Jack Morton accolade

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Event ceremony specialist Jack Morton Worldwide has been given the position of 59th best small company in the UK to work for by domestic newspaper The Sunday Times. The company provided technical consultancy for Beijing 2008 as well as the opening and closing events for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. After Beijing, various team members headed off for African destinations including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone to launch the Zain mobile telephone network there. The company is part of the international brand founded by American Jack Morton in 1939 to marry top entertainment with corporate events. Producers typically make £35, 000 a year, according to the Sunday Times, and four–fifths of clients for the 78 employees are based overseas, with 90% of the work undertaken in international locations from Bangkok to Barcelona (although the company is now in charge of London's new year celebrations too). Eighty–seven percent of staff are proud to be part of Jack Morton's band. No fewer than 565 small companies sought a place in the newspaper's top 100, 52 more companies than in 2008. The views of 34, 295 employees fed into this survey of the best small businesses in the UK, making it by far the most comprehensive study of workplace opinion and engagement of its kind, claims the Sunday Times.

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