Capito MD Wins SME Leaders 20 Award

Capito MD Wins SME Leaders 20 Award

We are very proud to announce that Mark Gibson, Capito's Managing Director was named a winner of Growing Business Intelligence's SME Leaders 20, an elite leaderboard of excellence run in association with Azets, the UK’s largest regional SME accounting and business advisory firm.

The SME Leaders 20 was created to identify and celebrate the achievements of individual and business leadership teams before, during and as we come out of these difficult times.

During this period of great uncertainty and upheaval, Mark's leadership style has been instrumental in driving the business forward, while keeping our team connected and motivated.  Recognising that the key to growth is in a healthy and engaged team, he has introduced a number of workplace initiatives such as Perkbox and the Daily Mile, which help to improve mental and physical health/wellbeing.  To help keep us feeling connected, we have been able to arrange socially-distanced coffee catch-ups with colleagues on the new outdoor picnic tables or have team meetings while hiking up a mountain, when government restrictions allow.  

Additionally, Capito's pandemic response went above and beyond.  Our Work from Home/Anywhere support model greatly helped our frontline customers in Health, Government and the Third Sector, and was complemented by a "call to action" initiative that we launched with our partner HP, whereby we issued an appeal for any unused IT equipment that could be donated to frontline organisations to help enable home/mobile working.  Capito collected the hardware, securely data-wiped them, and installed fresh operating systems, before redistributing to recipients at zero cost.  This initiative was widely-recognised as industry leadership and we were nominated as finalists in four award categories.  We ultimately won the Best Reseller Innovation Award in the Comms National Awards and were highly-commended in another category.

Upon receiving notice of his win, Mark commented: "This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. In the past year, our focus has been on job protection and business growth, not just business continuity.  As a result, I am proud to say that there were no redundancies made at Capito.  We actually hired new team members and made some contract staff permanent.  

We are all thrilled to receive this recognition and are committed to continuing to make Capito a great place to work."



You can find more details on the awards and see the full list of winners at https://growingbusinessintelligence.co.uk/sme-leaders.