Huxley’s DIFC based regional office in Dubai is extremely honoured to have been awarded the following titles by Global Banking & Finance Review:
– Best Banking & Finance Executive Search Company UAE 2018
– Best FinTech Recruitment Company UAE 2018
– Best IT & FinTech Contract Recruitment Company UAE 2018
In addition, our APAC office was also awarded with Best Banking & Finance Recruitment Company APAC 2018.
The awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes that are taking place within the Global Financial community.
Hasnain Qazi, Head of Huxley in the region commented, “Huxley have been fostering long-term partnerships in the MENA region for over a decade now; in this time we have executed for and become long-term advisors to many of the most prominent Boards, Chairmen, CEOs and CHROs who have engaged our firm on complex, difficult-to-fill, confidential and niche leadership searches. These awards are particularly gratifying given the fact that over the years, Global Banking & Finance Review have recognised and honoured some of the most respected global brands such as HSBC, Citi and Standard Chartered along with the leading local Gulf origin banks; for Huxley to be recognised as part of such illustrious company is indeed a source of pride. Whilst we are widely acknowledged to enjoy the largest headcount and market share in region, to be publicly commended as the leading force within Banking & FinTech search, is indeed a proud moment and a culmination of the combined efforts of all our colleagues in Dubai.”
What differentiates the Huxley team in Dubai?
One of the largest specialist teams in the region, we enjoy a stellar reputation for operating with discretion, integrity and professionalism, along with more than 10 years’ worth of on-the-ground knowledge and experience. We partner with our clients in various ways, depending on their needs and requirements. With the office in Dubai consisting of almost 70% females, we’ve been able to advocate for women within technology and banking by leading from the front. To further value add, we conducted surveys and whitepaper reports to share and educate the importance of gender diversity and the impact it has on a business.
Beyond that, we are immensely proud of our rich history of providing advisory, start-up and talent acquisition services to our customers. Because our consultants are subject matter experts in specific geo / vertical niches, they are able to deliver in a quick, precise and comprehensive manner.
With a coordinated global service from our offices based in the world’s leading financial, commercial and technology hubs in New York, London, Singapore, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich amongst other cities, we are able to leverage off our global reach, local know-hows, and our consultants’ expertise to provide maximum value to our clients and candidates.
Last year we also launched a major customer experience programme globally, using Net Promoter Score (NPS) to capture our clients and candidates feedback at every stage of the customer journey. These feedback are then used to adapt our systems, processes and behaviours. We’ve since seen significant improvements in our overall NPS results as well as maintained one of the highest scores globally. This has led to an improvement in our customer service, including a bespoke solution to each of our clients which subsequently led to a consistently high client retention rate and a breakthrough into new businesses.
In line with NPS, we also implement Employee NPS (eNPS) to ensure that we are listening to our employees, supporting them, providing them with the right infrastructure and most importantly, empowering them. This has allowed them to be able to provide advisory to senior executives stemming from their subject matter expertise, regardless of their age and background.
A big thank you to everyone
These awards are only possible because of the combined hard work that the team has put in. Huxley’s Dubai office has worked tremendously hard and their dedication has led to the great service we can provide to our customers and the achievements we can now enjoy. We would like to show our appreciation to the team and extend this gratitude to all our clients and candidates. Thank you for making this journey a success and we are very excited for our continued partnership. We are looking forward to create a greater impact in the region.
If you would like to join a highly successful and exciting team, you may contact Salwa Omerzai at [email protected] for more information. You may also visit our website or LinkedIn page to get more updates about the team, our organisation and other industry news. If you’re interested in partnering with us to source for senior executives for either permanent or on a niche project-based contract solution, please contact us at [email protected].
On a retro style milk truck, London entrepreneur chases a ‘zero waste’ future
By Natalie Thomas
LONDON (Reuters) – Heralded by the whirr of its underpowered electric engine and the clink of bottles stacked in crates on the back, Ella Shone’s ‘Topup Truck’ started life ferrying morning milk to the doorsteps of bleary-eyed Londoners.
Twenty years on, and the light vehicle known as a ‘milk float’ – once a ubiquitous sight on British streets – is enjoying a second career selling a range of goods and serving the 32-year-old’s quest to rid the city of single-use plastic.
“The fact that I’m driving around in a milk float does a lot for raising awareness in the local area,” said Shone, wearing a black beanie during her rounds in the borough of Hackney last week. “So now I’m operating at almost full capacity.”
Furloughed from her sales job during the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Shone used savings to start her new business, aiming to meet growing demand for household goods free of the plastic packaging used in supermarkets.
Customers book a visit from the ‘Topup Truck’ online and then purchase goods such as lentils, pasta, olive oil, shampoo or washing up liquid using their own containers.
From a low base a decade ago, the market for such unpackaged bulk goods could hit at least 1.2 billion euros ($1.5 billion) by 2030 in the European Union, according to a report https://zerowasteeurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020_06_30_zwe_pfs_executive_study.pdf by Zero Waste Europe, an anti-waste network.
While handling the logistics can be a challenge, Shone calculates that her service has eliminated the need for at least 12,700 pieces of plastic since it launched in August.
Planning a crowdfunder to retrofit her milk float to enable her to serve a greater range of products to more communities, Shone hopes her novel approach will inspire others to find creative ways to tackle waste.
“If we want to have real change, it has to be a collective effort,” she said.
($1 = 0.8218 euros)
(Writing by Matthew Green, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)
Lufthansa adds more summer holiday destinations in bet on recovery
BERLIN (Reuters) – Lufthansa is adding more holiday destinations to its summer flight schedule from Germany in anticipation of a strong rebound in bookings, it said on Thursday, betting COVID-19 vaccines and testing will soon make vacation travel possible.
Germany’s largest airline said it was planning to add around 20 new destinations from Frankfurt and 13 from Munich to locations such as the Caribbean, the Canary Islands and Greece.
COVID-19 vaccines and testing, along with strict hygiene rules at airports and on planes, will be prerequisites for travel this summer, it said.
“We expect many countries to relax travel restrictions towards the summer as more and more people have been vaccinated,” Lufthansa board member Harry Hohmeister said in a statement.
Hohmeister said the airline, which secured a 9 billion euro ($11 billion) state bailout last year, expects a sharp increase in demand once restrictions are lifted.
Concerned about more transmissible coronavirus mutations, many European Union countries have reinstated border controls in what is normally a passport-free travel zone.
“There is a great yearning for travel and we believe that the summer months will reflect this,” Hohmeister added.
In Britain, holiday bookings soared this week after the government laid out plans to gradually relax coronavirus restrictions, giving battered airlines and tour operators hope that a bumper summer could come to their rescue.
Plans for relaxing coronavirus travel restrictions have not been announced yet in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to discuss lockdown options with the head of the regional governments next Wednesday.
Lufthansa, which said in January it was losing a million euros every two hours, is due to publish its fourth quarter results on March 4.
($1 = 0.8187 euros)
(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa and Ilona Wissenbach. Editing by Mark Potter)
TRUiC Evaluates The Latest Additions to Registered Agents in the US
The US is still the top choice for new businesses that have a global focus. That is not to say that they are all physically located there. Despite the pandemic creating challenges for startups seeking investment, many are still steaming ahead. More and more, companies from Europe and Asia dominate Amazon and other distribution chains in the US via a US registered entity that relies on a registered agent. What should you know about registered agents?
When forming an LLC, there are a few additions to registered agent services in 2021 that could be extremely helpful to ensure that you always maintain your privacy, never miss important mail, and make you aware of legal obligations that may occur without being too costly or complicated. When you are launching a startup as an entrepreneur, it is vital to decide which registered agent service as they act as a point of contact between a business and a state and will greatly benefit your small business in the long-term.
In short, a registered agent will primarily act as your business’s main channel of communication with your states’ government. A non-profit, corporation or LLC can appoint a registered agent service to receive government correspondence, compliance documents on behalf of the business, and service of process – which is arguably the most important role of a registered agent as this informs an entity or individual of an impending lawsuit against him/her or the company.
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Next will be a review and comparison between the features of the best online business services of 2021 to see which is the top registered agent service when forming an LLC:
Assisting in the formation of over 800,000 businesses, partnerships with experienced legal professionals like Rocket Lawyer makes for a great option to serve as your registered agent service, all thanks to their 100% satisfaction guarantee. Although their services cost slightly more, they can still provide a full year for free if you subscribe to their Accelerate legal service plan for $49.95/month. Additional benefits include:
- The company is supported by Google Ventures
- Norton Web Security Protection & Information website
- Legal Services Pan which includes consultations with business attorneys
Classified as high-quality registered agent services and boasting over 150,000 customers served since 200, Incfile offers lower prices and a free subscription for one year with any incorporation filing purchase. They also provide their clients with a user -friendly website, that is protected by Norton Web Security, and free information available in their Learning Centre.
Northwest Registered Agent
If industry experience and premium customer support are important to you then the following might be the best service for you. Established in 1998, Northwest Registered Agent has made a name for themselves and is one of TRUiCs’ top picks as they are known to being the most friendly LLC service available. Not only do they provide the best email/phone support, but they also locally scan every document you receive, ensuring that you will never miss paperwork and eradicating surprises.
Whilst getting great customer support and a unique dashboard, Harbor Compliance’s registered agent services will also offer discounts to their customers who pay up-front for multiple years and service to those in multiple states. Plus:
- Website protection by Norton and Trustwave
- Free compliance guides and whitepapers
- Document delivery and scanning on the same day
After careful consideration of many other registered agent services, ZenBusiness has been rated best. This small business formation service was founded in 2015 by a team of entrepreneurs who cracked the code to the barriers that others continue to face today and help their respective clients launch their businesses successfully.
Not only will the start of your enterprise go smoothly, but they will also help you stay compliant with government laws, accept service of process and other tax and legal documents, and provide you with an overall peace-of-mind so you can focus all your time and energy on running your business.
Although LegalZoom is the costliest of these options, they had to be mentioned as this registered agent service has extensive experience and capabilities with an informative and North Secure Website and a broad range of business services. Boasting with a large platform of nearly 4 million customers, LegalZoom may be more convenient for you if you have other legal services operating through them as well.
Why should you designate a registered agent service for your business?
By appointing a suitable registered agent service you will be able to maintain your privacy, be alerted to legal obligations that may crop up without breaking the bank or complicating things, and these registered agent services will ensure that you never miss a beat when it comes to crucial paperwork and delivery of important documents. There really aren’t many downsides to working with an online registered agent service provider, and the penalties for not having a registered agent heavily outweigh the cost.
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