Lancashire radio presenter Paul Winstanley has changed his name by deed poll following the news that his employer UKRD has again been voted the country’s best mid-sized company to work for.
Paul, who does the drivetime show on Blackburn and Preston station The Bee, is now officially called ‘NumberOne Mid-sizedcompanytoworkfor ThebeepartoftheUKRDgroup’.
The 32-year old says: “It all started as a bit of a dare. I walked in late to an important meeting and had to think of some way to make it up to my boss. At first I didn’t think it was a big deal but when the paperwork arrived it dawned on me what I had actually done. My friends and family didn’t even know what I had planned. But I’m very proud to work for the UK’s number one mid-sized company and know I won’t be able to forget it.”
This weekend UKRD – which owns 16 stations around the country – was revealed as the winner in the mid-sized business category of the Sunday Times’ annual search for the UK’s best employers. The company is now celebrating picking up the award for two years in a row.