PM Consulting plans expansion via franchise route in small cities across India

Gurugram-based Prime Meridian Consulting India Private Limited (PM Consulting) has announced big plans to grab the major market share of end-to-end leadership development and human transformation consulting services in India. A premium company incorporated with the purpose of ‘building leaders everywhere’, PM Consulting aims to expand its wings beyond big cities to smaller cities through the franchise route. Beginning its expansion drive from the upcoming new financial year, it aims to launch over 140-150 facilitators/trainers in these cities in the next couple of years. 

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PM Consulting enjoys an early mover advantage in the fast-emerging leadership consulting services in India. It has already registered its noticeable presence across major cities in the country on the back of world-class content from its global partners. 

Pavan Bakshi, Colonel (Veteran), CEO, Chief Facilitator and Executive Coach, Prime Meridian Consulting India Private Limited said, “It is through the franchisee route that we want to develop facilitators based on the train-the-trainers model. We will be enabling trainers within the organizations who will further train others. By 31st March, we will be franchisee ready and we are targeting class-B cities only since in class-A cities we have already registered our strong footprint.”

He added, “We aim to expand in over 50 cities to develop around 140-150 facilitators, leadership coaches, or leadership trainers and we intend to focus on the franchisee model for Class-B cities. Through our efforts, we want to assist the small and medium enterprises in those cities to reach the next level. We want to enable the organizations wanting support in the growth of their businesses and requiring international content to be able to do so.”

A premium consulting, facilitating and coaching organization, PM Consulting has strong alliances with global human consulting organizations and it represents over six international brands either solely or as facilitators. These include US-based The John Maxwell Company and Marshall Goldsmith, besides Canadian major Robin Sharma, Germany-based Collective Leadership Institute, and UK-headquartered LeaderShape Global, among others. 

Customization of the content is the biggest forte of PM Consulting which boasts expertise to tailor-made leadership interventions based on its vast experience and research-based international content to meet the specific leadership challenges across the spectrum of the companies and it delivers them through senior executives with vast corporate experience. It has in its team trainers with more than 35 years of experience and that’s another USP of the company. Growing at around 20-25% YoY currently, PM Consulting has targeted to achieve more than 30% growth in the next financial year.  

PM Consulting  is proud to have received a series of awards and accolades including Top 25 L & D Consulting Companies in 2016 & 2017 by Consultants Review Magazine, 10 Most Valuable L & D Solution Provider Companies in 2017 by Insight Success magazine and Innovative E-Learning Solution Providers in 2019 by Insight Success Magazine.  The company has also achieved the distinction of being featured in the Times Group’s Business Barons of India’s 2019 edition.

Subodh Bajpai Photography announces sterling association with “Miss Diva 2020” beauty pageant

Lucknow-based premier Wedding Photography brand ‘Subodh Bajpai Photography’ has announced its strategic partnership with 2020 edition of Miss Diva beauty pageant that primarily selects India’s representatives to Miss Universe. Subodh Bajpai Photography made this announcement on an evening marked by the presence of Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta and the reigning Miss Diva Universe Vertika Singh. 

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As co-sponsor of Miss Diva-2020, Subodh Bajpai Photography will be crowned ‘Miss Photogenic’ in a sub contest organised during this awe-inspiring beauty contest scheduled to be held in February 2020. While Miss Photogenic will be crowned by the top-seeded passionate photographer Mr Subodh Bajpai himself, he will further hold a 45 minutes expert session on photography with Diva Girls. 

Commenting over the prestigious association with Miss Diva-2020 beauty contest, Mr Subodh Bajpai said, “As a critically acclaimed photography brand, we take pride in celebrating the success of incredible women through our association with Miss Diva-2020. We aim to cover every magical moment of today’s women simultaneously with encouraging them to accomplish all their cherished dreams through our endeavours.”

Right from doing candid wedding photography to cinematic wedding films to pre-wedding photography to destination wedding photography, Mr Subodh Bajpai believes in creating artistic stories for his clients. The talented photography team of Subodh Bajpai is based out of Lucknow and also has branches in Delhi, Chandigarh and Kanpur. Not just this, they are also spreading bright and happy vibes in international locations such as Dubai. 

With innovative ideas, interesting themes, industry best high tech gadgets, Subodh Bajpai is known to follow international standards when it comes to wedding photography. Subodh Bajpai Photography Priv division- the luxury wedding photography division is honoured to support Orphans of India – NGO.


REHAU garners excellent response for FLIPDOOR at SICAM 2019 held in Italy

Rehau Polymers (REHAU), one of the leading global players in uPVC Windows & Doors, Furniture and Building industry received an overwhelming response and great interest from visitors at SICAM 2019 held in Italy. While the furniture industry presented their latest developments at this international show on furniture components, REHAU brought a particularly special innovation along to the 2019 event: “FLIPDOOR”, an innovative new interpretation of the cabinet which attracted huge interest from industry specialists during the four days of the trade fair.

At SICAM 2019, the new cabinet system was showcased in a particularly special exhibit with a unique design by the Ippolito Fleitz Group. It showed, in a very distinctive way, just what makes FLIPDOOR a genuine alternative to conventional cabinet solutions. A smooth surface unfolds when opening a staggered lamellar structure. The elements move upward in a light, elegant and continuous manner – without visible track elements, mechanisms or abutting faces as when opening doors or flaps. The high-quality design of the FLIPDOOR cabinet system combines perfectly with the RAUVISIO surfaces. The special visual feature, the tilt effect, requires very little spatial depth and this minimises the risk of impact or injury. 

Speaking on the remarkable response at the SICAM 2019, Mr Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia said, “SICAM 2019 turned out to be an excellent platform for REHAU to showcase its most exclusive product line including FLIPDOOR which attracted huge interest from industry specialists. For us, it’s a matter of great pride that REHAU emerged as the winner in all its product categories at this international show that was the most obvious display of a series of technological innovations across the world.”

‘The special blend of attractive design and practical functionality impressed lots of visitors.’ In addition to FLIPDOOR, REHAU also inspired the international furniture industry with a range of other products: design studies and material options from the REHAU surface collection, digital manufacturing processes for components, new colours and much more. The number of visitors to the REHAU fair stand also demonstrated that these were appreciated by attendees.

Jochen Luft, Director of Marketing & Sales EMEA Industry for Furniture Solutions and manager of the REHAU stand at the SICAM trade fair said, “FLIPDOOR was a real eye-catcher and met with a very positive response.” The special blend of attractive design and practical functionality impressed lots of visitors.” “The success of the trade fair underlined the importance of our participation. The number of discussions with international visitors increased significantly again,” said Jochen Luft. “FLIPDOOR wasn’t the only big topic for our visitors – we also discussed various approaches for edge processing with our partners, in conjunction with the digitalisation options provided by #edge is digital.”

SICAM has firmly established itself in the trade fair calendar for the furniture industry and reached another new peak after eleven years: more than 8,000 exhibitors over an area of 16,500 m² and visitors from 109 countries. This development is extremely gratifying for Jochen Luft: “We are already looking forward to SICAM 2020. Along with interzum in Cologne, SICAM is a key location when it comes to making new contacts and having discussions with the international industry. This helps us to see what people’s actual needs are and what developments are necessary.” 

USHA SHRIRAM eyes massive expansion with entry into Mattresses market

USHA SHRIRAM, India’s most trusted consumer durable brand, has unveiled yet another revolutionary range of mattresses targeting the customers looking to invest in ultimate sleep experience. USHA SHRIRAM has rolled out a complete generation of mattresses which include Rebonded Foam Mattresses, Combination Mattresses, Memory Foam Mattresses, Natural latex Mattresses, Speciality Foam Mattresses and Spring Mattresses to name just a few among many others.

USHA SHRIRAM has a complete Mattresses portfolio and each of these mattresses adds value to the customers’ sleep experience and takes care of their spine in the most efficient way. The most exciting product range is available under four thoughtfully designed categories derived from the brand name ‘USHA’ itself. For the true connoisseurs of rejuvenating sleep experience, USHA stands for Utility Series, Smart Series, Heaven Series and Affluent Series of Mattresses that offer the joy of comfortable and rejuvenating sleep. 

Crafted exclusively for Indian customers, USHA SHRIRAM Mattresses range caters to the consumers across all strata. From Lower-end Power Rebonded Mattresses to Middle-end Foam Combination Mattresses to Higher-end Specialty Foam based and Spring Mattresses, USHA SHRIRAM presents one of the biggest collections of Mattresses under its brand name, “USHA SHRIRAM Mattresses and Sleep Systems”.  Moreover, USHA SHRIRAM has a rich legacy of backing its products with excellent after-sales service, resulting in millions of satisfied customers. 

Excited about the most exclusive and diversified product portfolio in Mattresses segment, Mr Satnam Sandhu, Executive Director, USHA SHRIRAM said, “We enjoy the first movers advantage in any industry we step in. Owing to this spirit we have thoroughly utilised extensive research and know-how to create the most unique and advanced range of Mattresses exclusively for our valued customers in India. Surpassing the expectations of the true connoisseurs of deep, restful and rejuvenating sleep experience, we have unveiled a complete generation of superior mattresses developed in collaboration with international sleep product professionals and the Indian industry experts.”

Offered in an attractive price range starting from Rs. 4999 onwards, USHA SHRIRAM Mattresses are available all across the country.

APL Apollo ropes in legendary star Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador

APL Apollo Tubes Limited (APL Apollo), India’s leading branded steel pipes manufacturer has roped in Superstar of the Millennium Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for all brands housed under APL Apollo. The contract signed for two years entails Amitabh Bachchan to endorse and promote the innovative product line of APL Apollo. 

Already APL Apollo has launched its new TVC featuring Amitabh Bacchan in a star-studded event “Steel for Green” held in the capital recently. The new TVC is being aired on all the prominent national and regional channels.

Commenting on this announcement, Mr Sanjay Gupta, CMD, APL Apollo said, “We take pride in announcing that now-legendary star Amitabh Bachchan is another added Jewel to our crown. We believe he encapsulates all the qualities that APL Apollo stands for, and so this association will enable us to reach out to far more consumers domestically.”

Reiterating the importance of steel pipes in everyday life, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said, “Whether it is happiness, success, or being eco-friendly steel pipes form a major component of our homes. With this vision ensconced in their extensive product-portfolio, APL Apollo has portrayed the strength of steel pipes in a true sense as inherent strength of the country. Also being the endorser for a brand it has always been my top priority to be sure of what I’m communicating is acceptable, likeable and believable. The TVC has beautifully captured the message, highlighting the core communication that the brand conveys.’’

The longevity and proven success of actor Amitabh Bachchan have made him a symbol of trust-worthiness which will also help brand APL Apollo in maintaining its dominant position in the market. With his massive fan-following and recognition in the domestic and international markets, APL Apollo hopes to further widen its brand appeal and strengthen its brand recognition and reach in the country. 

Further, the brand is looking to strengthen its pan-India presence on the back of the growing popularity of its state-of-the-art product range. As per the plans, APL Apollo is in the process of launching several new products in the coming months. APL Apollo is the first-ever company to move from commoditized products to branded products, particularly in steel pipes segment. APL Apollo is constantly moving up the ladder with its strong pan-India network of fabricators and dealers.

Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation organises Moments and Memoirs exhibition

On 20th October 2019, Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation and The City Palace Museum, Udaipur celebrated their 50th anniversary. The two institutions are interlinked and interdependent in many ways since its inception in 1969. To commemorate this landmark event, an exhibition titled ‘Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation: Moments and Memoirs’ is opened to the Museum visitors from 20th October 2019 at the south-side of Osara, Zenana Mahal.

The exhibition highlights the many challenges and emotions behind the creation of these two institutions; attempting to trace their history, outline their efforts, progress and future goals. From archival photographs of events in the early days to the speech read out by the Maharana himself, Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar (r. 1955-1984 CE), at the foundation ceremony of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, The City Palace Museum, Udaipur. The exhibition captivated the visitors as they journey through the 50 years of these two institutions with contexts of not just Udaipur but also India and the world as a whole.

Lucknow witnesses grand opening of Luxury and heritage Photography Live Experience Centre in Hotel Taj

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs witnessed the inauguration of one-of-a-kind wedding photography experience centre displaying the world’s best heritage pictures at Hotel Taj in Gomati Nagar. Christened as “Subodh Bajpai’s Luxury Photography Experience outlet”, the heritage and wedding photography experience was so unique that it left the visitors spell-bound.

The Subodh Bajpai’s Luxury Photography Experience outlet was thrown open to the audience by the Mayor of Lucknow Ms. Sanyukta Bhatia. The opening of this grand photo gallery was decked by the presence of innocent orphan kids as well.  With great interest, over 500 people including the who’s who of the city thronged the grand opening ceremony of Subodh Bajpai’s Luxury Photography Experience outlet at Hotel Taj. It’s India’s first and only experience zone of its kind launched by any photography company. Giving a modern twist to everything classic,  Mr. Subodh Bajpai presently has the highest ratings amongst the list of other wedding photographers. 

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Subodh Bajpai said, “We are very excited and delighted at the same time with the kind of viewers’ response that we have gathered here. Experience centres like this serve as an important platform for us to reach out to the passionate connoisseurs of heritage and wedding photography. We look forward to create more and more experience centres to showcase much more innovative ideas and interesting themes around these topics which have already taken centre stage and have gained maximum attention.”

Right from doing candid wedding photography to cinematic wedding films to pre-wedding photography to destination wedding photography, Mr. Subodh Bajpai believes in creating artistic stories for his clients. The talented photography team of Subodh Bajpai is based out of Lucknow and also has branches in Delhi, Chandigarh and Kanpur. Not just this, they are also spreading bright and happy vibes in international locations such as Dubai. With innovative ideas, interesting themes, industry best high tech gadgets, Subodh Bajpai is known to follow international standards when it comes to wedding photography. Subodh Bajpai Photography Priv division- the luxury wedding photography division is honoured to support Orphans of India – NGO.

Okaya Power Group launches exciting new range of Okaya Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery

Continuing with its mission to drive innovation, Okaya Power Pvt Ltd, the flagship company of Okaya Power Group, has unveiled an exciting new range of “Okaya Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery”. Designed and developed after extensive research into preferences and demand of its customers in this exclusive segment, “Okaya Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery” range is equipped with cutting edge latest technology and easy to install features.  Simultaneously Okaya has launched an irresistible offer for its customers.

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Strong beyond belief, powerful beyond measure, the range of “Okaya Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery” is designed keeping in mind all the necessary features related to users and their requirements in India. Aimed at providing extraordinary performance with longer life, “Okaya Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery” range is made sturdy and they last long hauls while they get fully charged quickly in just 2 hours. Moreover, they are eco-friendly and cost-effective as well. Maintenance free these batteries come with 3 years full warranty. Okaya has launched Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery range to fulfil the huge demand for most efficient and highly durable batteries in this specific segment.

While launching the exciting new range of Okaya Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery, Mr. Anil Gupta, Managing Director, Okaya Power Group said, “Until now the e-rickshaw battery market has been controlled largely by unorganized players, who were mostly unable to produce and supply innovative and reliable batteries to address the growing requirements of E-Rickshaw pliers. Our most exclusive productline is a winning combination of high-tech innovation and augmented reliability and we are committed to ensure deeper market penetration in this exclusive segment.”

Major USPs of Okaya Lithium E-Rickshaw Battery range :

  • Model Name: OLER4808024
  • Fast Charging: 2 Hrs Full Charge
  • 3 Years Full Warranty 
  • Compact Size & Less Weight
  • Higher Back-up
  • KWH: 3840
  • Longer Life
  • Maintenance Free

Vintage Photographs exhibition held in City Palace Udaipur on World Photography Day

On the occasion of World Photography Day, 19th August 2019, The City Palace Museum, Udaipur exhibited 9 vintage photographs of the Palace at 9 varied locations. To help the visitors experience and explore the photographs and locations better, a photograph trail was created and made available. It encouraged visitors to look beyond the photographs into several aspects revolving around the royal life and the Palace of Udaipur. The trail was an excellent memento that visitors to The City Palace Museum, Udaipur could take home with them. While World Photography Day 2019 saw the end of the day, the photograph panels will be on display at the 9 locations till 15th September 2019. 

PM Consulting brings John Maxwell’s 6th LIVE2LEAD leadership event in India

Prime Meridian Consulting India Pvt Ltd  (PM Consulting), a premium leadership and organisational development company, is bringing LIVE2LEAD leadership event in India on October 11, 2019 at Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurugram. LIVE2LEAD is the most reputed and recognised leadership gathering developed by ‘The John Maxwell Company’ which offers an opportunity to community and area leaders towatch, listen and learn from world-renown leaders while networking with otherleaders. 

Held annually, this event will open for registration at 3.15 pm and will commence at 6.30pm with address to participants by Pavan Bakshi, CEO of PM Consulting who is also a certified speaker, coach and facilitator of the John Maxwell Team and is in its mentorship program for the last five years. Some other significant corporate leaders will also be present at the event to share their LeaderShift moments. The four hour long event will conclude at 10.30 pm.

Gurugram is the only city in India and one of the 300 cities of the world which will receive the simulcast of  Live2Lead Leadership Event being presented live in Atlanta, Greater Binghamton.

Sharing more about the event, Pavan Bakshi, CEO, Prime Meridian Consulting India Pvt Ltd says, Live2Lead is designed to deliver the very best leadership content to inspire and motivate you and your team. You shall learn from world-class leadership experts, and leave the event prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading with renewed passion and commitment. We guarantee you will leave equipped and excited to lead and create change with renewed passion.”

The speakers of the event are John C Maxwell, Rachel Hollis, Angela Ahrendts, Marcus Buckingham and Chris Hogan who are experts to bring new life into leadership roles and journeys through new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways.

About Speakers of LIVE2LEAD

JOHN C. MAXWELL: The #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider & Inc.

RACHEL HOLLIS: The #1 New York Times & #1 USA Today Bestselling Author, a top business podcaster and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Also, known as “The Tony Robbins for Women” because of her motivational, high energy style and unique ability to empower & embolden a female audience.

ANGELA AHRENDTS: She was most recently Senior Vice-President of Apple Retail based in Cupertino, CA. Before her transition to Apple, Angela served at Burberry as CEO for nearly nine years where her leadership focus on culture, values and positive energy resulted in tripling the business and quadrupling the share price. Angela has consistently been recognized by Forbes, Fortune and the BBC as a top 100 Global Executive.

MARCUS BUCKINGHAM: A global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization and guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance research. 

CHRIS HOGAN: The #1 national best-selling author of Everyday Millionaire and Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number. For over a decade, Hogan has served at Ramsey solutions, spreading a message of hope and financial peace across the country as a financial coach and Ramsey Personality. Hogan helps people plan their future and reach their retirement goals through his Retire Inspired Podcast and live speaking events.