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SCENTERPRISES BEST CUSTOM PERFUME CREATION EXPERIENCE - 2022 - USA


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“The Power of Perfume” – How to Choose it, Wear it and Enjoy it”!

Sue Phillips

Born in South Africa, now living in the concrete jungle that is New York, with over 30 years of industry experience in the wonderful, scentful world of perfume. Sue Phillips among many things is an internationally renowned fragrance expert.

As Vice President at Tiffany&Co, Sue designed the iconic Tiffany perfume to mark their 150th milestone. Creating perfumes for Burberry, Trish McEvoy, Avon, Lancaster, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lancôme’s Magie Noire and Programme Homme, to name drop just a few. Sue created Scenterprises Inc in 1990, turning her passion into a global award- winning company. Finding the perfect scent is like taking a piece of your personality and wearing it, there are no limits, nothing to hide, your choice! This is something that can change daily or remain the same throughout life, reminding those around who’s signature scent they can smell. Consulting with mega-stars such as Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Zendaya, Susan Sarandon, as well as executives and private individuals looking to create their ideal signature scent. Scenterprises’ Perfume Bar has been featured at the Oscars (2020) and Grammy’s (2019). Corporations hire Sue’s expertise for brand development and team building events. Every special occasion imaginable has become an original with Scenterprises; from bridal showers, engagement parties and weddings to corporate holiday parties and customized celebrations, her clientele are always thrilled by how unique their event becomes with Scenterprises. Sue is also a compelling speaker and author. She contributes regularly to publications and her new book The Power of Perfume launched in Spring 2021 to great acclaim. Putting pen to paper, Sue wrote her book, after numerous title changes along the way. Something many of us would love to do, perhaps we start writing,

but never quite finish. Sue set her sights on publishing, took the inspiration with both hands, and went for it. Covid hit us all hard, Sue was no exception in a business where scent is the hero, people around her were losing theirs, Covid was stealing the ability to taste and smell. Sue’s business came to a grinding halt! Taking this in her stride and not submitting to defeat. You get knocked down; you stand back up in whatever way you can. This is when Sue began to write. Sue is also helping many Covid sufferers who are struggling with Anosmia. Sue talks in her book of a moment she won’t forget. NBC TV wanted to do an interview and profile her new book, but at the same time wondered if she had a way of helping people rediscover their sense of smell. Sue had no idea whether she would be help and hadn’t really thought of physically being able to gift this to someone. INXS front man Michael Hutchence famously lost his taste and smell after suffering a head injury, he deeply lost his way while suffering with this. “They brought in a woman who had suffered from anosmia for almost 13 months, and by taking her on a ‘scent-healing’ journey, she was able to smell something, and she said: “I smell something, and it is beautiful”. The interview was aired and suddenly so many other ‘longhaulers’ contacted us to help them, and Inside Edition, New York Post, AmNY, Reuters, NBC TV Chicago, as well as Good Morning America, Voice of America , as well as news stations around the world have all profiled different stories of people who have been helped. It has been so emotional to see people rediscover their sense of smell, and a joy to have helped people realize how important our Olfactory sense is. Everyone has told me that they never paid attention to it before, and now are so thrilled that they are able to smell again”. This is more than just about creating a fragrance, this a life-long passion, working through the pressures of being in such a high-profile position, being an author, working through a pandemic and constantly striving for ways to inject new ideas into this self-grown business. Client driven and committed to helping people, Sue is an entrepreneur (she calls herself a Scentrepreneur™) with a desire to help others around her. People in Sue’s position don’t always stay close to the ground, and don’t need to. But Sue is one of a kind, progressing and pushing forward, no matter the obstacle. We asked at the start of this article, if you knew the name Sue Phillips, after reading this it certainly won’t be a name you’ll forget.

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Africa

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Asia

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Winner’s Index

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Welcome to M&A Today Global Awards – 2022

By broadening the focus beyond advertising alone, the purpose of the Annual Awards is to lift the perception of creativity above clever headlines and provide the readership with a comprehensive understanding of those firms that are truly leaders within their chosen areas of specialisation. The intellectual and emotional achievement of communication transcends the barriers of distance, language and culture. The Annual Awards programs extend over regional, national and international boundaries and reach out to the readers in an empirical, impartial and comprehensive way. It is a strict requirement for all M&A Today Awards programs to receive no less than 23% in votes from the global readership, currently in excess of 371,000. This policy is applied to further endorse the worthiness of the awards presented and any marketing carried out as a result of the awards process. As with each of the ten editions of M&A Today produced during the year, the M&A Today Global Awards 2022 provides the reader with in-depth analysis and coverage of the ever changing legal and financial landscape across the globe, whilst documenting those firms that are truly leaders within their specific areas of specialisation. In summary, in the current challenging times, the M&A Today Annual Awards programs provide a benchmark of the very best of the best industry leaders, exemplary teams and distinguished organisations based on the simple principles of veracity, accuracy and insight. The M&A Today Global Awards 2022 edition has been divided into six sections. Furthermore, you will find a full and comprehensive winners index towards the end of the supplement. We would like to extend our congratulations to all of the 2022 Global Awards winners.

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Bosak Holdings

Best Micro Finance Institution of the Year - Nigeria

BW

Arbitration, Litigation And Dispute Resolution Law Firm Of The Year.

Green Worx Cleaning Solutions

Most Sustainable Cleaning Product Manufacturer 2022 – South Africa

The Wheatbaker Lagos

Best Luxury Boutique Hotel - Nigeria

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DXP

Best Visual Storytelling Media Company - UAE

Guildhall DWC LLC

Best Executive Search Firm 2022 - UAE

Karanjawala & Company Advocates

Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Year- India Litigation Law Firm of the Year - India

RBA Rosemont Business Asia

Best Corporate Services Firm 2022 - South East Asia

Rupee Beer

Best Indian Lager Beer - 2022

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4D London Clinic Team

Aesthetics Clinic of the Year - UK

Ace 24 Healthcare Ltd

Best Nursing Recruitment Agency - UK

Advanced Aesthetics Solutions

Best Medical & Aesthetic Technologies Company & Excellence Award for Non-Invasive Fat Removal Device: Lipofirm Pro - UK

AirMems

Most Innovative Electronic Switching Solutions Company - France

APeducation Online

Best Educational Institute for Workplace Development 2022 - UK.

Bar Brothers Events LTD

Best Mobile Food & Drink Supplier - UK

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Bambinos Childcare Centres

Most Outstanding Childcare Providers - 2022 - Plymouth

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Broadreach Nature Ltd

Leading Providers of Dog Health & Wellness Products - 2022 - Broadreach Nature Ltd - UK

By Emma Jane Interiors

Best Interior Design & Finishing's Firm - UK

Certain Bridge Limited

Best Emergency Bridging Finance Specialists 2022 - UK

Charlemont Capital Solutions Ltd

Best Boutique M&A Advisory Firm – Republic of Ireland

Chemist Click

Most Trusted Online Pharmacy of the Year - Chemist Click - UK

Chilli No. 5 - Goumet Chilli Sauce The Sauce of Life

Best Gourmet Chilli Sauce Producer 2022 - UK

ci solution GmbH

Best Email Signature Software Provider 2022 - Europe

CMS

Energy & Natural Resources Lawyer of the Year - Munir Hassan - CMS - UK

County Carers

Best Domiciliary Care Provider - UK

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Dark Sky® Alqueva

Europe's Leading Tourist Destination - 2022 - Dark Sky® Alqueva - Portugal

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Doggywoggydoodaa

Best Bespoke Cat & Dog Pampering Service Provider - Doggywoggydoodaa - UK

EMPOWERING LONDON LTD

Leading Private Psychotherapy Practice of the Year 2022 - UK

enspira Connect Gmbh

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

EPEA Switzerland GmbH

Best CEO of the Year - Albin Kaelin - Switzerland

Funnel Boost

Best B2B Lead Generation Specialists 2022 - UK

GLAUBER & PARTNER

Insurance Law Firm of the Year - Germany

HA Underwood Solicitors

Children Lawyer of the Year - Hilary Underwood - H A Underwood Solicitors - UK

Hager & Partners

Transfer Pricing Advisory Firm of the Year - Italy

Hestia Group

Best IT Managed Services Provider - 2022 - Hestia Group - Belgium

Home CCTV Services Ltd

Best Domestic CCTV Installations Business 2022 - UK

Icy Bear Dental

Best Whitening Toothpaste Product Provider - UK

J. Earle Carpentry & Joinery

Carpenter of the Year 2022 - South Gloucestershire, UK

Katherine Alexander-Theodotou

Civil Law Lawyer of the Year - Katherine Alexander-Theodotou - UK

Knaresborough Now

Community Magazine of the Year 2022 - UK

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KPMG

Best Tax Advisory of the Year - Greece Best in Advisory & Audit Services of the Year - Croatia Leading Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions Adviser of the Year - Croatia

Kreutzer & Kreuzau

Best in Property & Real Estate Law 2022 - Germany

Lagom Design

Best Greetings Card & Stationary Design Studio 2022 - UK

Lakes Medics Ltd

Best First Aid Training & Event Cover Provider of the Year - UK

Lincoln & Rowe

Best Firm for Commercial Disputes - London, UK

Magic Words Therapy

Best Independent Speech & Language Therapy Provider of the Year - Magic Words Therapy - UK

Mojo Marketing

Best Strategic Marketing Consultancy & Design Agency 2022 - UK

NN DEV CONSULTANCY LTD

Most Outstanding Construction Consulting Firm 2022 - UK

Nutcracker Agency

Best Business Advisory Agency of the Year - UK

O.B.S. Sales Services Ltd

Best Outsourced FinTech Business Development Services Provider 2022

Peter Dodd Funeral Directors (Grindon, Roker & Hylton Castle)

Best Independent Funeral Directors - UK

Qualitrain Limited

Best Performance Improvement Training Provider 2022 - UK

Re-Cognition Health

Cognitive Health Expert of the Year - UK

RK Estates & Lettings

Best BTL & HMO Property Lettings Agency - UK

Robyn Raye Academy LTD

Best Specialist Beauty Training Courses 2022 - UK

SIA Group

Plant & Property Valuation Firm of the Year - United Kingdom

Sister Hens

Best Hen & Stag Events Organiser 2022 - UK

STONEHAGE FLEMING (UK) LIMITED

Cavendish Asset Management Limited - Best UK Alternative Equity Fund (5 Years) and TM Cavendish AIM Fund & Fund Manager of the Year – UK

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Tabakov, Tabakova & Partners Law Law Expert of the Year in Bulgaria – 2022 Firm Taylor Hampton Solicitors Limited Privacy Law Firm of the Year - 2022 - Taylor Hampton Solicitors Limited England, Best Immigration Law Firm of the Year - UK TCA Asset Management

Leading Investment Banking and Private Equity Adviser of the Year - 2022 Ludovic Bonnamour, TCA Asset Management - Switzerland

The Oxfordshire Taxi Company Limited

Taxi Company of the Year - The Oxfordshire Taxi Company Limited - UK

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Luxury Hotel Resort of the Year - The Ritz-Carlton, Abama - Canary Islands, Spain

The Wye Fry

Best Traditional Fish & Chip Shop - UK

Theo V. Sioufas & Co. Law Offices

Shipping Lawyer of the Year in Greece

Thistle Ceremonies Trading Ltd

Best Bespoke Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremony Provider - Scotland

Turbo Specialist

Best Turbo & Electronic Actuator Repair Specialist 2022 - UK

UClimb

Best Global Website Agency 2022 - UK

Wordley Partnership Solicitors

Insurance & Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year - United Kingdom

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Best Mobile Food & Drink Supplier

A mobile bar service can add a touch of class to any event. BAR BROTHERS EVENTS is a professional Mobile Bar Hire and Events agency that specialises in mixology events. Managing Director Danilo Levato and team will go that extra mile, their clients are at the heart of everything they do, putting you first every time! Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate function, or private party, a mobile bar can help to create a truly memorable experience for your guests.

UK It can be a mind game finding a team that can offer all the amenities, safely and professionally. With so many businesses bargaining for your attention we can narrow down the search to just one. You’re welcome.

“We had the best time in our office with a cocktail making class provided by Bar Brothers Events. Every round was fun and the bartenders was helpful and professional. Looking forward to the next one :)” nts.co.uk info@barbrotherseve T: 07753252387 E: ents.co.uk W: www.barbrothersev

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Most Outstanding Childcare Providers - 2022 Bambinos Childcare Centres - Plymouth

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– Plymouth a safe, caring and supportive space. Each of the practitioners on the team are highly trained to understand how individual children learn best, as well as encourage independence and nurture confidence and self-esteem. The team provides activities and opportunities for children to make their own choices and decisions, whether it be tidying up toys or preparing snacks, giving them both the physical and the mental space to develop, learn and grow. Bambinos also understands that each child’s perspective of the world is unique, reflecting the different contexts and cultures that make up a child’s background.

Over twenty-five years of operation in the Plymouth area, Bambinos Childcare Centres has developed an ethos that centres around children, inspiring them as well as everybody who works with their incredible children. With extensive research of the impact of a child’s environment on its development, Bambinos provides a carefully curated experience that is influenced by pedagogical pioneers, such as Reggio, Steiner and more which nurtures the social, intellectual, emotional and physical development of children. Bambinos believes in the importance of the natural environment in the early years of a child’s life and therefore provides activities both inside and outside, employing loose parts play and authentic and open-ended resources.

Working closely with parents, Bambinos has created a space in which children and parents are able to reflect and share experiences, while also providing play opportunities that take into account the diverse experiences of each child. This creates consistency throughout the crucial developmental years of early childhood, letting children feeling secure as they learn. Several of the staff have been with the company since its inception.

Learning through play and physical activity is central to the Bambinos ethos and is a vital element of helping children progress through the seven areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage, a concept embedded in Bambinos’ approach to learning, as it helps staff to observe, assess, plan, amend and evaluate each step of a child’s development. Bambinos provides an accessible, well-organised outdoor space that facilitates sensory explorations and interacting with nature, a crucial element of the Bambino’s process of development. The enabling environment that is fostered at Bambinos is about providing a setting in which children can play, explore and learn in With over twenty-five years of childcare experience, Bambinos Childcare Centres is dedicated to giving children the best start in life, providing them with an inspirational and educational environment in which to spend their formative years. Inspired by childcare pioneers such as Reggio Emilia, Bambinos places great significance on the impact of the natural environment on children’s development. It is a result of the conscientious and well-researched care that Bambinos is now celebrating success at the Parent and Baby Awards 2021. Sep 2021 Bambinos Childcare Centres Most Nurturing Childcare Provider

Sharing in their passion and motivation to offer children the best start to life, the team ensures Bambinos remains reflective, progressive and outstanding for all. With twenty-five years of development and expertise behind it, Bambinos is excited about this next phase in its growth. As they constantly learn and research how to give children the best start to life, Bambinos is sure to remain a crucial resource for parents of young children all across Plymouth. Contact Details Bambinos Childcare Centres Company: Sara Richards Contact: www.bambinosdaynursery.co.uk Web:

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Best Emergency Bridging Finance Specialists 2022

Bridging finance is a type of short-term loan that can be used to ‘bridge’ the gap between two financial transactions. For example, if you are selling your house and need to buy a new one before the sale is completed, you could take out a bridging loan to cover the cost of the deposit. Bridging finance can also be used for property development, business ventures or other large purchases. This Manchester based firm works throughout England and Wales, helping to bridge the gap for businesses, this financer lends on buy-to lets, semi-commercial, commercial and industrial properties. Meanwhile, they also lend second charge on main residences In as little as 10 minutes Certain Bridge will have established a connection for each client to proceed in a way they are comfortable with and well informed. Working in rapid time, a contract can then be drawn up within just 30 minutes of a decision and initial consultation. Certain bridge aims to keep each client in the know, without the upfront cost that is normally required, thus meaning a client can cancel at any stage without losing valuable money. Their fast turnaround times are extremely competitive compared to other lenders in this field who on average can take around fifty-two days to supply funds, Certain Bridge can have this completed in just three to five days.

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necessary funding without putting the business’s long-term financial stability at risk. In addition, bridging loans typically have lower interest rates than other types of loans, making them an affordable option for cash-strapped businesses. As such, a bridging business loan can be an invaluable tool for small businesses in need of quick financing. Knowing who to turn to when your business is need of financial support can be daunting with so many lenders offering this service. Certain Bridge are well recognised lenders in their field, within their own right. They have been able to consistently provide customer service to an extremely high standard, their time management and rapid approvals are exceptional, this is a team that prove to do what they say. A company that can withstand the test of time will always pay tribute to their clients, clients are the hero’s. Certain Bridge is a well-respected business and we wish you all nothing but success for the future.

Owing their success to their team of highly skilled professionals that not understand their clients needs, but the desire for a quick and seamless turnaround. They empathise with each different circumstance and are able to form mutual solutions, recognising that no two clients are the same. This was particularly prevalent during Covid:19 where the world suffered from cash flow problems. Adapting to this change without hesitation is what kept them ahead of the game and able to succeed when others were unable to stay afloat. Certain Bridge are lenders, not a broker, offering tailored solutions that will financially support a business. Providing a business borrower has proof of equity this company can help with 100% of the funding, having proved it is safe for the customer to do so through loan to value lending, using cautious risk ratios. A bridging business loan can also provide a much-needed financial boost for small businesses. This type of loan can be particularly helpful for small businesses that are looking to expand their operations or move to a new location. Because the loan is typically repaid within a year, it can provide the

Contact Details Company: Address: Tel: Email: Web:

Bridging For Certain, 70 Cassidy House, Station Road, Chester CH1 3DW 01244 617 368 contact@BridgingForCertain.com www.bridgingforcertain.com

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Best Domiciliary Care Provider

Carers are vital to the wellbeing of society. They provide practical and emotional support to people who cannot cope without assistance. Carers often go unnoticed and unsupported, yet they make a huge contribution to society. In the UK, there are an estimated 6.5 million carers. Of these, 2 million are primary carers, providing more than 50 hours of care per week. WHY CHOOSE COUNTY CARERS? The answer is simply because we provide an exemplary service based on a unique outlook on domiciliary care. We guarantee continuity of care through a team of regular carers (maximum 3) at set times for daily visits, or on regular rotation for our live in clients. We believe that when you reach the point in life where you need care / extra help and support, you should receive the highest standard of care, from a carer who not only has the expected level

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of training and experience, but from someone who you would choose as a friend. One of the most important things a carer can do is to smile. A smile conveys warmth, compassion, and understanding, and it can help to put people at ease. It can also make a big difference to their day-to-day experience of receiving care at home. In a recent survey, 96% of people said that they felt more positive about their care when their carer smiled at them. Moreover, 80% of people in care said that they would be more likely to recommend a service if they felt that their carer had genuinely cared about them. A simple act of kindness can make all the difference to someone’s experience of healthcare. County Carer’s as a company believe that the most important thing is to source the carers with the right qualities and attitude. Not just anyone can be a carer and good carer at that. What you will find at County Carer’s are positive, honest and trustworthy people, willing to help because they genuinely care. Possessing values to ensure that each person in care is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve, and appreciate the importance of attaining your independence, safeguarding your welfare and keeping personal information confidential. County carers provides Domiciliary Care which is defined as providing care and support to people in their own homes, rather than in a hospital or nursing home setting. The services they provide can be anything from helping with grocery shopping and light housekeeping, to providing personal care such as bathing and dressing, to offering more specialized medical care. In many cases, Domiciliary Care Providers are able to offer a more personalized level of care than what is

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available in an institutional setting, which can be beneficial for both the people in care and their families. It’s hard to know which team of carers to get in touch with when thinking about care, whether it’s yourself reaching out or a relative on behalf of someone. Knowing the importance of this transition is what we believe sets County Carers apart from the rest. Down to the minor details of having regular carers ensure continuity of care, even making sure that your proposed carers have been selected allowing each individual to choose who they wish to have care for them. Ensuring that your personalised carer will have the necessary skills and experience to meet your needs, share personality traits and interests, and with whom you can build a friendship and relationship with.

Eloise Wakeford Founder & Chief Exectutive County Carers ELOISE WAKEFORD Eloise Wakeford, is the founder and Chief Executive of County Carers, the leading provider of residential & domiciliary care in Berkshire. Established in 2014, County Carers are a team of professional carers who look after over 100+ patients throughout the UK. With a team of 70+ qualified and registered carers, County Carers protect the elderly with tailor made care plans and expertly matched carers which allow the elderly to remain independent within their own homes.

Once county carers have become a part of your life, they will be there for you, you can rely on them and lean on them. You will never have a visit cancelled, never be left in the dark. County Carers are a team, and once they have been enlisted to help, you will become part of their team. With professional, tailored and supportive care, County carers will become more than just carers they will become your friends. TESTIMONIALS “Excellent, thank you County Carers, Rebecca and the team are professional, friendly, approachable and readily contactable. Excellent standard of care and it is an honour and a privilege to become a member of staff” “All the County Carer staff have been very supportive in welcoming me on board as part of the Carer team. Thank you especially to Becca in Recruitment, Laura and Shantelle for ensuring I was happy in my placement and felt fulfilled. It is always rewarding to know one is providing a needed service at a very high standard”

Eloise is a professionally trained ​Barrister and Solicitor with 7 years experience practicing Criminal Law and Prison Law. She established a strong client base and headed a new criminal criminal department in a busy West London firm. Eloise represented clients at the Police Station, in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court, prison adjudications and parole hearings, and has worked on some high profile cases. She has completed the QLTT, police station accreditation, and duty solicitor accreditation. Prior to launching County Carers, Eloise managed a team of 20 staff at Down Lodge Residential Home, where she formulated training and development strategies for care home staff, and designed the strategic and tactical plans to ensure operational competence. Eloise has been professionally registered with the CQC from the age of 19. Company: County Carers Address: Devonshire Place, New Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6NA Tel: 01189 733302 Email: enquiries@countycarers.com Web: www.countycarers.com

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Best CEO of the Year - Albin Kaelin

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When talking about the circular approach, this can be categorised into three points; • •

CEO Albin Kälin, is the founder and owner of EPEA Switzerland GmBH. Albin has watched his business grow from strength to strength across much of the globe. Building a network of trust with brands, customers, global supply chains and global networks. Building upon innovation and implementation of *Cradle to Cradle Certified® Certification. In Albin’s career so far, he has won countless awards and recognitions for his approach to life’s sustainability, ensuring that we see the products and materials we use as a circular. Thus, meaning what we put out into the environment will not have a negative impact, now or much further into the future. This pioneering approach is globally recognised and has already handed him several other awards for the patented and revolutionary textile “Climatex®”. In 2005 Albin Kälin was appointed as CEO of EPEA Int. Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg and 2 years later founded and took position as CEO of EPEA Nederland. Albin recognised the need for the Cradle to Cradle® concept to be used throughout the world, via multiple industries alike, cementing his own position in the industry. Albin then developed the algorithm to achieve this, in 2009 EPEA Switzerland was born along with the Cradle to Cradle® concept and the vision of a circular economy.

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Material flows that are secure and cyclable (“waste = food “zero waste) Information flows creating a transparent supply chain network and to close the loop enable take-back systems and reintegrate the materials into the industrial supply chain Financial flows, in a transparent supply chain maintaining the value of safe nontoxic raw materials, which are preserved and not eroded in price via downcycling

EPEA Switzerland is an accredited general assessor for the Cradle to Cradle Certified® and C2C Certified Material Health Certificate certification. Implementing Cradle to Cradle® concepts across global businesses, Albin and his experienced internationally oriented and interdisciplinary working management team help to develop and ensure scientific reviews for all projects are created in close cooperation with an accredited Material Health Assessor. As a population we are changing direction all the time, what we put out into the world today will play a large role in what happens tomorrow. Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made. For a business to obtain and to be recognised as Cradle to Cradle Certified® regarding materials or products they must each go through and work with a qualified independent assessment body to ensure their materials and products meet the standards requirements. These standard requirements will investigate the restricted substances lists (RSL), volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing, content limits, water and soil stewardship key materials, required percentages of cycled and renewable content by product and material type and circulatory data report and cycling instructions. Businesses can obtain these regulation check lists and gain further knowledge, intaking guidance from EPEA Switzerland to ensure they are up to standard

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before putting themselves forward to be recognised as Cradle to Cradle Certified®.

Cradle to Cradle at the Silver level and above, this is just to mention a few.

Retailers, designers and manufacturers rely on the Cradle to Cradle Certified® to assist them and secure their knowledge that the footprint they are leaving is a positive one. Cradle to Cradle has been helping companies to innovate and optimize materials and products according to the world’s most advanced science-based measures.

There would be products in your own home, businesses, children’s schools that are Cradle to Cradle Certified® products. Reducing harm and limiting toxins from being consumed by the environment and people, and our children’s children.

The five categories for advanced testing are; 1.

Material Health, to ensure the materials we are using are safe for humans and the environment. 2. Product Circularity, enabling us to have a circular economy of renewable products and process design. 3. Clean Air and Climate Protection, for the protection of clean air, promoting renewable energy and limiting harmful emissions. 4. Water and Soil Stewardship, safeguarding clean water and healthy soils. 5. Social Fairness, respecting human rights and contributing to a fair and equitable society.

The world is ever changing, and we can only help assist its transformation with the knowledge and resources that have been adapted for this change. Positive steps create the future we all hope to have, with Albin Kälin and his exceptional team we are able to create the change we want to see.

EPEA Switzerland is putting a foot forward before most of us even realise there is a problem and understanding there needs to be measures put forward to help prevent the disruption of the world in which we often take for granted. Cradle to Cradle Certified® products can be easily found online via well-known global platforms such Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly program, Google’s Healthy Materials program, The Home Depot Eco Options program, Walmart’s Built for Better program, Walgreens/Boots Alliance. The City and County of San Francisco require all carpet and adhesives installed in cityfunded construction to be Cradle to Cradle Certified®, The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) recommends speciality and consumer disinfectants and cleaners to be certified by

Albin Kälin CEO Company: EPEA Switzerland GmbH Contact: Albin Kälin Phone: +41 764422668 E-Mail: kaelin@epeaswitzerland.com Internet: www.epeaswitzerland.com *Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a registered trademark of the C2CPII The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute owns the certification standard for safe and circular products. 10 assessors are accredited globally, EPEA Switzerland is one of them. www.c2ccertified.org

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Best Domestic CCTV Installations Business 2022

HOME CCTV SERVICES provide homeowners with an extra layer of security by deterring intruders and helping to identify criminals. In addition, ome CCTV footage can be used as evidence in court if a crime is committed, also providing peace of mind by allowing homeowners to check on their property remotely. For example, if you are away on vacation, you can log into your home CCTV system to check that everything is okay. In the event of a break-in, this footage can be used to help the police identify the culprit and bring them to justice. In short, Home CCTV Services offer a number of benefits that make them an essential part of any home security system. Providing state-of-the-art home security, plus honest and expert advice, Home CCTV has gone from strength to strength since its inception just six years ago. As a family run business, based in Leeds, they specialise in providing security camera installations and maintenance. Established in 2016 by Darren Halliday and Robert Young, the aim was to provide first class systems for homeowners and the duo chose to focus solely on CCTV as their security measure of choice. “Adding a CCTV system to your home can improve safety, reduce your risk of theft or burglary and offer you and your family peace of mind,” explains Founder, Robert. “As most thefts on the home are opportunist, a CCTV system can act as a great visible deterrent.” When first starting out, Robert’s research suggested that large commercial CCTV companies only wanted big jobs and didn’t seem to want to deal with individual homeowners. They weren’t geared up to deal with the customer service and help needed by a homeowner as newcomers to CCTV. A home security system is an investment that offers many benefits. By providing a 24-hour watch on your property, you can rest assured knowing that your home is being monitored at all times. In addition, many insurance companies offer discounts on home insurance premiums for properties with security systems in place. As you

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can see, there are many advantages to installing a CCTV system in your home. Further market research showed that the biggest waste of money was homeowners having to buy new systems repeatedly when technical issues occurred as their original installers washed their hands of it. Robert saw an opportunity to change this. “We pride ourselves on great service, with hundreds of glowing reviews from happy customers to match,” Darren continues. “Our systems are designed to be usable, regardless of your technical ability. This is just one of our unique selling points, with the others being that no-one else offers free lifetime tech support, with no sub-contractors, plus a five-star aftercare service to boot.” On inception the company served only the Yorkshire area, before further extending its experience and services to incorporate commercial premises as well as residential. The firm has now grown to cover most of the North of England as well as the Midlands, with further plans to go national in the future. “All our employees are an extension of our family,” Darren states. “We recruit people who have years of experience installing in people’s homes, ex Sky, BT, Virgin etcetera, and they all report that this is the best company they’ve ever worked for!” The Covid-19 pandemic shook the UK to the core and brought many businesses to their knees, however for Robert and the team at Home CCTV it was a time for reflection. “Lockdown gave us the chance to re-group,” he says. “Our productivity has since doubled and we are ever-growing, plus we are hoping to go national in due course.” Acquiring awards for their hard-working ethics and friendly attitude, Robert, Darren and the team are going from strength to strength, securing our peace of mind and our futures. Company: Home CCTV Ltd Darren Halliday & Robert Young Contact: Websites: www.homecctv.co.uk

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Community Magazine of the Year 2022

Knaresborough Now LLP runs two separate, independent, locally run community magazines Knaresborough Now and Wetherby Now. Both have the sole purpose of supporting local businesses and their respective local communities through thick and thin! Over the last few years there have been huge changes in our business sector with many businesses closing due to Covid-19, changes in the way people advertise with many opting to move back to digital ... and to cap it all off, multiple price rises in the cost of paper resulting in a backlash with rises across the printed media industry. It’s been a very difficult journey, watching businesses close due to financial difficulties but we’re very proud to have been a part of the journey of those that have struggled through and survived. It’s also been very enlightening and uplifting to have been able to help launch new businesses into the market and help nurture and grow their customer base from the very beginning as they grow into well seasoned businesses. Whilst maintaining our printed magazines, the digital side of our business has gone from strength to strength, in the tireless support of local businesses, charities, and events, helping them get the word out to the people who need to hear about them most. Our community magazines have had a lot of ups and downs but we come a long way both in notoriety and reach since our humble beginnings in 2010. Supporting a multitude of local businesses, charities, events and planning endeavours – and in 2017, we were able to expand further, starting the Wetherby Now edition after much demand from businesses in the region.

Did you know that we also operate on a non-profit basis?

This is a pivotal part of our business model, as it is at the core of everything we do, helping support community events and activities so that the beating heart of the magazine is everything that concerns the local area and our community. Whilst we originally set-up just to deliver door-todoor, research has shown that over 85% of material not personally addressed to a homeowner finds its way into the recycle bin very quickly indeed. Fundamentally, in order to ensure the money our clients spend on advertisement space isn’t wasted, we opted to return to a collection point network that has been expanding since its inception to over 450 locations. There’s no point wasting paper and trees - you wouldn’t collect a magazine if you weren’t going to read it, right? Since returning to collection points, over 95% of our magazines are collected every single month! We have developed a dedicated and loyal readership over the years, both with our printed magazines and our digital magazines too. If you haven’t already checked our website too now is your chance www.knaresboroughnow.co.uk - with lots to offer from our latest digital magazines, digital events guide, local business directory, blog and much more. Since we originally started up in 2010, Knaresborough Now LLP have printed and distributed over 836,000 magazines and Wetherby Now has amassed over

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Local advertising couldn’t be a better way to expand your customer network! Did you also know that we protect our local businesses by NOT allowing anyone to advertise outside of a 15 mile radius providing they don’t have any local key competition? Also, no major corporates are allowed either to protect our independent business owners. By doing this, we help to protect our local businesses and reduce the competition whereas in the wider market they have to fight for a place amongst the ranks of bigger enterprises and wholesale retailers. Allowing them to make a more direct impact in their local area. Every double-page-spread is deliberately laid out in order to maximise exposure for a client with complimentary businesses on the same double page spread rather than their direct competition next to them like so many other local publications do - at the end of the day, we are helping businesses to promote - not throwing them into a boxing ring with the competition by putting their advert directly next to a competitors. This means our clients feel seen, heard and understood. During Covid, we also startup a the Money Savings Network where we use our local contacts to find ways of saving your money on your insurances, utilities, mobile, broadband and have tons of tips and helpful ways for you to save mone ... best of all ... it’s completely free and we’re able to put you on the UKs cheapest energy tarrifs too! Now, we’re looking to expand and take on more staff to expand what we can offer our advertisers and local community in terms of support and services.

We’re incredibly proud to have promoted thousands of local businesses, charities and events over the years and sponsored countless events and activities for our local communities. With 12,000 printed magazines every month, over 7,500 email subscriptions and over 50,000 readers ever single month ... why go anywhere else!

EVERY MONTH …. 12k printed magazines 7.5k digital subscriptions 50k+ digital magazine hits What more do you need?

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Best Tax Advisory of the Year

THE SPECIAL TAX REGIMES IN GREECE In an age when business models are marked by expansion and digital disruption, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become central to the strategies of most global companies. The pace of today’s M&A activity demands decisionmakers to make the right moves confidently and swiftly to avoid missing opportunities. Many of today’s international companies have made expansion through acquisitions a pillar of their strategy and even though deal-making levelled off in 2019, it appears that the climate is changing despite the continuation of COVID-19, as well as other geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit. This trend is also strengthened by the realization that those companies that made acquisitions during a time of crisis outperformed those that retreated and retrenched. According to the data of Bank of Greece, the (net) inflows of Foreign Direct Investment in Greece for 2020, presented a decrease of 37.3%, whereas according to UNCTAD estimates for 2020 (Investment Trends Monitor, January 2021), developed countries experienced a 69% decline in FDI inflows, while in the EU-27 the inflows of FDI decreased by 71%. The trend continued in 2021 and investors reconfirmed their trust in March 2021, when Greece successfully raised EUR 2.5 billion from its first 30-year bond sale in more than a decade, with the issue more than 10 times oversubscribed. This clearly shows that despite the COVID-19 crisis during 2020 and 2021 the Greek Economy has proven to be resilient and the perception of the country as an investment destination continues to improve after a decade of economic crises, with investors citing Greece’s comparative advantages of ‘an economy with prospects for solid economic growth and stability in the wider region’, ‘quality of life’ and ‘quality of the labor force’. The Greek government has committed to achieving four to seven percent economic gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2022-2027. A focus on green initiatives, Energy and Renewables and private sector companies who survived the COVID-19 financial crisis is helping to push deal growth. In addition, banks have committed to reducing their NPE/NPL portfolios to single digits — delivering credit in the process. The housing sector traditionally a key growth factor for the Greek economy, appears to be emerging from the pandemic largely unscathed and in the M&A market, foreign investors are seeing attractive valuations that — with adequate capital infusion— may create sector leaders when the economy starts growing.

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Greece, despite the fiscal expansion required by the pandemic, maintained market confidence. Drawing in 2020, through 5 bond issues, liquidity amounting to EUR 12 billion with returns ranging from 1.2% to 2% noting a low history and with Moody’s upgrading the Greek debt at the end of 2020, now only 2 steps away from investment rank for Fitch and 3 for Moody’s and S&P. The provision of liquidity to the economy totaling EUR 15.7 billion, through the provision of low-interest loan advances, deferral of tax liabilities and support of employees, provided significant support to businesses affected by the crisis. At the same time, significant tax Reliefs have been announced and are already being implemented to support entrepreneurship and reduce labor costs through introduction of over-depreciation rates of 200% for three years for green and digital investments as well as through the abolition of the solidarity contribution. Two important changes that have taken place in the last two years undo significant competitive disadvantages of the Greek economy and are expected to advance further M&A activity in Greece. The first is the special tax regimes for individuals who choose to adopt Greece as a place of tax residence. The second is the exemption of legal entities from the capital gains tax for the sale of participations in other EU countries, the “participation exemption”. The EU Recovery and Resilience Facility, focusing on digital economy and green transition, could greatly contribute to attracting foreign investment, helping the country bridge the big investment gap of the past two decades. The rapid absorption of resources of the RRF and the accelerating reforms will determine the return of the country at growth rates after end of the pandemic. As foreign investors’ confidence in Greece is restored, the county is increasingly successful in attracting international capital and resources. Investors are recognizing Greece’s investment potential, but the journey is only at the beginning. ABOUT KPMG IN GREECE Operating in Greece for 50 years KPMG offers through 4 entities, audit, tax, accounting & payroll, legal and advisory services to domestic and international businesses in Greece and abroad. Operating in Athens and Thessaloniki, KPMG employ over 650 high caliber professionals with significant specialized expertise. KPMG is an ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified advisory firm and have its own additional internal International Quality and Risk Management system which is applied during the course of engagements undertaken. Social Media, KPMG in Greece

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Best Outsourced FinTech Business Development Services Provider 2022

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O.B.S. SALES SERVICES LTD Founded back in May 2007 and headquartered in London, O.B.S. SALES SERVICES LTD (‘O.B.S.’) is a unique, specialist high-end agency in the FinTech sector. It provides full-blown outsourced sales and business development consultancy and execution services to software houses, consultancies and service providers operating in the financial technology sector. Growing organically through word of mouth and supporting a diverse client base, our clients trust us to provide innovative, class leading outsourced sales and business development services. Working in the early 2000’s as a sales and business development executive in the burgeoning financial services software & technology market, I noticed a material gap in the market for a high-end, specialist sales / business development agency which could deliver the type of outsourced services I believed the market in this area truly deserved. Following my instinct I founded O.B.S. And we’ve never looked back. We are specialists in the creation, management and closure of sales prospects. O.B.S. assists its clients with comprehensive outsourcing services to complement either existing sales and business development programmes or to provide complete, fully tailored outsourced solutions as required. O.B.S.’ services are delivered only by seasoned FinTech sales practitioners with, crucially, direct, prior financial services / markets first phase careers specifically on the business side such as banker, trader, OTC derivatives broker, sales, sales-trader, risk manager etc. The ability to look our clients’ target markets in the eye and indeed approach them as peers, because we are, is paramount and a key component to how we successfully deliver our services.

Our mantra is excellence and to be class leading in all the flavours of services the agency provides for its clients. Going the extra mile for our clients is a given and one that can be testified to. In terms of the outlook for the agency, it is business as usual in these ever-challenging times. We continue to work tightly with our present clients to deliver best in class service whilst working with new clients as they arise. Strategically the aim going forward for the agency is to continue to scale at a contained rate and work with clients who truly ‘get’ our rationale, value proposition and how we fit in. I am also interested to now extend the agency’s presence overseas and we are presently exploring options to this effect. Additionally, with O.B.S.’ deep experience in working with many leading financial software houses over its years of operation, the agency has recently extended a new, standalone advisory service to the market. Over our many years of operation, we have accrued first-hand deep insight into how successful business development / sales engines work within the space. We know what they look like and we know what it takes. This advisory service might suit both smaller houses looking to move beyond start-up phase and put in place a more systematic business development / sales infrastructure and larger houses looking to sanity check their operations in this area by seeking a third-party view. Winning the 2022 M&A Today Global Award as sponsored by EMG Publishing for “Best Outsourced FinTech Business Development Service Provider” is a true accolade and affirmation for the agency and one we deeply appreciate. As O.B.S. begins its next phase of growth, it is helping our clients grow which will always be our principal driver. And as said our greatest buzz.

Our services range from “O.B.S. Pipeline Generation Services” - helping take our clients into new prospective customers within an already established market vertical - to providing full blown, end-to-end sales and business development outsourcing solutions. And all flavours in between. Our track record in helping take clients into new markets both from a proposition and geographical perspective is second to none. We work with all shapes and sizes of clients ranging from established multinational financial software houses to smaller shops looking to scale beyond their initial charter clients. We also frequently work with non-UK domiciled firms looking to gain a foothold and develop business within the UK financial services market. Common to all is helping them grow top line revenue by winning new sales. An O.B.S. originated new customer win for one of our clients is the biggest buzz there is.

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Richard Waller, Founder & CEO Company: Contact: Email: Web:

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O.B.S. Sales Services Ltd Richard Waller, Founder & CEO info@obs-sales-services.com www.obs-sales-services.com


Taxi Company of the Year - The Oxfordshire Taxi Company Limited

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Hard work and determination in this competitive industry is what makes 001 Taxis stand out from the rest, word of mouth is priceless, their continued excellence is what gives them the edge, allowing them to go into competition with themselves. The vehicles used are tracked, each driver is uniformed and insured. A DBS (criminal records bureau) is carried out, the drivers embark on safeguarding training and most have a NVQ in road passenger transport. Customer service is what really makes this firm unbeatable, they are friendly, with strong work ethics, striving to be the best taxi service. Delivering efficient, quality service to each and every customer, ensuring A taxi service can be a great option when you need transportation but don’t want to deal with the hassle of driving or public transportation. When you use a taxi, you can just sit back and relax while someone else does the driving. You also don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot or paying for parking. So, if you’re looking for a convenient and affordable way to get around, a taxi service is a great option! But who can you rely on, assure your safety and offer great time management? 001 Taxis. We have narrowed down the search for you. Amir and his team of elite drivers work with the latest GPS technology to ensure you arrive at your destination, on time. Also offering local cab Uber work with thousands of bookings a week, offering more choice for customers and better outcome for the drivers.

that satisfaction is guaranteed. Not only that, but this Global award-wining service is the only Oxford-based taxi company with a city centre depot offering a waiting room, amusements and refreshments, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tel: 01865- 406088 Email: manager@001taxis.com

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Best Bespoke Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremony Provider

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A LIFE CHANGING EVENT - AND HOW WE MAKE IT HAPPEN! Thistle Ceremonies are delighted to receive this award. We pride ourselves on delivering stand out Ceremonies that will resonate with you and your guests long after the wedding cake has been eaten! An important part of Thistle Ceremonies is our sister arm, Thistle Humanists. Not only are you ensuring a first class Ceremony with us, as we are not for profit, you are also contributing to our charity. Our profits help to pay towards Funeral costs for those who can’t afford them, also we donate a portion to other charities, rotated every year. Thistle Ceremonies offers Weddings and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies that offer value for money - we can keep our costs low as we are not-for profit but also provide the type of Ceremony that you have always imagined. We have a saying, ‘If you can dream it, we can create it.’ Our Celebrants love sitting down with our couples and finding out the sort of Ceremony they want, and we have lots of amazing ideas we can offer too. Whether you want a sophisticated Ceremony, a lighthearted but meaningful one, a small intimate Ceremony, we cover all the bases, we’ve got this! We will work with you every step of the way, designing a script for your approval and in the case of Weddings (all our Celebrants are authorised to conduct legal Weddings), we will keep you right with any of the legal paperwork.

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of your relationship and the steps that led you to find each other. Family and friends are often an important part of a Ceremony, and very often couples will want to acknowledge these important bonds. Our Celebrants will write you a beautiful script that will highlight the special people in your life and the part they have played. Sometimes people will want to mention a special person who has sadly passed and again, we will provide some beautiful words that epitomises the part they have played in your lives and how much they have meant, and still mean to you. Thistle Celebrants will be with you through the whole process, from the first meeting and writing of the Ceremony which will be sent to you for your perusal, to being contactable at any stage in the process with any help and advice. On the day, you can expect an amazing Ceremony, happy in the knowledge you are getting the perfect Ceremony for you. Our Website and Facebook page is full of sparkling testimonials from our clients. Everything that applies to Wedding Ceremonies, is the same for Renewal of Vows Ceremonies except for the legal part, which is not required. The world has seen many changes lately, perhaps it’s time you and your partner revisit your relationship with an amazing Ceremony!

We hold a large variety of symbolic gestures, all of which you will have access to and the good news is that we offer these as part of the inclusive price for Weddings and Vow Renewals. (£395 for Weddings and £350 for Renewal of Vows). What is a symbolic gesture? These can range from ancient Celtic customs such as: Handfasting (where bride and groom undergo a joined hand tying to symbolise their union), drinking from the Quaich, (a Scottish two handled drinking cup - often referred to as the ‘loving cup’) a Wish Jar (where guests write their own message for the bride and groom and place them in a special keepsake jar). There are many other gestures we can offer as part of your Ceremony. As for blessings, we have varied beautiful humanist blessings from around the world, including some that are particular to Thistle and cannot be used by any other companies.

Book Thistle Ceremonies - An Amazing Experience for you a Helping Hand for Others.

What our Celebrants are interested in of course is the story of you. We want to hear how two people, that they are going to marry, came to look at each other and think ‘You are the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.’ In the Ceremony, with your permission, we can tell the story

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Thistle Ceremonies Trading Ltd online-enquiry@thistle.one www.thistle.one 0141 474 4475


Insurance & Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year

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ordley Partnership was established in April 2019. The founding partners (Paul Wordley, Graham Denny and Alison Proctor) were all key and long-standing members of the Insurance and Reinsurance Group at an international law firm headquartered in the City of London.

the lifetime of their businesses.

Our Partners have advised on some of the largest and most complex disputes across the globe. With our solutions led approach coupled with our impressive sector knowledge, strength and depth of resources and our transatlantic capability, Wordley Partnership is high up the list of advisers to turn to. Wordley Partnership prides itself in being an international legal practice whose partners are leading specialists who provide a very high level of service to its clients but unlike larger City law firms the clients benefit from the personal attention of the partners and associates who are highly motivated in a much more collegiate and cohesive environment. Wordley Partnership’s cross border experience includes advising on issues involving many jurisdictions around the world, including Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America and Australia.

Our goal in each matter is to achieve the right result and maximum recovery for our clients, with minimum exposure and expense. The proven track record and a passion for doing what we love smarter, faster and with more innovation is what powers the people at Wordley Partnership.

This is complemented by our strong Corporate, Commercial and M&A Group supporting clients through

Our expertise has been accumulated over many years from advising boards, risk managers, general counsel of companies across many industry sectors and companies located across multiple jurisdictions.

We now aim to expand and in so doing not lose our expertise in addition to growing in complimentary areas and geographies.

Contact Details Address: 1 King William Street, London, EC4N 7AF Tel: +44 (0) 20 3915 8443 Mob: +44 (0) 7889 031 722 Web: www.wordleylaw.com

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Assurely

Best Insurance Product of the Year - TigerMark - USA

BLKWTR Creative

Most Innovative Communications Agency - Canada

BLUE WATER ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Best in Environmentally Conscious Programming - USA

Brena, Bell & Walker

Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Alaska, USA

David Ellis Architect Inc

Best Education Architecture Practice 2022 - David Ellis Architect Inc Canada

DVO Real Estate

Best for Multi-Family Real Estate Investment & Recognised Investor in Structured Equity Solutions - USA

Dynamic Training Centre

Best Personal Fitness Facility - Canada

Esposito Intellectual Enterprises

Most Outstanding Investment Banking Firm 2022 - USA

gang&lani media

Best International SME Social Media Marketing Agency - gang&lani media North Carolina

Gavin/Solmonese

Company Restructuring Expert of the Year - Ted Gavin - USA

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Hero Guest

Best Hospitality Learning Management System - Hero Guest - USA

Jump to Health Inc

Best Nutrition & Weight Management Provider of the Year - USA

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KN Interiors, Inc.

Best Interior Design Studio - KN Interiors, Inc. - USA

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NRPR Group

Most Influential Brand Strategist 2022 - USA

PACIFICA Productions

Best Wedding Photography Studio 2022 - Montreal

PAG.law PLLC

Latin American Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year - PAG.law PLLC - USA

Paragon Security

Kevin Sanjari – Paragon Security – President of the Year 2022 – Canada

Prairie Bliss

Best Medispa Treatment Clinic - Canada

Royal Restrooms

Most Innovative Portable Restrooms & Showers Rental Company - USA

Scenterprises Inc.

Best Custom Perfume Creation Experience - 2022 - Scenterprises Inc. USA

Surge Energy

Linhua Guan - Best Oil & Gas CEO of the Year - USA

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Wagner Law Group

Best Woman-Owned Employee Benefits Law Firm - USA

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Best Insurance Product of the Year - TigerMark

For the third year in a row, M&A Today awarded Assurely its “Best Insurance Product of the Year” Award for Assurely’s TigerMark Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance programs’, celebrating and recognizing Tigermark’s innovation and outstanding performance. TigerMark is the only crowdfunding-specific D&O insurance program that properly insures private companies and projects raising capital using Reg A, Reg CF, or Reg506(c) exemptions.

“TigerMark is the leading insurance product for companies using the internet or technology to raise capital and the partners that support them, and fills a critical financial gap for companies raising capital in this way”, commented Richard Baker, M&A Today’s Editor in Chief. Tigermark’s creation resulted from the failure of traditional insurance coverage to adapt to the new risks created by the JOBS Act of 2012. The Act made it easier for companies and startups to raise money from the community via the exemptions listed above. TigerMark D&O is the first and only of its kind to acknowledge and create specific coverage for these risks, specifically including coverage for claims brought by investors. Many companies who begin to raise capital from the crowd are unaware of the risks involved. Studies have shown that 1 in 4 private companies experience a D&O claim within three years. Assurely helps to solve this financial risk by providing the necessary D&O insurance at a reasonable price through a semiautomatic, virtual seamless customer experience. This main drive behind the creation of Assurley was described by Ty Sagalow, Assurely’s Co-Founder and Chief Insurance Officer, in a recent interview with Michael Fiedel of the prominent publication InsurTech Ohio Thought Leadership:

“Customers don’t necessarily need a frictionless experience, but they expect it. They also expect all the other items around trust, safety, confidence, etc that are basic emotions that insurance clients

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have (and deserve) from the insurance industry, yet historically, rarely get.” With TigerMark companies don’t have to worry about returning investor investments when these covered claims come in, which is essential for startups operating on minimal funding. Above all, TigerMark benefits all stakeholders within the ecosystem; the company raising capital, its investors, and the platform or portal supporting the transaction. Founded by Ty Sagalow, and David Carpentier, CEO, Assurely provides insurance solutions to innovative companies that are capitalizing on technological advancements. In every interaction with Assurely, the two founders wanted to instill a feeling of trust and safety for their clients. Resulting in Assurely ensuring precise, budget-conscious, “everyone wins” coverage while eliminating the frustration of the insurance buying process for the customer. TigerMark is based on this ideology. Through creating the necessary proper protection that thousands of companies were lacking, Assurely’s TigerMark D&O insurance program has a growing list of prominent partners within the industry, including Dalmore Group and Crowdcheck, that encourage their clients to obtain TigerMark coverage. According to Baker, “The TigerMark D&O program won our ‘Best Insurance Product of the Year ‘ award for its innovation because it provides a unique solution to a problem that is influencing an entire industry.” Baker further commented, “We are looking forward to seeing what other innovative solutions Assurely will provide in the future with their Insurance-as-a-service platform.” Contact Details Assurely Company: info@assurely.com Email: www.assurely.com Web:

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Best Nutrition & Weight Management Provider of the Year

Jump To Health™ is a company on a mission to end diabetes, obesity, sugar addiction, inflammation, and all health concerns like heart health, gut health, mood, sleep, that can be improved with good nutrition. We are a company that provides the resources to radically change lives. The products, programs, and education we provide can help build a better life for generations to come. We aim to… • Reverse the damages and lies prompted by the food industry and pharmaceuticals, which have ruined our health and well-being. • Empowering consumers to make healthier decisions by promoting the truth about nutrition. • Offer better living through healthy lifestyle choices. • Inspire and motivate We provide more than products. We provide weekly emails and information on health, nutrition, to help people learn about nutrition and help. We do not teach this in school, and even our health care providers typically get an average of 8 hours total nutrition training in their careers. Our goal is to provide information to help people live healthier, like showing people how to find hidden sugars in their food that can impact their heart health, immune health, gut health, weight. We provide meal plans and programs, recipes and shopping lists to fit any lifestyle (vegan/vegetarian, keto, diabetes, etc.) and more tools, along with a caring community for support.

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they detox from sugars, sodium, and chemicals hidden in food and rebuild their health 22 days at a time. This program has 3 phases to detox, reset, and recharge their health. And it comes with recipes, shopping lists, trackers, and a community that helps motivate and support. One challenge has been breaking through the clutter of hype, and over promises that so many supplements claim. We stand for real nutrition, real education, real results. A lot of companies use stimulants and caffeine to create artificial energy that leaves you wired, then crashing. We don’t do that. It’s not good for your heart, nor your body. Our challenge is finding ways to connect with people and show them how we care, how our community is different and focused on true transformations from the inside out. A quote by an inspiring woman – Harriette Taubman - “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Culture is everything. It can make or break a company. Ours values teamwork, thoughtful challenging of beliefs, passion for change, and transparency in everything we do. We believe that there are lots of good ideas, and that diversity in backgrounds, and thinking is important to creating a company that better serves their customers. We constantly strive to be better, and that is motivating to us all.

- Health is your first wealth. Without it you cannot achieve your dreams. - Wealth – our products and programs can help save people money on groceries, they can earn points for free product or cash, or even income for helping coach people to make healthier food choices, help people get tremendous relief from inflammation, help moms make sure their children are eating all their fruits and veggies and make foods they love without all the sugar and processing, I help people build their immune system and get better focus and energy, and help people lose weight while boosting lean muscle. - Living – for our members we offer a savings portal where they can find discounts on Travel, Entertainment (Amusement parks, movies, concerts), and online shopping at major stores. These savings can help them live more, and have more fun. - Giving – our program encourages people to get active, and walk. And when they do and join the giving program their steps can add up to donations to Feeding America. In addition we’ve launched a revolutionary new program called “New You In 22”. This program is designed to help people lose weight and get results without hunger, or cravings, and eating foods the whole family can enjoy. With New You In 22 –

Audrey Sommerfeld CEO

Randy Mitchell President, Field Development

Dr Steve Witherly, PhD Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition and meal planning, experience is key. A registered dietitian or certified nutritionist will have the knowledge and expertise to create a plan that is tailored to your unique needs. They will also be able to adapt the plan as your needs change over time. In addition, a experienced professional can offer guidance and support to help you stick to your goals. Meal plans that are based on solid scientific evidence are more likely to be effective in promoting long-term health. If you are looking to make changes to your diet, consider working with a registered dietitian or certified nutritionist. With their help, you can develop a plan that will set you up for success. With our new coaching program, and new products and tools that we are rolling out – our goal is to triple the company this year, and then continue to grow and eventually expand globally. Our team behind the scenes has experience working internationally and have worked in over 60 countries. We are ready to help families around the world get back to health, and get back to wholeness.

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Best Interior Design Studio - KN Interiors, Inc.

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Crafting Comfort in a Changing World It’s been a turbulent few years, and the spaces we live in are a more integral part of our lives than ever. No longer simply a “home,” for many of us these walls now also encompass work, school, the gym, social clubs, playgrounds, and so much more. It is absolutely vital that our spaces support our goals and aspirations, help us lead more relaxed and efficient lives, and spend higher quality time with our families and friends.

improves your quality of life, both inside the home, and subsequently when you are out in the world.

You might ask yourself the following: At the end of the day, does your home stress you out rather than welcoming you in? Do you know your home needs help, but you don’t know what to do, or how to do it? Do you worry about the budget getting out of control, or making expensive mistakes? Do you dream of a home that’s comfortable, functional, AND beautiful? Do you wish someone could just get it done, so you can simply enjoy living in it?

As we demand more from our living spaces than ever before, the value of hiring a professional designer goes beyond crafting designs that are both stunning and timeless, providing decades of longevity for the investment, although that is obviously critical. It’s knowing the right questions are being asked at the outset, having someone to organize and oversee the project from planning through execution, and trusting someone to be a steward of your finances. Above all, it’s crystal-clear communication, and managing expectations and client comfort at every step along the way. Kristy says, “The importance of approaching your design process with a plan cannot be overstated. It is the only way to visualize the end result, manage the budget and schedule, and ensure a satisfying outcome. A large part of what we do is to help you make wise investments, not dissimilar from the services that other advisors provide.”

If these questions resonate with you, KN Interiors has the magic wand you’re seeking. Owned and operated by Kristy Nichols, this multi-award-winning design studio specializes in working with busy homeowners who NEED a home that is both a launch pad into their day, and a haven to return to in the evening. She describes her style as “livable luxury” and says, “Our clients really LIVE in their homes, and are looking for solutions, both aesthetic and functional, to make the quality of that living better. They are incredibly busy with their professional lives, taking care of their families, and pursuing a myriad of interests that do not include learning to navigate the massive number of moving parts involved in ushering a design from concept to completion. They trust us to do that.” When you work with KN Interiors, one of the first things you’ll notice is a tangible sense of genuine care, followed by a commitment to unparalleled customer service, and an insistence that the experience be an exciting and enjoyable one for both the client and the designer. It is Kristy’s absolute, fundamental belief that good design

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“Kristy is a true professional with tremendous integrity. I love her attitude and fun approach, and I admire her decisive vision and passion for design. I know she always has many projects going at once, but she makes me feel as if I am her only client.” - MH, Antioch IL

Ultimately, it is Kristy’s intention that her firm’s work will improve the client’s experience in their home long after the projects are complete. To this end she insists, “Your life should be better for having interacted with myself, my company, and our services. It is incredibly humbling to think of all the beautiful moments that are going to be shared in these spaces we’ve created.” Web: www.kninteriors.com Phone: 847-902-3940 Email: kristy@kninteriors.com Photography: Kristin Cashmore, Bella Vie Studio

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Kevin Sanjari – Paragon Security – President of the Year 2022

Kevin Sanjari is the President of Paragon Protection Ltd, a Canadian owned and operated security company since 1976. As a family owned and operated company, Paragon provides a high level of personal service and attention with the benefit of having nearly 5,000 employees.

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It’s a role that is integral to our day-to-day lives, even in adversity. That’s why Kevin helped to establish the Canadian Security Lifesaver Association® (CSLA®) in 2019. The Canadian Security Lifesaver Association® is a non-profit organization that seeks to recognize security professionals and raise awareness of their significant contributions to Canadians. His visions for this association were: Celebrate examples where security professionals’ direct actions result in saving an individual’s life and that without such immediate intervention those individuals would most certainly perish. Enhance the public perception of professionalism in the private security industry.

Kevin 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 noticed that while many security guards are reprimanded when situations go wrong – very few are recognized when they go right. He envisioned an association that illuminated the important life saving work done by guards across Canada. There are over 150,000 active licensed security guards in Canada. These professionals safeguard workplaces, residences, healthcare, and entertainment facilities – and they do it so skillfully and unobtrusively that many don’t realize their presence until they are needed.

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Promote positive discussions around collaboration between Government, Law Enforcement, and Private Industry. CSLA® celebrates these life saving heroes. Under Kevin’s guidance, CSLA® has expanded its membership to include several leading Canadian security companies, all of whom collaborate in a non-partisan and non-competitive effort to celebrate the frontline heroes among us. We applaud Kevin for his industry leadership and are delighted to name him our President of the Year. Web: https://canadiansecuritylifesaver.ca/

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Linhua Guan - Best Oil & Gas CEO of the Year

USA

With the acquisition of the Grenadier and Apache assets, the company added significant daily production and proven reserves. The increased scope and scale of the business resulted in: • • • •

Surge Energy (www. SurgeEnergyA.com) is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the development, exploitation and acquisition of oil and natural gas reserves in the Midland Basin of West Texas, one of the three primary sub-basins of the Permian Linhua Guan, Chief Basin. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Executive Officer Texas, with field offices in Ackerly, Texas and Lorenzo, Texas. Surge Energy believes its highly talented and experienced team of people are its greatest asset. The team embodies Surge Energy’s culture, simply stated as “Who We Are”, which is defined by the following principles: Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, Transparency. Surge Energy is the only oil & gas company recognized by Houston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021. On January 31, 2021, Surge Energy announced in the US that it signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire leasehold interest and producing wells from Grenadier Energy Partners II LLC (“Grenadier”) in Howard County, TX, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $420 million USD. This announcement came at a time when COVID-19 cases were peaking in the state of Texas, limiting ability to meet face to face for negotiation or due diligence procedures. Also during this time, Winter Storm Uri produced record cold temperatures for the state, sidetracking Surge’s employees for a week to manage a completely shut in oil field and their personal homes which were rendered, in many cases, with no power or water. Yet, the Surge team persevered and successfully closed on the deal, as planned, at the end of the first quarter of 2021. The team, having experience completing the Grenadier acquisition in a condensed time, used the same processes, talents and skills on a second deal in 2021 when it closed on a $37.5 million USD acquisition from Apache Corporation in July.

A dominant position in the Northern Midland Basin with >100,000 acres Increased borrowing capacity on Surge’s revolving credit facility Positioning Surge for future growth opportunities through increased scope and scale Operational synergies and de-leveraging the company in the long-term

In its relatively short 7-year history, Surge has invested over $5 billion USD and drilled nearly 400 horizontal wells in the Midland Basin. Through that experience, Surge gained valuable insights into drilling and completion practices, production optimization, and oil field infrastructure techniques. Surge was recently listed as an honoree for the Houston Business Journal’s 2021 Innovation award for solving a power supply shortage in Surge’s area of operation. Surge immediately began applying its best practices and concepts to its new asset purchased from Grenadier and Apache. Additionally, the WTI price at closing of the Grenadier acquisition was around $50 per barrel. Since that time, commodity prices have improved significantly, increasing the value of the acquisition. Surge looks forward to helping power the well sites with cleaner more economic source of energy in 2022, and, as a top quartile water and methane intensity operator, Surge will greatly reduce the environmental impact on the local community from the development of the acquired assets. Beyond the immediate financial, operating & environmental benefits, Surge was able to grow the scale of its business, resulting in greater purchasing power and lower costs going forward. With the increased inventory life, Surge will continue growing revenues, resulting in more tax benefit to the state of Texas, greater wealth creation for its partners and royalty owners, and further job security for its employees. Since inception, the Company has paid over $1 billion in royalty and working interest payments to mineral owners while the State of Texas and several counties within Texas have received over $190 million of production and value related taxes. Surge looks forward to continuing to grow the wealth of its stakeholders and local operating communities. Surge Energy is proud to be a leader of the energy industry which helps fuel economic growth and improve the quality of life for Americans. Even through the challenges posed during 2020 and 2021, Surge demonstrated resilience, not only surviving, but thriving through the turbulent times as demonstrated by the Grenadier and Apache acquisitions. These acquisitions were a perfect fit for Surge in 2021, resulting in positive returns on all fronts.

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Best Woman-Owned Employee Benefits Law Firm

Established in 1996 by Marcia S. Wagner, The Wagner Law Group is dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, excellence and thought leadership and is considered to be amongst the nation’s premier ERISA and employee benefits law firms. The firm has offices across the country, providing unparalleled legal advice to its clients, including large, small and non-profit corporations as well as individuals and government entities worldwide. “When I started The Wagner Law Group in 1996, I was just as passionate about the law as I am today. I’ve built the firm with lawyers who share my enthusiasm, commitment, honesty and integrity.” -Marcia S. Wagner The firm’s attorneys are experienced in a wide range of legal areas, including business law, real estate, family law, and estate planning. The Wagner Law Group is known for its personalized approach to client service, and its attorneys take the time to get to know each client and understand their individual needs. As a result, the firm is able to provide comprehensive legal services that are tailored to the specific needs of each client. The Wagner Law Group is committed to providing clients with the highest quality of legal representation, and its attorneys are highly skilled in all areas of the law. The law is a complex and ever-changing field, so it’s important to have an experienced team of legal professionals on your side. The Wagner Law Group is committed to providing clients with the very best advice and expertise in these constantly changing and complicated areas of the law. The Wagner Law Group offers solid legal solutions and advice based on sound legal knowledge, coupled with great breadth and depth of experience. As a result of dealing directly with experienced practitioners, clients enjoy the benefits of accountability and understanding of their individual needs. Accordingly, the firm achieves the best attributes of small law firms, such as in-depth, personalized attention and reasonable rates, while at the same time maintaining the sub-specialization and sophistication of large firms. OUR MISSION We observe these standards in servicing our clients: Offering the highest quality of legal services at reasonable rates in the fields of ERISA and employee benefits, employment, labor & human resources,

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investment management, bankruptcy and restructuring, HIPAA, privacy & security, expert witness, mergers & acquisitions, legislative, regulatory & policy services, tax exempt organizations, trusts & estates, probate, litigation, independent fiduciary services, family law and Union Members Estate Planning; Providing our clients with a single source for legal representation in our areas of expertise; Emphasizing in our legal services the practical approach, thereby adding value for our clients; and Combining personalized attention, sophisticated solutions and best practices for our clients, large and small. WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS? Our clients encompass those with whom we have longstanding relationships: • Publicly-traded multistate and multinational businesses • Sole proprietors • For-profit clients • Professional service organizations • Nonprofit entities • Trade and professional associations • Government instrumentalities • Financial institutions A law firm is respected when it has a team of competent, experienced and successful lawyers. The firm must also be able to deliver high quality services to clients, be it in court or out of court. Furthermore, the firm should have strong institutional linkages, which would ensure that the lawyers get the best guidance, support and advice from other professionals. Finally, the firm must continuously strive to improve its services by investing in new technology and in the training and development of its team members. By meeting all these criteria, a law firm can become respected and trusted by both clients and peers. This is what makes The Wagner Law group a Globally awardwinning legal powerhouse, maintaining its high standards and delivering the results time and time again. Company: The Wagner Law Group Websites: www.wagnerlawgroup.com 617-357-5200 Tel:

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Astor Legal

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

Circassia

Best Global FeNO Testing Provider 2022

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Global Touch Incorporated

Best Global Business Technology Specialists of the Year & Best Strategic Technology Consulting Group - Global

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Best Digital Strategy Agency Digital Marketing Champions - 2022 Australia

Kwiktech

Most Versatile Light Hollow Metal Fabrication System 2022: Kwiktech Australia

LyZadie Design Studio

Most Sustainable Furniture Design Studio - LyZadie Design Studio - New Zealand

Paccon Logistics Pty Ltd

Most Trusted Freight Forwarder - 2022 - Paccon Logistics Pty Ltd - Australia

TotalTrack Pty Ltd

Best Safety Management Software: JSEAsy Premium - Australia

Women's World Football Show

Best International Soccer News Media Programme 2022 - Global

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OCEANIA & GLOBAL Best Global FeNO Testing Provider 2022

Circassia is a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people suffering from asthma. We do this by helping physicians assess patients more accurately using our proprietary NIOX® technology. NIOX® measures the level of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in the breath, with results proven to help in the diagnosis and management of asthma. We are proud to receive the award for Best Global FeNO Testing Provider 2022. The accolade marks our commitment to leading research and development in FeNO testing and our continued support for the asthma and respiratory disease community. NIOX VERO® is the leading point-of-care FeNO monitoring and measurement device. When you consider how it all began, it really makes for a fascinating story. First came the discovery of the importance of nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the body – so much so that work in the field received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998. This was followed by the discovery of the significance of FeNO as a biomarker in asthma and the development of NIOX® technology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The ground-breaking innovations we’re able to develop now all started there. Sold in over 50 countries, NIOX VERO® is the only FeNO device simultaneously to hold a CE Mark and to be approved by the US FDA, China FDA (now the National Medical Products Administration) and NICE. We remain committed to that position. NIOX VERO® is also the only FeNO device fully compliant with recommendations from the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society for the standardisation of FeNO measurement. This is thanks to the breathing handle that filters out nitric oxide in ambient air and organic compounds to ensure exhaled air is not contaminated, which could pose a risk to the accuracy of the result. In addition, NIOX VERO® features a unique Flow Rate Control™ mechanism to ensure the patient maintains a steady exhalation, further contributing to accuracy. The device offers visual and audio guides to help patients complete the test, optimising the process for both the physician and the patient, and accommodating those who are blind or deaf. NIOX® technology has always been at the forefront of development. The technology was the first to deploy chemiluminescence in FeNO testing. The NIOX® electrochemical sensor was subsequently developed,

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allowing us to take the first portable FeNO device to market. Bringing FeNO testing out of the lab to make it available at the point-of-care was a significant breakthrough, not just for NIOX® but for FeNO as a biomarker in asthma management. Many more patients have benefited from the introduction of our point-of-care device and it’s an advance we were very proud to lead. Since then, NIOX VERO® has been selected by NICE to be part of the UK NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC). AAC works with innovators to streamline and accelerate the adoption of the best new products in healthcare. FeNO testing is a cutting-edge procedure so the challenge is to spread the word in the hope that as many patients as possible can benefit. Routine asthma diagnosis and management were severely disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic so we’re working hard to support customers as they resume FeNO testing. FeNO is gaining recognition as the most convenient biomarker in asthma diagnosis and we are happy to play our part in raising awareness of all the available options. COVID-19 stopped the face-to-face physician education that was helping us do this but we responded by moving our interactive training resources online with a series of free masterclasses, directed by our lead nurse and FeNO expert. Each session offers more detailed insight into asthma and FeNO testing, as well as the chance to ask questions and see first-hand how NIOX VERO® works. We have been delighted with the response, having welcomed attendees from all over the world. The masterclasses continue online and are being renewed in 2022. In 2021, we were honoured to announce that more than 40 million FeNO tests had been performed worldwide using NIOX® technology. Our 340 Million Reasons campaign, highlighting the need to keep using FeNO to help the global asthma population, was warmly received. That milestone was a great marker of success. The rest of this year is set to be exciting as we launch new online resources for the asthma community. To keep up-to-date, subscribe to our newsletter at www.niox.com/subscribe. Of course, NIOX® will continue to evolve and we will strive to maintain our position on the frontline of R&D. Company: Circassia Email: digital@circassia.com Website: www.niox.com

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a broad or global reputation beyond the database world, and being an American female working globally. At the outset, three customers from her prior technology company retained her to work with them. All were located outside the US market, and so, to expand her reputation, Denise started writing for several IT publications in Europe (UK, France, and Germany), Australia, and the US.

Global Touch was founded in 1990 by its President and CEO, Denise Sangster, to provide 360° synchronization between IT companies, customers, and partners in three areas: Alignment, Acceleration, and Predictability in revenue, growth, profit, and value. Since Global Touch’s founding, we have focused on breakthrough innovation embedded in our core ‘stepahead’ philosophy, and we continually redefine our clients’ expectations to eliminate boundaries while balancing performance and transformation. For 25+ years, Denise has advised the world’s most innovative technology companies, helping and inspiring them to build cutting-edge disruption through next generation partner ecosystems that generate predictable and sustainable revenue, growth, and profitability that are aligned with required customer business outcomes. Starting a business on your own is not an easy road to take. One is faced with different challenges, including but not limited to reputation, network, funding, and so on. For Denise, there were two initial challenges: lack of

Our expertise is grounded in global field experience, expansive global relationships, and our data-centric culture. We know partners and customers, and we have first-hand experience with what works and why. This is not theoretical knowledge, but one you only learn from first-hand experience over many years. We have three decades of a successful track record built upon working closely with our clients to help them balance scaling revenue through a productive global partner ecosystem, while helping their partners realize strong profit earnings around products and services. We do Denise Sangster CEO this by leveraging our deep global field experience and operating in a data-centric culture wrapped in data storytelling, plus sharing our knowledge of how to support partners with the portfolio, programs, and benefits needed to future proof outcomes that customers need and want. We are always evaluating impactful opportunities to generate unique value for our clients, their partnerships, and their mutual customers. Web: www.globaltouch.com

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resources provided in our customized white paper, “Unleash Your Partner Ecosystem Success” tailored to the profitability success rating of an individual IT company.

Our “Partner Profitability Calculator” was the first in the IT industry. For the vast majority of IT Companies, the foundation of nearly every channel investment does not deliver partner profitability, and this is a significant problem for IT Companies, their partners, and their customers. Partners prioritize IT companies that create sustainable profitability opportunities for their businesses. They invest in those IT companies’ product roadmaps and proactively participate in their readiness programs. Unfortunately, most partners suffer from profit underperformance, leaving IT companies with a sliver of their partners’ revenue potential. For the majority of IT companies, this is their #1 problem, and they don’t know it or they don’t understand why it is happening or how to fix it. Global Touch’s Partner Profitability Calculator is built from years of in-the-field data across thousands of global partners, and it provides IT companies with a snapshot of their partner programs and investment profitability impacts in less than 5 minutes. The results help IT companies discover how they “stack up” with additional

One thing that sets us apart from other consulting companies is our Global Touch’s Partner Outlook Survey™. In the choppy markets we are facing around the world, staying a step ahead of economic, geopolitical, technology, and emerging consumption and multi-cloud era pressures can make all the difference to your company’s bottom line and its partners. The challenge is access to timely information to know what’s on the mind of partners who are on the front lines and generate the majority of revenues for the IT industry. Capturing this information is our expertise! The Global Touch’s Partner Outlook Survey™ provides quarterly insights into trends shaping the industry, its partners, GTM transformations, and revenue models for the emerging consumption and multicloud era. This survey is intended to capture a quick viewpoint from top IT partners’ executives into key issues that may impact revenues and growth across three regions, as well as contrasting business trends between or within the regions. We are continually asking ourselves how we can “up” our services and make our partners even more successful. We are working on a few ideas that should be ready in the second half of 2022, but until then, we can’t talk about them. Web: www.globaltouch.com

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OCEANIA & GLOBAL Most Versatile Light Hollow Metal Fabrication System 2022: Kwiktech

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The construction industry is always looking for new ways of working, and the team at Kwiktech have proven essential, many thanks to their innovative approach to the fabrication of light hollow metal. Sitting comfortably as part of its own industry, the team have achieved astonishing success in BUILD’s Homebuilder Awards 2022. We take a closer look to discover more. simple to build fabrication solution. Their work is of the highest calibre, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is available within the industry. Kwiktech’s versatility within both the construction sector and the DIY market means that not only are the components built to withstand the toughest conditions, but the business is too. ITEM NO.

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The team have developed numerous solutions for their clients over the years, ranging from a recent staircase design that saw the Kwiktech connection concealed within the hollow metal itself through to their most recent project where they are currently developing a freestyle Motocross ramp. The incredible range of projects the team are constantly looking to develop is part of the key to their remarkable success.

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The approach of Kwiktech has always been to make products that are accessible to all and can be used by anyone. Since the launch of the business, Kwiktech’s main focus has been on the DIY market and this is a segment of the construction industry that has thrived over the last two years due in no small part to the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, the pandemic has also seen the cost of materials rise significantly which has presented its own challenges. Balancing the needs of the market at this difficult time has been far from straightforward, but crucial to achieving success.

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Each Kwiktech design is bespoke-developed for a specific purpose and this allows for the creation of an easy-tofollow DIY build manual. The team relies on many different companies to draft and engineer these robust designs. Each has mastered the utilisation of Kwiktech over the years, ensuring they have been able to reach new heights of success. The team also depend on detailed customer feedback to inform further innovation with a focus on continuous improvement from conception to completion.

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The success of the team’s approach comes from an attitude that embraces practicality above all else. The genius of the team’s design is that it simplifies construction. When using Kwiktech, there is no manufacturing, welding, metal preparation, painting, specialist tools or squaring up required. The Kwiktech connection is concealed within the hollow metal, the size of which depends on either the cosmetic demands of the design or its engineering requirements. In larger hollow metal sections, multiple Kwiktech connections can be used. Engineering is simply calculated from the extensive certified testing results of the Kwiktech connection with load, tension and compression forces.

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Kwiktech is a brand new way of looking at the fabrication of metalwork. The team have taken an approach that puts a whole new spin on this essential part of the construction industry, allowing people with minimal skills to get involved. Instead of depending on centuries old techniques, the firm has pushed boldly forward through state of-the-art technology and cutting edge manufacturing.

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GROW THE GAME Women’s football is highly competitive and a physically demanding game. The fact that it is played by women makes it even more exciting to watch, as the players are often smaller and faster than their male counterparts. This makes for a more open and dynamic game, with more space for skilled players to show off their talents. In addition, the popularity of women’s football is growing all over the world, making it an increasingly popular sport to watch and play. With more and more countries fielding competitive teams, the standard of play is only going to improve, making women’s football one of the most exciting sports to follow in the years to come.

The Women’s World Football Show is the longest running podcast and internet radio show that covers the latest in women’s football. The show was established in 2013 by Patty La Bella, it discusses the latest developments in the women’s game, shares thoughts on the biggest matches, and interview some of the biggest names in women’s football. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just getting into the game, the Women’s World Football Show is a mustlisten. With over 200 episodes, WWFShow has the privilege of sharing the stories of many of the biggest names in the game. There are plenty of talented and dedicated women out there who deserve to be celebrated, that don’t always get their chance in the spotlight. Women’s World Football Show is the only one of its kind covering the women’s game throughout the world, from Ghana to the USA to Australia to Argentina, focusing on international league teams and their players. Over the last few decades, there has been a growing interest in women’s football. More girls are playing organized football than ever before, and women’s professional leagues are gaining popularity around the globe. One of the main reasons for the increase in interest is the increasing visibility of women’s football. With more games being televised and streamed online, more people are able to watch and appreciate the skills of female players. In addition, the success of national teams such as the United States Women’s National Team has inspired more girls to pick up a football and pursue their dreams of playing at the highest level. As the interest in women’s football continues to grow, it is poised to become one of the most popular sports in the world.

Patty La Bella is a Creative Director by trade, with experience in Marketing Copywriting. Having spent many years reporting on local sports in her hometown of Laguna Hills, California. Patty started covering the US Women’s National Team in 2009 for an online newspaper. It was here Patty found her passion for Women’s Football and the WWFShow was created. The rest as they say is history. In a world filled with constant noise and distraction, it can be hard to find the time and focus to consume quality content. That’s where podcasts come in. Podcasts are portable and convenient, which has resulted in a boom in recent years. Best of all, you can listen to podcasts while doing other things like commuting or working out. So if you’re looking for a way to consume quality content without having to sacrifice time or focus, be sure to check out WWFShow. Patty aims to help the growth and importance of women’s football, starting their first monthly newsletter this coming summer then heading to Australia in 2023 to cover the Women’s World Cup. You often forget the force behind a podcast, a business, a place for market growth, whatever platform you are interested in there is a focused team behind it, a genesis of an idea that grew to be what it is today.

In 2019, right before the Women’s World Cup in France, WWFShow had a major overhaul and changed its format completely. Trimming the show down from 2 hours, to 1. Going from a 2 person hosted show, to 1. Change is always expected in everything we do in life, but timing is crucial to the success of certain aspects. This huge turnaround was seamless and positive feedback was flying through the podcast doors, considering the change happened whilst in France covering the WWC, this risky move proved to be the one that stuck.

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