Celebrating the best in global business growth in London
Global expansion experts, business change-makers, and disruptive growth innovators were recognised at the second Centuro Global INT-X Awards 2023.
Held at a gala dinner at Hilton London Syon Park on May 3rd, the awards acknowledged the enterprises and individual leaders that are reshaping global cross-border business. As with our inaugural awards, competition was fierce and the quality of nominees was sky-high.
Here are the award winners:
Most Inspirational Global Expansion: BIPO
BIPO is a Singapore-based global provider of workforce solutions established in 2010. With a multi-pronged strategy emphasising innovation, technology, and talent, the company has rapidly expanded across regions.
Over the past 12 months, BIPO has extended its global reach beyond Asia to include new markets such as:
•Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom)
•Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile)
•South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
•South East Asia (Brunei, Timor-Leste)
•Africa (Mauritius and South Africa)
•Middle East (UAE)
Most Innovative Global Mobility Team: Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval uses Remote Guidance to send direct support from their experts to users in real-time, despite being in different locations. The platform creates an augmented reality environment where dialogue, hand gestures, still images, telestrating (digital sketching), and real objects inserted into the view can all be used to guide service actions.
Using Alfa Laval Remote Guidance helps minimise or completely avoid downtime, without the need for a physical visit. It also helps to reduce carbon footprint, thus contributing to sustainability goals.
Most Innovative Workforce Solution: Mauve Group
A now two-time Centuro INT-X Award winner, Mauve Group’s EoR solutions allow companies to provide compliant local employment to remote workers up to 85% faster and up to 96% cheaper. This model helps organisations from SMEs to large multinationals to employ and retain staff no matter their location, enter new markets, and compete globally.
A client portal, Mauve Insight, is designed to meet the bespoke needs of each client – including an option to pay international workers in cryptocurrency.
Outstanding International Recruitment Firm: Aspire Recruitment Group
Aspire Recruitment Group enables companies to quickly and painlessly source workers from a skilled talent pool while allowing for greater visibility into work opportunities. Headquartered in the UAE, the firm is engaged in recruitment programmes as a market entry option into the MENA region.
Law Firm of the Year: Montgomery & Associados
Montgomery & Associados offers a whole new concept of lawyering called Lean Full Service – LFS®, where each of its 20+ lawyers offers specialty services in two or three areas of law. This allows the firm to provide highly competitive rates. With more than 650 clients, 90% are multinational companies and foreign investors doing business in Brazil.
Headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, and with a presence in Rio de Janeiro and London (UK), constant innovation has been a big part of the firm’s far-reaching network of strategic alliances, contacts, and correspondents across the globe, including our Centuro Global Network.
Tax And Accounting Firm of the Year: Clayton & McKervey
Clayton & McKervey is a full-service international and domestic public accounting firm based in the USA. In addition to providing traditional tax and assurance services, the firm specialises in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), early expansion services, transaction services, digital advisory consulting, client accounting services, and private client services.
Leveraging the power of our Centuro Global Network, Clayton & McKervey is considered the go-to firm for foreign direct investment due to a deep knowledge of helping clients successfully expand to the US at any stage of development.
Immigration Firm of the Year: HelpXpat Relocation
HelpXpat Relocation is a member of the Centuro Global Network and a leading relocation company based in UAE. Its impact, reach, and growth has been impressive over the last few years. Services include market-competitive offerings for flight booking, airport transfer, booking temporary accommodation, employment visas, and much more.
MVP Of The Year: Ira Elisa Lemmetyinen
Ira Elisa Lemmetyinen is an experienced service industry professional and entrepreneur and the Business Development Director for Anywr Spain. Passionate about finding efficient and viable solutions for international talent management, Ira embodies many core Centuro Global values.
Centuro Global CEO Zain Ali said: “It was incredible to see so many standout firms, teams, and individuals included in the finalists for this year’s awards. Expanding businesses are the lifeblood of the global economy, and our award-winners play a vital role in helping them to grow and succeed. Congratulations to all of the finalists and a sincere thank you to our global expansion community for helping us celebrate the successes in our industry. See you next year!”
The Centuro Global INT-X Awards brings the best in international business together to showcase achievements and recognise outstanding contributions to the global expansion community.
Companies, teams, and peers may nominate candidates for the award. Key criteria are contributing significantly and tangibly to addressing global expansion’s most pressing challenges, innovative and catalytic interventions, and exhibiting the potential to leverage further achievements. Centuro Global is responsible for the final selection of winners.
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