Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Honored as 2020 Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year Class IV

Business receives prestigious award in its fifth year of operation as an independent company

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) was named Supplier of the Year Class IV by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council. Coke Florida received the award at the Council’s recent 45th Annual Awards Gala held virtually. The Class IV award recognizes the certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) supplier of the year that has annual sales of more than $50 million and has demonstrated solid business performance, strong community involvement, and a commitment to supporting and expanding supplier diversity.

Troy Taylor, Coke Florida’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I want to thank the Council for this wonderful award and for its tireless pursuit of opportunities for minority-owned businesses. I also want to thank The Walt Disney Company for nominating Coke Florida for this special award. We are excited and humbled to receive this award

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Dentsu’s Konrad Spilva resurfaces in Hardie Grant consulting role, will open own consultancy this year

Konrad Spilva – who stepped down as chief executive of Isobar last March after 18 years with the business – has joined independent publisher Hardie Grant in a consulting role. However, there are also plans for his own consultancy on the horizon.

Spilva’s departure from Dentsu was in the works for some time, the business said last year, and would see him support his wife with their online flower and gifting business, and continue his other ventures: Bridge Road Brewery and data consultancy, Alkhemy.

Earlier this year, Spilva was reportedly in discussions with former Dentsu boss Simon Ryan about being an integral part of Ryan’s new business, Ryancap. But he did not end up being part of the venture – dubbed a holding company, with media agency Ryvalmedia and, as of last week, data and tech business Foxcatcher under the Ryancap umbrella.

Spilva will start by advising Hardie Grant Media,

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Advoco Gains Global Recognition, Selected as Infor Business Partner of the Year

Advoco, a leading Infor EAM consulting firm, was named North America Business Partner of the Year by Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. The award is part of the Infor 2020 Partner Excellence Awards.

A company focused on Infor EAM training, implementation, and integration, Advoco was evaluated against other Infor partners in several key areas. Of the organizations considered for the 2020 award, Advoco had the second largest value of influenced bookings in North America and the largest sum of net new referrals globally.

Marty Osborn, partner at Advoco, commented, “Advoco is the only Infor EAM consulting firm that has over 100 in-house associates exclusively focused on EAM, allowing us to provide the necessary resources when clients need them. Earning the title of Trusted Advisor is the heart and soul of our company.” Osborn continued, “Our customers know that maintenance matters as much to us

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Ankura Honored as Consulting Practice of the Year by Cyber Security Awards

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LONDON, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ankura, a global business advisory and expert services company, today announced that the firm has received Cyber Security Awards’ distinction as Consulting Practice of the Year for 2020. This recognition demonstrates the breadth of Ankura’s growing cybersecurity practice and the firm’s commitment to enhancing and delivering solutions for technology and data privacy for its global clientele.

Based in the United Kingdom, Cyber Security Awards is an independent organization that recognizes individuals, teams and companies within the cybersecurity industry for their excellence and innovation. The recipients for the merit-based awards are vetted and decided upon by a panel of industry experts from a wide array of cybersecurity backgrounds, including well-regarded corporate executives and independent advisers. The Consulting Practice of the Year Award recognizes the firm

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Thriving Through the Pandemic – Black and Women-Owned Financial Services Firm, Master Plan Investment Group Celebrates One Year in Business

PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Master Plan Investment Group announces a major milestone, their one-year anniversary! The financial services firm, launched last year to help families, businesses and organizations manage investment portfolios, develop and implement plans to achieve financial goals, such as retirement, protect assets in the event of long-term care needs, and manage corporate 401(k) retirement plans with an emphasis on employee financial education and wellness.

Hard work, client service and dedication are my mottos. As a black and woman-owned business and specifically, in the financial services industry, we were determined to thrive and serve our clients in excellence. We do what we say we are going to do – help families and businesses manage their investments, organize finances, communicate throughout this market volatility and listen, to understand, and best meet their needs – we deliver,” says founder and CEO, Ka’Neda N. Bullock,

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