The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-20T21:56:49Z Apt Wealth Partners recognised as a 2021 AFR BOSS Best Place to Work 2021-04-20T21:56:49Z apt-wealth-partners-recognised-as-a-2021-afr-boss-best-place-to-work Apt Wealth Partners has today been named on the 2021 AFR BOSS Best Places to Work list, recognising its ongoing commitment to staff culture, wellbeing and engagement.  The annual list recognises and ranks the best places to work in Australia and New Zealand, by industry, and is the premier list of its kind. Apt Wealth Partners ranked #4 on the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services list, from nearly 700 nominated organisations across Australia and New Zealand. The top five ranked organisations on the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services list included: #1 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group; #2 Commonwealth Bank of Australia; #3 Medibank; #4 Apt Wealth Partners; and #5 VISA “We are honoured to be named on this prestigious list,” said Apt Wealth Partners Managing Director, James McGregor.  “We have an unwavering commitment to maintaining our positive team culture at Apt, one in which people enjoy coming to work each day. Recognition like this is an honour and a positive reinforcement of our efforts. “We believe investing in our people and our culture leads to better outcomes for our staff, the business, and ultimately, the Australian families who entrust us with their financial planning.”  For more information on Apt Wealth’s award-winning financial planning services or to find out more about working with Apt Wealth Partners, visit, follow us on Facebook, or connect with us on LinkedIn.  About Apt Wealth Partners  Apt Wealth Partners is a national financial advisory firm, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Geelong. With over 30 years’ experience, Apt Wealth Partners manages over $2 billion in client funds and offers a range of services including Superannuation and Investment, Self Managed Super Funds, Expat Advice, Wealth Protection, Estate Planning, Aged Care and Home Loans. BluJay and FourPL Partner to Accelerate Digital Transformation in Supply Chain 2021-04-20T05:52:19Z blujay-and-fourpl-partner-to-accelerate-digital-transformation-in-supply-chain Melbourne, Australia – April 19, 2021 – BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, today announces its partnership with FourPL, a leading Australian IT consulting company specialising in supply chain and procurement. “FourPL is well recognised within ANZ for its expertise in the logistics and supply chain industry, as well as being known for its consulting arm. It has an in-depth understanding of the local market and allows us to expand our reach among logistics and supply chain customers in ANZ,” said Katie Kinraid, General Manager, APAC at BluJay Solutions. “Given FourPL’s extensive reach in the region and robust advisory services across spend management, logistics execution, and supply chain visibility, it was a natural choice to partner with FourPL in the region. We’re thrilled to be joining forces with the FourPL team and look forward to a very fruitful partnership,” Kinraid concluded. BluJay’s digital platforms including Transportation Management for Shippers, LSP Platform (TMS for Logistics Service Providers), and MobileSTAR help customers to improve efficiency and visibility in their supply chains. Technology benefits have gained importance throughout the pandemic, which has accelerated a focus on supply chain resiliency and innovation to help companies better navigate economic and geopolitical factors that can disrupt their supply chains. The partnership expands BluJay’s scope in ANZ across the transport management, freight forwarding, and logistics service providers markets. The news comes on the back of local customer wins for BluJay, which include Aramex and Flyjac. Today a robust network of shippers, suppliers, carriers, digital freight networks, and visibility platforms transact more than $18 billion in freight annually in BluJay’s transportation network. Commenting on the partnership, Brett Findlay, CEO at FourPL, said: “As a global specialist in the supply chain and logistics space, the BluJay brand further enhances our existing portfolio of global partner and leading-edge technology solution providers we offer our customers. Together with BluJay, we’re looking forward to helping our customers across the region gain greater value through technology to help ensure the best possible outcome.” FourPL customers include many blue-chip Australian companies across multiple industries and six major logistics service providers. About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and business spend management solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We have specialist systems expertise within the domains of Spend Management, Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility and provide procurement and supply chain system advisory, implementation, support and operational services for our customers. Our focus is helping large companies recognise where they can gain value with technology, understand how a technology initiative is performing, help them buy a solution, or deliver the outcome/service they require. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. For more information, visit About BluJay Solutions BluJay Solutions helps companies around the world achieve excellence in logistics and trade compliance - it’s in our DNA. Through a blend of Data, Networks, and Applications, delivered in the BluJay Way, our DNA platform powers the Frictionless Supply Chain for thousands of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers. To learn more, visit:, or follow us on Twitter @myblujay and LinkedIn. Representation Matters. Feisty new start-up magazine is set to elevate the many diverse voices of people of colour. 2021-04-20T00:35:53Z representation-matters-feisty-new-start-up-magazine-is-set-to-elevate-the-many-diverse-voices-of-people-of-colour Sydney, 20 April 2021. // A new magazine will be launched on April 21st on Gadigal Land.  Created by and for Women and Gender Diverse People of Colour, kindling & sage elevates the voices of those that are consistently absent from mainstream media in Australia. Over 30 individuals contribute to the first edition, available in both print and digital editions. Inspired by the work of gal-dem, B*tch Media, CRWN and others, kindling & sage is a new quarterly publication that includes interviews, opinion pieces, short stories, and poetry. The magazine’s debut edition includes conversations with renowned women in media and fashion, climate advocates, body positive trailblazers and entrepreneurs. The publication highlights the many different experiences and talents of women of colour and carves out a space unlike any other. Natalia Garcia, editor and founder, said ‘we’ve created a unique space for women and gender diverse POC to share their stories. The magazine grew from our frustration at the lack of representation People of Colour have in mainstream media. We wanted to hear from people that look like us, that share our experiences, that draw on our knowledge.’ It has long been reported that Australian mainstream media lacks diversity in gender, ethnicity, age, ability and body shapes. The creation of policies and strategies to diversify these spaces means little without first ensuring safe environments for people of colour to flourish. ‘Exclusive spaces that focus on the voices of BIWOC and Gender Diverse POC can improve quality of life and wellbeing, strengthen a sense of belonging and validate our experiences. As Audre Lorde said, “without community, there is no liberation” and we’re working to create a community that is truly diverse and inclusive’ Ms Garcia said. First Edition: Identity The first edition is 80 beautiful pages of interviews, opinion pieces, artwork, short stories and poetry from more than 30 feisty individuals, sharing their stories & views.  Feature interviews with Faustina Agolley, Jennifer Atilémile, April Hélène-Horton, Guyala Bayles and Varsha Yajman. Cover artwork by @bravokarena –Karen Bravo- a multidisciplinary Afro-Colombian artist, her work is feminine and self-explorative. Pre-orders are open now! Our launch pack includes a print + digital copy of the magazine, a limited edition, ethically made, tote bag with our cover art and a pack of @living_koko cacao husk tea.  ### kindling & sage magazine + community is a digital and print quarterly publication that features written content created by women & gender diverse People of Colour. Together, we’re building a platform where our strong voices come together to call out, shout out, create sparks and inspire change. The magazine centres the voices of Bla(c)k, First Nations, Women of Colour & Gender Diverse POC, to create a feisty community where we learn from each other and ignite our individual and collective fire. We are a safe space to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and perspectives to strengthen our communities and inspire. Media Enquiries: Natalia Garcia 0424538769 CFOs in Global Survey Reveal Pandemic Has Fundamentally Altered How They Hire and Manage Their Workforce 2021-04-19T23:24:27Z cfos-in-global-survey-reveal-pandemic-has-fundamentally-altered-how-they-hire-and-manage-their-workforce-1 Almost all (94%) of respondents from Asia Pacific have a growth strategy involving expansion into countries where they do not currently operateEighty-three percent of Asia-Pacific respondents said the global pandemic has altered their views on hiring and workforce management, and 89 percent altered their views on a remote work model Forty-eight percent of Asia-Pacific respondents said they will attract new talent confined to where they are based while 43 percent said they will attract new talent unbound by geographic restrictions A large majority of CFOs around the world are planning to expand operations into new countries in 2021 to achieve their long-term growth strategies, according to a recent survey by CFO Research and Globalization Partners. The survey also uncovered changing perceptions about hiring and remote work because of their pandemic experiences, with respondents saying they want to attract talent that is unbound by the geographic restrictions of their company’s operating model. The February 2021 survey of chief financial officers, chief executive officers and other senior finance executives also cites a common theme that they are prioritising the need to build resiliency and although optimistic, disclose that their businesses are still stabilising and in recovery. Optimism towards organisational performance in 2021 varies across the regions. Asia-Pacific (APAC) CFOs are more optimistic about success in 2021 than their counterparts in the UK and North America. Sixty-five percent of APAC respondents indicated that they expect to exceed goals and expectations in 2021, compared to 46 percent for UK and 47 percent for North America. “The ongoing rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, investments flowing into the region, and momentum gained as companies accelerated their digital investments during the pandemic – all these are contributing to positive sentiments toward business in 2021,” said Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners. “With the ongoing shift in the global supply chain and a renewed focus of the US, UK and EU to grow alliances with APAC markets, there is an abundance of opportunity to expect from this region.” Key data from the survey found: CFOs are taking a global view within their hiring approaches.* Asked to describe their hiring strategy over the next 12 to 18 months as, 48 percent of APAC respondents say they will attract new talent where they are based while 43 percent say they want to attract new talent that is unbounded by the geographic restrictions of their company’s operating model.* APAC CFOs have a high degree of interest in tapping into a more cost-effective, global talent pool—a concept favoured by half of those surveyed --and capturing market share through global expansion, which is favoured by 61 percent. CFOs have altered workforce management strategies.* Seventy-four percent of the survey respondents in APAC anticipate operating remote and/ or hybrid workforce models in the next 12 to 18 months. * Eighty-three percent of executives also say the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally altered the way they think about hiring and workforce management and 89 percent say it altered how they consider remote employees or the work-from-anywhere model. CFOs are deeming global expansion as a top priority in the next 12 to 18 months. * “Implementing a strategy for global expansion and presence” was deemed a top priority in the next 12 to 18 months for 52 percent of APAC executives, compared to 38 percent of the EMEA executives and 36% percent of the North American executives. * Fifty-five percent of the APAC CFOs that are expecting to achieve their goals in 2021 are already engaging a global PEO, while 25 percent plan to use a global PEO within one year to support their international business strategy and 17 percent plan to engage a global PEO within three years. To download the 2021 eBook, with additional information and details of survey results across the globe, please click here: Report: CFOs See a Clear Pathway to Growth Through Global Expansion. Survey MethodologyThe survey, conducted by CFO Research of Industry Dive, polled 215 senior finance executives at companies in North America, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Europe/Middle East/Africa region. Most of the companies represented had annual revenues of $1 billion or more. About Globalization Partners Hire anyone, anywhere, quickly and easily. Use our AI-driven, automated, fully compliant global Employer of Record platform powered by our in-house worldwide HR experts. Leave the complexities of global employment to the named industry leader that consistently attains 97% customer satisfaction ratings. With Globalization Partners, you can succeed faster. Globalization Partners: Breaking Down Barriers for Everyone, Everywhere To learn more, please visit: or connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or check out our Blog. TripTech Announces Summer Report on Domestic Travel Patterns 2021-04-19T22:58:10Z triptech-announces-summer-report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 20/04/21 Michelle Hatch TripTech     SYDNEY, Australia – 20 April 2021 - TripTech today announced the release of The Summer Report, revealing the Australian Independent Traveller’s behaviours and travel patterns over summer 2020/21 YOY.   The report highlights the domestic market’s contribution to the recovery of tourism with a 43% increase in TripTech app engagement over summer (Dec 2020 – Jan 2021) compared to the previous year.   TripTech & CamperMate CEO Nick Baker said “the analysis of the unique pre and in-trip behaviour of the domestic market pinpoints exactly where domestic travellers have stepped up to fill the gap left by international travellers, what regions have benefited and those that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.”   By geofencing each square kilometre of Australia through a unique grid reference, TripTech analyses fluctuations in arrivals, visitation, behaviour, points of interest and passenger movement, combined with in-app search and keyword trends.   With 150,000 monthly active users and 3.5 million monthly map engagements, the report includes an analysis of visitation by state, interstate movements, regional and council travel patterns and engagement with experiences along the route. ‘Wineries & breweries’ and ‘walks and trails’ were among the experiences with the highest engagement rates.   Using TripTech’s road trip dashboards commissioned by Tourism Australia to monitor patterns over summer, there was strong evidence in the decline of iconic, internationally recognised road trips and a renewed interest for regional getaways in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.   Commenting on the report, Nick Baker said “this report is the first in our Industry Intelligence Series to publish insights on passenger movement prior to, and throughout the course of the pandemic. Our technology dashboards and heat maps provide tourism operators with a 360 degree view of the independent traveller and opportunities for promotion to the domestic market this year.”   The report is available for download starting today at       -ENDS-   Note to editors TripTech Linkedin:   Images: Headshot – Nick Baker CEO TripTech Summer Report 2021 Cover TripTech Heatmap TripTech Dashboard CamperMate Signature Experiences   About TripTech: TripTech (a THL & Jayco, Inc. company) is a travel technology company operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our apps include CamperMate and custom branded travel apps in multiple categories. These assets connect businesses to travellers to plan and book in-trip and the data generated enables comprehensive, real-time dashboards and reports on tourist movement. This powerful combination arms the industry with access to new audiences and real-time data on their travel patterns and behaviour.           Nearly 3 in 4 Millennials are frustrated with managing direct debit, says research conducted for BPAY 2021-04-19T22:50:31Z nearly-3-in-4-millennials-are-frustrated-with-managing-direct-debit-says-research-conducted-for-bpay Research conducted for BPAY has indicated nearly three quarters of 25-34 year olds (Millennials) consider direct debit frustrating or difficult to manage. An RFi survey of 2,034 consumers in March reveals 73% of Millennials are frustrated by the direct debit experience. The data also shows 29% of Millennials are concerned about not having enough money in their account when direct debits are processed, and worried about when money will be taken out of their account. The survey found that 25% of Millennials are also worried about updating their bank card when it expires in time before the next round of direct debits come out, and 24% expressed concern about the need to trust businesses to keep their bank details safe and secure. Meanwhile, according to the data, 20% of Millennials are not sure how much money they’ll be charged for their bills. “The research shows that Millennials are the most frustrated age group when it comes to managing their direct debit, but it doesn’t have to be this way,” said Keith Brown, BPAY Group General Manager Product, Scheme and Business Development. “When you use BPAY, you are in control. You can choose when to pay and how much to pay. Unlike direct debit, you can easily change a scheduled bill payment at any time and it's easy to use BPAY to schedule your bill payments. “Just go into your online banking, enter the BPAY Biller Code, your reference number, the amount you'd like to pay, the payment date, and you're done,” says Brown. The RFi data also found that 50% of the Millennial age group would prefer to use BPAY when it’s available to them instead of relying on direct debit. “BPAY is still the preferred way to pay bills and is used by over 60% of all Australians over 18,”[i] said Brown. BPAY’s new brand campaign ‘Debit Day’ reminds Aussies how they can be in control of their bills. Watch the TV advertisement here.   -ENDS-   About BPAY  BPAY is an easy and secure way to pay and manage bills from online banking, and the latest innovations enable BeemIt, Zip and Groupee to offer BPAY services. BPAY is offered by over 60,000 businesses, which means you can pay many types of bills including phone, internet, electricity, gas, water, rates, household (rent & strata), credit card, insurance and many more. With BPAY, you can make one-off payments or schedule recurring payments on a date that suits you. You just need to make sure you have funds available in your account on the scheduled date. Too easy. For more information watch our latest video. [i] Kantar March 2021 HOW TO USE YOUR DINE & DISCOVER VOUCHERS TO ATTEND FESTIVALS, LIVE SHOWS AND EVENTS IN NSW 2021-04-19T06:10:53Z how-to-use-your-dine-amp-discover-vouchers-to-attend-festivals-live-shows-and-events-in-nsw NSW residents can now use their Dine & Discover vouchers to attend live events that are hosted on Humanitix.  A Sydney-based social enterprise has become the first and only event ticketing platform to have partnered with Service NSW for their Dine & Discover program. Humanitix, the Aussie not-for-profit ticketing platform, is now accepting Discover vouchers as a payment option for customers purchasing tickets to live events in NSW.  The Discover vouchers can be used across the thousands of events on Humanitix, as long as they are an in-person event based in NSW. Event organisers do not have to register with Service NSW to be eligible for this program. This means that attendees could use the vouchers to purchase tickets to festivals, live shows, workshops and other events, as long as the ticket is purchased by 30 June 2021. The best part is that the actual event date can be after the voucher expiry date – so you can get amongst the many exciting events that are slated for the second half of the year. This partnership has been welcome news for event organisers who have had a terrible run in the past year.  “The Dine & Discover vouchers are a much-needed boost to the many businesses in regional NSW. Tourism, events and hospitality businesses have done it tough for the past 18 months with bushfires, floods and COVID affecting many businesses,” says Sam Tooley, the Director of the South Coast Food & Wine Festival. South Coast Food & Wine Festival is one of the numerous events in Humanitix that the Discover vouchers can be used for. Adult tickets are $30, so with the $25 Discover voucher attendees will be able to enjoy the festival offerings for a mere $5 (the price of a Child ticket).  “The South Coast Food & Wine Festival is an opportunity for many of the great producers from around NSW to showcase their produce to a highly engaged audience of 'foodies', providing a much-needed sales boost along with networking with other producers,” says Tooley. Among other eligible events, there are regional festivals like Good Times (from the creators of Strawberry Fields), Narooma Oyster Festival & the Chamber Music Festival in Grafton; travelling film tours like the Banff Mountain Film Festival and Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour; and the world’s largest Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the heart of Sydney. You can search all events here. Hosting an event in NSW? Find out how the partnership with Service NSW works here and see if your event could be eligible for the program. Buying tickets on Humanitix also comes with a surprising perk - 100% of the booking fee profits fund education projects for disadvantaged kids. The innovative tech-charity has been transforming resented booking fees into measurable social impact since 2017. To date, Humanitix has donated almost $800,000 to programs like Indigenous scholarships and education for underprivileged girls in low-income countries.  Humanitix is backed by, Atlassian Foundation and the NSW Government, with numerous awards and accolades to their name, including Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards 2020, NSW Premier’s Award for Business Excellence 2019 and Google Impact Challenge Winner 2018. Wallabies legend John Eales has been a Humanitix Ambassador since 2018. Eales says, “Humanitix shows what’s possible when entrepreneurial thinking meets charitable ambition. Every event organiser can give their event an incredible impact by ticketing through Humanitix.” Jason Windows, a 2021 ThreeBestRated® Award-Winning Window Company, Points out the Benefits of Bi-Fold Doors 2021-04-19T05:38:01Z jason-windows-a-2021-threebestrated-award-winning-window-company-points-out-the-benefits-of-bi-fold-doors Perth, WA 19/04/2021 - Bi-fold doors are architectural marvels and are among one of the most popular design options for homes. And indeed, it is aesthetically pleasing to everyone's eyes. Bi-fold doors are convenient, energy-efficient, and versatile. Why are Bi-fold doors the best option? What are the advantages of Bi-fold doors? Let us hear it from Jason Windows, a 2021 ThreeBestRated® award-winning Window and Door Company in Perth. "Bi-fold Doors (sometimes called Concertina Door) is a series of panels that fold along a seam until they stand at one end together", says Brett Dywer, Head of Sales, Jason Windows. He goes on to highlight the benefits of Bi-fold doors: The Bi-Fold design allows for the door to fully open the space between the indoor and outdoor living area creating a functional open entertainment space. Bi-Fold Doors can be opened both fully and partially, so you can decide the level of outdoor atmosphere you want to let into your home. Bi-Fold Doors can be fitted with performance glass such as Laminated, Toned Glazing, Low-E or Double Glazing. Performance glass improves the comfort level within your home. They are easy to maintain. About Jason Windows - Perth, Western Australia Jason industry came into existence in 1932. Later, in 1962, the Jason Window company was formed by the founders. Over the last fifty years in the business, they have grown into one of the most reputed companies in Perth, WA. Jason Windows is best known for windows and doors. Jason Windows products have been widely used in WA homes for over 50 years, and the company continues to be the market leader in product design, strength, security and customer service. Jason Window company has a team of experts. They are committed to providing helpful, informative and attentive customer service. Brett Dywer says, "The expertise of our team is our greatest strength. Our people and culture are key contributors to Jason Windows success. The diversity of our team includes 18 languages, 23 different nationalities and over 2205 years of experience. In fact, 75% of our team have been at Jason Windows for five years or more." Jason windows are honoured to be listed on ThreeBestRated®. Brett Dywer says, "Jason Windows is honoured and humbled to make the ThreeBestRated® listing in our market space. The listing is a testament to our commitment to offering the best customer service our customers can ask for. The results indicate our hard work is appreciated by our customers, which is rewarding." Their attention to detail, in-house testing facility, and internal processes ensure they produce quality products and services that continue to perform and stand the test of time. Being in the industry for a long time allows them to understand that constructing a new home or home renovations are a major investment. So, they always strive to provide the highest quality solutions for West Australians at an affordable price. To know more about their services, visit - Know How People Can Maintain their Health by buying heating devices 2021-04-19T05:36:24Z know-how-people-can-maintain-their-health-by-buying-heating-devices Australia receives an equal amount of summers and wintersthroughout the year. Therefore, people need effective air conditioning solutions to maintain the atmosphere at office and homes. Most of the reputed companies are producing commodities that are beneficial to the majority of the population. Companies sell different types of products, and their range can vary on various factors.   We require effective devices for heating in Melbourne to maintain the wellbeing of ourselves and the family. In extreme winters, people can witness a rise in blood pressure. On chilly winter nights, the heart increases blood's pumping activity to maintain warmth in the body.  Generally, there are five types of heating systems: forced air systems, electric systems, geothermal systems, radiant heat systems, and steam radiant heat systems. Heating companies in Melbourne, focus on developing products that caused minimum side facts to the environment and is cost-effective for the clients. We can attach these devices to the automated systems and operate them without using remotes or electric switches. We can avail of several benefits by installing heating systems in the home. Manufacturers offer various devices for heating in Melbourne at low cost, and people need to spend a minimal amount on their maintenance. People must purchase qualitative products to ensure their productivity for a longer time. We should invest our money in a device that can give us maximum profit throughout the year. People can save a lot on their utility bills by replacing the old HAVAC systems with new ones.  Heating companies in Melbourne offer a warranty on their products for at least a here. One can increase the longevity of the insurance by subscribing to the company. If any damage occurs to the system between the mentioned time, people can avail free repair services from the manufacturers. This device maintains the temperature and takes care of the occupants. We offer high-quality warming systems that can last for several years without showing any signs of wear. Our company supply products and offer installation services to the clients. One can visit our website and select the device out of the several options provided to them. An ordinary person is not efficient to assemble and install electronic devices. You will need the help of experts to place these objects in their desired place. The professionals have appropriate gadgets and tools which help them to install the machines quickly. Playing with electric carrying gadgets can provide a person shock which can lead to fatality. Experts have safety equipment to protect them from these uncertain calamities. Furthermore, companies offer health insurance to their employees that cover their employees' medical bills, according to the companies’ policy. An ordinary person is not capable of instaling the device properly. If a person attaches the cables in the wrong direction, it can damage the whole gadget. We train our employees for several months before sending them to the field. Reputed companies are available for the clients throughout the year. They have upgraded their services on digital platforms, and you can contact them at any point of the day. If you purchase our gadgets, we will provide the facility of installation free of cost. Although, there are several terms and conditions attached to it. You can be one of the few lucky customers to avail of these services. We send the photograph and information of our employee to the clients to ensure our client safety; this ensures no fraud or stranger intrusion in the client's property. We offer a wide range of products other than heating devices to our customers. People can visit our official website to get more information about the company and the products we offer. ECAL appoints technology entrepreneur, Karen Orford, to their Global Executive Team. 2021-04-18T23:33:35Z ecal-appoints-technology-entrepreneur-karen-orford-to-their-global-executive-team Recent enterprise growth in major sports, streaming and fintech is just the tip-of-the-iceberg for ECAL as they prepare for continued business expansion in new markets and new territories in 2021.    In preparation for expansion, ECAL has appointed Silicon Valley based technology entrepreneur, Karen Orford, as its Global Head of Customer Success.   An experienced business, marketing and customer success professional, Orford joins ECAL from an impressive entrepreneurial background with a demonstrable track record of success within the technology industry.   Orford has successfully launched an impressive number of start-ups herself, including ‘Ekidna World’ (exit to Astro TV), plus innovative digital payments solutions ‘Pay with Drop’ and Vikatron Inc, a digital proof of wallet and blockchain solution.   Orford also recently held the role of Director of Business Innovation and Strategy at, a not-for-profit global community of 3.5 million high-achieving Australians and alumni, assisting 50+ technology companies to expand their business globally.   Orford is well-placed to bring a fresh perspective and invaluable experience as a big-picture visionary and execution specialist. “ECAL is at an exciting point in its journey. Having successfully managed solid year-on-year growth to now, it is clear this has been achieved with customer success and support at its heart. The challenge now is to retain that customer-centric DNA, and put in place the people, systems and processes to deliver performance and satisfaction at scale”, says Orford.   Relied upon by many famous sports organisations from Premier League to the NBA, ECAL is proving out strong business cases for its technology across new industries including payments, fantasy and streaming to name a few.   ECAL Founder and CEO, Patrick Barrett says “It’s vitally important we have strong and experienced executive leaders across our business pillars to properly scale this business. We’re thrilled to welcome Karen to lead our Customer Success division, she brings a wonderful energy to the organisation, and understands our desire to deliver exceptional business outcomes for our clients.”   This appointment comes just nine months since the business was acquired by HyperKu, and is testament to the group’s vision to develop a global, scalable enterprise marketing platform.       END   For all media enquiries, please contact: Olivia Novello, PR Professional OM Digital 0431 377 114     About ECAL: ECAL ( is a world-leading direct to calendar marketing platform, used by 300+ major brands globally across sports, entertainment, media, ticketing and payments. Headquartered in Melbourne, with a presence in London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Delhi and Manila, ECAL’s smart ‘sync to calendar’ technology delivers important, hyper-personalised and actionable events direct to calendar, for better business outcomes.   About HyperKu: HyperKu (HyperKu Holdings) is a Singapore based enterprise and majority owner of ECAL, co-founded by Patrick Barrett and Remon Gazal. HyperKu is actively building a portfolio of ready to scale, enterprise platform businesses across a range of sectors including marketing, payments, media and events. US Foreign National Mortgage Program For Australian Investors 2021-04-17T09:48:03Z us-foreign-national-mortgage-program-for-australian-investors Borderless Mortgagor Capital has built unique lending relationships with sophisticated local banks and credit unions that understand how to review a foreign buyer’s loan application and how to assess foreign-based financial documents. They offer customized programs for foreign buyers seeking residential, commercial, bridging & jumbo loans. Highlights of the Borderless Mortgagor Capital Foreign National Loan Program: Super jumbo loans, Up to $100 million 80% LTV for purchase, refinance and equity release (cash out) Loans amortized over 30 years No FICO, Social Security number, Green Card or visa required No Income verification required Condotels and non-warrantable condos eligible Second homes, vacation homes and investment properties eligible Mobile Home Park, Multifamily units (2 to 80 units) eligible Interest only loans available Closing on average 30 days Rates from 2.90% Borderless Mortgagor Capital is a non-resident mortgage brokerage for Foreigners & High Net Worth Individuals with offices in Florida, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, & Tokyo, specialising in high value and complex US Foreign National Mortgages. Borderless Mortgagor Capital LLC has a team of mortgage specialists with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. The team speaks various languages, including English, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Spanish, Greek, Albanian, Hebrew, and Russian. They have over 15 years of mortgage financing experience and have been the leader in helping non-U.S. residents achieve their real estate goals in the States. Melbourne entrepreneurs launch revolutionary online marketplace 2021-04-16T08:53:49Z melbourne-entrepreneurs-launch-revolutionary-online-marketplace-1 MELBOURNE, Victoria, April 16, 2021 - The Warrp platform was officially launched in the App store today, marking the start of Australia’s newest and most innovative digital marketplace. Warrp provides users a truly unique experience through dynamic pricing that takes the stress out of determining an item’s price and haggling with buyers. A process of user valuations and Warrp’s pricing algorithm creates a price-point for sellers to begin selling their products, known as a PriceWarrp, with an updated PriceWarrp for each product every 12 hours. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said this was the first time a system like this had been used in an online marketplace environment. “Warrp’s dynamic marketplace takes the time and worry out of trying to determine a price for your item, making it possible to create a listing in only 18 seconds,” Mr Ng said. “The system determines a price based on what the market deems fair and equitable through aggregated valuations from buyers and experts on the platform. “Over time our machine learning technology will gather this data to create an incredibly accurate price assessment of a huge range of different consumer goods. “Warrp is for the contemporary consumer, someone who wants a fast and worry-free experience selling their goods online.” Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said Warrp was built on a model of safety and trust in an effort to transform the way buyers and sellers interacted both online and in person. “We are the only consumer goods marketplace of its kind that escrows all transactions, which means money only changes hands once everyone is satisfied,” said Mr Granovskyi. “There is also no bank account or credit card information required to use the service as all top-ups and withdrawals are securely handled by PayID. “Furthermore, we believe we are the first Australian marketplace platform to offer a geo-recommended Safe Meetup & Pickup delivery method for users to meet and finalise their transaction at locally partnered cafes, restaurants, and other businesses. “It’s a logical means of building trust amongst our users under the S.A.F.E model that’s at the core of how we operate.” The platform is based on an end-to-end design where buyers and sellers can Securely transact while the rest of the community plays an Active role in ensuring prices are Fair, making the entire experience seamless and Easy. Warrp can be downloaded on iPhones via the Australian App Store, with cross-platform versions for all other smartphone and web devices to be released at a later date. For more information visit or the Warrp Marketplace at Wollongong's Top Choice wins the 2021 ThreeBestRated® award for one of the Top Rated Chinese Restaurants 2021-04-16T04:21:08Z wollongong-s-top-choice-wins-the-2021-threebestrated-award-for-one-of-the-top-rated-chinese-restaurants Top Choice has won the 2021 ThreeBestRated® award for one of the Top Rated Chinese Restaurants in Wollongong. And this isn't their first time winning this award. Top Choice has been consistently listed as one of the top rated Chinese Restaurants in Wollongong by ThreeBestRated® since 2016. About Top Choice Chinese Cuisine Wollongong: Chinese food is easily one of the most popular Asian foods all over the world. While Chinese restaurants are found in almost every street, you can only find authentic Chinese dishes in some places. And Top Choice is one such place.  All their dishes are freshly made to order. And they only use fresh ingredients and authentic Chinese spices. From the waiters to chefs, the staff at the Top Choice are extremely friendly and helpful. "Our customers are paying for a service, and we always want them to leave feeling our food and service was worth their money, this is why the quality of our food means so much to us, and we will never serve food that we do not approve of," the team says. Authentic Chinese Dishes: Top Choice is well known for its Authentic Chinese Cuisines. From hot pots to noodles, they have it all. Some of their popular dishes include Honey chicken, Hokkien tofu, sizzling seafood, combination chow mein, wontons, and pork chops. They have both dine-in and delivery options. So you can have a nice date at their restaurant, or enjoy your favourite food in the comfort of your own house. 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With an integrated approach, IANZ can provide a range of services tailored for each customer. These services include the best quality imaging and digitisation procurement solutions and microfilm conversion services. In addition, via its partners, IANZ are able to offer book scanning equipment and high-speed document scanning equipment, servicing both Australia and New Zealand wide.   “We are thrilled to be working alongside e-ImageData to provide our clients across Australia and the New Zealand region with a powerful microfilm tool. From our initial conversations, we could clearly see similarities in our customer base and the industries with which we serve, it was a unanimous decision,” said Mark Petts, Imaging Australia New Zealand Managing Director.   Known for their patented and innovative technology, e-ImageData’s ScanPro® product line is the most trusted and versatile microfilm scanner on the market. The ScanPro is affordable, durable, totally upgradeable, and can deliver both fast lookups and high-performance conversion scanning for all film types, the only microfilm scanner that has all of these capabilities. The ScanPro is quick to learn, easy to use, dependable, and ships with a 3-year factory warranty, the best in the industry.   “Our e-ImageData team is looking forward to working with IANZ to sell our ScanPro product line of microfilm scanners throughout Australia and New Zealand,” said James Westoby, President, e-ImageData. ###   About Imaging Australia New Zealand With a combined 30 years of experience within the imaging and digitisation sectors across Australia & New Zealand, Imaging Australia New Zealand has become a major player in the Microfilm Equipment and Scanning Industry. Further information about IANZ can be found at   About e-ImageData Based in Hartford, Wi and founded in 1989, e-ImageData Corporation is an international manufacturer of microfilm scanning systems. Our products are built in the United States under the ScanPro® brand and shipped worldwide. Further information about e-ImageData Corporation can be found at