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Michelle Ford

Michelle Ford

Chief Operating Officer, Uniform Group

I began my career at Uniform 13 years ago, joining as a Creative Services Manager and have worked my way up to most recently becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2021. In 2016 I became the first female member of the board, as Operations Director, responsible for Operations, Talent, IT, Environment & Infrastructure, Project Management and Culture and the overall smooth running of the business. I’m passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse workplace - with a focus on staff wellbeing.

Within my role I have ensured that we are heavily involved in the creative community locally. With a keen focus on helping young people into the industry and supporting women in design. We work with young people through national leadership programmes like InnovateHer and Agent Academy and many of our team are STEM Ambassadors, working with schools and colleges to inspire future talent. As well as community work, I’m a true believer in supporting my team to be the best that they can be. Encouraging growth, going beyond what we thought was possible, celebrating our different perspectives and being fearless.