Black British Business Awards announce 2020 finalists

Lavern Vogel


The Black British Business Awards, now in its seventh yr, has announced its 2020 finalists symbolizing some of the country’s best black expertise across a selection of industries.

Launched in Britain in 2014, the awards aim to celebrate and recognise “the usually unsung contributions of remarkable black business enterprise pros and entrepreneurs” in arts and media, client and luxury, entrepreneurs, fiscal solutions, professional solutions, and STEM (science, engineering, engineering and maths).

The finalists this year have been picked not only for their individual and professional achievements, but from the tumultuous backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Make any difference movement. 

Melanie Eusebe and Sophie Chandauka, co-founders named this year’s finalists “some of the most determined and revolutionary black leaders in the Uk”.

“What significantly shines as a result of is the range of professions from a founder of a innovative equine nourishment technique to

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CMS allows for premium reductions for individual and small group markets for remainder of 2020

Lavern Vogel

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Companies introduced these days a policy that allows issuers to briefly offer you top quality reductions for 2020 for all men and women covered in the personal and smaller team markets.

This new policy will be in influence through the rest of the calendar year, according to CMS.

Prior to this policy, issuers ended up prohibited from changing premiums for well being insurance plan coverage in these markets following the start off of the advantage calendar year. Now, top quality reductions may well be supplied for one or much more months in 2020, as very long as it is consistent with state legislation.


CMS made this policy in response to the COVID-19 public well being unexpected emergency as a way to make certain that shoppers can proceed to be covered and acquire treatment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfold across the globe

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First half 2020 results – Atos

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Strong commercial dynamic

 Order entry up +9.4% year-on-year, Book to bill ratio at 112% (Q2 at 121%)

Revenue at € 5,627 million, -2.8% organically (Q2 at -4.8%)

Cost actions leading to an Operating margin at € 450 million, 8.0% of revenue

Working capital timing effects leading to a Free cash flow at € -172 million

 Normalized diluted EPS at € 2.93

Cybersecurity and Decarbonization acquisitions announced today

 All 2020 objectives confirmed

Paris, July 27, 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced its financial results for the first half of 2020.

Elie Girard, CEO, said: “During the first half of 2020, in the very specific context of the pandemic, we prioritized the health and safety of our people, while ensuring business continuity to our customers by delivering critical services supported by our resilient business model. We also started early in the semester to prepare our customers for

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