Smile Together Dental CIC is delighted to be announced as being highly commended in the Employee Owned Positive Impact of the Year Award category in the prestigious UK Employee Ownership Awards.
The awards, run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) and sponsored by Baxendale, were held at the EOA Gala Dinner on the 27 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 Positive Impact of the Year Award celebrates a business that is pioneering, positive and creates a lasting impact as an employee owned business, over and above their financial performance.
The judges cited Smile Together as “providing dentistry with social impact, investing surplus funds to target those least likely to access dental services – an astounding example of positive impact”.
Baxendale Managing Director, Campbell McDonald, said: “Now more than ever our economy needs businesses that are outstanding in every way. Employee owned business 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 Smile Together Dental CIC on being highly commended for this award. These 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.
About the EOA
The Employee Ownership Association (EOA) represents organisations which are employee owned or transitioning to employee ownership across the UK.
The EOA is a not for profit and politically independent organisation and its core purpose is to grow employee ownership in the UK.
The EOA works in close partnership with its members to champion, promote and provide insight into the business case for employee ownership. Members benefit from unique learning, networking and trading opportunities across the network of diverse companies of all sizes and sectors.


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