Companies of Excellence 2018

Written by Jamie Harrison on . Posted in Companies of Excellence

Companies of Excellence list acknowledges enterprises that are at the summit of achievement in terms of excellence, influence and professionalism.
These companies have a vision that shapes the conceptual landscape of inward investment, finance, business, technology, conferencing, design, architecture and law.

Excellence takes time, commitment and copious amounts of hard work. So we celebrate this. We present in our view, what constitutes such a recommendation. With this in mind we tip our hat and acknowledge the hard work, success and vision displayed. Throughout 2018 we will present you a selection of profiles and interviews celebrating  the  companies making the grade.


“THE COMPANIES THAT SURVIVE LONGEST ARE THE ONE'S THAT WORK OUT WHAT THEY UNIQUELY CAN GIVE TO THE WORLD NOT JUST GROWTH OR MONEY BUT THEIR EXCELLENCE, THEIR RESPECT FOR OTHERS, OR THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY. SOME CALL THOSE THINGS A SOUL.”
CHARLES HANDY


Be Proactive

Written by Henry Martin on . Posted in Companies of Excellence

Zinnovate International: the brainchild of a man struck by the inefficiency and conservatism he encountered over many years working around freight and logistics.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden and driven by Håkan Nilsson, a true global visionary activist, this uber-lean, inspirational and inventive IT and management consultancy has been central in catalysing the transformation of an industry to make it fighting fit for the 21st century.

A pioneering agent of change, Zinnovate has introduced Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions into a notoriously resistant environment. This is disruption by digital with a human face.

BELLIN: The First Twenty Years

Written by Henry Martin on . Posted in Companies of Excellence

BELLIN was founded in 1998 by Martin Bellin. To this day, he remains CEO and the driving force behind this German global consulting and software provider for treasury management solutions.As the company celebrates its twentieth anniversary, we take a look at its journey over two decades and its evolution into a company of excellence. During the period in question, BELLIN has been pivotal in elevating the importance of the treasury function, helping to transition it from a specialised discipline to a group-wide task, with the capacity to bring huge benefits to companies.

Cyber Security: The Changing Face of the Boardroom

Written by Anu Khurmi, Director at Templar Executives on . Posted in Companies of Excellence

Over the past year Templar Executives has been experiencing an increasing number of requests from Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to support them in developing their own personal understanding of Cyber Security. The common aim is to be able to identify what they should be challenging their Boards on and how the NEDs can ensure assurance in this area. What is clear is that Boards are increasingly being held to account, not only by their NEDs but also by their shareholders, stakeholders, customers and employees.

Industry surveys continue to highlight that leadership and accountability in Cyber Security remains a significant challenge for Boards. There is no real consensus across organisations on how much responsibility Boards should accept for their Cyber Security posture; for example, to be able to understand and assess the implications of Cyber Security intelligence reports to make appropriate business decisions. However, there can be no doubt that the Board is accountable.

Digital Banking Revolution and ICS Financial Systems

Written by Luisa Mendoza on . Posted in Companies of Excellence

 

The technology revolution has rapidly spread over the past few years, and many businesses are no longer just plain structures offering products or services but rather multifunctional structures with complex systems that integrate with the globalised world. Technological adaptability is now essential for businesses to grow and develop in any market, and financial institutions are no exception. Nowadays, banks face several challenges regarding their digital platforms and giving clients access to new technology solutions that meet the needs of the interconnected world.