Issue 3 2021
2021 has had a tumultuous start. Not nearly as rollercoaster-like as last year, but there have been ups and downs aplenty already. However, that does not mean that there has not always been an opportunity to capitalise on small glimmers of hope.
Global Excellence 2020
Our Global Excellence Awards are an annual programme which has been designed by our in-house research team. Launched to recognise and reward the firms and individuals whose sustained outstanding performance has seen them leading the way in their industry.
Issue 2 2021
The events of the last year has magnified the importance of capitalising on opportunities whenever they arise. While the prevailing theme of the last year has been change, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be ever-shifting, with certainty becoming an almost alien concept.
Issue 1 2021
Like many of our January issues, we aim to start the year by looking back on the last twelve months. In hindsight, 2020 was an odd beast indeed. But, as we showcased each issue, it wasn’t lacking in developments. Despite monumental challenges, growth was still being achieved.
Issue 12 2020
As the final few weeks of 2020 are upon us, and many businesses are hoping for a fresh start in the new year, it is hard to not reflect on both the challenges and opportunities these past 12 months have presented.
Issue 11 2020
While we approach the end of 2020, there’s a certain retrospective perspective setting in, while we look forward to (what we hope is) a fresh start in the new year. It’s been a year of stops and starts. Plans halted. Adaptions made. We’ve been working from home here at AI Global Media, which has certainly been a unique challenge.
Issue 10 2020
In many ways, the bar for success in these unprecedented pandemic-times has been set at a new low. Faced with such disruption, we’re finding an acceptance in something as seemingly simple as self-care. We’ve tossed aside lofty dreams and goals and established altogether more personal ones – to make sure that we’re doing OK.
Issue 9 2020
Yet, this month, we’re going to be focusing our attention on the future, and the inevitable return to a more normal situation. Whilst it’s easy to sweep the past under the rug and call it done, there’s certainly a lesson to be learned in it all.
Issue 8 2020
Some companies have seen the pandemic as a sort of wake up call to better prepare for any unforeseen change. Though hard hit, businesses saw a need for agility and many managers, directors, CEOs and leaders took action to make sure that they planned to mitigate disruption moving forwards.
Issue 7 2020
After taking a couple of months to realign ourselves with the paradigm shifting changes to the business world - and life in general- we are officially back and ready to move on with our regular publishing schedule. Hopefully, we can say that the worst is behind us, and now we enter a period of recovery and growth. However slow that might be.
Whilst support has been made available by the Government to assist employers, the pandemic has still seen huge numbers of job losses. The pain has been felt in all sectors. So, what restructuring options are available for directors to consider in the hope of rescuing their companies’ businesses?
The stock market can be a profitable and exciting way to diversify your income and investments. It can also be a bottomless pit of confusion. Even if you have decided to hire a professional to trade on your behalf you will still want to be knowledgeable about the market on a basic level so that you can both understand your money moves and have your expectations managed along the way. It can be overwhelming thinking that you must understand every detail about the market to be able to enter it. Instead start slow and familiarize yourself with the fundamentals that are applicable to all types of participants.
We hear and read a lot about what skills you need in order to succeed at investing. Everyone wants to know the secrets to success, and what skills they need to work on to be able to get there. But what about the benefits that trading can give you as a person and a professional?
Trading is not something that one can just take up and instantly be successful at. It requires the application of various different techniques, constant evaluation and analysis, and ongoing development of your strategy.
The secret to this progression is advances in technology. Not only has it allowed businesses to speed up production and increase efficiency it has brought greater profit margins too. In today’s market, it’s all about ‘smart technology’ or more accurately ‘enablers’.
We are happy to announce Anywhere365® as this year’s winner of the Global Excellence Award for the Most Innovative Cloud-Based Contact Centre Platform. Anywhere365® is a leading omnichannel dialogue management and cloud contact centre platform, native to Microsoft Teams. Over 1800 global enterprise companies use their flagship product, Dialogue Cloud.
As the pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives, the need for a new way of working is also affected. With that in mind, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices reveals the top seven Proptech trends that aim to keep employee safe in a post-COVID office.
Science is moving at a remarkable rate, and no area more so than that of Biotech. This branch of the applied sciences sees specialists harnessing the potential that nature has to offer to benefit mankind. A leader is in this research is the team at Dyna Biotech. As one of India’s leading biotech equipment manufacturers, with years of success behind them, we thought we’d take a closer look to find out more.
As the world has become more globalized, business has had to move to match it. With every country working to different standards, it’s little surprise that many have struggled to make the best possible investments in time and resources. Named Most Innovative HR Technology Company 2020 – USA in AI’s Global Excellence Awards, the team at Expandopedia have achieved unprecedented success. We take a closer look to find out more.
Key to a thriving business is the ability of a company to adapt to changing circumstances, but managing this change is never easy. It requires leadership not just to acknowledge the difficulties of upgrading systems, but the value of the people who will run them. The team at Faculta have been named 2020’s Leading Specialists in Change Management – Mexico in Acquisition International’s Global Excellence Awards. We take a closer look to find out why.
Lockdown working has exposed the gaps in cyber security practices in many law firms. With hackers looking for a pay day, it’s never too late to become cyber proactive. Guy Lloyd at CySure explains why cyber security doesn’t need to be complex, costly or confusing.
Disability-related tribunal cases increase 133% over past five years – making it one of the most prevalent types of workplace discrimination
Disability-related tribunal cases have increased 133% over the past five years, making it the second most prevalent type of workplace discrimination, new research shows.
Scroggins Law Group PLLC is a family law boutique based in Dallas, Texas, set apart from their competitors through outstanding legal achievements and client-focused representation. Led by the well-renowned and board-certified attorney, Mark Scroggins, the firm seeks to deliver excellent legal services with the high standard of customer service that their clients deserve.
Our world is in flux. And although collectively, we are facing many challenges right now, there are myriad opportunities growing in tandem. As many organisations restructure in an effort to weather the current climate, we will inevitably see Europe follow in the steps of the United States and witness an increase in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Curb appeal is everything for a home. It’s the first thing you notice when you find the listing and visit in person. Your house’s exterior is a reflection of your personality, so it’s a major component in where you decide to live. Many styles are aesthetically pleasing, but a select few have taken over the national housing market.
Medicinal cannabis Private Equity fund-vehicle JPD Capital has announced it has entered into a joint venture with Verdex Group to create and scale a medicinal cannabis start-up in Spain.
For almost twenty years, Matrix Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers has been providing its clients with the most comprehensive insurance and reinsurance solutions, both as a sole business and now as part of the Howden Broking group in 2020. Last year, we at Acquisition International recognised the firm by awarding it the title of Best Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers 2020 – Europe & Africa in the Worldwide Finance Awards 2020. Join us now as we reflect on why the firm has been so successful and what it delivers to clients in terms of exceptional insurance and reinsurance solutions.
A small café that has made itself a thriving part of a vibrant local ecosystem, Temptations is a community favourite for both its menu and its attitude. We unearth the luxury of this local watering hole that has earned the title of Most Outstanding Café, 2020 – Islington.
When it comes to understanding vulnerabilities and predicting shifts in today’s markets, data forms a major part in the decision-making process for most enterprises. Applying that data accurately and effectively is not always easy, but the leading-edge team at Proactive Worldwide offers advanced solutions to help businesses on an international scale.