Saturday, December 3, 2022

Aussie bedmaker A.H. Beard casts Premium Sleep brand campaign

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A.H. Beard, the 123 year old Australian made and owned bedding company has launched its brand campaign showcasing the value of Premium Sleep. A concept of sleep that rejects the common misconception that ‘sleep is for the weak’, but rather a vital act that replenishes, repairs, and restores. Created by Head and Heart and Premium, shot at award-winning architectural home Dovecote, the campaign invites viewers to rethink how we view sleep.

Bentley Systems announces the 2022 winners for its annual awards program

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Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software firm, announced the winners of the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The awards honor the work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations across the globe. Finalists presented their projects at the 2022 Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards event in London before global press and 11 independent jury panels. The jurors determined the winners of the 12 award categories from 36 finalists that were shortlisted from over nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 180 organizations from 47 countries.

AD Ports Group acquires Noatum to become a global logistics platform

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AD Ports Group announced that it has acquired Noatum, an integrated logistics platform with a presence in 26 countries and LTM revenue and EBITDA of AED 6.91bn (EUR 1.80bn) and AED 555m (EUR 145m), respectively. The total purchase consideration (Enterprise Value) for 100% ownership amounts to AED 2.5bn (EUR 660m), implying an LTM EV/EBITDA of 4.6x.

Earlypay launches Low Doc solution to help businesses improve cash flow

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Australia’s business finance solutions provider, Earlypay, has introduced the country’s first AI powered Low Doc Invoice Finance product which provides pre-approval in as little as two hours to assist businesses improve cash flow by tapping into the cash locked in their clients’ unpaid invoices. Earlypay is experiencing high levels of enquiry since launching the product.

Xref launches Trust Marketplace to help global employers safely recruit

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Global HR tech platform Xref has officially launched Australia’s first fully agnostic, API-only marketplace for digital employment trust products to its 1,300 worldwide customers, 1.3 million users, and an addressable market of 15 million workers in Australia and New Zealand. The vendor-agnostic ‘Trust Marketplace’ aggregates a range of the best providers and digital trust products related to employment verification and sourced worldwide, delivered to resellers via integrated APIs, or accessible by all employers via the Xref Enterprise Platform.

Australians set to reclaim fun this summer with the Swimply relaunch

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More pools in more locations, that's what people across the country can expect as part of the Swimply's Australian relaunch announced. A marketplace for swimming pools, Swimply is giving Australians across the country the chance to reclaim fun this summer and escape locally with affordable access to luxurious private pools that can be rented by the hour.

Dole receives Grand Winner Award for social responsibility in Costa Rica

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Dole plc announced that The American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) recognized their pineapple operations in Costa Rica, with the Social Responsibility in Action Award in the Employees Category for their project "Information and Wellbeing Centers." AmCham distinguished this project as the overall Grand Winner among over 40 submittals in the chamber’s Corporate Social Responsibility event. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the award and the first year when a Grand Winner was selected among all proposals.

WP Engine launches its Managed WordPress Platform on Azure

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WP Engine, the trusted WordPress platform, announced the launch of its Managed WordPress Platform on Microsoft Azure. Firms who prefer Microsoft can now choose Azure to scale WordPress experiences with WP Engine, meeting advanced IT and technology requirements for scaled performance and certified security for enterprise and SMB businesses.

Autocheck launches business arm to accelerate vehicle financing access

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Autochek, the automotive tech firm making car ownership more affordable across Africa, has announced the launch of Autochek Financial Services, a new arm of the business that will focus on providing a range of vehicle financing solutions for consumers across the continent. Autochek Financial Services will support Autochek’s Marketplace platform, which partners with car dealers to make it easier for consumers and businesses to finance their vehicles.

Winners of the fourth Australian Business Book Awards announced

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‘Money with Jess’ by Jess Irvine has won Business Book of the Year at the fourth Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards. The Awards were presented in a virtual ceremony held on 22nd November and saw more than $12,000 donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The awards were founded by bestselling business author Andrew Griffiths and publishing expert Michael Hanrahan. They enable non-fiction business authors to share wisdom with colleagues and public. The Awards donate all profits to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which invests in more than 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities to provide tools and resources to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future.