Wise Productions is the winner of the EO Transition of the Year Award 2023

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Wise Productions has been announced winner in the Employee-Owned Rising Star of the Year Award category of the UK Employee Ownership Awards.

The awards run by the EOA and sponsored by GLIDE were held at EOA Conference 2023 Awards Dinner on Monday 27 November at the ACC Liverpool.

About the Awards

The awards celebrate the impacts of giving employees a significant stake and a meaningful say to employees who in turn power exceptional businesses. Award winners are part of the storytelling that bring to life the evidence that collectively employee-owned businesses punch well above their weight offering multiple impacts for society and the economy, including an 8-12% increased productivity.

About EO Transition of the Year Award

The EO Transition of the Year award was open to organisations who became employee owned on or after 1 July 2022 – the award highlights a brilliantly successful transition to EO that highlights great practice when it comes to leadership, governance, & communication and engagement with employees.

Judges comments

Judges said that Wise Productions demonstrated early engagement with employees which had already been a catalyst for successes in the business. In fact, they felt that the business offered a textbook example of how to engage during a transition, that the EOA would encourage others to follow.

Reaction from Wise Productions

George Foden, Managing Director from Wise Productions said:

“Open dialogue and communication from the start really helps employees to feel involved in EO and gets things working well early on. We know we will continue this momentum into our second year. It’s been a busy year and great to come back with an award. The EO community and the EOA has been incredibly generous with their time in supporting us with our transition.”