A Home from Home


At Home Boutique B&B and Suite, Ghana, provides the perfect base for travellers wanting to experience a taste of West Africa.

Located about three kilometres east of the central business district, Osu is a neighbourhood in central Accra, Ghana, on the Atlantic cost of West Africa. Known for its busy commercial, restaurant and nightlife activity, it is locally referred to as the ‘West End’ of Accra.

Situated in the Osu district of Accra, At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite provides boutique accommodation for the discerning traveller. The substantial property features a mixed dorm, standard room, deluxe suite and a twin room, to cater to all requirements and some of which enjoy enviable views over the gardens. All of the bedrooms have foam pillows and fresh linens, and there are also private bathrooms available, which come with bathtubs, bath towels, hairdryers and complementary guest toiletries.

At At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite you will find home all of the comforts you are used, such as free Wi-Fi, a multi-channel television and a laptop compatible safe. To help make you feel even more at home, there’s a fridge and trousers press, an iron with ironing board, a minibar and a climate control heating system for a truly comfortable stay.

There are many perks to staying at At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite, such as the 24-hour front desk, complementary newspapers and free shuttle bus service. There is also a designated smoking area, luggage store, and safety deposit boxes for complete security.

If you wish to relax and enjoy some down time, you will find an on-site hairdresser and beauty salon where treatments such as waxing, full body massages and reflexology massages can be enjoyed.

A continental breakfast is available in the morning for guests and for evening meals the Zion Thai Restaurant and Salvatore are just a five minute stroll away and offer an assortment of varied and different dishes to tempt and tantalise the tastebuds.

Regarding sightseeing, At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite is situated close to Osu Castle, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Independence Square so you will find plenty to see and do during your visit.

The Memorial Park honours Ghana’s first president who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. Makola Market is the city’s vast, colourful bazaar which is a great place to experience and also to pick up some gifts for family and friends.

Popular seafront spots, Labadi Beach and Kokrobite Beach, offer golden sand and bustling nightlife for those who want something a little more energetic.

The airport is 10km away and takes about 15 minutes by car. For corporate clients, the centre of Accra can be reached on foot within 30 minutes, whilst Accra International Conference Centre is just a 25 minute stroll away.



The Sausage Man, a leading UK based German sausage and hot dog wholesaler launched the best ever tasting low salt Halal Beef Hot Dog.

The demand for halal products is high in the UK and is rapidly growing. And even if there are already lots of products available in the market, the customers tend to choose better quality and healthier options.

A great tasting hot dog with high protein and low salt content fits market demand perfectly and will sell quickly. The Sausage Man as a leading player in the sausage and hot dog market is well prepared to distribute this product UK- and Ireland-wide.

Having already good sales established with a turkey-based halal hot dog, Michael Juska, Managing Director of The Sausage Man often gets questions about a beef halal hot dog.

He said: “To find a good tasting halal sausage is a challenge. We tried a lot and found inferior quality sausages with just 35% meat content.

“So, we decided to develop our own halal beef hot dog together with a certified German halal specialist butcher. Best quality and fantastic taste were first on our priority list. We didn’t want to use fillers or gluten. Just pure taste of beef, like you have in these traditional New Yorker hot dogs.
“The result speaks for itself. And even with a salt content of less than half compared to similar sausages you get the full flavour of beef with a hint of beechwood smoke.”

This beef halal hot dog is made in the style of a “Frankfurter” sausage, which is typical for Germany but is also the basis for great American hot dogs and one of the UK’s most popular hot dog types

Worldwide halal foods sales are expected to grow from $2.1 billion US in 2017 to $3 billion by 2023 (source: statista). The Muslims market in the UK is rapidly expanding, with the population rapidly growing from 1.6 million in 2001 to over 2.7 million in 2011 and to 3.37 million in 2017 (source: www.ons.gov.uk)

The Sausage Man Halal Beef Hot Dog is available from today and commercial customers are welcome to contact The Sausage Man via sausageman.co.uk or [email protected] or 01322 867 060.

In the coming weeks the Halal Beef Hot Dog will be available via our online-shop, which will be ready this month. With a minimum order value of £ 125 it will be also accessible for non-commercial customers.


2018 Business Woman Elite


The 2018 Business Woman Elite has been designed and launched by our team in order to recognise a select handful of strong females who have gone above and beyond in the past 12 months to excel in their job role and achieve excellence despite a number of challenges. We have worked tirelessly to ensure we recognise the paragons and innovators across the business landscape who have consistently delivered exceptional & progressive leadership whilst remaining an inspiration to professionals in their retrospective sector.

Each winner can rest assured that they were identified based entirely on merit, with their hard work during the past 12 months carefully scrutinised before being put forward for final consideration.



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Making Dreams a Reality


Quantic Dream is a video game developer based in Paris supplying motion capture services to the film and video game industries. We profile the company as we look to learn more about the exciting games it develops and what future developments there may be in the industry.

Founded in 1997, Quantic Dream are well renowned for their thrilling storyline based games, dealing in plenty of drama and excitement. Games produced by the firm include Fahrenheit and Beyond: Two Souls, to name a few.

Featuring in the 2017 Tech of the Year awards as 2017’s Most Innovative Tech Firm, this French based company has shown real innovating in developing video games. Throughout the years, it has gained international recognition for its contribution to interactive narration, along with its fresh thinking and innovative nature in producing games.

Providing viewers and users with an emotional experience, Quantic Dream is considered one of the leading motion capture studios, in particular for the creation of real-time 3D virtual actors performing with stunning realism. Technology is vital to success in the video game industry, with everybody striving to find the best graphics and software to produce and play the best games. Quantic Dreams have developed proprietary technologies, including some very advanced tools and a unique approach to the production pipeline.

As a game development studio, the company have collaborated in the past with major publishers, including Eidos, Vivendi Universal Games, Microsoft Games Studios, Atari and Sony Computer Entertainment, all of which have added to the sterling reputation of the company.

Boasting a wealth of experience and track record of success, Quantic Dream created the games Omikron-the Nomad soul, featuring recording artist David Bowie. Heavy rain, 2010’s most awarded video game worldwide, was developed in cooperation with Sony computer entertainment WWS on PlayStation 3. Heavy rain was the 9th bestselling title worldwide on the platform that year and has since sold over 5 million units.

Quantic Dream released: Beyond Two Souls in 2013 on PS3 and 2016 on PS4, featuring Academy Award nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe in the lead roles. Nowadays, the company is working on Detroit: Become Human, a PS4 exclusive title with Sony Computer Entertainment WWS.

Ultimately, running through the firm’s portfolio of successful computer games, and lavish success, there is a bright future ahead of Quantic Dream, particularly thanks to its exciting partnership with Sony. With positivity running through the firm, the company can look to build on its solid foundations and catapult itself to the top of the gaming and CG film industry.

Company: Quantic Dream

Contact: Guillaume de Fondaumiere

Contact Email: [email protected]

Address: Quantic Dream SA, 54 Boulevard, Davout, Paris, 75020, France

Phone: 0033 1 44 64 00 95

Website: www.quanticdream.com

Winners Directory February

1702CV06 – Attorney of the Year 2017 – Massachusetts

Company: Sheff Law Offices

Name: Frank J. Federico, Jr.

Email: [email protected]

Web Address: www.Shefflaw.com

Address: 10 Tremont Street, Boston, MA  02108

Telephone: 617-227-7000

1702CV35 – Leading Advisor of the Year 2017 – Nigeria

Company: ACAS-Law (Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun)

Name: Chisa Uba

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Web Address: www.acas-law.com

Address: 9th Floor, St. Nicholas House, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos

Telephone: 234 8023115469

1702CV11 – Attorney of the Year 2017 – Florida

Company: Brickell Law Group P.A.

Name: Alvaro A. Acevedo, Esq, CPA

Email: [email protected]

Web Address: www.lawyercpa.com

Address: 1395 Brickell Avenue, Suite 823, Miami, FL 33131

Telephone: (305) 204-9545

1702CV09 – Pharma Exec Awards 2017     – HR Director of the Year – Florida

Company: Novartis Latin America & Canada

Name: Marcelo Fumasoni

Email: [email protected]

Web Address: www.novartis.com

Address: 5200 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 650 (Miami, Florida) zip code 33126

Telephone: 1 305 341 4800

CEO of the Month


Peter Bardwick

Peter is the new CFO of Nitro, a leading technology firm specialising in PDF collaboration software and e-signatures.

Prior to his recent appointment at Nitro, Bardwick was at Rocket Fuel, where as CFO he led the company to one of the most successful IPOs of 2013 and increased revenue from $40 million to $400 million during his three year tenure. Prior to that his career included stints with CBS MarketWatch, Citicorp and Salomon Brothers.

Bardwick believes that there are three factors inherent in making a good technology company, all of which are present at Nitro.

“If you think about what makes for a successful tech company, in my opinion, there’s three ingredients, one is the right people, and the second is the right product and then of course there’s the right timing in the market. I’m bullish on Nitro having all three. I think Nitro has got a great team that is very focused on executing and achieving their goals. A good product in today’s environment is one that people want to use and that makes their work life better.

Today’s employees want to think, not to be dragged down in mundane repetitive tasks that can be done better through technology and software. And we want to be on the forefront of the “consumerization of the enterprise”. If your phone or social media software is fun and intuitive, why shouldn’t your software at work be the same? Thirdly there’s market timing. Right timing is about having the right product when the market is thirsty for it. In 2015 that means having products that people can pick up and use easily. Right timing is also about the migration of software to the cloud, and corporate recognition of the opportunity to make their employee’s lives better and more productive. I like to say “it doesn’t matter how good the surfer is if the waves aren’t up.”

Rocket Fuel is perhaps Bardwick’s biggest success to date, being the fastest growing tech company in the US from 2008- 2013. During his time there the firm went from 120 people to about 1100, expanding from three countries to around 15, with Bardwick responsible for all the corporate infrastructure as well as capital markets activities, highlighting his driven growth focused strategy.

Nitro is in the midst of a growth surge itself, having raised a venture round late in 2014 and recently launching Nitro Pro 10, the latest version of their desktop offering, and Nitro Pro 10, a new SaaS document productivity solution. The new products pave the way for the San Francisco based company to build upon its cloud based products as customers grow increasingly accustomed to buying and using their software online

Having been responsible for two very successful IPOs and having raised almost $11 billion over the course of his career, Bardwick looks set to propel Nitro’s growth strategy forward using his fundraising capabilities and relationships. The company’s customers are looking to grow in parallel to Nitro, with the firm expecting to help their customers in their growth in order to accelerate its own. Nitro is also looking to expand their customer base by penetrating new and larger firms and provide them with products taking care of all their pdf requirements.

Bardwick is also responsible for the company’s internal IT systems, which he is currently integrating in order to reduce the amount of time that staff spend on spreadsheets and increasing the amount of time they have to spend on actionable information. He is a firm believer in clear, concise communication and will enable this throughout the company.

Being a successful investment banker has prepared Bardwick for the role, as it requires a good sense of corporate strategy, for example how the company and its products fit into the competitive ecosystem, and the potential opportunities and risks of certain strategies. Additionally it also gave Bardwick the skill to communicate these strategies and opportunities to potential investors persuasively.
Ultimately, Bardwick believes that his role is no longer limited to working in finance, with a much more business focused approach required to succeed in the role. He believes that in today’s tech environment, with a preponderance of younger and highly mobile employees, good leadership must focus both on achieving corporate goals as well as helping individual employees achieve their own goals.

“The CFO’s role has changed a lot in the past 20 years and I think especially for CFOs of growing tech companies. The focus has moved from simply closing the books and reporting the numbers to being at the table for strategic and resource allocation discussions. This is a much broader and more business focused approach. I think the most important quality in a good leader is to understand who you are. If you set out to try to be Steve Jobs you will surely fail. Many people have a model in their heads of great leadership, but don’t understand that they will fail in emulating a model that is inconsistent with their own core assets. This doesn’t mean they can’t be great leaders, they just have to do it in the context of who they are.”