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Harald Wagener, Martin Schulze, Markus Burg (Foto: Jo Hempel)

BusinessCode is nominated for the “Ludwig” in the category “Succession”

CEO Martin Schulze presents the successor model at the nomination for the established regional small and medium-sized enterprise award

CEO Martin Schulze presents the successor model at the nomination for the established regional small and medium-sized enterprise award

The year 2020 is still young, but at BusinessCode one event follows the next. In addition to the plans for our anniversary celebration at the Deutsches Museum Bonn, CEO Martin Schulze presented our company and our model for company succession at the regional competition for small and medium-sized businesses “Ludwig 2020”.

Along with five other companies, we are running for the coveted SME prize in the category “Company Succession“. To be nominated for the “Ludwig 2020” is already an award. But what does our successor model look like – what is the special thing about it?

Our founder Hanno Gehron retires from the company. Our very own “management buyout” looks like that: We, the employees for many years, will take over the company. The last negotiations are still running and the timely implementation is planned.

The fact that we were approached to participate in the Ludwig 2020 (furthermore in the Beethoven anniversary year) with this model makes us proud. On February 11, CEO Martin Schulze presented our concept to 18 companies participating in the Ludwig 2020 at the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Our colleagues Harald Wagener and Markus Burg also attended to support him.

When we were asked, if we think we could win, we reacted self-effacing as usual. We are well ahead in digitalization in the region and our model of corporate succession is a special one. 

However, the feedback from the audience after the event was already revealing to us that we follow a very interesting and innovative approach.

Photo: Harald Wagener, Martin Schulze and Markus Burg (Photo: Jo Hempel)