Needham Group’s MD wins Leadership Award

Overseeing the rapid expansion of Needham Group and launching a new three-year growth plan has helped Aled Ellis secure one of the region’s leading business titles.

The Managing Director, who started with the business as a Marketing Assistant at 21, was named Business Desk West Midlands’ Emerging Entrepreneur Leader, beating off strong competition. A high-profile judging panel praised the 38-year-old for the way he has set a strong organisational culture and strategy, whilst at the same time assembling an exciting management team that has the knowledge and experience to achieve the company’ short and long-term targets.

They also highlighted the launch of an ambitious expansion plan for the Group that will see it target £30m sales by 2025, with the blueprint involving more than trebling revenues in three years with the possibility of creating 30 new jobs.

Aled Ellis commented: “I was amazed to win such a prestigious award, especially considering the quality of the finalists and the tremendous companies they run.

“The trophy may have my name on it, but the accolade is for our 60-strong workforce, who really are the heartbeat of the business and will be crucial to us executing our three-year blueprint.”

He continued: “Whilst we transform the size of the business, we want to ensure we maintain our core values that encourage staff to relish responsibility, be confident, yet humble, be trustworthy and compassionate and to always do the right thing, including understanding how we can leave a positive environmental impact on society.”

Sam Metcalf,’s Midlands editor, added his support: “We created the West Midlands Leadership Awards to celebrate the people who are role models within their organisations.

Contact: Aled Ellis