Childbase Partnership named one of Europe’s best companies
Childbase Partnership has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe for exceptional achievement, innovation, success and ethics in a list published by the prestigious European Business Awards.
Chosen from thousands of organisations in 34 countries, the award-winning, employee-owned Childbase Partnership, which has 41 day nurseries in the South of England, is in the running for one of 12 European Business Awards.
Mike Thompson, CEO and Founder Childbase Partnership who took the company to full employee ownership last May, said he was delighted by the announcement:
“This accolade recognises the efforts of all my Childbase partners who pursue excellence every single day, in everything they do, to ensure the children in our care get the very best start in life.”
Adrian Tripp CEO of the European Business Awards congratulated Childbase Partnership, a ‘Sunday Times Best Company to Work For’ for over a decade and rated second nationwide for quality based on Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ ratings for most of its nurseries.
“The European Business Awards are Europe’s largest cross-sector business competition. The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and is what drives their country’s prosperity,” he said.
“The ‘Ones to Watch’ lists will set a benchmark of success for the European business community,” he said.
Ultimate winners in the competition to find the best businesses in categories based on size and turnover, will be announced at a ceremony in Warsaw, in May attended by heads of state, leading industrialists, and business leaders from across 34 European nations.
An independent judging panel selected Childbase Partnership as a ‘One to Watch’ in Europe because most of its day nurseries, which care for over 6,000 children aged between six weeks to five years, are Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ which is achieved by only 15 per cent of UK providers.
Research, development and skill sharing initiatives with, for example, European day care providers, fuel and inform a continual pursuit of excellence backed by external and internal, award-winning, training programmes.
Charity fund-raising – totalling over £140,000 last year alone – combined with innovative environmental initiatives like over a decade using green energy to power all settings and new ‘Zero Waste to landfill’ initiatives, also secured the Childbase Partnership route to the next round of Europe’s largest business competition.