Photo of Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018 winner for Family Business of the year Datasource Computer Employment Ltd
Category: Awards

Spotlight on Family Business of the Year


The Gloucestershire Business Awards have been an integral part of the county’s business calendar for over 20 years and continue to shine a light on the best and brightest companies and entrepreneurs in the area – from start-ups to high turnover operations. We will be hosting a Winners’ Dinner for the 2018 winners next month which will be a chance for the former recipients from all different sectors to mingle and learn more about what everyone has been up to since the ceremony last year. In the run up to the dinner, which takes place on February 7, we will be looking back on our former winners and why they impressed the judges.

Datasource Computer Employment Ltd – Winner of Family Business of the Year 2018

Key business points:

  • Specialist supplier of highly technical and niche resource solutions across industries such as: Government Defence, Aerospace, Information & Cyber Security, consultancy and financial sectors in the UK.
  • Established in 1981 and moved to Cheltenham 22 years ago.
  • Second generation family business: Managing Director Stuart Macleod, son of founder Bill Macleod, took over 10 years ago having worked for Datasource since graduating and is a charismatic and adaptive leader.
  • Lindsay Babbage started in administration 13 years ago and has worked her way up to Director Shareholder – she is considered part of the family.

The winning entry:

Datasource is a dynamic, adaptive and diverse business which is always looking to diversify in response to market trends. In 2018 they launched Datasource Executive offering a world-renowned Executive search function that can be tailored to specific requirements of its customers, as well as branching out to include business consultancy.

Stuart and Lindsay identified that empowering their staff was an essential part to growing the Datasource business so entered into an IIP (Investors in People) approach and in 2017 achieved IIP Gold. Lindsay has built a highly skilled team of recruiters.

Head of Delivery, Georgina Rosagro won the Women in Business Award 2018 ‘Woman to Watch under 30’ category.

Turnover has increased year on year for the past four years.

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