Staff at a Midlands telecommunications company have received a share in a £645,000 windfall following the sale of the business to PPM Capital.
The 110 staff at the Aldridge office of Azzurri Communications will receive payments ranging from £300 to £20,000 depending on their length of service.
They are among the 800 staff who will receive a share of the £3.5 million payout at the company which was bought by Prudential's private equity arm in June.
The remainder of the £182.5 million paid by PPM Capital will go to existing private equity firm 3i.
Prior to the sale, all employees were given a number of shares based on length of service and individual performance and these shares have determined how much individuals will receive from the windfall.
Azzurri's chief executive Martin St Quinton visited staff in Aldridge to personally hand out cheques to the employees.
He said: "This is a great way to say thank you to all of our staff for their hard work since Azzurri was founded in 2000.
"We truly believe that everyone in the company deserves a share of the windfall following the sale, not just the senior management team."
Headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, Azzurri was formed in 2000 when venture capitalist 3i Group invested £25 million for a majority stake.
The business has a turnover of £100 million and provides communications solutions.
It also provides consultative advice including communications audits for major corporations and telecoms management services.
The company has sales and support operations in Fareham, High Wycombe, Kingston, Burnley, Hull, Leeds and East Kilbride.
Mr St Quinton added: "We have started another employee share trust scheme, and have already allocated shares to employees so they will receive another pay out if Azzurri is sold again."