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Cashel Fund PLC Wins Four Top Awards in 2020


Here are the winners of this year’s SRI Investing awards:

Award for Innovation (Fixed Income Bonds)

WINNER: Cashel Fund PLC

Award for Innovation (Non-Funds)

WINNER: Impact-Cubed – Portfolio Impact Footprint Tool

Award for Innovation (Portfolios)

WINNER: Triodos Microfinance Fund

Award for Innovation (Research & Methodology)

WINNER: Cashel Fund PLC

Best ESG/SRI Index

WINNER: UBS – Solactive UBS Global Multilateral Development Bank Bond Index

Best ESG/SRI/Impact Research Team

WINNER: BMO Responsible Investment Team

Best Environmental Fund

WINNER: Triodos Renewables Europe Fund

Best Ethical Alternative Asset Fund

WINNER: Old Mutual Alternatives IDEAS Managed Fund

Best ESG Investment Fund

WINNER: BMO Responsible Global Equity Fund

Best Ethical Investment Fund

WINNER: Cashel Fund PLC

Best Impact Fund

WINNER: Montanaro Better World Fund

Best Sustainable Investment Fund

WINNER: Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund

Best New Entrant

WINNER: Wellington – Global Impact Bond Fund

Best Sustainable WM/DFM Group

WINNER: Tribe Impact Capital

Best ESG Wealth Manager/DFM Group

WINNER: Aberdeen Standard Capital

Best ESG Fund Management Group

WINNER: Cashel Fund PLC

Best Thought Leadership Paper on Sustainable Investing

WINNER: Impact Cubed – Measuring the economic impact: The Case of Water

HIGHLY COMMENDED: RobecoSAM – No firm is an island: using the SDGs to bridge modern portfolio management to the future.

Hosted by CNN’s Richard Guest at the glamorous Ritz Hotel in Piccadilly, London, the awards ceremony was a star studded night with some of Wall Street’s biggest names in attendance; John Paulson of Paulson and Co. Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital, and of course, James Alexander, CIO at Cashel Fund PLC. We were lucky enough to get a few words James. He said – “Here at Cashel Fund PLC we are both proud and delighted to be the recipients of four top awards at this prestigious event. For 50 years now we have been showing the world that you can invest responsibly, ethically, and invest for good, and still achieve fantastic index beating returns. I want to personally thank all of the team here at Cashel for their skill, hard work and client-centric approach. Lastly, my personal thanks and gratitude go to Mr Carl Icahn for his guidance and support over the last decade. We very much consider Carl as an integral part of the Cashel investing family.” James Alexander himself has, of course, picked up several personal awards over the years and is one of the most highly regarded names on Wall Street. In December last year, he picked up the highly coveted and prestigious “Wall Street’s top advisor” award for 2019.

For more information please visit: https://www.cashelplc.com

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Avenue51 Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade


London, UK – April 21, 2020: Avenue51, the global eCommerce platform, was today honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade, for outstanding growth in overseas sales during the last three years – with sales growth of nearly 50%.

Avenue51 offers a unique opportunity for European brands to trade directly with consumers around the world via its cross-border technology platform built around three key features of:

• Share: Marketing & Social Media Share
• Shop: Online Retail & Payments
• Ship: Fulfilment & Storage

These services have been designed to work individually or together to provide an end-to-end solution. For retailers wanting a fast route to the Chinese consumer market, Avenue51 also provides online listing across a network of more than 50,000 online retailers used by shoppers in Mainland China.

Avenue51 co-founder, James Hardy, comments: “Winning the Queen’s Award is a great honour for us and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. We have seen huge growth during the last three years including an increase in sales of 50% and launching our technology and services in the French and Nordic markets.”

“Now more than ever we believe our eCommerce platform is vital for European retailers looking to create or expand their eCommerce offering to reach some of the largest consumer markets in the world.”

Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are among the most prestigious business awards in the country and are awarded for outstanding achievement at international trade, innovation or sustainable development. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.

About Avenue51
Avenue51’s complete global ecommerce platform enables more than 100 British and European consumer brands including Waitrose, Aspinal of London, ThisWorks and Optibac to generate and fulfil over £50 million of orders from shoppers and online retailers in Mainland China each year.

Our team is based in offices around the world including London, Birmingham, Beijing, Shanghai & Hangzhou are endlessly integrating our solution into the business models of the world’s most progressive brands.

For those brands simply seeking fast access to shoppers in Mainland China, Avenue51 offers the opportunity to list products within a network of more than 50,000 online retailers used by shoppers in Mainland China. This network includes a number of highly successful online stores operated by Avenue51 under license (Laposte and Royal Mail Tmall flagship stores) or directly (51bestuk, 51Taouk).

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Metricell Ltd. Wins 2020 Queen’s Award for Innovation


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Telecommunications specialists Metricell – software and service supplier to government, enterprise and network operating clients worldwide – are celebrating a 2020 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the category of Innovation.

Since 2007, Metricell has helped those working in communications better understand the performance of mobile and fixed-line broadband, and drive greater connectivity between service providers and their customers.

Metricell’s Innovation Award is recognition of how their crowdsourcing technology is helping customers around the world measure and monitor network performance: from WiFi hotspots to mobile coverage. Not only does this approach help to improve networks, but it also serves to address the continuing challenge of breaking down the digital divide and ensuring connectivity for all.

“We are immensely proud to be have been chosen as a 2020 Queen’s Award recipient. Winning this award for the third time is testament to the commitment our staff show to being first-to-market with best-in-class products. It is also recognition of the faith our customers place in us and their willingness to invest in leading-edge technology .” Tom Staniland, Managing Director of Metricell.

Metricell will celebrate the award win at a Buckingham Palace reception later this year.

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The Berchtold Group’s Brett Berchtold Wins Sitecore Most Valuable Professional Award


Elite distinction awarded for commitment and dedication to the Sitecore community.

ST. LOUIS, MO — January 31, 2020 — The Berchtold Group today announced that Brett Berchtold, President, has been named a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Strategy category by Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software. Brett Berchtold was one of only 46 Strategy MVPs worldwide to be named a Sitecore MVP this year.

Recognizing professionals within the Sitecore community who actively apply their talent and expertise to help others best utilize Sitecore products to deliver premier customer experiences, the MVP program is now in its 14th year. Of more than 13,000 certified developers and over 24,000 active community participants, the 316 MVPs are truly an elite group. This year’s MVPs were selected for the quality, quantity and impact of the contributions they made in 2019, including the sharing of product expertise and mastery of the Sitecore platform to support both partners and customers.

“I am truly honored to have been recognized by Sitecore for my contributions. Sitecore is so uniquely positioned in the market to meet the needs of organizations seeking to accelerate growth and deepen customer relationships. This award reinforces our dedication to delivering those solutions on the Sitecore platform and our passion for expanding the Sitecore Community,” said Brett Berchtold, President at The Berchtold Group, and Strategy MVP.

The Berchtold Group is a Sitecore Affiliate and specialized in delivering growth-solutions enabling Experience Platform™, Experience Commerce™, and Content Hub.

“One of our greatest assets is the highly collaborative Sitecore community, where members share technical knowledge and insights across numerous channels and at events to help each other build greater digital experiences for their organizations and customers,” said Pieter Brinkman, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Sitecore. “Sitecore MVPs stand out as leaders within the community for their passion and willingness to invest their own time with contributions ranging from educational blogs, videos, podcasts and speaking engagements to community engagement and support on social media and forums. They are an invaluable resource and important part of the Sitecore user experience, for which we are truly grateful.”

“Sitecore MVPs are always at the top of the list to get access to the latest developments and offerings from Sitecore, and we will rely on them heavily when we introduce the new Software as a Service offering later this year. I am looking forward to working on this together with this incredible group.” added Brinkman.

Sitecore’s SaaS offering will make it much easier and faster to build digital experiences while maintaining the flexibility for Sitecore partners and customers to create differentiated experiences. Once a user is on Sitecore’s SaaS platform, they will always have the most current version of the product with the ease of automatic upgrades.

More information can be found about the MVP Program on the Sitecore MVP site: http://mvp.sitecore.com.

About The Berchtold Group
The Berchtold Group enables growth-focused B2B and B2C companies to leverage the marketing optimization capabilities of the Sitecore digital experience platform.

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MediaCore SMS wins Best SMS Aggregation Tool at Messaging and SMS Awards

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Speedflow Communications triumphs at Capacity Media’s SMS and Messaging World awards in London.

London, UK (December 2019) – MediaCore SMS, a wholesale SMS platform developed by Speedflow Communications, has been distinguished from a number of other platforms with an award for Best SMS Aggregation Tool at the SMS and Messaging World Awards in London on Tuesday.

Organised by Capacity Media, the SMS and Messaging World conference is one of the largest forums for innovative idea exchange and business networking in the global messaging industry.

This award establishes MediaCore SMS as a leading Bulk messaging solution and is a testament to the strides that Speedflow Communications has made in refining it in recent years.

“We are really happy that the MediaCore SMS platform won the award for the Best SMS Aggregation Tool!

“We are proud that our efforts are being recognized! This means a lot to us!” said Konstantin Vykhristenko, Head of Marketing at Speedflow Communications.

In late November, MediaCore SMS was updated to support HTTP protocol as part of a wider package of improvements. With HTTP’s rising popularity, where many small-medium SMS providers choose to transmit messages to their end-users by using HTTP APIs, the upgrade has allowed MediaCore users to enrich their partnership-making potential and increase revenue.

About Speedflow Communications Ltd.

Speedflow has been providing quality services and innovative software solutions in the telecommunication industry for over 15 years. The company’s experience and expertise has helped it establish partnership with VoIP providers around the globe. It regularly works to promote and develop VoIP communications.

At present, Speedflow holds established positions in the telecom market.

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SN Travel Wins Prestigious British Travel Award


London based long haul specialist travel agency, SN Travel has been announced as the winner of the Gold Award for Best Holiday Company to the Caribbean & Bermuda in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards. The announcement was made on 27 November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by nearly a thousand travel industry professionals.

With over 45 years in business at their London travel agency, SN Travel were pioneers in Caribbean leisure travel. Originally a Caribbean specialist, this independent travel agency has expanded into long haul holiday destinations including Maldives, Dubai and USA. Earlier this year SN Travel officially launched weddings abroad, cruise and the expansion of their business with the introduction of a homeworking division.

Sandra and Donna at BTAS 2019

Director, Sandra Dyer shared “As this award is judged solely by the amount of consumer votes received, we are absolutely elated to win gold! The Caribbean is where our heart is and it will always be at the core of our business. I feel incredibly proud of the SN Travel team and very grateful to all the loyal customers that voted for us.”

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: SN Travel is to be congratulated on winning Gold Award for Best Holiday Company to the Caribbean & Bermuda. Competition was particularly strong this year but ultimately it is the travelling public who decides the winners by voting for the travel companies they consider the best in the business. The British Travel Awards is the largest consumer awards programme in the UK and to win is truly an accolade.”

The British Travel Awards is a proudly independent organisation, votes are verified by leading global business practitioners Deloitte.
For more information visit www.sntravel.co.uk / www.britishtravelawards.com

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GNB Industrial Power Wins ServiceMax Award For Innovation In Field Service


Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored energy solutions, has won a ServiceMax award for innovation in providing field service to its clients. The award went to GNB, the division of Exide responsible for Motive Power and Industrial applications. The awards were presented at the recent Maximize London event on 7–8 October.

ServiceMax is a leading software platform for field service provision, and its annual awards recognize customers whose innovative use of its solutions leads to outstanding delivery of field service. GNB won its innovation award in the category “ServiceMax – Keeps The World Running”.

ServiceMax has helped GNB to vastly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our field service operation,” said Max Hemmingsen, Director Digital Tools EMEA at Exide Technologies. “The software gives excellent visibility into our operations, and allows GNB to be more responsive to customers. Thanks to ServiceMax, we now precisely measure performance in areas such as utilization, first-time fix rate and average response time.”

GNB has used ServiceMax to fully standardize its service delivery model across Europe. It increased uptime and productivity, improved invoice efficiency and introduced more consistent processes for service technicians. Real-time analytics allow management to fully understand the field service operation at a glance.

Maximize is the world’s premier conference on service execution management, showcasing the ways that companies around the world use ServiceMax to perfect their customer experience while boosting revenue and business performance. The two-day event includes talks, demos, previews, product updates, case studies, and networking opportunities for the EMEA community in the industry. This year’s event took place at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in King’s Cross and featured motor-racing legend Christian Horner as a special guest speaker.

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