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Europlaz Technologies Ltd secures contract to manufacture COVID-19 Test Kits


New antibody test kits for ongoing COVID-19 testing and immunity research are now being manufactured in Essex.

Europlaz Technologies Ltd, based in Southminster in Essex, have signed a contract to exclusively manufacture a COVID-19 antibody test kits.

While the existing COVID-19 swab test currently being used by the Government and health services can detect whether a person has the virus at that moment, it cannot tell whether a person has had the virus previously and since recovered. These swab tests also take some time to generate a result.

Antibody tests, on the other hand, can provide near-immediate results about whether or not a person potentially has or has ever had COVID-19. As well as being very useful for key health workers in ensuring a safe return or continuation of their work, knowing generally who is or is not at risk of catching or spreading the virus will provide a much greater understanding of COVID-19 immunity. It will also assist with vaccine research and potentially the easing of some lockdown restrictions in the future.

Europlaz was selected to manufacture these test kits for several reasons,including their fast response to the initial approach, their expertise in medical device manufacturing and a demonstrable track record of engineering highly technical devices. Europlaz also had clear capacity to manufacture the kits within their facilities, having just built two additional Class 7 Clean Rooms – the industry standard for manufacturing medical devices.

Eddie O’Keeffe, Chairman of Europlaz Technologies Ltd, commented: “Thanks to our state-of-the-art resources, Europlaz will be able to physically put the components of the test kits together in approximately 20-30 seconds during the manufacturing process, potentially allowing us to manufacture millions of devices.
Eddie concludes: “We are incredibly proud to be involved in such a significant project protecting the health of our nation through the COVID-19 testing process and we look forward to seeing health services and individuals reap the benefits of antibody test kits.”

To find out more information about Europlaz visit www.europlaz.co.uk or call 01621 773792.

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Technnology Consultancy, Concentric Solutions, Secures OneStream Software’s Platinum Partner Status


OneStream Software today announced Concentric Solutions has become a Platinum level implementation partner. As a Platinum partner, OneStream recognizes Concentric’s commitment to align with OneStream’s strategic vision and continue to bring value to shared clients.

OneStream provides a unified, SmartCPMTM platform that simplifies and aligns financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics and financial data quality. OneStream eliminates the risk and complexity of data integration, validation and reconciliation between multiple products, applications or modules, and makes non-integrated CPM suites a thing of the past.

David Watson, Managing Director of Concentric Solutions commented, “helping our customers achieve better business performance from improved business insights is the core focus of our company. In 2013, we chose to partner with OneStream who not only provide best-in-class CPM technology, but also share in our commitment to outstanding customer success. Our team has unlocked the power of OneStream’s CPM platform in over 20 client organisations. We are delighted to be recognised as a Platinum Partner.”

“We are thrilled to announce Concentric Solutions has achieved Platinum level partner status,” said Craig Colby, Chief Revenue Officer of OneStream Software. “This status is awarded to partners who meet our high standards and continue to deliver exceptional solutions that drive value for our customers. Concentric’s new partner status is a reflection that more companies are turning to OneStream’s SmartCPM solution to simplify their financial processes and increase operational insights.”

About OneStream Software

OneStream Software provides a market-leading CPM solution that unifies and simplifies financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics and financial data quality for sophisticated organizations. Deployed via the cloud or on-premise, OneStream’s unified platform enables organizations to modernize Finance, replace multiple legacy applications, and reduce the total cost of ownership of financial systems. OneStream unleashes Finance teams to spend less time on data integration and system maintenance – and more time focusing on driving business performance.

The OneStream XF MarketPlace features over 50 downloadable solutions that allow customers to easily extend the value of their CPM platform to meet the changing needs of Finance and Operations.

About Concentric Solutions

Concentric Solutions is a business consulting and technology firm based in London and Munich. It serves a range of multi-national SMEs to established FTSE100 organisations across industry sectors, helping them address their financial and operational planning, forecasting, group consolidation and reporting needs. Concentric is a one-stop consultancy providing Corporate Performance Management (‘CPM’) advisory and software selection services, end-to-end solution delivery services, application support and managed hosting.

For more information about Concentric Solutions, please visit www.concentricsolutions.com

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Sirenum Secures First External Funding Round


Dynamic Workforce Management technology leader announces injection of funding
to drive growth into new geographies and industries along with improvement and
expansion of its product suite

LONDON, UK, 18 October 2019–Sirenum, the leading UK-based provider of technology
solutions for innovative temporary staffing agencies, is proud to announce its first
round of outside investment, led by a quartet of technology investors: seasoned
investment manager Bill Currie, construction technology entrepreneur Dermot
O’Grady, Intrinsic Capital founding partner Mark Horrocks, and former Tesco CEO
Sir Terry Leahy. The new investment will expedite Sirenum’s growth beyond its
current geographic footprint, facilitate growth in markets outside of staffing, and allow
for refinement and expansion of its product suite.

“This is the culmination of lots of hard work. It is a pivotal moment for the company. It
will change how we operate, how we are perceived and how we think,” said founder
and CEO Benjamin Rubin. “It will open the door to developing new capabilities,
facilitating new hires, embracing new technologies, and seeking new opportunities.”

With the investment, Sirenum leadership plans to drive deeper penetration into the
United States and Europe, where the company has recently closed large deals in
Poland, Switzerland, and Spain to add to its existing enterprise clients in Belgium
and Italy. Additionally, the investment will enable the company to continue to expand
functionality as the world’s leading enterprise-grade solution for temporary staffing
agencies.

“We are excited to be investing in Sirenum at such an interesting time on its growth
journey,” said Bill Currie on behalf of the investment group. “We look forward to
working closely with the team to help achieve its full potential.”

The Sirenum team is excited to benefit from the years of investment, operational,
and workforce management experience of the investor group. Currie, the founder of
the William Currie Group, which specializes in investments in the retail, e-commerce
and tech sectors, was previously a leading investment analyst for Barclays, Hoare
Govett and Charterhouse Securities. O’Grady, who is co-founder and chief executive
of the construction accounting and technology firm Ardent Tide, is a serial venture
investor, philanthropist, and civic leader. Horrocks founded the investment advisory
firm Intrinsic Capital in 2007 and serves as a non-executive director for a number of
businesses. Sir Terry, who served as CEO of Tesco 1997-2010, was Knighted for
services to food retailing in 2002. He is known for transforming the supermarket
industry in Britain, growing Tesco to the largest chain in the UK and one of the
largest retailers in the world.

With clients on six continents including relationships with some of the staffing
industry’s most well-known brands, Sirenum has firmly established itself as the
staffing industry’s leading provider of technology for managing the temporary
workforce. The company’s user base has grown to include hundreds of thousands of
dynamic workers in staffing and beyond. Key to that growth has been the company’s
commitment to recruiting and increasing domain expertise; its team possesses
nearly 60 years of experience in the staffing industry and a combined 140 years of
experience in workforce management technology. With this investment, the company
intends to build on its success in staffing by its nascent penetration into its corporate
install base across construction, retail, transportation, care, and security.

“The investment group’s belief in our team is especially gratifying. It validates our
focus on domain expertise and our strategy to penetrate staffing and then branch out
into other key industries,” said Sirenum co-founder and director of marketing and
corporate development Joshua Pines. “Finding the right partners on this investment
was very important to us, and we’re thrilled with the way it’s worked out.”
“We’re really proud of our team for reaching this milestone. They’re passionate,
thoughtful, and above all, great teammates,” added Rubin. “We’re also really grateful
to our business partners and clients for their help and encouragement along the way.
Getting here has been exciting, but we’re even more excited about where we go
from here. It’s a great day to be a Sirenumite!”

About Sirenum
Sirenum powers the dynamic workforce. As the leading global provider of
cloud-based workforce management technology to temporary staffing agencies,
Sirenum provides transformational scheduling, monitoring, financial, and compliance
technology to innovative employers, streamlining the management of hundreds of
thousands of workers globally, including organisations in the staffing, transport and
logistics, care, and security and events verticals. To learn more about Sirenum
technology for dynamic workforce management, please visit www.sirenum.com.

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