This should be a strong brand -- nothing flimsy. Each deal we enter into will involve large amounts of money so our brand must instill a sense of trust with the companies we work with.
We are a 'green' company but my experience with my last company, a renewable energy developer, is that sometimes you stand out of the crowd by branding in a way that doesn't get lost in the crowd of all these green businesses. I've attached the logo for my old company, StormFisher, so you can see -- we consistently got lots of praise for that brand and people would never forget us.
I think the 'MFG' part of the name should be less prominent than 'Parmenion' but this is a 'like to have' and not a 'must have'.
The final version of the winning logo should be available in various sizes and formats (e.g. jpg, ai, etc.) and in colour and black and white.
I'm attaching two 'animal-themed' logos that I like. These shouldn't limit your imagination but these are just logos I really like.