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Tuesday 5th of March 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

Swahili Recipes: Chai ya Maziwa (Mixed Tea)

Africa may be well known for its great coffee, but tea is frequently also found in coffee-producing regions. And the African variety is flavorful, potent, and wholly distinctive.

Think of tropical and subtropical climates with a lot of suns, hot weather, and rich, dark red soil. Many African teas taste precisely like that delicious, earthy, and concealing a really unique warm flavor. They always conceal a little bit of the heat and temperature in gorgeous leaves and vibrant hues, whether they are real or herbal.

Chai ya Maziwa (Mixed Tea)
This is the most popular non-alcoholic beverage in Kenya. Enriched with fresh milk, it is drunk as a breakfast beverage and enjoyed by the entire family.

Ingredients
– 13 cups (2968 g) water
– 4 ½ cups (1020 g) cow milk
– ¾ cup (139 g) sugar
– 3 tbsp. (12 g) tea leaves

Preparation 5 minutes | Cooking 1 hour | Makes 17 cups
• Bring all the water to a boil.
• Add the tea leaves and continue to cook for 5
minutes.
• Add milk and bring to a boil.
• Add sugar, stir, and bring to a boil.
• Turn off the heat and sieve.
• Serve while hot.

A variety of teas are grown in Africa, including the herbal rooibos and honeybush that are indigenous to South Africa, as well as white, green, oolong, black, and even dark fermented tea.
Despite the fact that pure African real tea is harder to get than Chinese or Indian tea, numerous tea mixes frequently contain it. Take English breakfast, for instance. Surprisingly, Kenya ranks third in terms of global tea production, behind China and Japan.
Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, Mozambique, Cameroon, Congo, and even Mauritius are other African nations that produce tea.

Content courtesy of Kenya Food Recipes, Mama Ntilie & NFH
A Recipe Book of Common Mixed Dishes With Nutrient Values, As Prepared By Communities

 

Launched by Holiday Inn Nairobi, “THE HANG OUT” Is A Phantastic Experience To Sip, Savor, And Swing

Nairobi, June 17, 2023: The Holiday Inn Nairobi, Two Rivers Mall, in collaboration with East African Breweries Limited Plc (EABL), formally debuted its Hang Out experience at the hotel.

The gathering of important partners from East African Breweries Limited Plc (EABL)’s culinary, leisure, and media industries provided them with a forum for networking, conversation, and indulging in scrumptious cuisine while taking in live entertainment.
The Holiday Inn Hang Out is expected to transform how guests socialize and improve their stay at the hotel.

“We are thrilled to partner with The-Bar by EABL to bring the Holiday Inn Hang Out to life,” stated Mr. Amit Sharma, general manager of the Holiday Inn Nairobi.
This partnership provides our visitors with a special, pleasurable experience.
Our goal is to design a lively and interesting environment that accommodates the many interests and tastes of our visitors. These hangouts are the first of many that will definitely grow in popularity among people looking for novel experiences.

The opening of the Holiday Inn Hang Out demonstrates the hotel’s commitment to improving the guest experience and offering cutting-edge services that address the changing demands and tastes of contemporary visitors. This alliance with The-Bar by EABL reinforces the hotel’s dedication to working with leaders in the field to provide top-notch services.

“Our offers on The Bar Ke have evolved to meet our consumers’ expectations,” said Samuel Ndunda, the e-commerce manager for East African Breweries Limited Plc (EABL). To make it easier for customers to acquire genuine EABL products at home, we developed this platform as a digital shopfront in 2020.
Planning parties and gatherings are made simpler by the ability of customers to purchase and customize a soiree directly from ke.thebar.com.
Our customers may experience The Bar Soiree firsthand thanks to alliances like this one with Holiday Inn.

About Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn extends an invitation to you to connect with friends, family, or coworkers at the Hangout and promises a great experience with amazing deals.

The Holiday Inn, Nairobi Hotel is a four-star establishment that offers affordable rates and services that tastefully combine the traditional and the contemporary, the serene and the lively – all for the pleasure of travel.
Our arrival into Kenya’s hotel and travel market as an IHG hotel offers a variety of contemporary, adaptable, conventional, and distinctive hotel services to a sizable and varied guest group, which comprises businesses, financial institutions, governments, and individuals.

About East African Breweries Limited (EABL)
With an amazing array of brands that include beer, spirits, and adult non-alcoholic drinks (ANADs), East African Breweries Limited (EABL) is East Africa’s top branded alcohol beverage company, reiterating our position as a total adult beverage (TAB) business.

The group’s diversification is crucial in delivering the highest-quality brands to East African customers and long-term value to East African investors since it includes brewers, distilleries, support industries, and a regional distribution network.

As a company focused on serving customers, EABL takes the time to research the market, comprehend customer needs and wants, and determine the most effective ways to meet those needs and wants. To keep up with changing consumer trends, we continually reinvent and rebuild our brands. This is consistent with our goal of becoming the most renowned company in Eastern Africa.

#HolidayInnNairobi #ExperienceIHG #BethereIRL

Content courtesy African Elite Group Ltd & NFH

 

 

 

 

 

Moët & Chandon: The Impérial Way 8 Nations Across Africa Toast Champagne On The Champagne Day.

Raising a glass of champagne in joy is the ultimate expression of life’s high points.
And if anyone has perfected the craft of creating champagne, it’s Moët & Chandon.
The champagne Maison has been synonymous with this innate “know-how,” which the French so charmingly refer to as “savoir-faire,” throughout the course of its 2.5-century history with 1,190 hectares of vineyards and 28 kilometers of underground cellars, Moët & Chandon is claiming to have the most extensive winemaking foundation in the entire Champagne region.

It has led the path for others to follow and has eventually defined what excellent winemaking is breaking the rules is a sign of courage, and the cork’s triumphant explosion represents hundreds of years of craftsmanship, invention, and tradition.
Champagne Day was celebrated on October 28 across the world,  we’ve enjoyed the tradition of raising a champagne glass in celebration for decades.
However, on this particular day, it provided a special occasion to honor the festive beverage itself and toast to the Maison that has created that relationship, Moët & Chandon, which was appointed in 1748 to provide Versailles’ French royal court with supplies.
With the support of the entire world, it becomes sense that Moët & Chandon would eminently bring together numerous nations in Africa to celebrate champagne.

Moët & Chandon hosted 8 private events that drew Friends of the House, famous people, and dignitaries together to exhibit their reputation for glitz and savoir-fête around the area.
Michelle Ntalami, Maps Maponyane of South Africa, Nancy Sumari of Tanzania, and Timini Egbuson of Nigeria were among those chosen to organize these regional celebrations, raising a glass to the Maison and its ongoing success.

These individuals had already been to Épernay withMoët & Chandon in May, Champagne Day was celebrated the Imperial Way at these 8 small-scale, glitzy parties from South Africa to Kenya.
the Villa Kempinski in Nairobi, the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town, and the Johari Rotana Hotel in Dar es Salaam, among other stunning locations across the continent.

Each offering distinctive dining experiences and thoughtfully selected photo opportunities, such interactive glitter pods to amplify the excitement.
35 special visitors from Kenya, including Michelle Ntalami, Octopizzo, Lucia Musau, Anita Nderu, Kate Actress, and Nick Ndeda, graced the Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel in Nairobi.

When they arrived, guests were directed to the balcony bar’s patio to sip Moet & Chandon Imperial before going inside to a 5-course matched lunch.
Guests were served sophisticated meal pairings to go with Mot & Chandon champagnes while seated at a long table decorated with flowers and glass bubbles.
Highlights included Suprême de Volaille, Mot & Chandon Rosé Imperial with Smoked Beef Filet, and Mot & Chandon Imperial with Sushi Dragon Roll.

“Champagne Day is an occasion to honor how we have created the industry, distilling unmatched quality into every bottle for nearly three centuries, as a Maison with such a rich heritage of winemaking excellence.
Aimee Kellen, Head of Consumer Engagement for Moët Hennessy Africa and the Middle East, declares that it is the true desire ofMoët & Chandon’s to spread that delight throughout Africa and the world.

About Moët & Chandon
By providing a variety of distinctive wines for every occasion, Moët & Chandon, a Maison that was established in 1743, helped to introduce champagne to the globe.
Each champagne, whether it be from the renowned Moët Impérial or the Grand Vintage Collection, the outgoing Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial or the avant-garde Mot & Chandon Ice Impérial, dazzles and delights with vibrant fruitiness, an alluring palate, and beautiful maturity.

Since its inception, Moët & Chandon has been the champagne of choice to commemorate significant historical or private moments.
Each of life’s memorable milestones has a Moët & Chandon champagne style that perfectly captures the moment.

Content courtesy of Moët & Chandon, African Elite Group Ltd & NFH

The Bole Festival In Port Harcourt In 2022 Will Feature Food, Entertainment, And Thrills.

A month ago, Port Harcourt’s largest food and music festival, the Bolè Festival, was held. The sixth iteration of the festival took place in August and filled Yakubu Gowon Stadium with thousands of spectators. For many people, the dynamic city’s thrill, experience, and memories are still very fresh.

The sixth iteration of the food festival, Bolé Festival 2022, with the theme Level up, was started in 2016 to honor the renowned Port Harcourt street food. The festival draws food lovers and chefs from all over the world to celebrate the rich culture and variety of popular food with a focus on Southern heritage. Bolé Festival had an increase in attendance from 300 guests in 2016 to a record-breaking 25,000 attendees in 2021.

The festival featured kid-friendly activities including musical performances and the visually magnificent bamboo Bolè village, where people lined up until three in the morning to enjoy the famed Bolè booths’ bole and fish. There were also dance competitions, culinary stalls, comedic performances, and games.

Nonso Iwuh started the Bolè festival in 2016 out of a love for showcasing a southern history and way of life. Despite the bad weather, over 28,000 people came to the Bolè festival 2022 over the course of two days, and there were over 100 vendors from all over Nigeria. We Pin!, a common Port Harcourt slang expression that implies “we are immovable,” was used in this situation.

The founder and creative director of Bolè, Nonso Iwuh, stated that the 2022 event would be the festival’s sixth and largest iteration. I am grateful to my team of smart, committed young brains who never fail to deliver, and I am astounded by the Bolè Festival’s evolution throughout the years.
Our Bolè BFFs (attendees and well-wishers) are our biggest inspiration, and we appreciate their confidence in us and their assistance.

The festival’s theme for this year was “Level Up,” which represents how, despite the pandemic’s setbacks, we increased our standards, resilience, and festival experience.

“Our identity and message at Bolè Festival are firmly founded in food, culture, and community. We are now able to draw thousands of foodies, brands, and companies every year to celebrate our unique street food culture.” Bolè Festival marketing and communication lead, Elsie Alasia.

The audience were treated to fascinating musical performances by Ruger, Cavemen, and a range of Port Harcourt’s greatest acts in addition to the food fair and games during the festival. Nedu Wazobia, Nas Boi, and Mr. Funny were among the other famous people and influences who performed.

Regarding the upcoming Bolè Festival, Iwuh said: “We anticipate that our 2023 edition will be even more thrilling. We are always searching for fresh approaches to improve the festival experience for our partners and visitors.”

Nigeria Breweries (Tiger Beer), Chipper Cash, La Casera, Bolt, Tecno, Imperial Blue, Chateau Varterly Winery, Bulzano Wine, Red Bull, Sun Ville Group, Fan Ice, Marie Stopes, Fire Condom, Trash Coin, Ceemore Global, YEO Foundation, Starchaser Wine, and Odibola Properties provided financial support for and sponsorship of the Bolè Festival 2022.

Content courtesy of The Bole Festival & NFH

WhiteCap Crisp Introduces a Sleek 330ml Cans In Kenyan Market

With the release of a stylish canned beer in 330ml volume on the market, Kenya Breweries Limited has bolstered the expansion of its Whitecap Trademark. The can pack strives to provide value and convenience for consumers while adhering to the brand’s environmental commitment.

Building on WhiteCap Lager, WhiteCap Crisp beer was launched earlier in March with updated liquid flavor, new labels, and a fresh appearance.
“Consumer needs and preferences have changed such that consumers are constantly looking for things that fit into their lifestyle, have excellent taste, simplify their lives, attract their attention, and have a positive influence on the environment,” argues Ngugi Kerago, Head of Emerging Channels.

“We strive to strike a balance between the premium nature of our beers and their high value. Because it is portable, lightweight, convenient, and swiftly cools, the can is a great option. Additionally, it is more eco-friendly in terms of the environment. He added.

To appeal to aspirational drinkers who want a modern but approachable beer with premium flavor, enjoyed every day on light drinking occasions like during a meal with friends, lunch, or afternoon debriefings, WhiteCap crisp is blended with fine Kenyan ingredients. It has a clean, lighter taste, is sugar-free, and is of high quality.

KBL’s Marketing Manager for the Beer Category, Catherine Ndungu, commented during the immersion session: “We are optimistic that the innovation will be equally successful with our consumers and will help grow the category.
We intend to establish ourselves as a key player in the local beer market and beyond by producing aspirational beers that are convenient and dependably tasty. We are also providing a solution for the moderators who are always looking for drinks that have low alcohol content, no added sugar, and are available in the smallest size that they find most appealing.

Craft beer in cans is a more and more popular option everywhere in the world. Research shows that consumer trends and attitudes toward packaging are what are driving this format’s explosive expansion.

Because they are portable, lightweight, and environmentally friendly, consumers adore cans.
WhiteCap is the top local mass premium brand with premium qualities of the highest caliber while remaining grounded in regional values. Its admiration has a long history and may be traced to pre- and post-colonial times. It was first mostly drank by white settlers before being embraced by Kenyan elites.

The suggested retail price (RRP) for the new WhiteCap Crisp is Ksh. 180 for a returnable bottle (RGB) and Ksh. 200 for a can. It is best savored on casual drinking situations like lunch with friends, afternoon debriefings, or mealtimes.
According to CCF data, 62% of consumers say that leading a healthy lifestyle is vital. Of this group, 43% make an effort to limit their alcohol consumption, and 45% look for “genuine and natural” in the food and beverages they choose.

Content courtesy of Capital Lifestyle & NFH 

Dinner Experience: Moët & Chandon Hosts A Food Pairing At The Radisson Blu Hotel In Upperhill.

Thursday, June 30th, Nairobi Moët & Chandon hosted Champagne lovers, friends, and key partners to an exclusive food pairing dinner at Radisson Blu Hotel Upper Hill’s Chophouse restaurant.

The event’s goal was to provide guests with a sensory experience in which they could learn about the subtleties and philosophies of Moët & Chandon champagne.

Alexandre Helaine, Moët Hennessy Market Manager Eastern Africa, said at the event: ” “We strive to provide our customers with unique, immersive, and memorable experiences at Moët& Chandon. Combining expertise with various artists to create memorable moments with the world’s most popular champagne.”

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed Seared Scallops with Black Salt paired with Moët Imperial Brut, Bresaola paired with Moët Imperial Brut, and Duck paired with Moët Rose Imperial. Macarons were served with Moët Nectar Imperial as a dessert.

“This pairing enhances the dining experience by enhancing the flavors, textures, and various expressions of the food. We continue to evolve inspiration and create passion centered on sharing success and glamour with the world,” “Mr. Helaine added.

Moët & Chandon invites you to raise a glass and toast to all of life’s memorable moments!

About Moët & Chandon
Moët & Chandon, founded in 1743, is the Maison that helped to introduce champagne to the world by offering a variety of unique wines for every occasion.

Each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, an enticing palate, and an elegant maturity, from the iconic Mot Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, from the extroverted Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial.

Moët & Chandon has been the champagne of choice to commemorate historical events or private moments of great personal significance since its inception. Moët & Chandon has a champagne style that is uniquely suited to each of life’s memorable moments.

Content Courtesy of Moët & Chandon, African Elite Group Ltd & NFH

Hennessy Partners With Thriftsocial To Host Vans Day.

The best cognac in the world, Hennessy, and Thrift Social, a website that encourages creativity and the discovery of music and fashion, teamed up to celebrate Van’s Day in Nairobi on June 24, 2022.
The concert, which featured a mix of music, fashion, art, culture, and talent, brought together fans of music and cognac at Winning Post.

DJs from Kenya including Kaneda, Jo Kisila, Chelsea Vancarter, and Maloza, as well as South African DJ UncleWaffles, provided an electrifying performance for the audience.

Eastern Africa Market Manager for Mot Hennessy, Alexandre Helaine, made the following comment during his speech: “Hennessy is excited to collaborate with Thriftsocial to develop this special experience in Kenya. This alliance intends to develop platforms for young upcoming and established artists \sand creatives to explore their talent as they boost their creativity.”

The collaboration between Hennessy and Thriftsocial provides a space for innovation and the investigation of art, music, and fashion.

Through programs like the Thriftsocial, Mr. Helaine continued, “We will continue to assist people that believe and are enthusiastic about what they do and champion the music culture.”

Hennessy extends an invitation to Never Stop Never Settle, encouraging artists, fashion aficionados, and individuals with a pioneering attitude to showcase their skills and ideas.

About Hennessy
For over 250 years, the leader in Cognac, Maison Hennessy, has shone with its remarkable know-how over the world. The brand is present in more than 130 countries, according to creator Richard Hennessy’s spirit of conquest.
Hennessy is a mainstay of the Charente economy, with its headquarters in the heart of the province.
The House’s success and longevity are built on the quality of its cognacs, each of which is the result of a one-of-a-kind process of knowledge transmission from generation to generation.
Hennessy, the first spirits house to receive ISO 14001 certification, brings together its potential for innovation and the backing of all of its partners to maintain this unique environment.

Content Courtesy African Elite Group Ltd, Hennessy, Thrift Social, & NFH

Father’s Day: The Scottish Highland Distillery Glenmorangie Celebrates Father’s Day

Nairobi June 16th, 2022, Glenmorangie, a Scottish Highland distillery, held an exclusive single malt tasting event in Nairobi’s Sankara neighborhood, bringing together powerful fathers who are whisky enthusiasts.

The purpose of the event was to celebrate Father’s Day by immersing guests in Glenmorangie’s sophisticated refinement, a layered complexity that gives depth and substance to the compelling sensory tasting experience.

“Mr. Alexandre Helaine Moet Hennessy, Market Manager, Eastern Africa,” said Mr. Alexandre Helaine Moet Hennessy during his remarks at the occasion “We’ve been honing our skill at Glenmorangie for 179 years in our pursuit of the best whiskies.
We want to create immersive brand experiences by giving us the freedom to tell our tales and share our whisky with individuals looking to try Glenmorangie, Scotland’s Smoothest Single Malt Whisky.”

The tasting allowed whisky enthusiasts to participate in Glenmorangie’s incredible journey, as well as write and share stories based on their own experiences.

“Our father’s words of wisdom and advise shape who we are.
They instill in us the confidence to confront both the good and the terrible in our lives. We invite everyone who has been inspired by a parent or father figure to share their story as a brand because fathers deserve respect and gratitude.” “Mr. Helaine threw in his two cents’ worth.

Glenmorangie encourages you to raise a glass and participate in the discourse by sharing your favorite memories of your father or father figure.

About Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie has been lovingly distilled since 1843. William Matheson, our founder, was a visionary and a perfectionist.
He created a single malt whisky that is unparalleled in terms of delicacy, smoothness, and flavor complexity.
The dish is deceptively easy, but the level of attention to detail is incredible. We make an exquisite mash by marrying the clean mineral-rich waters of the Tarlogie Springs with local golden Scottish barley, which we distill in Scotland’s tallest malt whiskey stills to produce a purer, smoother whisky.
The necks alone are the height of a fully-grown adult male giraffe at 5.24 meters (nearly 16 feet).

What is the advantage of this fixation with height?
Only the finest and lightest vapors condense into our spirit, which we age in Missouri White Oak barrels. (It will take at least ten years.) These carefully selected casks, made from 100-year-old trees and seasoned for another two years after felling, provide a hue and a creamy smoothness of flavor that is complete perfection.
There are, of course, easier and faster ways to produce whisky.
There are many other single malts. However, once you’ve had a taste of Glenmorangie, you’ll never want to try anything else since we are adamant about how our whisky is made, no matter how much time or money it takes.

Drinking in Moderation:
The Glenmorangie Company promotes safe drinking and recommends that whisky lovers enjoy Glenmorangie whiskies in moderation and in accordance with daily alcohol consumption standards.

Content Courtesy of African Elite PR & NFH

The Paddock Circle Will Be Hosted By The Hennessy And Radisson Blu Hotel In Nairobi’s Upper Hill.

June 12th, 2022, Nairobi Hennessy, the world’s best cognac, teamed up with the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi Upper Hill to organize the “Paddock Circle,” an exclusive event with a live Formula One Grand Prix showing.
To create a remarkable experience, the event brought together Formula One fans from the corporate, media, content creators, and Cognac lovers to witness the Azerbaijan Grand Prix race at the Baku City Circuit.
The hotel’s General Manager, Russell Storey, spoke at the ceremony and said, “Since our reopening, we’ve had a lot of positive feedback. We’ve worked hard to provide our visitors with unforgettable experiences. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with leading premium brands like Hennessy to deliver unmatched service, comfort, and style.”

The Paddock Circle will continue to be hosted by Hennessy and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, extending the action to fans across the country and interacting with the brand’s consumers in new and innovative ways.
Alexandre Helaine, Mot Hennessy’s Eastern Africa Market Manager, stated, “We at Hennessy are always looking for new methods to provide our customers with unique and engaging experiences.
We are ecstatic to deliver the charm of our brands to consumers through our partnership with Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi, Upper Hill.”
The Paddock Circle is being hosted by Hennessy and the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi Upper Hill.

About Hennessy

For over 250 years, the leader in Cognac, Maison Hennessy, has shone with its remarkable know-how over the world. The brand is present in more than 130 countries, according to creator Richard Hennessy’s spirit of conquest.

Hennessy is a mainstay of the Charente economy, with its headquarters in the heart of the province.
The House’s success and longevity are built on the quality of its cognacs, each of which is the result of a one-of-a-kind process of knowledge transmission from generation to generation.
Hennessy, the first spirits house to receive ISO 14001 certification, brings together its potential for innovation and the backing of all of its partners to maintain this unique environment.

Content Courtesy African Elite Group Ltd, Hennessy, Radisson Blu & NFH

National Cognac Day: Celebrating World Cognac Day with Hennessy

3rd June 2022, Nairobi At Bambino Latin Italian Restaurant in Westlands, Hennessy, the world’s best Cognac, presented an event called Cognac, Cocktails, and Conversations, which brought together Cognac aficionados.

The event was held to commemorate World Cognac Day by displaying the art and craft of Hennessy Cocktails and allowing attendees to engage and network while enjoying the cocktails created by the #HennessyMyWay Challenge bartenders.

“We are enthusiastic about creating such creative events,” Alexandre Helaine, Mot Hennessy Market Manager Eastern Africa, said of the occasion. They enable us to engage and inspire our customers to enjoy Hennessy and its cocktail versatility, while also adding a touch of savoir-faire to their lifestyle.”

The cocktails were made with Hennessy V.S, the world’s most popular Cognac, a reflection of competence and consistency. The Hennessy Bee, Hennessy Breeze, and Hennessy Paper-Heart were among the cocktails served.

“On World Cognac Day, Hennessy honors all those who have courageously pursued their passion in order to change the game.” Mr. Helaine added.

This World Cognac Day, Hennessy would like to invite Cognac fans to appreciate and celebrate the legacy and craft of the spirit.

 

Hennessy’s History

For more than 250 years, the leader in Cognac, Maison Hennessy, has shone with its extraordinary know-how around the world. The brand is present in more than 130 countries, according to creator Richard Hennessy’s spirit of conquest.
Hennessy is a mainstay of the Charente economy, with its headquarters in the heart of the province. The House’s success and longevity are built on the quality of its cognacs, each of which is the result of a one-of-a-kind process of knowledge transmission from generation to generation.

Hennessy, the first spirits house to receive ISO 14001 certification, brings together its potential for innovation and the backing of all of its partners to maintain this unique environment.

Hennessy, as the crown jewel of the LVMH Group, is a key contributor to French international trade, selling 99 percent of its production overseas and serving as a global ambassador for French art de vivre.

Content Courtesy of African Elite Group Ltd & NFH