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EO Day 2022

Finding my feet through employee ownership

As part of EO Day, UMi Content Editor and one of the Directors of UMi’s Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), Richard Dawson, shares how employee ownership has helped him find his voice in business.

Nicki Clark

Leading an employee owned business

What does it take to lead an employee-owned business? In this video, UMi Chief Executive Nicki Clark explains how employee ownership has made her a better leader and shares what others might need to consider if they want to become employee owned.

Nicki Clark OBE, chief executive of UMi

UMi chief executive Nicki Clark awarded OBE in Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours

Nicki Clark, chief executive of UMi, awarded OBE in The Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours list, for her services to Business and Social Enterprise in North East England.

Muckle Media PR Team

UMi appoints PR partner to help ‘make it easier’ for businesses

UMi has appointed creative communications agency, Muckle Media, to help intermediaries, partners, government and business services come together around the common goal of making it easier for SMEs to succeed.

UMi Team

Going for gold: UMi celebrates Silver Better Health at Work milestone

The employee-owned business has achieved the Silver Better Health at Work Award less than a year after securing its Bronze Award.

Good work pledge

UMi adds Good Work Pledge to employer accolades

The employee-owned business is celebrating after achieving the ‘advanced’ level of the Good Work Pledge by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Employee Ownership

Gaining authority by giving it away – UMi’s approach to employee ownership

From creating a culture of togetherness to simply doing the right thing, employee ownership has helped UMi become a better business for both its customers and its staff. Here, Simon Allen, Chair of UMi’s Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) explains how the company became employee-owned back in 2011 and why #BetterTogether is a fitting philosophy for its 130+ strong team. No ...

Top 100 companies to work for award

UMi named one of the Best Companies to work for

Workforce engagement has been in the spotlight in recent days as business leaders committed to supporting and empowering their teams were celebrated at Best Companies Live 2021. What does it take for a company to be world class? Is it about great leadership, giving something back, investing in personal growth, putting wellbeing front and centre, or being a forward-loo ...

Leigh Alder Apprentice

Leigh Alder shares her apprenticeship journey with UMi

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (February 7 to 13), we are sharing the stories of some of the team who started their journeys as apprentices. After completing her first apprenticeship at another company –and seeing the benefits of combining external learning with on-the-job training - Leigh Alder moved to UMi to complete her Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration ...

Bethany Ward Apprentice

Bethany Ward shares her apprenticeship journey with UMi

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (7 to 13 February), we are sharing the stories of some of the team who started their journeys as apprentices. After realising A-levels weren’t for her, Bethany Ward began an apprenticeship in Business Administration at UMi in March 2019, attracted by the prospect of learning new skills in an office environment while earning a wage. ...

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