EO Day 2021 2

Ginger Singh-Kauldhar

In July 2021, Leicester foiling and embossing die-maker, Tomlinson Ltd, celebrates four years of being an Employee Owned company. And celebrate they do! So far, with the exception of 2020 (for obvious reasons), Tomlinson’s co-owners have gathered together to mark the date with an ice-cream day, a good old-fashioned trip to the pub and, this year, it’s pizzas all ‘round!

PIZZA 3
PIZZA 1
PIZZA 2

“It’s important to us all that we honour the occasion,” expresses Tomlinson’s Finance Director, Jim Littler, “because becoming Employee Owned is a very meaningful date on Tomlinson’s calendar - as well as in our company history. It’s also an opportunity to get together outside of the confines of the shop-floor and offices, and connect on a more personal level”.

It’s refreshing to know that a group of workmates, many of whom have worked together for decades, embrace the chance to spend social time together to simply catch-up and share news and laughs.

JON AND DAVE
GINGER AND JIM

It turns out that this is a recurring theme at the firm too, as Jim reveals how Tomlinson’s co-owners also all keep in touch on a regular basis outside of working hours. “We have a company WhatsApp group,” divulges Jim, “where we can share news, thoughts and ideas at any time. It’s brilliant and so much more personal than a memo on the work’s noticeboard”.

FOOD
PAUL AND MARK

“We also held a football sweepstake for the Euros,” Jim continues, laughing, “where everyone picked a team out of the hat. - that created some friendly competition! It was a bitter-sweet victory for the person who drew Italy!”.

It’s clear that, as a whole, Tomlinson Ltd recognises the importance of social interaction and connection between its valued team members - both inside and outside the workplace. After all, a united workforce is a productive workforce where all co-owners benefit. Furthermore, when connections are made and strengthened, openness, understanding and tolerance naturally follow.

JONNY AND PAUL
ANDY AND BOB

“Tomlinson’s may be made up of a group of unique individuals,” imparts Jim, “but we have a single-minded approach. Put simply, we all want the same thing which is to be the best we can be - both individually and as a company - and to show the world how much we care about what we do”.

CHRISTMAS

© Tomlinson Ltd 2021