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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Zulficar & Partners, Sara’s Organic Food take home prestigious global awards

We hate nearly everything about awards: the pay-for-play, fly-by-night nature of 99.9% of them in particular. Seeing how the sausage is made has forced us to become vegetarians.

That makes it about 1000x more enjoyable for us to note that two friends have won very real, very prestigious, “you can’t pay for them” awards. In the order in which we received the news yesterday:

The folks at Zulficar & Partners were named best arbitration firm in the Middle East for 2016 at Global Arbitration Review’s annual awards ceremony in Milan last week.

And just yesterday, our good friend Sara-Kristina Nour, whose eggs and fresh vegetables from Sara’s Organic Food, are a mainstay of our household, was named Cartier’s 2017 Laureate for the Middle East and North Africa at the luxury goods maker’s juried Women’s Initiative Awards in Singapore. The awards aim to “drive change by empowering women entrepreneurs.” Sara gets a year of support from McKinsey, admission to a special executive course at INSEAD and USD 100k in funding for her business. Check out Cartier’s profile of Sara, or view past winners. You can also head over to Sara’s website to learn more about her business or sign up for her basket weekly basket deliveries. The business is also on Facebook and Instagram.

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