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November 2018

MindWorks Marketing has been highly commended as Employee Owned Rising Star of the Year

MindWorks is delighted to be announced as being highly commended in the Employee Owned Rising Star of the Year Award category in the UK Employee Ownership Awards.

The awards, run by the EOA and sponsored by Baxendale, were held at the EOA Gala Dinner on 19th of November at the Hilton Metropole Hotel Birmingham.

The awards celebrate the significant contribution employee owned businesses make to the UK economy and the Employee Owned Rising Star of the Year Award celebrates a business that is already, in its early life, becoming an effective company with a strong culture of employee ownership and commitment to engaging its workforce.

Michelle Leggatt, Managing Director of MindWorks Marketing who accepted the award on behalf of the company commented, “To win an award in the Rising Star category is testament to the incredible journey that we have all been on since we became employee owned on 1st October 2017. In just one year, we have become the owners of a multi-million pound fully integrated marketing and creative agency and are proud to be successfully carrying on the 20-year legacy of our founder and Chairman, John Harris-Burland.”

Baxendale Director, Ewan Hall, said: “Now more than ever our economy needs businesses that are outstanding in every way. Employee owned businesses innovate and out-perform the competition by putting people at the heart of their approach.

“Employee ownership can transform not just the bottom line, but also workforce culture, corporate behaviour and community impact. As public trust in boardroom ethics drops ever lower, the country is crying out for more businesses that create a wider positive impact in our economy and society.”  

Deb Oxley, CEO of the EOA, said: “Congratulations to MindWorks Marketing on being highly commended for this award. 

“The awards recognise the productivity, innovation and excellence driven by teams and individuals in employee owned businesses, which demonstrate how employees having a stake in the business teamed with a robust culture of transparency and employee engagement result in outstanding performance in growth and resilience.”