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Breakfast Invitation, Lessons and News - Funding Strategies Connect April 2018

30 April 2018

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  Breakfast Invitation, Lessons and News - Funding Strategies Connect April 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the April 2018 edition of Funding Strategies ...

Mark's lessons on capital raising

27 April 2018

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  Mark's lessons on capital raising: Make sure material arrangements are supported by appropriate documentation; Be flexible on how the investment might be ...

Guarda Group signs up major clients

26 April 2018

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  "Guarda Group signs up major clients   On behalf of Guarda Group Holdings, I am delighted to announce that our Perth based ...

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 - Breakfast

19 April 2018

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OpenPort Announces the Launch of the OEL Foundation to Promote Blockchain Innovation within the Supply Chain Industry

19 April 2018

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"OpenPort Announces the Launch of the OEL Foundation to Promote Blockchain Innovation within the Supply Chain Industry   Hong Kong – April 19, ...

"OpenPort actively seeking investors for blockchain transport technology reverse takeover - CEO"

12 April 2018

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  "OpenPort actively seeking investors for blockchain transport technology reverse takeover - CEO OpenPort, a Hong Kong-based global blockchain transport management technology ...

AqMB Holdings - Director Briefing with Darren Szczepanski

10 April 2018

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  In this Director Briefing, Darren Szczepanski, Managing Director of AqMB Holdings Pty Ltd (AqMB Holdings, the Company) discusses: Innovative water treatment ...

"Cyber Research turns down buyers to build more value ahead of potential exit - CEO"

10 April 2018

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  "Cyber Research turns down buyers to build more value ahead of potential exit - CEO Cyber Research, a private Brisbane, Australia-based ...

"AqMB Holdings ramping up water solutions software revenue ahead of potential trade sale from 2020 - MD"

05 April 2018

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  "AqMB Holdings ramping up water solutions software revenue ahead of potential trade sale from 2020 - MD   AqMB Holdings, a privately ...

"Supply Chain Inefficiencies In Emerging Markets: Is Blockchain The Answer?"

28 March 2018

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"Supply Chain Inefficiencies In Emerging Markets: Is Blockchain The Answer?   By Max Ward, CEO and Founder of OpenPort Emerging markets represent the ...

"Blockchain In Transit: OpenPort Paves New Road to Shipping Traceability and Transparency"

27 March 2018

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  Diamond-Michael Scott Digital Economy Journalist Specializing in Blockchain Technology| Fueling The Advancement of Freedom Through Technology "Blockchain In Transit: OpenPort Paves New ...

OpenPort

20 March 2018

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"Canoe Mining Enters Reverse-Takeover LOI with OpenPort, a Private Placement and Disposition of Assets   NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN ...

Easter, Event, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect March 2018

16 March 2018

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    Easter, Event, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect March 2018   Dear Reader, Welcome to Funding Strategies Connect. We have seen a ...

JNCI publication involving CytImmune's CYT-21625

10 March 2018

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  "JNCI publication involving CytImmune's CYT-21625"   "Please find attached [via the link below] an article published in the most recent version of ...

AqMB introduces SupplierLink

08 March 2018

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  AqMB introduces SupplierLink   "Welcome to your virtual marketplace Process designers are busy people. Conferences and trade shows are expensive and the leads ...

"APRA to introduce first prudential standard aimed at tackling growing threat of cyber attacks"

07 March 2018

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"APRA to introduce first prudential standard aimed at tackling growing threat of cyber attacks"   Cyber Research has advised us of another ...

Support Management Solutions: Updates on Board and Development

27 February 2018

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    Support Management Solutions: Updates on Board and Development   "New Director Hugh Hamilton has been appointed to the Board. Hugh has experience in ...

Happy New Year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan 2018

06 February 2018

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    Happy New Year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan 2018   Dear Readers, Happy new year!   Flora Mok and myself were privileged to attend the ...

Squirrel Acquires London Based FCA Licensed Financial Service

05 February 2018

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    Squirrel Acquires London Based FCA Licensed Financial Service   "Squirrel Limited through its wholly owned UK based subsidiary, Squirrel Money Limited is ...

Mark's report on his recent Hong Kong visit

01 February 2018

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    Flora Mok and myself (pictured above) were privileged to attend the Asian Financial Forum, the Asia Private Equity Forum and ...

'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution

12 July 18

 

'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution

 

On Sunday, 8 July 2018, Network Ten's television panel program The Project aired a segment covering Silicosis, a life threatening illness that has been dubbed 'Australia's new Asbestos crisis' and that 'thousands of tradies are at risk of developing'. Our client Guarda's products protect tradies from the 'killer dust' in the concrete cutting and wall chasing markets where silica dust is also a hazard.

Guarda Group Holdings Pty Ltd (Guarda) develops, manufactures and sells concrete cutting saws and related equipment. The Company also offers safer wall chasing services to domestic builders via the Enviro Chasing brand.


Most importantly, Guarda's products mitigate
deadly Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Crystalline Silica Dust
that saw operators are exposed to.

Guarda's Managing Director Craig Penty comments in his announcement (refer link below):

"Silicosis is a deadly, incurable disease caused by inhaling dust containing silica. It is being called the next asbestosis but could be much larger in scope than asbestos because many more people are potentially exposed to it. Silica Dust is released into the air when concrete, brick and stone materials are cut. The segment on the Project focussed on cutting artificial stone for bench tops because these material have very high silica levels.

However the story is equally relevant to concrete cutting and wall chasing of bricks where the silica levels are also significant. Current solutions in this market include water or vacuum extraction but in many situations, fitted respirators must still be worn as silica dust is still produced at potentially harmful levels.

Our wall chasing/concrete cutting business in Perth uses equipment specifically designed in-house to mitigate silica dust and data shows it is industry best practice. The story talked about the use of water to dampen the dust. Our system uses a combination of both water and vacuum to deal with the issue very effectively. No other system does that, and we have independent data to show it is highly effective at mitigating silica dust, even when cutting indoors. The safety code of practice states that where best practice exists, it should be used. This, combined with the growing awareness of the issue, puts our business in a very strong position to grow.

The larger Edge Saw we are developing for the wider concrete cutting industry utilises the same technology we have developed for wall chasing to mitigate silica dust in general purpose concrete cutting settings. The launch of the Edge Saw will coincide with the growing awareness around this silica issue and we can capitalise on this to build a distributor network in the US where the industry standards are much tougher than in Australia.

Silicosis is real, and it is dangerous. It kills, and it incapacitates formally healthy people, young and old. As awareness grows, government will be forced to act, and the industry will have to take action. In Australia, workplace safety laws are being strengthened and harmonised and penalties for breaches of the code will be much higher. The building industry and the regulator in Western Australia, where we operate, is already taking note and have begun to act. This growing awareness has facilitated a rapid expansion of our business over the past 3 months.

Our business is well set to benefit from the changes that are starting to take place and we will be leveraging all of these factors to expand our service business in Australia and product sales in the other markets we are focussed on.

We are confident our solution handles silica dust better than anything currently on the market. It is protected by patents creating a barrier to copies. The launch of the Edge Saw will be a crucial step in showcasing the technology and the safety and efficiency benefits it brings to the industry.

Watch this space!"

 

To find out more about Guarda, please click here or contact us.

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