MSDUK Innovation Challenge 2017: Providing Opportunity for BAME Businesses in the UK

 

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The 21st September 2017 will see the launch of the Innovation Challenge, a new initiative by MSDUK, the leading national supplier diversity non-profit organisation. This event is sponsored by Cummins and will take place the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.

The purpose of the Innovation Challenge is to provide young and established BAME entrepreneurs with a prospect to obtain funding and support by pitching an innovative product, solution or technology to corporate investors, venture capitalists and angel investors. Two winners will be awarded scholarships to attend one week residential Executive Programme at the Tuck Business School in the USA. These prizes are awarded by EY.

MSDUK is looking for applicants that have innovative product or solutions in a variety of sectors including:

  • Healthcare
  • Fintech
  • Real-Estate
  • Sustainability (Environment, Energy, Conservation)
  • Technology (Artificial Intelligence, Augmented/ Virtual Reality/ IOT, Cyber Security)

Denis Ford, International Sourcing Leader at Cummins Ltd commented: ‘Innovation is a key driver to any sustainable business and we at Cummins see the value that innovation and creative thinking can achieve against any identified problem areas.  The MSDUK Innovation Challenge will bring together some of the inspiring ideas from a great network of entrepreneurs that we already know can deliver and Cummins are proud to sponsor this inaugural event.’

The levels of entrepreneurship among the BAME community in the UK are increasing compared to the rest of the population and the number of ethnic minority start-ups is high compared to other groups.

According to a report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) the Total Early Stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA), the rate that measures the proportion of working aged people involved in setting up or running a businesses which is less than three years old, for ethnic minorities this rate is 11.7% compared to people from other backgrounds measuring at 6.4%. However, despite these positive figures BAME businesses often struggle to attract investment, have the appropriate support they need to develop or access opportunities with large organisations.

Farida Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions and Headline Sponsors for the Business Show commented: “While it is encouraging that higher numbers of the BAME community are realising their ambitions and starting up their own businesses, there is always more that can be done to help them and others who have not yet taken the plunge. Entrepreneurship, ambition and passion should not be limited by colour, race or religion, and businesses need to strive towards reflecting the diverse communities in which they exist. At Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions, we successfully partner with our customers to help them reflect the wider community in their supply chain”.

BAME business in the UK are at the forefront of innovative technology, for them to be successful it is necessary that access to markets, investment and know-how becomes available and through Innovation Challenge programme MSDUK is aiming to achieve just that.

Further information and application forms can be downloaded from here.

Application closes on 14th July 2017.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions announced as headline sponsor at MSDUK 2017 Business Show

Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) is delighted to announce that Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions will be this year’s headline sponsor of their signature business show, held at Edgbaston cricket Ground on 21st September 2017.

The Annual Business Show is the UK’s only expo that focuses on connecting some of the fastest growing and innovative ethnic minority-owned businesses with public and private sector procurement organisations.

Mayank Shah, CEO of MSDUK says: “Our Headline sponsors, Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions, epitomise what it means to be a successful ethnic minority and woman owned business. Recording record growth for the sixth year running and smashing industry averages, Gibbs – an International provider of Hybrid Workforce Solutions – has made impressive inroads by offering access to and visibility of talented resources for leading FTSE100 companies and becoming a Tier 1 supplier thereof. We are delighted to have them as headline sponsors”.

CEO, Farida Gibbs says: “We are extremely proud to be headline sponsors of such an important event. I will be sharing my insights and expertise as well as the learnings I have picked up along the way on this tremendous journey. I believe it is essential that businesses – whatever their size – are given the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities so that they in return support their communities. By partnering with corporate suppliers, we can work with them to do just that”.

The MSDUK 2017 Business Show will provide opportunity to ethnic minority businesses from across the UK to meet, network and present their products and services to over 100 buyers and category managers from top global corporate organisations including IBM, Bristol-Myers Squibb, EY, CBRE, MasterCard, Cummins, Accenture and others.

So, whether you are starting or growing business; launching a new product or bringing destructive technology to the market; want to meet potential investors or buyers for your products- MSDUK 2017 Business Show is the place you need to be.

Furthermore, if you are a buyer from a large private or public sector organisation that is committed to inclusion of diverse businesses that can bring innovation, competitiveness and flexibility in your sourcing operations, you need to be at the MSDUK 2017 Business Show.

Register for the Business Show here

For more information about MSDUK 2017 Business Show, please visit the official webpage

Octavian IT expands offer with Accura partnership

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Nottingham IT solutions business Octavian IT has signed an exclusive agreement with print management specialist Accura that it says will boost growth at the company.

The agreement will see Octavian expand its offer by providing a fully-packaged Accura Print Management Information System (MIS) for print companies.

Ben Solomon, managing director of Octavian IT, said: “We’re excited about our partnership with Accura as it means we expand our capabilities with the backing of a market -leading product.

“Being able to offer Accura MIS on our optimised physical server or hosted cloud servers will add a new layer of security, resilience and performance to the software.

“We’ve worked with Accura for some years now, and it’s great news that we can continue that close relationship at Octavian IT.

“We have long-standing contacts and clients in the print industry plus many print clients currently so we understand how their businesses run, what their IT requirements for growth are and what is important to them.

“Being affiliated and partnered with such a long-standing industry leader and specialist MIS provider strengthens even our credibility and value as an experienced IT team. It will boost new client confidence in our abilities and also provide us with a fantastic endorsement for future IT contracts in the print industry”.

The Accura Management Information System (MIS) is a result of nearly 30 years’ experience writing and developing software for the print and graphics industries.

The core module incorporates estimating; order processing and confirmation; proofing; deliveries; and sales invoicing (with a link to many of the common accounts packages).

Alan McKillop, business development manager at Accura, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Octavian IT and look forward to a long and successful working relationship.

“Accura is one of the most powerful, successful and yet affordable MIS systems on the market today, suited to companies of all sizes and types including; Sheet-fed Litho, Digital, Large Format, Silk Screen, Print Management and Print Finishing companies, all from one system and one supplier – with no third parties to deal with”.

Accura comprises of a comprehensive suite of fully integrated modules covering all aspects of print administration, as well as comprehensive reporting. Additional modules include CRM, stock management, purchase ordering, job costing, production scheduling and Accura online Web2Print.

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For more information about Ben Solomon and/ or Octavian IT, please visit: http://www.octavian-it.com/

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions opens larger office in the heart of Manchester, creating 50 new jobs.

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Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions – a global market leader in innovative hybrid workforce solutions – is expanding its operations in Manchester by opening a larger office and creating 50 jobs in the process.

The new office is based in the heart of the City and will become Gibbs’ Talent Sourcing and Delivery Hub – designed to service their ever-growing local client base as well as a supporting veterans and other ex-military professionals get back into work.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions is a Tier 1 supplier to several Blue Chip and FTSE100 companies. The Talent Sourcing and Delivery Hub will offer clients access to and visibility of talent across all Permanent and Contingent Labour as well as Core and Sole Supplier roles. As the 6th largest global diversity firm, Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions is keen to help their clients reflect the diversity of the wider community in their staffing solutions.

“Opening a larger office in Manchester is a natural business progression for us.”

Ameera Francis, Director of Talent Sourcing and Delivery at Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions says of the move: “Opening a larger office in Manchester is a natural business progression for us – we aim to provide our clients with a second-to-none service that is on their doorstep. As a business, we are constantly innovating ways to ensure that our clients are equipped with the best talent to fulfil their workforce demands. Evolving from a traditional recruitment start-up, we have become a single partner of choice for a multitude of people-based workforce solutions. However, as a company, we also believe in giving back to the community where we are based. With that in mind, we wanted to offer a helping hand to the ex-military professionals in the area who may need extra support to find work and utilise their many talents in civilian life. That’s why we are creating the hub for them at our new premises. Furthermore, I am proud that our move to a larger office will also facilitate the creation of 50 jobs over the coming months. I strongly believe everyone deserves a chance to succeed.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.gibbshybrid.com/

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions and CEO, Farida Gibbs, nominated in two categories for UK’s largest Diversity Awards.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions and CEO, Farida Gibbs, have been nominated in two categories for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards.

Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions has been nominated in the Diverse Company of the Year category and CEO, Farida Gibbs, has been nominated in the Entrepreneur of Excellence category at The National Diversity Awards 2017.

Farida Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions, said of the two nominations: “I am truly delighted, extremely proud and very honoured to be nominated in two categories for these vital and prestigious awards. I absolutely believe everyone should have a chance to succeed – no matter their background. Ever since starting the business over a decade ago, diversity and people has been at the heart of everything we do – indeed, we are now the 6th largest global diversity company and our aim is that the composition of our workforce and that of our clients should reflect the larger community. At Gibbs we seem to attract diverse talent naturally and I believe this is because it starts from the top and cascades unsurprisingly to others. We have grown organically and attracted people to work for us from all walks of life and I am immensely proud of this”.

Microsoft and Direct Line are Headline sponsors of the UK’s largest diversity awards, attracting a growing list of supporters including Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.

Olympic Diver Tom Daley said, ‘The National Diversity Awards is a true celebration. A celebration of role models and community organisations who are having a huge impact on people lives. Everybody who has been nominated and shortlisted is striving towards making society better for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, religion, sexual orientation or disability. I would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck at this year’s National Diversity Awards’.

Hollyoaks star, Annie Wallace and autism campaigner, Aston Avery received accolades at last year’s ceremony alongside a host of incredible award winners.

With support from national Cheerleaders, Mermaids were commended in 2016 for providing incredible support to more than 1000 children and teenagers each year with gender identity issues. And ‘Voice of Nations’ founder Dr. Sylvia Forchap-Likambi was applauded for empowering thousands of disadvantaged women and girls worldwide.

Aim Academy, Black Cultural Archives, and Channel 4 were also recognised amongst some of the UK’s most inspiring role models, community organisations and inclusive employers.

The National Diversity Awards receives over 20,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, ‘Unlocking Britain’s diverse talent and rewarding unsung champions remains at the heart of these awards. As we enter our 6th year, I know there are still so many game changers who remain unnoticed and unheard. We aim to provide a platform for those who have the passion and determination to spread the positive message of inclusivity. I look forward to learning about this year’s nominees and witnessing their spectacular journeys.’

The Breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 8th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities.

SAVORTEX team up with Intel to launch the adDryer, world’s first smart hand dryer for the corporate washroom sector

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SAVORTEX, the multi-award winning hand drying technology manufacturer, has teamed up with Intel to launch the adDryer, the world’s first smart and revenue share producing hand dryer for the corporate washroom sector. It follows successful trials at Heathrow Airport, Cummins and the British Library, and the recent announcement of SAVORTEX as a Successful Innovator by the American Fortune 500 corporation Cummins, as part of its Environmental Gateway programme.

 

The adDryer is an IoT-enabled smart dryer which includes a digital screen that can deliver tailored, high-definition video messages to users, which can be used for internal marketing or as an additional revenue stream.By working with the building owner, SAVORTEX can create an audience value of the estate based on the users of the building, for example gender, age and occupation. The company’s media buyers can then use this information to set and agree a cost per view rate that will be paid to the building owner each time someone uses an adDryer and sees an advert, thus creating revenue.

 

Built on Intel technology, the adDryer also alerts cleaners to washroom needs based on actual footfallallowing companies to transform wasteful and costly commercial washrooms into connected, hygienic, and sustainable revenue-producing assets.

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Martin McCourt, former CEO at Dyson, said:“It is fantastic to see a British company leading the way in technological innovation. SAVORTEX is a forward thinking and dynamic company with a product range that will revolutionise the washroom sector. I was instantly impressed with the adDryer and look forward to seeing what they do next.”

 

Syed Ahmed, Managing Director at SAVORTEX said: The aim of the EcoCurve range is to disrupt the washroom sector.  With a focus on smart connected devices, providing data and insights for operators, it is unique in the market. The adDryer allows companies to transform wasteful and costly commercial washrooms into connected, hygienic, and sustainable revenue-producing assets. This revolutionary product that will help businesses reduce costs and boost revenue.” 

 

Rod O’Shea, EMEA IoT Group Director, at Intel UK, said: “This is Intel’s first foray into the hand drying sector. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate how with smart building management and connected devices, enterprises can use data to drive additional revenue streams while reducing operational costs and saving energy. We are proud to work with SAVORTEX, co-developing a product which we can bring to market to drive great customer experiences.” 

To find out how the adDryer could revolutionise your washroom, request a meeting with SAVORTEX at www.savortex.com

GLOBAL DIVERSITY PRACTICE CEO SHORTLISED FOR ASIAN WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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Global Diversity Practice (GDP) CEO Farrah Qureshi has been shortlisted for a prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Award being announced on 10 May 2017. Farrah is in contention in the entrepreneur of the year category. Other finalists include the founder of Fitzrovia based eatery, Maple & Co, and financial services specialist Cebile Capital.

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards were established by Pinky Lilani, who was appointed as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015 for services to women in business.

This is the second business accolade for the Bradford born and bred businesswoman who was also recently listed as one of 50 Northern Power Women Power 50 list together with Helena Morrissey and Cherie Blair.

Farrah Qureshi launched GDP from her home in Nab Wood in 2009 following a deal brokered with her previous employer Norman Broadbent, one of the world’s top executive search and leadership firms. Farrah began to build up the business from zero clients, no income and no employees while the UK and the rest of the world were still reeling from the shockwaves of the global credit crunch and banking crisis.

Eight years later, having taken the diversity message to almost 70 businesses in over 140 countries, the business is going from strength to strength. Farrah has recently established a base in offices at the University of Bradford, expanding the core team by recruiting talent from across Yorkshire with a commitment to creating opportunities for underrepresented local talent to the world of diversity consultancy and learning. This is supported by a global network of trainers and consultants operating across major business markets.

The company’s customer base embraces almost every sector, and features many of the world’s top businesses and brands, including Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola Enterprises, The London Stock Exchange, Aviva, World Bank, Dell, Microsoft, Santander, Unilever and Walmart.

GDP’s size and location has never affected its ability to win world class and “once in a lifetime” projects. For example, being commissioned to deliver all the diversity and inclusion training and consultancy for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Commenting on the shortlist, CEO Farrah Qureshi said, “I always felt that it was the right move to take GDP out of central London location and to bring it to my home city of Bradford.  I wanted to make it successful at the same time as manage my personal roles, relationships and obligations as a daughter, a wife and a mum. There would be days when I would be competing with the world’s largest consulting firms while working from my home in Nab Wood. To me this proves the message which I was preaching which is that talent really can come from anywhere.

“I’ve always believed that I could get people to see that being inclusive and respecting diversity is a better and more successful way for all of us to live. I think this has been the core of my success, much more important than size or location.

“A lot of what I do starts with training but ends up becoming a top down and bottom up change process. This is where businesses realize that respecting what makes us different delivers a much better result, in fact an outstanding result, compared to the norm, which is where employees are effectively asked to leave their diversity at their door and conform.

“This award is so important to everyone involved in GDP because it shows that a great business doesn’t have to sit in a corporate office or be restricted in the way it can impact and spread its message successfully. I am seeking to redefine the essence of doing business in this globalized economy where your talent, endeavor and authenticity can and does get you ahead. Success isn’t just about profile and turnover, it’s about how you can change people’s lives and influence companies to utilize their voice to do the same.”

The winners of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017 will be named at a special ceremony on 10th May.

Congratulations to to Farrah on her nominations- we wish her the best of luck!

For more information about Global Diversity Practice and their services, please visit their website: http://www.globaldiversitypractice.co.uk/

MAYANK’S WEEK AT TUCK BUSINESS SCHOOL- A LETTER OF THANKS

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“Minority entrepreneurs across the USA, UK, Africa and Canada play a critical role in nation building- creating millions of jobs, sustaining local communities and creating wealth in some of the most deprived regions within their countries. One thing that binds all minority entrepreneurs together is their ‘will to succeed’ and desire to ‘dream’.

The week I spent at Tuck Business School, attending the Building a High-Performing Minority Business Program, showed me how the program helped over 50 young entrepreneurs give shape to their ‘dreams’ and achieve ‘greater success’. I attended this program with an additional mission – to get a first-hand understanding of the structure and delivery of the program as we @ MSDUK work on bringing this program to the UK, in partnership with a business school in the UK, and work with Tuck in this unique cross-Atlantic experiment of knowledge-transfer.

What made this program differ from any Executive Management Program was that it wasn’t ‘text book’

It is so hard to summarise the quality of this programme in a few words! Everything from the hospitality, organization, program structure, content, relevance to actual delivery of the program was just OUTSTANDING but what made this program ‘WORLD CLASS’ is that it was designed around the real needs of ‘minority’ entrepreneurs. What made this program differ from any Executive Management Program was that it wasn’t ‘text book’ – I didn’t see any ‘business models’ being taught during a very intense and busy week; what I saw was this unique style of ‘learning from real life business experiences’.

Prof Len Greenhalgh understands the needs of minority entrepreneurs like no one else! I am sure one day I will be able to get this Englishmen back to England to deliver program for British minority entrepreneurs! Since the last 40 years, he is on a mission- to see minority entrepreneurs in the US succeed and scale-up. He has assembled an outstanding line up of world class academics to deliver this program that is designed specifically for minority entrepreneurs.

Over 50 entrepreneurs that attended this program became one big family

What adds value to this program is the comradery between entrepreneurs attending this program. Over 50 entrepreneurs that attended this program became one big family- they shared their successes, their failures and their ideas not only to help themselves but to help others.

I would personally like to thank Dr Fred McKinney, Jade Melvin, and Christine Dowman for making us all feel at home. My gratitude to all the academics- Prof Len Greenhalgh, Ella Bell, Joseph Hall, Philip Stocken, Alva Taylor and Gail Taylor for such an incredible week of imparting knowledge. A big thanks to Frank Venegas, Jr. Chairman and CEO of the Ideal Group of Companies, Detroit who gave us an inspiring talk on importance of community in every entrepreneur’s journey! Lastly, I would like to recognise the invaluable contribution of so many global corporations, including GM, Bristol-Myers Squibb, for providing scholarships to minority entrepreneurs to attend these programs.

I can’t wait to be at Tuck again in the summer for the Scale-up program! “

For more information about the the the Building a High-Performing Minority Business Program click here

For more information about the follow-up course, Growing the Minority Business to Scale, please click here

 

HALEBURY: 10 YEARS OF ENGAGEMENT, COMMITMENT AND SUCCESS WITH MSDUK

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(L) Denise Nurse, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Halebury (R) Janvi Patel, Chairwoman and co-founder of Halebury.

“I challenge you to ask first not what MSDUK can do for you but what you can do for MSDUK, and then watch your opportunities and business grow.”- Denise Nurse

After 10 years of Meet The Buyers with MSDUK, Halebury CEO Denise Nurse shares how being a part of the MSDUK network has aided success and opportunity to build and develop their law firm into a NewLaw pioneer.

About Halebury

Denise Nurse is Co-Founder and CEO of NewLaw firm Halebury. Halebury has strategic partnerships with clients such at BT, Sky and Virgin Media, a growing roster of clients in the TMT and FS sectors and a team of more than 30 senior in-house lawyers providing flexible resourcing solutions and strategic, legal transformation support to FTSE 250 and SME businesses.

 

We have done over a £1 million pounds worth of business with MSDUK members

 

We have been members of MSDUK since 2008.  As a start up business at the time, we recognised the value of the network and the opportunities it presented to get in front of and form relationships with FTSE 100 and international businesses.  Our approach to membership has always been to be as involved as we can and to add value.  Like anything it is a two way street, what we look to gain from being part of the organisation we must also give back.

In addition to attending the Meet the Buyer events that were put on in the early days, my co-founder,  Janvi Patel, and I always sought additional ways to work with the MSDUK team and add value, as such we have over the years, advised the Board directly on legal matters, presented on legal areas of concern such as intellectual property at events, worked with and instructed other suppliers (eg for design services) and suggested ideas for new ways for us to add value and create relationships with the MSDUK corporate members.

By being so fully engaged with MSDUK we have benefitted by getting business with four corporates, two of whom we have achieved being listed on their official supplier panel.  We have done over a £1 million pounds worth of business with MSDUK members and also worked with fellow suppliers to help develop our business.

Today we are still avid supporters, and I am proud to have a seat on the first Executive Committee of Suppliers representing the Supplier voice to MSDUK.

Successes Stories

BT

Problem

Looking for most effective way to provide supplemental legal resource to support their large legal team with absences such as maternity leaves and with complex project work.  They needed lawyers with a specific skill set, including experience of major, global transactions, public and private sector procurement experience, maximum security clearance and in depth telecoms industry experience.  Available on an agile basis, able to hit the ground running, add value to their commercial teams and to fit seamlessly as part of the BT legal team.  To be able to work with BT you needed to be on their official panel and go through the Request for Proposal and tender process.

Solution

We spent two years building up our contacts and relationship with BT so that when they were ready to launch the panel process we were on their radar to be included in the bid.  This included following up with our own contacts but crucially from MSDUK we worked with Mayank to put on a specific event for the procurement teams and legal heads from the corporate members.  Our legal service proposition represented a new way of providing legal services and was part of a sea of changes taking place.  We worked with MSDUK and other law firms within the membership to present a session dedicated to educating the procurement teams on the changes and what they meant for their in-house legal teams.  By providing this free service to the corporate members we helped them to understand the offering.  BT followed up by setting up a meeting between us and their head of legal operations at the time.  The rest as they say is history.  It took us another year to get to know the legal team, their challenges and ways of working and when the RFP process finally took place in 2013 we successfully bid to become a part of that panel.

We have worked as a trusted partner with BT ever since, supplying high quality, senior lawyers to work with their teams across the corporate and commercial spectrum on major transactions, procurement projects and innovation.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

We have worked with Enterprise since 2008.  From our work with MSDUK and attendance at meet the buyer events we were invited by the then CFO Daryl Scales, to come into their office and present our offering to the procurement and commercial leads who dealt with their commercial matters and also their Head of HR who dealt with all employment law matters.

Problem

At the time, Enterprise did not have any in-house lawyers.  Halebury was instructed to work with their commercial lead to provide guidance on complex legal matters and overflow work.

Solution

We assisted the team on a variety of urgent, intricate and high profile legal queries.  As the relationship developed, a member of the Halebury team supported Enterprise on a more fixed basis working from their office two days a week helping to shape and support the legal function.  Our team member eventually helped them to hire their first full time legal employee, a contracts manager.  This was a successful move and they went on to build a team of legal assistants with on going support from Halebury.  This culminated in the appointment of their first UK General counsel, a dynamic and business focussed lawyer known to Halebury who is growing the depth and capability of the inhouse legal function at Enterprise.  We believe we helped to demonstrate the value of in-house legal to the business and to lay the foundations for their own legal team which is part of the Halebury way, to leave our clients in a better position than when we started.

A large accountancy and professional services practice and a global bank

Halebury has provided legal services to these two clients for a number of years.  The former requires specific, high quality service in relation to procurement contracts, the bank requires flexible legal services to complement it’s large team of in-house lawyers.

We were successful in completing the panel process for the Bank and are officially on their panel.

Denise’s 7 Top Tips- How to win business from large corporates

  • Build relationships
  • Add Value
  • Prove your credibility
  • Take the long view
  • Be patient
  • Get creative
  • Over deliver

Why MSDUK?

Putting people first and always challenging the status quo is what we do best at Halebury.  By focussing on these core principles we build relationships, add value and over deliver and working with MSDUK has given us the opportunity to get to know other businesses and build lasting partnerships.

The idea of MSDUK is to create opportunities for Ethnic Minority Businesses.  Mayank and the team have ultimate faith in the quality of our offerings and our ability to make a significant contribution to British business today.  It is up to us to live up to that challenge and use the network to create new business, learn, teach and support each other.

Each success in the team creates another rung on the ladder to help the next business up.  There is power and energy in our network and the more you put in the more you will get out.  If you are looking to grow your business working with MSDUK, I challenge you to ask first not what MSDUK can do for you but what you can do for MSDUK, and then watch your opportunities and business grow.

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For more information about Halebury, please visit their website: http://www.halebury.com

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Allen Lyman transform offices with new furniture for Agile-1

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Allen Lyman has been successful in winning an order for the supply and installation of office furniture to Agile-1, a corporate partner of MSDUK.

Ricky Patel, Director of Allen Lyman said the following about his company’s latest opportunity:

The opportunity arose through an introduction by Mayank Shah to Oz Kemal of Agile-1.

Oz and I had an initial conversation to ascertain their requirements and also the ranges of furniture that they preferred. We were then provided with a CAD drawing of the floor plan of their new premises from which we started putting together an initial quote.

We then made some revisions along the way and finalised fabric colours and wood finishes. Once the order was placed, we provided Agile-1 with the proposed installation date. Once the furniture was produced, our team delivered and installed the furniture.

We hope Agile-1 enjoys their new office environment.

For more information, please visit: http://www.allenlyman.com/