Welcome to the May edition of Acquisition International magazine. Recognised as a voice of modern business, we are passionate about providing vital updates to corporate readers so they can always be one step ahead.

So far, it has been a very rainy, cool spring here in the UK, but now, at long last, the sunshine has started to break through. We’ve endured this wet weather and are finally coming out on the other side.

Indeed, the gloomy days are inevitable, but they don’t last forever, and they can even have a beneficial impact. Like the flowers need the rain to thrive, struggles and challenges can do the same for businesses, making them stronger and serving as a learning curve which enables them to become better than before.

All businesses will have a story about how they’ve had to overcome obstacles, using this experience to avoid challenges moving forward or improving their ability to deal with them in the future. As a result, their offering is enhanced and they can defy the odds.

In this issue, we are excited to be celebrating true excellence among our award-winning businesses. These are the businesses who don’t only succeed in overcoming their own challenges, but they also work hard to help others overcome theirs, delivering outstanding services to make their customers’ lives easier and to ensure their success.

Whether provider of courses, communications solutions, software, or recruitment, client-centricity is at the core of everything they do.

We hope you find this issue to be insightful, and look forward to welcoming you back again next month.