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‘Best in Europe’ Award for Childbase Partnership

Childbase Partnership is ‘Best in Europe’ after beating 112,000 companies in 34 countries to a prestigious European Business Award in Poland.

Described as ‘the gold standard for business excellence’ and commended for its creativity, innovation, and impressive respect for employees, Childbase Partnership received the Chairman’s Selection Award following a unanimous vote by 57 judges from organisations throughout Europe.

Since 2007, the European Business Awards has been shining a light on the most innovative businesses on the continent by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community.

Representing the UK in the finals and collecting the award were Childbase Partnership employee owners, Dagmara Lamont, Recruitment Compliance Officer, and Jade Uko, Marketing Analyst and External Relations Officer, who said:

“We are only two of 1,800 employee owners who celebrate all our successes together and share our profits. Tonight we are all celebrating this amazing award.”

Philip Forrest, Chairman of Judges, numbering over 100 for the whole competition, said:

“Childbase Partnership presented a unique Employee Owned Business model in a sector dominated by many, many traditional methodologists.

“Their ethical and sustainability record, and impressive respect for their employees, has been equally matched by their creativity and innovation resulting in an organisation rated extremely highly by independent government assessors.

This has given them a steady business expansion matched by consistent profit performance across multiple operations right across the nation.”

Mike Thompson, Founder and Chairman commented on the flurry of recent business awards;   

“We take great pride in the fact that each and every Childbase Partnership employee is an owner with a voice and the power to effect positive change in their company. That voice, the only one that matters in competition and at awards ceremonies, was clearly evident in the passion, knowledge and pride demonstrated by the team when talking about their company”.

Comparing the gala event in Warsaw which brought together successful business leaders, politicians, ambassadors and academics from across Europe, Dr. Robert Coles, Founder and Director of the Centre for Alternative Leadership and Management, said:

“A great award, wonderful company and wholly owned by its employees. Well done.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, long-term sponsors of the awards, said:

“The successful companies at this event are a showcase of extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation and leadership and each is playing a part in driving growth in their economies. They are a credit to their country.”