As I write this, the first day of spring is just over two weeks away and there are 24 business days left of Q1. During this quarter, the world of business has showed no signs of slowing down as companies continue striving to meet the demands of their clientele, with the help of cutting-edge technology, and the training of their teams.
Take a moment to delve into our pages and explore the stories of our handpicked award-winning businesses who hail from a range of industries including law, accountancy, education, and dermatology.
As we welcome the new year and the fresh start it brings, we would like wish all of our readers a happy and prosperous one. For it is a time to reflect on what has been, while looking towards new hope and opportunities on the horizon.
In this issue, we explore the ground-breaking work being done with next-level expertise and resilience in what have been some of the toughest times, where business are putting their clients above themselves and are devoted to providing only the very best service.
As we near the end of 2022, we would like to showcase this mixture of impactful businesses to demonstrate how they have worked hard throughout a year as tumultuous as the last.
Autumn brings us brisk mornings, crunchy leaves underfoot, and a time of deep reflection. We welcome this new season with open arms and we have plenty to look forward to.
Now, with autumn swiftly approaching, we see more projects being set up with the goal to achieve bigger and better results than before. It is with great pleasure and pride that we present this myriad of companies succeeding with tenacity behind them.
Across the business landscape, there are innumerable businesses that are influencing – and therefore shaping – their industries. Some of them are changing the way we see the business realm, and others dare to dream in ways that we never thought were possible.
Summer is in full swing; the days are long, the sun is making an appearance, and we feel inspired to innovate, develop, and grow. Everything has come into fruition as our goals and results align.
With intermittent bursts of sunshine, heat, and longer days, we find ourselves feeling motivated to get more done. The slow winter has left us, we have planted many seeds throughout spring, and we have a short amount of time before summer hits – pushing our ideas forwards and exciting us from all angles.
The month of May is a pleasant one; we are blessed with the gifts of spring, we are beginning to see hints of summer, and we are reminded that after every storm comes the sun.
April showers bring May flowers however, we’ve already had some sunshine to encourage new growth – both for our plants and our own personal development. This growth can be seen through our new collection of businesses that are switching up the pace in their industries.
This year has already been a mixed bag of emotions however, we are looking to highlight and truly celebrate the exceptional achievements and positive impacts that both individuals and businesses are making on the world.
As spring is approaching, we see a warm light at the end of the dark and cold tunnel of the winter months. Whether you’ve been tucked up in blankets at home or out embracing the cold weather, there’s always time for reflection throughout this time. We have seen some amazing stories of business success already this year and we’re here to showcase much more.
Our Global Excellence Awards are an annual programme which has been designed by the in-house research team at AI Global Media. Launched in 2016 to recognise and reward the firms and individuals whose sustained outstanding performance has seen them leading the way in their industry, the Global Excellence Awards is the flagship program of Acquisition International magazine and covers a wide variety of sectors and countries.
As with our other January issues, we look to set the pace of the new year whilst looking over the past 12 months. 2021 was a tempestuous year and a wild rollercoaster ride for many. As we shine light upon each corner of the world, we catch the glistening golden businesses that are changing the pace of the business landscape overall.
December saw an exceptional amount of inspiration from a wide variety of businesses that have made changes to the way we view customer service, superb products, and pure innovation. After a wild ride through the global pandemic, we can truly appreciate all of the work that goes into businesses and the way that they operate, as well as what they produce and present to the world.
With fiery orange leaves crunching under foot and whispers of excitement curling upon crisp tips of wind, we take a step back to observe before we amp up for Christmas. The end of the year is close, and we use this time to reflect upon some success stories of the past month.
Advances in technology and transportation have seen an increasingly connected world over the last few generations, but this globalisation has experienced rapid acceleration in the last two years alone. With the rise of remote working and the increased ease of communication across the globe, the world really is a much smaller, more connected place than it was even ten years ago.
Professor Sara Valaguzza, founder of our cover company this month, Studio Legale Valaguzza, has been championing this forward momentum since she established her firm in Milan. She, like the many other pioneers of industry also included in this month’s issue of AI Magazine.
This year has seen a great deal of positive change as well; from greater momentum in sustainability efforts to initiatives for better gender equality to the growing conversation around race and diversity, businesses and individuals across the globe are making their voices heard in calls for a brighter tomorrow.
We speak to CEO of beCause Global Consulting, Nadine B Hack. Following the company’s recognition as the ‘Best Specialist Stakeholder Engagement Consulting Firm’, Nadine offers insight into the comprehensive techniques and expertise behind the business and how it has forged its incredible reputation.
After months of restrictions imposed around the world as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is with much anticipation that we are able to look ahead to the reopening of borders and a resurgence of business activity.
With the cautious lifting of travel restrictions and easing of lockdowns, many businesses and enterprises are now able to begin making plans to reopen fully, and to look ahead to an eventual return to business as normal.
April saw a great deal of hope for businesses in the United Kingdom, as they were finally allowed to reopen following the lockdowns that have plagued the business world since March 2020. However, the same cannot be said for the rest of the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the final few weeks of 2020 are upon us, and many businesses hoping for a fresh start for the new year, it is hard to not reflect on the opportunities and challenges these past 12 months have presented. From closing office doors and reducing the size of your team, to working from home and moving to conducting meetings via video calls, we have all had to find new ways to continue providing the same level of service, despite the challenges we were faced with.
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. Quick conversations had across tables, or between departments have been replaced with emails, phone calls or virtual meetings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a strange few weeks. I’m currently writing this from my makeshift home office, having shoved aside various knick-knacks, memorabilia, electronic gadgets, and semi-important piles of paperwork from the once rarely visited study.