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VMA GROUP Becomes an Employee Ownership Trust

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VMA GROUP Becomes an Employee Ownership Trust

​Over the last month, VMA GROUP has undergone the transition from private ownership to an employee owned business under an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

Julia Meighan, who has been the sole shareholder of VMA GROUP since 2008 and was CEO from 2003, will remain in her role as Chair of VMA GROUP with Andrew Harvey continuing to lead the business as CEO.

Julia is delighted that she is able to ensure a brand legacy for a specialist communications, marketing, digital and change recruitment consultancy that she has spent more than 20 years building.

The recruitment industry can be a challenging environment to work in and it is particularly gratifying that she is able to set up the Trust so that both current and future employees will be able to benefit from and share in the long-term ownership of the business they are working for.  

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting VMA GROUP during our 45-year history and we look forward to continuing to work with you as VMA GROUP, an employee-owned business.

“I am delighted to have given VMA GROUP the opportunity to become an employee-owned business. This transition reconfirms that our own success is based on the brilliant team of people that makes VMA GROUP such a great place to work,” said Julia Meighan, Chair and former owner of VMA GROUP.
“This is a really exciting time in VMA GROUP’s 45-year history and I am proud to continue to lead the team through this period and into the future. As ever, we remain committed to offering the best possible service to our international network and we are looking forward to working with you all over the coming weeks, months and years,” added Andrew Harvey, CEO at VMA GROUP.


VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is an Inclusive+ Recruiter