s up. Bravo Ideas has cultivated in live-streaming eCommerce in Taiwan and China for more than 8 years. Now, with the great advantage of 5G and cross-border internet, we aim to fully enter Northeast and Southeast Asia markets. Following by China’s business model, Southeast Asia market was growing up rapidly these years. Comparing to other countries, Southeast Asian loves the way of face-toface selling. Therefore, we currently work with local agents in building up “ishowlife Southeast Asia” platform through the way of patent licensing and provide the professional

Step2: while clicking on the photo, more detailed information about this piece of clothing with the price will be shown on the screen. Step3: If audiences want to buy this piece, they can simply click on “purchase now” and make the payment by credit card immediately. The whole shopping procedure only takes 15 seconds.

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COVID-19 has impacted so many industries since last year; however, it gave Bravo Ideas a chance to popularize live-streaming eCommerce. With people spending more time shopping online than ever before, the bricks and mortar store owners have started to sell their products through live-streaming. This way of selling is similar to TV shopping, but the method is not the same. Live streaming is a faster and direct interactive way of sales. With the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic, many store owners and companies approach us spontaneously and asked for our cooperation. Naturally, we assist them in planning live-streaming programmes and give them a chance to sell products in our platform by interacting with audiences lively. Throughout the cooperation, our platform’s reputation is also increasing. It’s a win-win situation.” Meanwhile, Bravo Ideas partners with more than 600 streamers/influencers and use our “see now, buy now’ technology while streaming lively in ishowlife and other social media platforms and apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Throughout this way of cooperation, we achieved US$36,000,000 profits last year and for 2021, we plan to increase the number of steamers/ influencers to 1000 and each one in Taiwan know the brands of “Bravo Ideas” and “Ishowlife”. Contact Details Address: Official Website: Live-Streaming eCommerce Platform:

Bravo Ideas Digital Co., Ltd 2F., No.580, Ruiguang Rd., Neihu District, Taipei city 114 Taiwan www.bravoideas.com.tw www.ishowlife.com

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Asia Food Manufacturer of the Year 2021 - Care Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.

Malaysia

Care Food Industries started the business with the vision of preserving the Asian Food Heritage which was fast eroding with modernization. The founder in the late 1980s set out to develop traditional Asian sauces which are complete, wholesome, and authentic. Free from synthetic colours, flavours and preservatives. Simple and flexible to use. These sauces were designed as a base sauce so that any executive chef can develop his own signature dish, while the rookie cook can also churn out a restaurant quality dish in two or three steps. Under the Asianmeals brand, all its over 400 sauces are certified Halal , as well as with International quality standards like HACCP, GMP and the FSSC 22000. The Asianmeals sauces address several business lines which include the food service, retail consumer, private labels, Institutional accounts and the social media platforms among others. The company has also achieved awards like the: • Anuga 2019 Taste Innovation Award • The Business of the Year award 2019 by the International Trade Council • The Food Manufacturer of the Year 2020- Malaysia by the Apac Business Awards

With its sauces, the company has also moved downstream by offering gluten free rice noodle and Konjac noodle meal kits. With the current trending towards plant based and laboratory meat replacements, Care Food is looking to partner with such companies in providing healthy and sustainable ready meal kits for the Mainstream markets. The complete sauces of Care Food Industries will also make full automation of the Kitchen operation a reality with AI and robotics. Care Food Industries, a company constantly innovating to address the changing times and needs in the post Covid era.

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Care Food Industries Sdn Bhd No. 6 Jalan Tembaga SD5/2 Bandar Sri Damansara 52200 Selangor, Malaysia +603 6276 6992 +603 6276 6991 asianmeals@carefood.com

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Asia Best Home Theatre Audio-Visual & Smart Home Solutions Company Desert Sound

Pakistan

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Home Theater And Smart Home Solutions

Desert Sound is a name synonymous with both hightech and high-end audio-video and smart home solutions. We are an established brand in the field of specially crafted home theaters/ media rooms and audiophile nirvana in Pakistan. Ranging from multiple room audio-video networking, state of the art home automation, motorized screens and curtains, luxurious home theater furniture superbly handcrafted with impeccable attention to detail, installation of highend audio-video equipment to turn-key home cinema projects and smart homes – we offer it all! We specialize in designing Home Theaters, Home Automation, Distributed Audio Systems (indoor and outdoor) for residential and commercial installations including offices, conference rooms and restaurants. With our products comes the assurance of professional project management and an excellent after sales service that we are known for. With the support of our esteemed global partners and a seasoned team of professionals we have achieved new heights in delivering celebrated projects with our hallmark customer service all over Pakistan. We are partners with world renowned brands and offer some of the best audio/ video and home automation products for the benefit of our clientele. We are authorized distributors for Anthem, Paradigm, REL, KEF, Focal, Denon/ Marantz, Quad, Storm Audio, to name a few. This allows us to transfer price benefits to our esteemed clientele providing them with the best value for money. We offer a wide range of services including but not limited to designing bespoke home cinemas, smart home automation and integration, multiroom audio/ video system distribution, automated lighting control. Our strength lies in our team of specialists and experts. This allows us to monitor, maintain and deliver strict quality standards and offer truly customised solutions to our customers. For instance, to effectively automate a home or a cinema we need to ensure that the network backbone is robust. There has to be harmony between each team for a project to be successfully executed.

Being situated in Pakistan, we have had our fair share of challenges during the current year as economic recession set in due to COVID 19. Sales slumped compared to the previous years and understandable so. COVID 19 forced the work on projects under construction to come to a halt. And we had to be more creative to maintain the financial aspect of the company. We realized that since everything was in lock-down, there was an opportunity to call our clients and offer them upgrades at a special discounted price. Our esteemed clients too were relying on entertaining themselves at home watching movies, playing Video games and listening to music under the circumstances. It proved to be a great move for us. At the same time, we also started promotions using social media campaigns to rope in customers who were also facing a similar situation – being stuck at home. We also offered to troubleshoot products (restricted to our brand partners) and service them at residence. Our capable team followed all the strict protocols as safety measure to themselves and others. All in all – the year didn’t turn out as profitable as we would expect it but at the same time there were no red line either. Smart home, theatre designing , and building it. We have this expertise in paksitan which give us advantage over others. In our company, we have a well-trained staff that caters the demands and requests of all our customers efficiently. We also have a wide range of products which other companies don’t which gives our customer a great choice to select from. We also expertise in designing, planning, and executing the project all by our selves making our customers hustle free. Our objectives for coming 12 months are that we are planning to modernise our store with the latest and most advance technology so that our customer can have a real experience. We are also planning to facilitate customers in other regions too. Website: www.desertsound.com.pk

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Asia Best Venture Management Platform 2021

Data plays an enormous role in the world today. For some businesses, the acquisition of data is key, but for others it is finding ways of applying it effectively on behalf of business and their industry. Hatcher+ is a next-generation, data-driven, global venture firm that has achieved the remarkable. Let’s take a closer look to see just how they have done it. The team at Hatcher+ is always looking forward. Having analyzed over 600,000 venture transactions spanning 20 years of venture investment and constructed over four billion virtual VC portfolios, spanning all geographies, sectors, and stages, Hatcher+ has been able to build a data-driven approach to venture investing that delivers robust, predictable returns, global deal flows and coinvestment opportunities for investors. This use of data, applied carefully to specific circumstances, has brought the team immense success. The insights from their research are aligned with those from research publications such as Harvard Business Review, Institutional Investors and Innosight. At the start of 2021, the team was proud to launch Hatcher+ VAAST™, the world’s most advanced venture as a service technology platform. The team had worked tirelessly to bring their proprietary platform to life - by investing heavily in research and development, at a cost of US$10m. John Sharp, Founding Partner of Hatcher+, said, “Through our first traditional investment vehicle, Hatcher H1, we were reminded constantly of the qualitative and subjective nature of investing and how venture capital has lagged behind other asset classes in terms of technology adoption. Since then, our mission is to de-risk, democratize and revolutionize the VC industry with new levels of intelligent automation, data sharing and analysis with Hatcher+ and VAAST™.” Hatcher+ VAAST™ enables AI-assisted analysis of partner program applications, management of tasks and teams, data analysis, and stakeholder reporting, via a custombranded interface. The platform is white-label ready, integrated with 26 leading APIs, support for 18 languages and 50 currencies. Additionally, Hatcher+ has formed partnerships with leading generalists, specialist accelerators and seed stage VCs; these partners provide access to more than 30,000 new startup investments annually - 30x the deal flow of traditional VCs. These are some key features of the Hatcher+ VAAST™ platform. AI-powered deal scouting Hatcher+ VAAST™ enables partners to identify new emerging business opportunities using AI and natural

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language processing-based algorithms and search for specific business types using the VAAST Deal Scout module. Support for impact Hatcher+ VAAST™ enables impact-focused groups to identify impact-related startups using deep learning-based algorithms and search for specific business types using the VAAST Deal Scouti module. Scalable process automation Hatcher+ VAAST™ includes individual data profiles for startups, cap tables, fundraising campaign management, KPI tracking, and secure data rooms. Real-time reporting Hatcher+ VAAST™ enables VCs to create and manage deal flow and portfolios, automate daily operations (including in-house accelerators), and generate comprehensive stakeholder reports. Unlike other CRM or venture management platforms, Hatcher+ VAAST™ has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of venture investing community, right here and now. It is specifically made to fit the requirements of the future. It has the ability to handle quantitative analytics, alongside big data, but doesn’t usurp the need for subjective decision-making either. In short, Hatcher+ VAAST™ is a major step forward for those who are willing to embrace the future of venture capital. The platform has proven to be a major success, with founders having easier access to capital as well as the ability to share data between ecosystem partners and standardize the quantitative analysis of venture investments using advanced, AI-based predictive analytics. It is little wonder that for many stakeholders, Hatcher+ VAAST™ has become the platform of choice for their work. With such a strong recipe for success, many are celebrating the tremendous journey of Hatcher+ and the VAAST™ platform that they have pioneered. As the team’s portfolio continues to expand, it is clear that the success the team have achieved in the last few years is only the beginning of something that is not only unique for the venture capital sector, but an astonishing achievement for the world at large. To find out more: Darren Thang Head of Marketing & Communications Email: darren@hatcher.com Website: www.hatcher.com

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Europe

EUROPE 20BLUE

Best Independent Communications Research Agency & Excellence Award for Innovation & Change Management Consulting - Germany

3CP Training

Health & Social Care Consultancy of the Year - 3CP Training - UK

Agilimo Consulting GmbH

Best IT Solutions CEO 2021 - Marcus Heinrich - Germany

Aglaia Capital

Most Influential Leader in Corporate Finance 2021 - Spain

Anais Rose

Best Bespoke Diamond Jeweller - 2021 - Anais Rose - London, England

André Mesquita Arquitectos

Best Contemporary Residential Practice - Portugal

Angela-Keiser

Interior Architecture Studio of the Year 2021 - Germany

Anglian Will Writing

Best Will Writing Specialists of the Year - Anglian Will Writing - UK

ATT Investments

Best Trading Company of Central Europe

Avocom Law Firm Llp

Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year - Italy

avv. Vittorio Aversano

IP & Brand Protection Counsel of the Year - Italy

Berkeley Bespoke

Best Bespoke Luxury Holiday Travel Agents of the Year - London, UK

Biramis

Best Strategic Management Consultancy of the Year - Biramis - UK

Birtenshaw Group

Europe CEO of the Year - 2021 - David Reid, Birtenshaw - UK

BLANK VENUE & POP-UP   

Best Intimate Event Venue - Black Venue & Pop-up - Denmark

BOA Partners Limited

Best Gaming Start-Up of the Year - BOA Partners Ltd - UK

Brown & Burk UK LTD

Pharmaceuticals Company of the Year - 2021 - Brown & Burk - England

CAPSTAN CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP

M&A Advisory Firm of the Year – Small-Mid Cap Europe

Chapelle | Risk Management Advisory, Training, Insights

Best Risk Management Advisory & Training Firm - Chapelle Consulting - UK

Collective Hairdressing

Best Hairdresser's of the Year - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Corporate Accentia Business Sales Plus

Best Commercial Sales & Acquisitions Business - UK

Crossfit-UF

Best Specialist Functional Fitness Facility of the Year - CrossFit UF - UK

D&K Accounting

SME Accountants of the Year - D&K Accounting - UK

Dorset Dental Clinic

Best Private Dental Practice - Dorset Dental Clinic - UK

Dundee Blinds

Best Window Coverings Installer 2021 - Dundee Blinds - UK

Empirical Events

Best Wedding Show Organiser - 2021 - Empirical Events Ltd - Southern England

Enspira connect GmbH & Enspira Ventures

Corporate Performance Experts of the Year & Leaders in Networked Intelligence Support - Enspira

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Exficon GmbH

Best Africa-Focused Financial Advisory Firm - 2021 - exficon GmbH - Germany

EXTRAVEGA

Best in Architectural Fabrications - Italy

FCI London

Best Contemporary Furniture Company - London, UK

Fuhrer Marbach

IP Lawyer of the Year - Bernard Volken - Fuhrer Marbach - Switzerland

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Grupo Consultor Empresarial

Best Business Management Outsourcing Company - 2021 - GCE Global Grupo Consultor

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Empresarial - Germany Into Plumbing and Heating

Most Trusted Plumbing & Heating Company - UK

Intro Crowd

Most Pioneering Strategic Land Investment Company - UK

JDA Architects

Residential Architects of the Year 2021 - North West England

JM Finn

Wealth Management Firm of the Year - 2021 - JM Finn - England & Wales

KBS Corporate Sales Limited

Corporate Finance Firm of the Year – UK

Magic Stamp

Best Multi-Brand Digital Loyalty Platform 2021 & Most Innovative Retail Product of the Year -

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Magic Stamp - UK MD Legal Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Best Patent & Law Firm of the Year - Frankfurt

MKN Engineering Ltd

Best Textiles Mechanical Engineering Company of the Year - MKN - UK

Moulin Royale

Best Luxury Bed & Breakfast - Moulin Royale - France

Nude Espresso & Nude Coffee Roasters

Best Micro-Roastery - UK

NXT GENERATION

Best Global Marketing agency of the year 2021

Pakawaste Ltd

Europe CEO of the Year - 2021 - David Hamer, Pakawaste Ltd - UK

Parsons

Best Engineering Design Service - 2021 - Parsons Consulting Engineers Ltd - East Anglia, UK

Pegasus Risk Management

Most Disruptive AI Fintech Company 2021 & Innovation Award for User/Computer

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Intelligence Integration 2021 - Global PPTLifemanagement

Global Personal Training Specialist of the Year - 2021 - PPTLifemanagement - Scotland

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ReSolve UK

ReSolve UK – Company Mediation Expert of the Year - UK

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Resonantes

Most Innovative Women's Personal Safety App - Resonantes: App-Elles® - France

Saturn Security

National Electronic Security Company of the Year – 2021 – UK

SCM Direct

Leading Fund Management Firm of the Year – UK

Simon&Co Sàrl

Best PR and Communications Agency - Simon & Co - Switzerland

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Simplexity Travel Management Limited

Best Luxury Travel Management Company - 2021 - Simplexity Travel Management Limited

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- UK Springfield Primary School

Most Caring Primary School - UK

Studio35 - Health and Wellness Club

Most Innovative Health & Fitness Club of the Year - Studio35 - UK

TALENT ARTISTIC GROUP

Most Innovative Theatrical Entertainment Company - UK

The DA Group

Best Natural Diet Products Company 2021 – UK

TMC ASSIST

Road Transportation Expert of the Year - Graham Doughty - UK

Tradeprices Bathrooms

Bathroom Supply Company of the Year 2021 - UK

TSB Contractors Limited

Best Multi-Disciplined Contractors - 2021 - TS&B Contractors Limited - Greater London, UK

Unico3

Best Sub-Contractor Accountancy & Admin Support Business of the Year - Unico 3 Limited

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- UK Vitayes

Best Anti-Wrinkle Skincare Brand 2021 - Germany

Wordley Partnership Solicitors

Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year - Paul Wordley - United Kingdom

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Europe Best Bespoke Luxury Holiday Travel Agents of the Year - London

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Berkeley Travel is the connoisseur of luxury travel and bespoke holidays. Built on a foundation of more than twenty years of experience, Berkeley Travel was founded with a view of delivering an unrivalled level of service to a discerning clientele and has since become established as one of the finest names in the luxury travel industry.   Adapting to the personal needs of our clients, our team ensures travel plans flow seamlessly, and we are always in sync with the demanding lifestyles of our clients. Be it a leisure break or last-minute business trip, Berkeley Travel arranges everything from ensuring flights run smoothly to organising preferential treatment at hotels through our network of global partnerships. Our business is based on word-of-mouth recommendations from existing clients and many of our clients also find us through our strong online presence and affiliation with the finest players in the industry, when prospective clients first contact us with their enquiry, they are assigned a dedicated agent who designs a bespoke itinerary for them. Our specialist agents are fully trained and equipped to give the best local advice to our clients, we work with our partner hotels and resorts around the world to always ensure we are informed and kept at the forefront of the latest openings and places to see in the destinations we sell. Our agents also regularly go on familiarisation trips to experience countries firsthand and this knowledge is vital in correctly advising our clients. As a Virtuoso member agency, we have access to preferential pricing, priority bookings and exclusive added amenities with

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many of the suppliers we work with which we pass directly on to our clients. Berkeley Travel is affiliated with the finest service providers in the world and as such, we are appointed as a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, a British Airways Appointed Operator for First and part of the Mandarin Oriental Fan Club to name a few. By having these partnerships with the big industry players we naturally have a good relationship and are able to utilise our direct network to make the best possible arrangements on behalf of our loyal customer base. The benefits of booking through Berkeley Travel are unrivalled, not only can our clients have the peace of mind every little detail of their trips is taken care of but our global network of suppliers and direct relations also enable us to offer exclusive rates, added benefits and perks as well as priority booking against some of the most sought after properties, destinations and routes around the world. As a pioneer in the industry, Berkeley Travel is one of the first luxury travel agencies to accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method, back in 2017 we started to accept Bitcoin and since then went on to start accepting Ethereum. Paying in Bitcoin is a quick and hassle-free way of transacting for both clients and us as a merchant, having an international client database means making bank transfers can become costly and often result in delays, paying in a cryptocurrency is the fastest way to send funds and can also help consumers to avoid hefty bank fees. www.berkeleytravel.co.uk

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Europe Europe CEO of the Year - 2021 - David Reid, Birtenshaw

ABOUT DAVID REID

David Reid is the Chief Executive of Birtenshaw, a company that provides a unique range of services for children and young adults with special educational needs and disability. Birtenshaw operates as a social enterprise – while they are a profit-making organisation, the majority of their profit is reinvested for growth. Although the organisation was founded in 1956, it was technically bankrupt when David became CEO in 2006. When he took over, it had a maximum of 6 months left of life. If he had not made difficult decisions to restructure the business, changing contracts and the way that they sold their services the company would have folded. After six years of hard work, the business started to turn around and since 2012 has seen growth of circa 400%

My proudest moments at Birtenshaw in recent years.

I am absolutely delighted about a number of things that our company has achieved, and the difference we have made in the lives of so many young people. I am delighted to be the person in a privileged position where I am able to employ so many incredible people, who can in turn help hundreds of children with special education needs and disability. I am happiest about the recent opening of a brand-new special needs school in Liverpool which is a partnership arrangement with the City of Liverpool Council: the only partnership of this type in the UK.

Although the school is at the start of its second year it has reached targets predicated for year 5. We’re pleased to be able to support so many families across the Liverpool City Region, however this also demonstrates how great the need is for our services. We plan further developments across Merseyside in the near future. A significant number of staff across the organisation have won various awards, such as education staff, care and support staff. All have taken on the task of contributing to the success of the company and, as a result, have been rewarded for their work, some of which has been on a national level. It’s wonderful that they have got this level of recognition for their dedication and hard work.

My main objective for Birtenshaw

To continue transforming the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of young people, and to meet the demand for the current supply of quality services. We need to develop our services as quickly as possible in order to provide more services in other regions of the UK and, ultimately, have a complete UK footprint so that we are able to reach and support every disabled child or young person who needs our service.

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and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Through Birtenshaw Special Schools (in Bolton and Merseyside), Birtenshaw College in Bolton and our numerous care services we provide education and care or children and young people with severe learning disability and / or Autistic Spectrum Conditions, significant physical impairment and complex health needs. Our care services include several children’s homes, one of which is a short break centre, a domiciliary care agency, an enrichment service, supported tenancies and a sports and activities department. Our aim is to transform the quality of life of the people we support so that they may lead independent, fulfilling lives. Our mission is Brightening Lives: Building Futures for individuals with Special Education Needs and Disability in Bolton, across the North West and beyond.

Firm Profile

Birtenshaw was established in Bromley Cross, Bolton in 1956. Birtenshaw provides a creative and dynamic range of Care and Education services for children

David Reid Chief Executive

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Europe Best Gaming Start-Up of the Year - BOA Partners Ltd

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BOA Partners, based out of London, assists the iGaming and finance industries with their skills in performance and affiliate marketing. They’ve won (or been nominated for) several awards, and have just recently won the Gaming Start-Up of the Year award. Founded in 2017, they’ve catapulted themselves into success in quite a short span of time. We’re going to investigate into why this company is so successful – by getting a quick interview with the Managing Director, Sezin Ozel.

BOA PARTNERS has a strong focus on generating online traffic for its business partners and clients. Despite only existing for four years, they’ve worked with some of the top brands, such as bet365, Betsson, and LeoVegas. Sezin provides further, excellent detail when asked. “We have over a decade of experience in affiliate program management, and our team is made up of highly qualified account managers. We’re a business focused on ROI. Because of this, our strategy is totally focused on hitting advertiser KPIs, all while assisting customers in reaching the right product.” BOA Partners goes further, however. They don’t just offer to – and succeed at – generating traffic for their clients. Instead, their wide array of services means that they are in a unique position to truly drive customer interest with niche style of advertising. Sezin provides an excellent inside on this one, as well. “When we work with iGaming and finance industries, we usually offer things like comparison sites, online guides, and white label products. These connect consumers with the best services to meet their needs. We’re a valuable link between customers and our business partners, but we use and combined media and technology to go further. Everything we do is measurable and accountable.” “Accurate reporting of KPIs and metrics makes us stand out compared to our competitors,” Sezin says. “This allows clients to get detailed stats on performance for things like campaigns, markets, and products. Onlinemarketing is a fast-paced industry: you need to stay on top and innovate. With our ten years of experience in affiliate marketing, however, BOA Partners knows how to improve the return on your marketing spend and increase the number of new customers.”

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Even through COVID-19, BOA Partners has managed to succeed. “We just started working from home, adapted everything to that,” Sezin said. “It was a challenge, but by embracing it, we’ve grown the company far larger than it was since last March. We’ve equipped our staff with the best Microsoft technology – meaning that they can work anywhere in the world through cloud remote desktop computing. One major benefit from the pandemic has been the sudden digital revolution and the way everything changed so fast.” When asked about the future of BOA Partners, Sezin elaborated: “We’re working on a new affiliate network in iGaming, and our partner technology makes certain that Big Data insights will be available and used on the most comprehensive tracking platforms available. For example, in one of our new systems, our business partners can do everything from tracking and analyzing in order to optimize your marketing channels.” Sezin went a little further when asked for more information. “We’re also looking at moving towards USA marketing. We’re getting licences in places like Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. We’re even developing a new payroll platform and we’re going to soon be offering new services because we’ve just become a BetConstruct official white label agency provider,” Sezin said. “It’s busy here at BOA Partners, and we’re enjoying the buzz,” Sezin finished.

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Europe Best Risk Management Advisory & Training Firm - Chapelle Consulting

Founded in 2006 by Dr. Ariane Chapelle, Chapelle Consulting Ltd has grown into a well-regarded international, expert practice in operational risk management. Its credibility rests on the long-standing delivery of market leading courses in operational risk management, recently documented in the reference textbook “Operational Risk Management: Best Practices for the Financial Services Industry”, authored by Chapelle, published by Wiley Finance Series in 2018, later translated in French. The piece was named Book of the Year by Risk.net in 2020. Chapelle Consulting delivers a range of courses in Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk Management, specialist courses in Risk Appetite, Key risk indicators, Scenario analysis and Risk Assessment to professionals of all sectors and on every continent. Besides training and publications, the firm provides advisory services for the financial industry and for public bodies, central banks and international

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organisations in the UK and abroad. We are a multiawarded company, delighted to be recognised by Global 100. Chapelle Consulting Belgium, founded in 2019, serves the French-speaking market of Belgium, France and Switzerland. It specialises in risk assessment programmes, training course and certifications and risk management. Chapelle Analytics, recently created, develops Machine Learning applications for operational risk management and key risks indicators. Chapelle Americas, born in 2021, serves the North and South American continents. Every request is welcome, every question receives an answer, your success is our mission. Contact details: Level 33, 25 Canada Square Address: London, E14 5LB www.chapelleconsulting.com Web:

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Europe Best Specialist Functional Fitness Facility of the Year - CrossFit UF

From the moment you walk in you will feel the difference, Crossfit UF is different and is unique to anything else you have experienced before. At CrossFit UF, you are guided by passionate coaches and supported by an encouraging community of members every step of the way. We focus on high intensity functional training and the best way to understand it is simply to experience it. Come and train in our ego free and highly supportive environment and not only will you achieve great results, you will make new friends and become part of a great community. It doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 60, functional training is fully scaleable to suit your current ability, then we will push your health and fitness further than you ever thought possible. Our Ethos You won’t find any conventional weight machines in our facility. Weight machines only work one or one group of muscles at a time; this is not functional and does not improve fitness that is fully transferable into real life situations. Functional Training improves all facets of fitness and works

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all muscles from core to extremity along a neuromuscular pathway. In fact our speciality is NOT specialising in any specific fitness discipline; if you want to burn fat I guarantee you will do that with us. If you want to get stronger, faster, more supple, improve muscular endurance, feel better, have more energy, live longer, sleep better, be happier or any other facet that comes from being fitter and healthier, I guarantee you’ll achieve all these and more by training with us. We use constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements that push your entire body to become its fittest and most capable. There is no time to waste, especially if you don’t think you’re fit enough or ready for this, because every exercise is fully scaleable to cater for all needs regardless of size, shape or fitness level! Everyone is welcome! Mark Parkinson Director/Head Coach I have been a qualified personal trainer and nutritionist since the year 2000. In 2014 I became a Master Trainer with the European Institute of Fitness at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in the UK. To add to this I am also a level 1 CrossFit Coach and British Weightlifting Coach. But enough about boring certificates. I like to train myself just like I like to train my clients; I like to build a body that can “do life” the best. This means being strong, it means becoming resistant to injury and illness and it means feeling and looking good too. I could give you over a hundred different reasons why you need to lift weights with us and they will cover reasons relating to mental health, physical health, social confidence, entrepreneurial and athletic success. These are all VERY good reasons to lift weights with us; but, really, I do it because it’s FUN, I look the best I can and I feel amazing. That motivates me more than any of the other benefits I get from my training. But luckily it also makes me the very best version of myself that there can be.

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Europe Best Contemporary Furniture Company - London

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FCI LONDON FCI London is an independently owned family business with deep roots in furniture design, manufacture and interiors. We profile the innovative firm to find out more and explore the secrets behind its incredible success, which has spanned more than three decades. Established in 1985, over the years FCI has flourished, growing from a 5000 sq ft showroom to one of the largest designer furniture and lifestyle houses in the UK, displaying the most exclusive quality pieces from the world’s most exclusive quality designers. With over 100,000 client orders under their belt, the firm has a reputation and pedigree that few can boast and have been involved in contemporary and classic interiors for over 30 years. Over the last three decades the firm’s dedicated team have travelled all over Europe, sourcing the very best and innovative furniture making workshops and factories around. As such, the firm has been at the forefront of the latest furniture designs since the beginning. Together, the FCI team have painstakingly pieced together a collection of furniture that today forms the backbone of the range on offer at FCI. Many of the most important brands that can be seen in the UK market today first entered the UK with FCI. Thanks to its innovative nature, FCI has become well-known in the design industry for discovering previously unknown little gems. The team have a great eye to spot furniture designers, contemporary pieces and furniture brands that are destined to make it big. FCI was the first company in

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the UK to introduce brands such as Calligaris, Cattelan Italia, Porada, Mantellassi, Bacher Tische, Logo, Naustro Italia, Sovet Italia, Frag, Leolux and many more to the unsuspecting British public. The multi-award winning interior design team at FCI are now offering clients a complete 360* service, including bedroom, bathroom & kitchen design and their signature show home design packages have been extremely well received by the market, making them the first port of call for developers and contractors alike. The recently doubled showroom is now the largest of it’s kind in London, boasting 30,000 sq.ft. of the most stunning furniture and interior pieces available in the world.

Company: FCI London Contact: Firdaus Nagree Address: Rays House, N Circular Rd, London, NE10 7XP, UK Tel: 020 8961 7780 Web: www.FCILondon.co.uk

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Europe Best Business Management Outsourcing Company - 2021 - GCE Global

We are a global network of law and accountants firms with presence in more than 125 places worldwide, mainly in Europe and America, with partners in Canada, Costa Rica, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, China, Great Britain, among others. In addition, we continue in a constant process of expansion, incorporating companies with global backgrounds in Asia, Africa and Oceania. Our alliances with different professional associations guarantee us a global coverage with local experts, providing the services offered with expertise. To mention some of them, we can highlight the signing of the agreement with the European Lawyers Association (AEA), which has allowed us to have around 360 law firms around the world. Regardless of whether you have a small, medium or large company, we want to make sure that it takes full advantage of the opportunities that our members offer. When we connect, we build a good relationship, we look for virtual connections and real relationships. We want our network to be your home, that is why by being part of GCE Global you will have our support in corporate strategic

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planning, growth and brand development through our partners, connections with the accounting, legal, administrative, commercial, human resources and technological industry. Our industry-leading legal, financial services, accounting, and vendor peers are ready to share their experience and advice with you. Join our exclusive network of members, being the only one in the sector in your country. By 2025 we project ourselves as a firm with more than 700 members worldwide under the GCE seal with benefits such as seminars and management events. These events, which due to the current situation take place online, offer practical information from experts and industry leaders, and are free to members; Awards and distinctions that give well-deserved recognition to members who are driving innovation in their law firm, accounting firm, or legal department. The awards highlight the innovative projects and new initiatives that companies across the legal sector are developing. Of course we have had changes, which are reflected in our new visual identity and slogan, but we continue to have the same values and principles, with a current and futuristic approach. At GCE global we always “do things right” and now we think about “business for the future”, with this we want your company to reach a new level, with real relationships and global connections. Website: www.gce.global

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Europe Most Pioneering Strategic Land Investment Company

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CHANGING THE FACE OF THE UK HOUSING MARKET FROM THE GROUND UP Intro Crowd is the strategic land company committed to providing socially conscious, ethical opportunities in the real-estate market to qualified investors.

Split between commercial and residential offerings, Intro Crowd identifies strategic land sites across the UK that are primed for development. These sites will typically have been used for leisure or agricultural purposes previously, but provide an opportunity to house residential developments in areas of high housing need, or commercial opportunities that will boost the local economy. Intro Crowd gives investors the opportunity to get involved before these sites are taken through the planning process.

Sites are earmarked for either residential or commercial purposes, with residential developments designed to increase the provision of affordable housing in areas with high housing need, while commercial developments are geared towards the health and wellness sector, providing accessible, eco-friendly treatments to those in need.

All projects are undertaken with sustainability and carbon footprint in mind. We are committed to ensuring that not only are our projects genuinely accessible to those that need them, but are constructed with sustainable materials wherever possible, remain sensitive to the local environment, and aim for a carbon neutral footprint. Disclaimer: Your capital is at risk. The value of your investment can go down as well as up. Investments made on this platform are generally illiquid. Projections of future performance are not a reliable indicator of future performance. Actual dividends may be lower than estimated. Investments should only be made as part of a diversified portfolio. Individuals are strongly encouraged to seek independent legal and financial advice when considering an investment in strategic land. Intro Crowd is a trading name of Falcon International Financial Services Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (469499) (further information is available at www.fca.org.uk/register).

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Europe Best Patent & Law Firm of the Year

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Europe Best Global Investment Lead Generation Agency

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ENTREPRENEUR JOHNATHAN PACH - HELPING CLIENTS ACHIEVE MORE The launch of my business cost me approximately £5,000. This covered my amazing website and brochure, as well as the legal procedures that I had to go through. After investing this money into the business, I worked my socks off in order to generate work. I guess you could say that hard work was my creative strategy! I was working relentlessly in order to generate business, which resulted in me making approximately 200 dials a day so that I could offer my services to potential clients. As a result of my hard work, I was fortunate enough to make £250,000 in revenue within my first year!

Starting from scratch and building a successful company from pure hard work and a vision, places NXT Generation in the perfect position to understand each and every clients hopes and aspirations enabling us to help them achieve the success they desire and deserve. Clients approach NXT Generation when they are struggling to generate high-quality marketing leads. We are perfectly positioned to tackle these problems because we specialise in lead

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generation, as well as innovation within marketing. Quite often, our clients have had their fingers burnt with other advertisement agencies, so we make it our number one priority to build a strong working relationship with all clients. Diving in head-first is a must for any aspiring entrepreneur. Try to avoid procrastination, as this will only cause unnecessary delays. Hard graft is the key to success, but most importantly, you must be passionate about what you are doing. Passion, alongside excellent knowledge of your industry, will help you to kick-start your journey. On top of this, be sure to post regular content, create an amazing website with as many testimonials as possible, produce a presentation brochure, then network like crazy! One common setback can be fear. Fear isn’t real, it is a product of our imagination of something that might happen in the future, causing us to fear things that do not exist in the present. Be in the present at all times. If you receive an e-mail that makes you feel anxious within that moment, just sit back and count to 90 seconds, clear the mind and go back to that e-mail. I guarantee it will create a whole different outcome instead of replying with fear and anxiety. Enjoy the process, it’s all one big learning curve. Take risks, as it allows you to grow within the business. If after this you still feel fearful of being an entrepreneur, I would suggest frequent meditation before your working day and straight after – it’s important to be present and to have a clear, positive, motivated mind when running a company to create growth and success. For every aspect of my life, I drawer on the help of

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mentors. From them, I learn to live a life of prosperity, gratitude, and love. I watch, and listen to, Jack Canfield, Oprah Winfrey, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, and Tony Robbins. For motivational, entrepreneurial and business success I watch and listen to Garry Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone and Daymond John. Each mentor has helped to shape the man I am today. Passing on this motivation is essential to thrive and succeed. At NXT Generation, we believe that our success is the result of our environment and culture, which I’d describe as accepting, innovative, and resilient. My top tip for establishing a good company culture is to understand your team. If you understand your team, you will be able to create an environment that nurtures and encourages their needs, interests, and personalities. Then, In return, your team will be more than happy, keen and eager to present their best - day in, day out. The future - Over the past two years, the company has been able to cement its place within the industry.

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With 35 live campaigns and an 85% retention rate on business, we are now looking to expand the company over in Los Angeles. In early 2021, I will be moving NXT Generation to Los Angeles, in order to continue working on lead generation and content creation. Alongside my video team, we will also be working on TV advertisement with our current clients (and new clients). The UK team will continue to function as it is, but the US team will focus heavily on TV advertisement, virtual reality, social media optimisation, and social media lead generation. NXT Generation has grown significantly this year with offices in Los Angeles, we have won 3 awards for “Best Global Marketing and Lead Generation Agency 2021” and since last April 2020 we have generated over £700,000 in company advertising and marketing sales. Moreover, in a year’s time, I plan to kick-start NXT Generation Productions, a TV and Film Production company. This company will create TV shows, films, corporate videos, commercials, and much more.

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Contact Details Company: Web: Email: LA office: Mobile: Video:

Johnathan Pach - CEO & Founder NXT GENERATION www.wearenxtgeneration.com johny@wearenxtgeneration.com +1 323 999 6080 +44 7543 183 400 Youtube

For all marketing & lead generation and entrepreneurial advice please listen to my podcast www.johnypach.com/ podcast available on Apple Podcast, stitcher and spotify

Johnathan Pach is an awardwinning entrepreneur, and the current CEO of ‘NXT Generation’, an extraordinary direct response media & marketing agency based in London and Los Angeles. Johny has demonstrated a history of working within media buying & digital marketing within the financial, investment / real estate industry, working with large corporations to SME’s. Being the serial entrepreneur he is, Johny has also experienced success in the PPE medical industry with his company ‘Buy PPE Equipment Ltd’. Johny is a renowned figure within a multiplicity of industries, which is largely the result of his exemplary knowledge and work ethic. On top of his understanding of investments, real estate, and digital marketing, Johny is an exceptional TV Presenter and keynote speaker. With over 15 years of experience, and having worked for broadcasters such as BBC, FIVE, LIVING, MTV, and ITV, E!, Johny knows what it takes to reach the top. He has interviewed an array of A list celebrities. Johny is the host his very own podcast, ‘The Johny Pach Show’, which is committed to inspiring its listeners to achieve success, contentment, and gratitude. Johny’s desire to help others has enabled him to feature as a motivational and keynote speaker at many corporate events globally. His passion for his trade is unmatched, and is the primary reason for his accomplishments. Johny will not stop until the job is done. He is assiduous, disciplined, and inspiring. If there is one thing that he can do for you, it is this: Johny will transform your outlook on life, making you more attuned with yourself, and more prone to success.

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Europe Pegasus Risk Management - Most Disruptive AI Fintech Company 2021 & Innovation Award for User/Computer Intelligence Integration 2021

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trading, research, and analytics solution without the need to expand headcount. It transforms manual trading floors into algorithmic trading operations, guided by Aia, our in-house developed AI. She works with her human colleagues to deliver superior market insights, consistent outperformance, and a cutting-edge analytics suite to sort through big data.

Who is PRM?

Over 98% of finance professionals operate with a competitive disadvantage, behind the curve, unaware of most trading opportunities in global financial markets. With hundreds of exchanges offering tens of thousands of trading instruments, asset managers, prop trading desks, hedge funds, family offices, and brokers have three choices: 1.

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Accept and settle for the opportunities they can afford, always offering clients sub-standard products and services, as evident by their performance. Invest heavily and most likely lose the technology race against more significant competitors. Quit, but before doing so, there is an emerging fourth choice to consider: Pegasus Risk Management…

… A Merger Between Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence “On the battlefield (financial markets), soldiers on the ground (artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions) will execute their orders. Without a general (human intelligence) leading them, many battles (trades) will result in losses.” Chairman of the Board of Pegasus Risk Management. Financial firms transform into technology companies, where computer scientists, computer engineers, programmers, coders, white-hat hackers, and cybersecurity staff account for most of the payroll. It remains impossible to consistently and effectively compete in financial markets without the assistance of cutting-edge algorithmic solutions. The costs can swiftly exceed tens of millions to acquire the hardware, while years of research and development add to expenses. Ongoing maintenance costs make sustaining a technological edge more challenging, rendering it a suitable option only for market participants with deep pockets. Therefore, the majority fights for crowded trades. They lack resources to sort through big data and fight for leftovers in an ultra-competitive global financial ecosystem. Despite what many wish to believe, there are apex predators and prey. Nothing has changed other than adding layers of technology. PRM and the FXDrone disrupt the existing model and offer all financial firms an evolving, award-winning AI-powered

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Pegasus Risk Management (PRM) is an award-winning FinTech Disruptor and digital consultancy with unparalleled research capacities and wide-ranging industry contacts that can help solve financial challenges with an innovative approach and artificial intelligence at its core. Many companies and industries innovate and evolve, seeking to unlock new opportunities and expand their product and service share of a growing global population. One area that remains ignored is the approach to finance. It remains unchanged, unfit, and unacceptable to accommodate tomorrow’s disruptors or transform yesterday’s leaders.

What does PRM do? PRM covers roughly 99.3% of all globally tradeable equities and ETFs. Through its FXDrone unit, it also analyses the forex and commodities markets. The Cryptonized Upgrade has added coverage of the Top 1,000 cryptocurrencies and digital assets to the mix. While the equity research remains forwarded to clients, the FXDrone Project represents a standalone trading platform. Artificial intelligence and machine learning components work together with human intelligence to deliver custom trading solutions for clients. With 24/7 coverage of financial markets and global events, PRM can recognize trends the majority were unaware existed. It places clients at the forefront of opportunities worldwide. Most remain focused on what is popular, occasionally venturing out in an ill-advised attempt to guess what might happen next. At PRM, we never take a guess or act on biased opinions. We essentially cover the entire global financial system, analyze big data, and follow where it leads us. No asset is too small, no market illiquid. As long as there is data, we work with it. Where most operate with a threedimensional mindset, PRM presents the fourth dimension.

How does PRM manage risk? Risk equals the lack of knowledge. Risk is not some generally unknown mystery lurking in the shadows of the financial system. The lack of knowledge is the fault of individual market participants, not the financial system itself. Most of the risk comes from unfamiliar sectors, as most financial firms can afford a narrow focus. Even covering 1,000 or 5,000 assets fails to generate the big picture. PRM covers most of the global financial system, with the help of artificial intelligence working together with human intelligence. Many firms talk about big data, AI, and machine learning, but PRM embraces it

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and executes for clients and itself. The more knowledge one possesses, the lower the risk. Since PRM covers approximately 99.3% of the financial market, omitting 0.7% of essentially untradeable assets, the wealth of knowledge is second to none. It allows PRM to cover assets most deem risky, as they fail to understand or admit that the risk they refer to is their lack of knowledge.

What is next for PRM? The past four years laid the foundation for our future projects. Besides working on three cognitive upgrades for our AI, one anticipated for implementation by the end of 2021 that allows Aia to recognize and react to how her human colleagues feel, we plan to expand our product portfolio via services using third-generation blockchain technology. Two lead candidates for our blockchain projects are synthetic derivatives for asset managers and signal providers, granting investors access to portfolio performance while keeping the trading strategy and positions secret. With the available technology today, investors may reverse engineer profitable trading strategies or access the trades and sell them without the knowledge of the portfolio manager. Our project aims to tackle this dilemma, protect asset managers, and deliver results to investors. Another one is our Elysium Project, a digital asset, 100% backed by real-world assets, that delivers growth based on portfolio performance. Most of the available cryptocurrencies fail to tackle the issue many enthusiasts believe they do, as there is no intrinsic value, only an extrinsic one. Stable coins provide no value creation. The PRM Elysium Project aims to address this problem without burdening the environment with unnecessary mining operations. We also evaluate exciting opportunities in numerous other sectors as part of our Beyond Finance initiative, allowing our technology to guide us.

The FXDrone – Developed by Award-Winning FinTech Disruptor PRM Financial firms may acquire a full license of the FXDrone, an independent trading solution, via a subscription-based model. Aia is ready to deploy and transform research teams, trading desks, and analytics departments. The integration process with the existing infrastructure of clients takes approximately two weeks.

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Algorithmic Trading Without Coding Upgrade your Trading Floor Today 1. Aia allows traders to convert their manual trading

approach into an algorithmic one without coding or programming. The FXDrone features over three dozen technical indicators. Aia learns new ones each month, becoming a better colleague with experience.

2. A logical, intuitive point-and-click system enables all

traders to automate strategies. Aia also learned how to read economic reports and financial news, understand what they mean, and react accordingly. It allows the FXDrone to make autonomous adjustments based on all market-moving events, delivering traders a 360° trading solution.

3. Humans may create risk management profiles and

dynamic tracking parameters with priority over mission-critical decisions made by Aia. It grants control to human operators if desired.

4. The FXDrone may operate 100% autonomously or deliver

signals to portfolio managers. Users maintain control of which algorithms apply based on assets, as Aia allows sophisticated strategies under its Adaptive Overwatch Protocol, with alerts send to risk management.

5. With the assistance and guidance of Aia, which embarks

on a daily quest to gain more knowledge, learn, understand, and evolve, financial firms and dedicated traders receive an award-winning and market-leading trading solution. At PRM, artificial intelligence and a dedicated team of human intelligence embarked on disrupting, challenging, and changing. We do not view artificial intelligence as a side project or term thrown around lightly. We fully embrace it and work on intelligent solutions to implement them in a harmonic relationship with humans, rather than replacing tasks with AI or machine-learning solutions. Contact: Pegasus Risk Management: Website: http://pegasus-rm.net/ Mail: contact@pegasus-rm.net

The FXDrone communicates with the MT4, MT5, and cTrader trading platforms out-of-the-box. Integration with proprietary platforms for price feeds and trade execution takes place via APIs provided by clients. The FIX API or OpenAPI remain the two industry standards. A more cost-efficient alternative for smaller trading desks, asset managers, or advanced retail trading needs is available via a subscription to receive trading signals generated by Aia.

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Europe Global Personal Training Specialist of the Year - 2021 - PPTLifemanagement

PPTLM is continuing to place itself as the complete life change business available today. Using aspects of peoples life’s we engage in change processes using our unique pillar approach to look at a persons life as a whole and identify the changes a person can make to achieve goals and allow the person to manage them in the future themselves. These range from simple fitness coaching, nutritional products, bookable speaking events, ebooks, rehabilitation, DNA testing, becoming a P.T., through to the life leader coaching which incorporates all our products in an intensive way to ensure even the most successful person shares in more success. As a UK based business coming out of Scotland we cover a wide range of territories with clients all across the globe. Our Major market is health and wellness, most of our reach is in the UK, USA, Canada, Dubai, Australia, South Africa and Europe. Our individual clients value our discreet inputs that allow them to be more productive and successful in their own businesses or through our other channels. PPTLM is a unique business, we have identified what has been missing in health and wellness. We do not take a client by the hand and try to force fitness, nutrition or any other guidance upon them we educate them so they can manage their life’s better, see their goals gained and success achieved. PPTLifemanagement utilises psychological training such as Hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT and traditional coaching which allows us to stand out from competition. Our use of modern DNA testing and our advanced knowledge of fitness and nutrition is why we are number 1 in changing life’s. Accolades range from PT of the year in the UKFitness Awards for our lead coach individually to various awards for the business from the likes of The Scottish Enterprise Awards, Global Business Insight Awards, M&A Today Global Awards & SHF Awards to name a few all recognising PPTLM as an international go to wellness business. PPTLM has suffered like all businesses one way or another due to Covid 19 but our success was to already have an established online presence ready for the demand of online coaching/mentoring, we had established this way back in 2014. Although only now really gaining more traction we were once again able to be at the forefront of the wave.Education became one of our major assets with the release of a webinar series, e-books and free to all Facebook Fitness Mentoring group. These all helped to allow us to stand out once again providing free and paid for services but still delivering the very change people had been seeking out one way or the other. PPTLM’s expertise comes in the wellness space and in the form of transformations. These transformations vary from the physical, nutritional, mindset all the way to complete life changes.

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We set out to make our products as accessible as possible no matter the income of a person, if you are trying to become better we want to help. Free groups and joining “The Clan” will allow you freedom to choose and be involved within the website and social media channels. We have monthly fitness packages along with individual packs to cater to the needs of differing clientele. The Health and Wellness sector can be full of trainers, celebrities, know it alls and be one of the most competitive environment’s around. To stand out you truly must have the knowledge from experience, the passion and the drive others most often need and most importantly the product that introduces the change everyone is looking for. We understand that the market place is still in flux due to covid. We have additional products and services that we will be brining to the market place to allow our continued service to as many as possible. Our webinar database will start to grow in order to meet the demand of learning placed upon us by other coaches in the field. A new package for these coaches to be mentored within the wellness industry is in development along with the support these coaches desperately need. We will continue to advance our own reputation by honing our products more so than ever we will be looking at the value and impact each individual product available has to see where improvements can be made. Lastly we will put out an educational SMART book in 2021 to make sure our knowledge continues to be passed on to those who desire it.

Biography: Lead Coach & Founder - Neil Paterson Youth professional football, rugby and track athlete. Broke his leg just before he was 15 and started a long recovery journey where he shouldn’t have walked again. Been training in gyms 21 years, 10 years as a fitness professional, 5 years as a mentor and assessor. Developed PPTLM to be the bridge between the many various gaps in life and fitness to bring it all into one package has worked Globally with clients along with living in Dubai for 2 years. Neil has helped into the many 1000s with achieving their goals. Global PT Specialist of the year 2018,2019,2020 for various outlets Health and Wellness Specialist Strathclyde – 2021 PT of the year 2019 – UKFitnessawards. Runner up 2019 – Making a difference Awards Pure Gym. Currently Lead Tutor for Scotland with The Training Room Neil is a coach renowned for getting the best out of people, utilizing the very things we all go through in life to make a big impact on the outcomes we can all achieve. His and PPTLM’s motto is “First place never settle for less, be the best version of yourself” - this is something we instill in clients and try to live ourselves each day.

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Europe Best Company Mediator – 2021 - ReSolve UK

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERTS ReSolve UK are a multi award winning Mediation Provider approved by the Ministry of Justice and Accredited Member of the Civil Mediation Council in the UK. We are both national and international Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Experts and have more than 30 years’ experience of assisting parties to resolve disputes throughout the UK as well as overseas. We have successfully resolved disputes for ftse companies, international corporations, government agencies, premiership football clubs, banks, accountants, law firms, insurance companies, international award winning scientists, world sports champions, international charities and Trusts as well as many private individuals, partnerships and companies in the UK and overseas. Our highly experienced teams include solicitors, barristers, surveyors, engineers, doctors and business managers. ReSolve UK Manager, Russell Evans, has also been recognised as the Best individual Mediator & Arbitrator in the UK by both Global Advisory Experts and Corporate International. As Dispute Resolution experts ReSolve UK have judged many UK as well as many international Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Competitions. Indeed at the beginning of 2021 we judged another international ADR competition Online which included participants from New York, London, Moscow, Marseille, Berne, Cologne, Delhi & Singapore. We have worked with parties in the UK, throughout Europe, Asia, the Far East and the Americas on dispute resolution projects helping to forge alliances, protect business and create a brighter more productive future. ReSolve UK are pro-active in enabling and empowering businesses and individuals to unlock their potential. As part of ReSolve UK’s initiative to help parties during the Covid 19 pandemic we set up an Online Mediation service to enable individuals and businesses to resolve disputes from the safety and comfort of their home or office. During the pandemic we have even resolved a major regional care dispute safeguarding the provision of care to many vulnerable members of Society. We have professionals both in the UK and overseas who are experts in resolving as well as preventing disputes, whether strategic business; company and boardroom;

partnership; employment; trade and contractual; professional and regulatory; property, lease and covenant; insurance; banking and investment; merger and takeover; insolvency; professional negligence; sport; charity; Trusts & Estates; wills & inheritance. We specialise in helping businesses and other professionals to resolve disputes whether at board and partnership level, between businesses or indeed on the shop floor. In addition to acting as Mediators (diplomatic intermediaries) and Arbitrators (judges), ReSolve UK also provide special envoys between and within commercial entities, institutions and professional bodies to help nip issues in the bud and promote continuing relationships. As part of our Consultancy & Advisory service ReSolve UK can also effect strategic organisational and case reviews, as well as system and risk analysis. Many parties do not appreciate that they are required to proactively engage in dispute resolution and that failure to do so can cost them dearly. Indeed as Lord Justice Jackson said in Thakkar v Patel [2017] EWCA Civ 117: “If one party frustrates the process by delaying and dragging its feet for no good reason, that will merit a costs sanction.” Diplomatic Intervention is usually far more productive, significantly quicker and far cheaper than an ongoing commercial standoff, boardroom antagonism, industrial action or protracted litigation. We work with colleagues both in the UK and overseas as Mediators, Arbitrators, Representatives or Advisers to promote and develop strategic thinking, reduce tensions and create harmony within and between businesses. Russell Evans Mediator & Arbitrator Let us help you move forward to a brighter and more productive future. Tel: Email: Web:

+44 (0)1489 797073 russell@resolveuk.co.uk www.resolveuk.co.uk

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Europe Best PR and Communications Agency - Simon&Co

Switzerland

Simon&Co is a global public relations and communications marketing agency. The team is passionate about developing and implementing meaningful strategies to build strong brands and empower its clients. have to send the right message via the right channel to the right people at the right time. In order words, you must know which are your assets and what makes you unique, how your target group functions and what it expects from you, which channels are the best to reach them and when would be the right moment to contact them. My 15 year of expertise in the PR and communication field have showed me many times that timing plays a huge role and requires a deep understanding of the company’s economic, political and social environment.

What are the key components behind a successful public relations (PR) and communications strategy? I do believe that most PR and communication strategies often forget to clearly define a main goal. Most of the time, companies want to communicate as communication and marketing are one of the main pillar of their business plan. But communicate only to communicate, without a clear goal in mind, will not lead you to the right place. Once you have defined your main goal, you

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Lastly, a strategy should evolve with the company. It is not something fixed and immutable. On the contrary, it should take into consideration various parameters to make it accurate at any time. What are the biggest mistakes clients tend to make? We often see clients coming for one specific project or need, thinking that it is not worth linking it to other communication and marketing actions. To reach a specific goal, we do have to coordinate all actions to make sure that the communication remains coherent and consistent. In Switzerland, most people (not only

clients!) have the misconception that PR means media relations only. Media relations are a great communication tool that should be incorporated in a wider strategy. What do you consider to be the main benefits for clients using your service? Simon&Co offers a strategic-minded and client oriented consultancy that supports the business development at any stage. We work hand in hand with CEOs and communication/ marketing managers, offering them a consultancy on a daily basis on insights that go beyond communication itself. Our background allow us to deeply understand the challenges they are facing. When managing a redundancy or a crisis for instance, we have to know who are all third parties involves, how they will react and how to deal with them. This asks you to show an ability to understand the wider environment in which the company evolves. Lastly, we not only manage projects from A to Z but coach and provide the tools CEOs and communication directors need to implement the strategies by themselves. How important is it to tailor PR and communication strategies to specific markets?

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This is key, you have to make sure that your messages and tools are adapted to the local markets. We are based in Switzerland, which is a great example as this market is divided in 3 main national languages, 3 different cultures and way of proceeding! Even within the same linguistic region, the processes are not the same so you really have to adapt yourself all the time. How is Simon&Co able to draw upon its international presence and experience of working with a global client base in order to ensure the correct approach? I worked previously for an international network of agencies, coordinating campaigns in various countries. One of the most important project I had at this time was a launch in 35 markets. We have built a solid expertise worldwide and we have trustful partners to support us worldwide. We launched a campaign for an international client at the beginning of the pandemic, and we were glad to be able to count with people with the same ethic and capacity of understanding and adapting the strategies to the context and the coming trends. Can you talk us through some of your biggest achievements so far? Our biggest achievements can be seen when we accompany a start-up in the beginning and see a few years after that they are still doing well, when we manage a crisis and find a positive

solution for all parties or when we find a strategic way to communicate that functions for companies that couldn’t get good results in the past. There are so many achievements every year. What projects are you currently working on? We have very diverse clients, active in the luxury, lifestyle, technology, gastronomy or healthcare field for instance. Our current main projects involve reputation management plans, launches, communication of influence, public affairs, media relations, business development, etc. As you can see, we are never bored! We also implemented a 24/7 permanence to support companies and answer their questions during the covid-19 crisis and published some videos to support them with insights, best practices and recommendations. This period was quite intense as I have built a solid expertise in crisis management: I worked for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health during the H1N1 crisis and have managed one of the largest redundancies Switzerland has ever experienced. What impact has COVID-19 had on the way businesses are approaching their PR and communications? This was quite brutal but positive in a way. They had to rethink the way they communicate, finding new strategies to still remain visible in the public

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space. I also think that they fostered core values such as empathy and solidarity. As an expert, I could feel right away if the messages were defined before the crisis or not. There was some bad examples of communication strategies that would have worked before the lockdown period but were not appropriate after that time anymore. What trends or new developments do you expect to see in the coming year? Media relations are getting more and more tricky as media are really struggling and have changed the way they work. They ask for more exclusive content and the topic of the coronavirus has been the main one since March. But I always say that each crisis is a source of opportunity. We just have to be more flexible and proactive. Second of all, we are expecting less budget for marketing and communication activities as some companies have to reduce their costs. This trend is not new but will certainly increase in the following months and will be a challenge for all business owners. From a communication consultant perspective, this means that I will focus more on providing tools and coaching to our clients. We support companies to make the most of their own resources.

www.simon-and-co.com

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Europe Best Luxury Travel Management Company - 2021 Simplexity Travel Management Limited

UK

It is an undisputed fact that the global travel industry has been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As countries shut their borders to protect their citizens, so international travel ground to a complete halt, throwing the plans of millions into chaos. With the first green shoots of recovery now appearing in the UK, it is no surprise that recent research from ABTA – The Travel Association has shown an increasing desire among travellers to book with a professional. ABTA’s figures show that people are 28% more likely to use a travel company now than before the pandemic, citing that by doing so they feel more protected and reassured. Which is where organisations such as Simplexity Travel come in. any changes that will affect their plans. Above all they appreciate that our experience and knowledge are invaluable in helping them understand the changes to international travel that have taken place over the last year or so.” As travel ground to a halt last year, Simplexity Travel determined to keep busy. The company launched a new website with the goal of creating a more user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices. Admits Mark, “Of course the last 15 months or so have been very hard. I am proud we have not had to make anyone redundant; in fact we have actually recruited additional personnel.” As one of the UK’s leading travel management companies, Simplexity Travel offers corporate travel services to businesses of all sizes. It is proud to count household names from the worlds of sport (the newly promoted Brentford, Birmingham City and Millwall football clubs included), music, fashion, film and TV among its clients, both in the UK and internationally. The company also works with a range of private clients, delivering bespoke luxury holidays for couples, families and lone explorers. What they all share is a desire for innovative, cost-effective and well-executed travel solutions. Says Mark Smith, Simplexity Travel’s Head of Business Development, “We are speaking to people who before the events of March 2020, would never have used our services. Now they, like our regular clients, want a professional company to guide them through every aspect of their travel, to give them the latest advice for their destination and to keep them up to date on

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Priding itself on always looking at the bigger picture, the company has recently joined forces with Trees4Travel, a transparent, ecologically-tangible, affordable and mindful way for business travellers to offset their carbon footprint. Reveals Mark, “As a company we have been looking at ways to bring about more conscious business travel decisions. What I like about the Trees4Travel scheme is its simplicity. For example, a trip on Eurostar from London to Paris with a three-night hotel stay will be offset in ten years by planting one tree. Now more than ever, we need to take into consideration the sensitive link between travel and the environment, and this scheme does just that.” In a world where situations change rapidly and solutions need to be bespoke, more and more people are recognising the importance of having a company like Simplexity Travel on side.

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Europe Bathroom Supply Company of the Year 2021

UK

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Tradeprices is an independent online bathroom retailer of branded bathrooms and accessories that has seen rapid expansion since its launch online in 2019. Selling high quality products from UK suppliers, Tradeprices has been able to help customers across the country achieve their dream bathrooms since 2012, evolving and adapting its systems and processes to serve their customers most effectively. The result is a vast portfolio of loyal clients who are positive advocates for the Cardiff-based company on its website and are now rated Excellent on Trustpilot. We took a closer look to find out the factors behind Tradeprices’ success. Established in 2012, Tradeprices is an innovative bathroom retailer that made the transition to a fastgrowing online retailer of branded bathrooms and accessories in 2019. Tradeprices now service over 300k customers a month, so it’s a fantastic tribute to where this company has come from, and has seen exceptional growth which has led them to win this prestigious award. The Cardiff-based company works with major UK suppliers to secure high quality and unique bathrooms that fit the varied tastes and styles of bathroom trends. Whether looking for something traditional and elegant or modern and quirky, customers are able to choose from Tradeprices’ expansive portfolio of bathrooms in order to achieve their dream space, all the way down to the personal finishing touches and exceptional quality that could only come from UK manufacturing. Whatever their budgets, customers are able to achieve an end product that they love with a buying

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experience that is simple and hassle-free. Tradeprices is genuinely passionate about creating dream bathrooms and this passion translates seamlessly into their customer experience which is all about providing excellence in every step from browsing to ordering to delivery. The Tradeprices team is always on hand to guide customers in making the right choices for their homes and once the decision has been made, gets the order processed quickly and effectively so that their clients are not kept waiting for the arrival of their dream bathroom. With close collaboration with their suppliers and effective systems in-house, Tradeprices ensures the process of purchasing bathrooms is safe and easy with support systems from its main partners, and delivery is completed with a current 96% success rate with its delivering partner Palleways UK. The team at Tradeprices is also more than happy for customers to visit their store to collect their orders if that suits them better.

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Whilst the new, online shop many be quite a young company, it is an exciting one that has worked extremely hard over the past two and a half years to become one of the UK’s fastest growing online bathroom retailers. When Tradeprices began, it was run by one-man team, Gavin Smith, who continues to manage the firm with the support of a much larger team.

this around, working with the suppliers they could at that that time and now having an established network of selected and main suppliers all over the UK. Consequently, Tradeprices is thriving and the competitors in its market are not viewed as threats to business but inspiration for the firm, which strives to emulate these larger businesses and retailers and their successes.

Gavin established the firm with a vision of how he wanted the business to operate and how he could enhance the buying process of his customers, to make Tradeprices a one stop shop for all there bathroom needs. Gavin wanted customers to be able to buy what they wanted, with the choices being made by his customers rather than everything being standard, and to make sure there are no hidden extras in his suites. Each suite is packaged up with almost everything you need, unlike some of his rivals.

In order to achieve this, Tradeprices seeks to provide a broad spectrum of clients with exceptional bathrooms, using unique systems which allow the team to regularly update, communicate and sell to their customers, even throughout adversities such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As an online retailer that does not rely on stores or shop fronts, Tradeprices has been able to continue operating throughout the lockdowns and even saw its record sales month throughout the peak of the pandemic.

When he began, Gavin handled every aspect of the business by himself, from website development, digital and social marketing to social media management to even wrapping up the orders to be sent out to his customers. His team has soon grown to be able support him and his rapidly growing business, and is continuing to do so; Gavin is currently in discussion with the Welsh Government about creating further trainee vacancies to add to his staff roster, which

The Cardiff-based company works with major UK suppliers to secure high quality and unique bathrooms that fit the varied tastes and styles of bathroom trends. would enable him to recruit and train up talent from within Wales itself. Although Gavin still handles the most senior projects and tasks, his close-knit and enthusiastic team provide him the vital support to work long days and nights, handling the inevitable issues that arise and maintaining Tradeprices’ continuous commitment to excellence in all customer experiences. Driven by a strong set of values and an ardent commitment to UK manufacturing, Tradeprices has entered a challenging market that is saturated by bigger, better-established countries from all across the country and has still seen great growth and success. Tradeprices has faced its fair share of challenges since its online launch, beginning with the lack of a substantial trading account which prevented Tradeprices from buying from some major UK suppliers. Adaptable and flexible as ever, the firm soon turned

However, like so many other businesses in the retail industry, the firm has had its difficulties throughout the past year, namely with manufacturing and delivery services slowing down or coming to a complete stop due to inevitable delays. The Tradeprices team considers itself lucky to have a largely understanding clientele who were very patient with the firm and as long as they were kept in the loop about the progress of their project, customers remained satisfied with Tradeprices’ conscientious customer service. As a result, the company is pulling through an undeniably difficult social and economic period with great success, which is testament to the strength of this young and dynamic retailer, who are now rated Excellent on Trustpilot. Despite the current uncertain climates, Tradeprices considers itself very fortunate to exist in beautiful Great Britain and to benefit from its amazing network of companies that support Tradeprices in supply, marketing, finance, and delivery. Driven by the firm’s passion for delivering dream bathrooms to its loyal clients, Tradeprices is feeling optimistic about the future and believes that as long as Covid-19 and its impact on the UK economy is handled correctly, the business will continue to thrive. With ambitions to continue steadily growing, Tradeprices will evolve and adapt whenever required. To that end, the firm has already taken on a second facility so that Tradeprices has two warehouses to deal with the great volume of orders it is expecting in 2021. As such, the team at Tradeprices is excitedly optimistic about the year ahead and what the future beyond holds for the retailer and its growth. Thanks to its team of advisors and the companies it collaborates with, Tradeprices has cultivated a positive working environment that has the support of companies and clients alike as its stives for nationwide success.

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Europe Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year - Paul Wordley

UK

L&G WORDLEY PARTNERSHIP Launched in early 2019, L&G Wordley Partnership is a commercial law firm with particular expertise in all aspects of dispute resolution, commercial problem solving and insurance / reinsurance / coverage. The Partners have many years of experience working on some of the largest and most complex disputes across the globe whilst at an international firm based in the City of London. With proven track records they have consolidated that expertise into their own firm. They are often instructed to advise boards and directors of companies on legal liability, asset recovery and preservation as well as advising on strategies to resolve disputes and limit liability, whether that be working in the background or openly in arbitrations and litigation. Their expertise extends to prosecuting claims where required and they have a strong track record of success. In addition to disputes, the firm has significant noncontentious experience in both corporate and commercial matters. The firm offers strong expertise and advice in relation to equity capital markets, M&A, earlystage and late-stage private equity and non-leveraged investments, corporate structures and restructuring, and arranging debt and quasi-debt facilities for businesses of all size. Key sectors include technology, mining, agriculture, financial services, energy and renewable energy. L&G Wordley Partnership works in collaboration with US law firm L&G Law Group LLP to provide transatlantic legal capability. L&G Law Group LLP operates with offices in Illinois, Arizona and New Mexico and represents individuals, businesses and corporate entities in domestic and international transactions and disputes.

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About Paul Wordley Paul is one of the founding partners of L&G Wordley Partnership, having been a partner in a major international law fi rm where he was a member of the Management and Strategy Boards respectively. Paul’s expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, acting for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries and reinsurers. His particular areas of expertise are in the oil, gas, mining, marine, construction and TMT sectors. Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. He also has significant mediation experience having represented clients in several successful multi-million-dollar mediations. Paul has also conducted numerous arbitrations before LMAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA. He is recommended by expert legal directories as ‘exceptional’ and has become a thought leader in the natural resources insurance world. Contact Details Address: Tel: Mobile:

Paul Wordley L&G Wordley Partnership 1 King William Street, London, EC4N 7AF +44 (0) 20 3874 2995 +44 (0) 7774 817 750

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North America

NORTH AMERICA Balance by Nature

Most Influential Woman in Corporate Wellness Services 2021 - Nicole Mixdorf - USA

Bannerwitcoff

Best in Intellectual Property Law of the Year - Bannerwitcoff - USA

BioPharma Services Inc

Best Full-Service CRO of the Year - Biopharma - USA

Dancin Vineyards, LLC

Best Winery & Tasting Room - Dancin Vineyards - USA

Hawthorne Advertising

Game Changer of the Year - 2021 - Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Hawthorne - USA & • Business

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Woman of the Year - 2021 - Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Hawthorne - USA ISU Corp

Best Innovative High-Tech Enterprise Software Company of the Year - Canada

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L.C.Hull & Co

Best in Conveyancing Law of the Year - L.C Hull & Co. - Bahamas

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Mintz Group, LLC

Management Due Diligence Service Provider of the Year - Washington DC, USA

Paragon Security

Kevin Sanjari – Paragon Security – President of the Year 2021 – Canada

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ParrisWhittaker

Law Firm of the Year - Shipping & Maritime - Bahamas

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Ph.D. DESIGN Inc.

Best Full-Service Residential Design Firm 2021 & Best Canadian Modern-Living Project:

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Beresford Avenue 283 - Canada

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PilatesYogaLoft

Best for Fitness and Wellness Solutions of the Year - Pilates Yoga Loft - USA

Polsinelli

IP litigation Lawyer of the Year - Gary E. Hood - Illinois, USA

Putnam Consulting Group

Best Philanthropy Advisor of the Year - Putnam Consulting Group - USA

Radius Realty

Most Trusted Real Estate Brokerage - 2021 - Radius Realty - Missouri, USA

Ronnette Riley Architect

Best Interior Design & Planning Studio & Woman-Owned Design Practice of the Year - USA

The Place for Kitchens and Baths

Leaders in Contemporary Kitchen & Bathroom Design - Florida, USA

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VisualARise

Most Pioneering HUD Display Tech Start-Up 2021 - VisualARise - USA

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Wine Cellar International, LLC

Best Wine Cellar Specialist - 2021 - Wine Cellar International LLC - Florida

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North America Best Full-Service CRO of the Year - Biopharma

BioPharma Services was founded by two surgeons dedicated to advancing medical science to improve the life and spirit of their patients. With this same dedication and vision in mind, these physicians brought life to BioPharma. Through each success, and even some failures, the perpetual drive to make BioPharma great has been determined by the will and dedication of our people. The will to empower their colleagues, friends and teammates to excel in all facets of clinical research and inspire performance to achieve greatness. It is with this same culture and brand of excellence that we welcome our clients. To experience the team community that has propelled us into a global leader in medical research, to be a client-focused partner, where people and patients matter.

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Again, we invite you to come and meet our people. Our people who have learned that success is better achieved and celebrated as a team than as an individual. In this highly regulated industry that is governed by the international quality standards of GCP and GLP, it is paramount that our process, quality and governance never falters. Adhering to the principles set forth by the ICH, BioPharma’s unwavering commitment to quality and safety standards is supported by our history of regulatory inspections which spans across markets. They include routine regulatory inspections by the US FDA, UK MHRA, ANSM, DKMA, ANVISA, Health Canada, World Health Organization and a GLP certification by the SCC. Contact Details Email: Web:

BioPharma info@biopharmaservices.com www.biopharmaservices.com

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North America Best Innovative High-Tech Enterprise Software Company of the Year

ISU Corp is a high-tech company specializing in Software Architecture, Development, Project Management and Software User Interface Design. We have a comprehensive team of I.T. professionals that brings to the business many years of experience in a wide variety of technologies. Our core staff consists of 35 senior consultants. Among our team we count with experienced systems architects, project managers, software developers, quality assurance / business analysts, graphic designers (UI-UX) and supporting administrative staff. Our projects are staffed with our senior resources and if needed, with other pre-qualified consultants and technical experts from business partners, associates, and vendor professional services. We have access to a large number of technical specialists through our technology business network and staffing partners. We work in close conjunction with partner companies that specialize in computer infrastructure and other disciplines. These alliances allow us to bring to the project special skill sets needed to have a successful software launch and implementation. With this business model, we aim to get the people best suited for the job, to enable finishing on schedule, and with the expected results.

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To make the best first impression, businesses should rely on a trusted provider of cross platform development to ensure a smooth product launch and a high level of customer satisfaction. We set the bar for standards in app engineering, product quality and deliverability by managing the software development life cycle with our own in-house project management software, IS Unified. DEVELOPMENT TEAM OUTSOURCING Many of our clients decide to completely outsource their entire development team to us. The main reason is because they quickly realize that our capacity to deliver their projects and priorities is much faster, efficient and cost effective than doing it in-house. Let ISU Corp handle all your software development needs, so you can focus completely on growing your business.

Our main focus is our clients as they are the only reason why we are in business. We always go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction. We think of our clients as our partners, and we strongly believe that if we make them succeed in their individual projects, we succeed with them. We strive to create a win - win environment, where partnership, honesty and professionalism mandate every task we conduct for our clients.

CLOUD APPLICATION HOSTING Over the years as we’ve written software applications for our clients, we have always provided cloud based development and testing environments. As a result of the exeptional services found on our QAT environments, our clients started asking to manage their cloud based production environments as well. We can provide application management in the following platforms Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud.

WEB/MOBILE DEVELOPMENT Web/Mobile applications offer businesses a winning opportunity to reach new customers, serve existing clients and increase market visibility.

Contact Details Address: 530 Bridgeport Road East Kitchener, ON, N2K 1N7 Tel: 1-877-496-4312 Email: contact@isucorp.ca Website: www.isucorp.ca

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North America Best in Conveyancing Law Firm for the 4th time…

Rhonda L.C. Hull, Attorney, LLB, MBA is the founder of L.C. Hull & Co. Legal Group. Rhonda has developed a professional legal practice that caters exclusively to the needs of international persons purchasing property in the Bahamian Out Islands. Internationally recognized as one of the top Bahamian Real Estate Attorneys, Rhonda routinely handles complex Bahamian property purchases, sales, leases and finance transactions, joint-ownership and fractional interests. She is knowledgeable in structuring the most efficient holding of assets in the Bahamas.

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around Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and beyond before heading into the office. Rhonda loves to travel and enjoys golf, tennis and “making positive contributions”.

Rhonda is also a Property Developer with interests on a national and international scale. She has built, renovated and managed multi-level commercial and residential properties in the Bahamas, the United States and Mexico. Rhonda is a true Bahamian, born and raised in Cherokee Sound and Sandy Point, Abaco. She attended school in Nassau, graduating from Queen’s College High School in 1984. Rhonda then began her international life at University in Switzerland, then obtained her Law Degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and her Legal Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. She later obtained her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Residential Real Estate from Akelius University in Sweden. Rhonda is a Member of both the Bahamas Bar and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Rhonda has 4 children and spends her spare time hiking/biking in Central Europe and South America. She has also kayaked all over the Abacos and is an accomplished runner who has completed numerous full and half marathons internationally. Many early mornings you can find Rhonda putting in her training

Contact Details: L.C. Hull & Co. Address: 1100 East Bay Street, P.O. Box AB-20415 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2030 Email: rhonda@lchull.com

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North America Law Firm of the Year - Shipping & Maritime - Bahamas

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North America Best Full-Service Residential Design Firm 2021 & Best Canadian Project: 8-10 Sussex Dr. Toronto

Ph.D. DESIGN is a full-service, design-oriented firm committed to creating distinctive residences by bridging traditional sensibilities with contemporary needs and modern technologies. Our clients become members of the design team, communicating their needs, values and desires. We provide sensible design solutions where a focus on function drives the creation of comfortable and practical homes, be it a new residence, an addition, a renovation, or a restoration. Along with a specialization in residential design, Ph.D. Design has extensive experience with commercial façade design. Commercial buildings, including storefronts, shopping malls, and apartment buildings, as well as interior design, fall into Ph.D. Design’s capabilities. Technically, Ph.D. Design moves with each project from start to finish. Working closely with engineers and builders, Ph.D. Design ensures that appropriate structural systems, building materials, construction, and HVAC technologies are utilized. Ph.D. Design teams up with seasoned builders, suppliers, and kitchen specialists, ensuring that each element of a project is looked after by a specialized professional. From the initial consultation to the end of construction, Ph.D. Design ensures that the client’s experience is memorably enriching. A lover of history, a Professor of Design as well as a prolific & highly successful practicing interior and architectural designer, Peter Marzynski’s father Stanislaw, was a Professor of Architecture and one of the most respected architects in Warsaw,

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Poland. Peter followed in his father’s footsteps as a designer of residential & commercial projects, beginning his career in Europe practicing Architecture. Ph.D. Design was founded in 1985 by Peter Marzynski and has since designed and overseen the construction of some 500 projects in prestigious areas of Toronto such as Rosedale and Forest Hill, Etobicoke’s The Kingsway, Mississauga and King City among others. From Tudor through Georgian, Victorian and Craftsman styles, Peter is also highly adept at cutting-edge Modernist structures. Priding itself on stunning interior design, PhD Design counts several designers in its team. He remarks: “Being a small practice, my clients deal directly with me throughout their project. My design philosophy seeks to strike a harmonious balance while striving to be functional. There needs to be an awareness of the environment and local culture; keeping in mind I am building for longevity to guarantee a good long-term investment for my clients.” Peter is a recipient of several European architectural prizes & awards for projects as disparate as a University Library, a Shopping Centre, a commercial complex, and a church and convents. His work was published in Time Magazine, The National Post, and The Globe and Mail, House and Home, European and Asian press. He is also an accomplished photographer. Contact Details Address: Tel: Email: Web:

54 Kingsway Cr. Toronto, Ontario M8X 2R6 416-725-8201 phddesigninc@gmail.com www.phddesign.ca

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North America Leaders in Contemporary Kitchen & Bathroom Design - Florida

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The Place For Kitchens and Baths The creative head of The Place for Kitchens and Baths is Barbara Geller, ACSD, PKBD. As a certified Kitchen and Bath designer, Barbara has been creating kitchens, library and bath spaces since 1980. With both undergraduate and graduate education in Fine Arts, she offers a unique approach to her designs, in which beauty is only surpassed by function. Her attention to details and creative solutions, have earned her respect in her field and has often been quoted in, and written for, several design publications.

The Place for Kitchens and Baths has been operating in the same location in Boca Raton Florida for over 12 years, and are members of the BBB and NARI. With any kitchen or bath design or remodel project it is very important to work with a certified kitchen or bath designer, so that the finished space includes all of the often overlooked details pertaining to function. At The Place for Kitchens and Baths, we combine this expertise with ingenuity and creative thinking to turn your average space into an extraordinary one, reflecting your tastes and personality. We start with your ideas and will meet to discuss the overall objective of the project. During your visit to our showroom, you’ll be able to view and select cabinetry, countertops, and hardware from our vast selection. All of our cabinetry choices are custom made, which allows for flexibility and versatility in design; the ultimate in custom looks! We offer several different cabinetry lines that allow us to create a personalized space with attention to style and price. KOSHER KITCHENS The strict dietary laws of keeping a kosher

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home can be a design challenge that requires additional considerations. The mixing of “meat” and “dairy” is not allowed, which can mean separate preparation, cooking, and storage areas for each. Adequate dish and cutlery storage is also key, often requiring space for several sets of both casual and fine dining options. Very often Kosher kitchen layouts include dual appliances; refrigerators, ovens and dishwashers. Ovens with Sabbath mode are very important. The Place for Kitchens and Baths can offer a variety of creative storage and space solutions that will maximize functionality and space utilization in the Kosher kitchen. WE PROUDLY USE CERTIFIED GREEN PRODUCTS The current environmental “green movement” has everyone looking for ways to protect and preserve the earth. At the Place For Kitchens and Baths, we proudly use methods and materials that are considered green, which indicate that the products that were removed from the environment can be replenished. The concept behind sustainable and green furniture is to create products that require the smallest amount of our planet’s resources. While using the best practices of green design, we ensure that our environment is preserved, while creating the kitchen, bath, and library spaces that you have always dreamed of having in your home. The environmentally friendly kitchens and baths that our teams produce can be attributed to the some of the following methods: • Utilizing reclaimed products such as wood that are transformed into new furniture items • The placement of heating and cooling appliances to conserve maximum energy • The use of non-toxic products for paints, finishes and flooring materials • Using evolving energy efficient appliances • Energy-preserving lighting methods

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The Place For Kitchens and Baths 285 Southeast Mizner Boulevard, Suite 43, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 561.338.7171 www.theplaceforkitchensandbaths.com

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North America Most Pioneering HUD Display Tech Start-Up 2021 - VisualARise

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VisualARise is the pioneering start-up behind a state-of-the-art, holographic AR display system for windshields, that reduces the risk of car accidents by keeping drivers’ eyes on the road. By overlaying all navigation, road, and vehicle data on the window ahead of its drivers, VisualARise aims to reduce accidents around the world by 80%. We take a closer look at how the Virginia-based firm is transforming the automotive industry for the better. According to recent statistics, 80% of all car accidents and related human injuries are attributed to drivers being distracted. The total costs of these damages economically were $46 billion in 2010, and innumerable in human life. VisualARise is a Virginiabased deep-tech start-up that has created a solution built around the world’s first 4D Imaging Holographic Augmented Reality Head-up Display for the global automotive market. With this disruptive technology, VisualARise seeks to reduce the number of accidents on the road by 80% around the world, whilst additionally boosting infotainment systems in the next generation of cars and vans. With this technology car manufacturers can now get rid of traditional instrumental clusters in cars interiors. The technology is designed to transform windshields into windows that are enhanced with augmented reality, projecting vital information onto the screen ahead of the driver, instead of clustered onto the steering wheel or dashboard. The information is overlaid on to the landscape ahead of the driver, putting navigation data and safety warnings where they can be clearly seen on a road guide that has 3D depth and clarity that provides easy-to-follow directions. Points of interest are noted with AR markers, whilst 3D holographic AR objects are also placed around these points to provide all the information required. As well as virtual road signs, vehicle operation data and extended navigation, VisualARise even alerts drivers to objects outside their line of sight, such as a pedestrian behind a car, a deer on the road, or a biker approaching. Most importantly, the system works in all conditions,

from low light to heavy rain to fog to sandstorms. Eliminating the need for expensive sensors or wearables, VisualARise allows drivers to put total trust in their cars, knowing that it will get them where they need to be safely, whatever the weather. VisualARise is by no means the first company in the automotive sector to be using cutting-edge HUD technology, but unlike its competitors whose focus is on infotainment, VisualARise is prioritizing safety. The company’s use of superior natural eye-depth viewing effect, large field-of-view, ultra-high frequency detection and safe prediction of potential threats on the road has made it a premier choice for the new wave of electric and autonomous vehicles that are currently dominating the market. Moreover, VisualARise’s tech not only provides greater safety for drivers, but better comfort and a more enjoyable driving experience. Some of the giants of the automotive industry are already building their cars of the future with the help of VisualARise’s next-gen AR HUD. Having already dominated in safety for these vehicles, the firm is now exploring

new avenues for its proprietary holographic detection and visualization tech. Some examples of ideas being developed by the team are a virtual holographic vehicle assistant, a brand-new platform for autonomous driving, a virtual plant supervisor (industry 4.0), a virtual facility retail assistant, and so much more. As VisualARise’s technological capacities continue to expand and its global reach broadens, its priority fundamentally remains on keeping their drivers’ eyes on the road. In enhancing the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of driving, VisualARise will also be able to save billions of dollars in damages by preventing accidents around the world, as well as eliminating the unnecessary risk to human lives. With such an honorable mission at its heart, we are certain that VisualARise can expect to see global success in the years ahead.

Contact Details VisualARise Inc. Company: Alexey Medvedsky Contact: www.visualarise.me Web:

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North America Best Wine Cellar Specialist - 2021 - Wine Cellar International LLC - Florida

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Astor Legal

Criminal Lawyer of the Year - Avinash Singh - Astor Legal - Australia

Kurmis Orthopaedics

Award for Excellence in Patient-Centric Care - 2021 - Kurmis Orthopaedics - South Australia

National Criminal Lawyers

Michael Moussa - Best Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year - Australia

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