• Employee Owned Business of the Year - Gripple
    The award of the Employee Owned Business of the Year to Gripple is the culmination of a phenomenal story of success for the entire business.  And as one of the most vocal champions for employee ownership, is great for the sector as a whole too.

    This well regarded and well known business has quite deservedly been recognised by the sector, in what has been its most successful year to date.


    Gripple with the UK Employee Owned Business of the Year Award 2015

  • Rising Star of the Year - Remploy
    Remploy, is a phenomenal example of how a new employee owned business can deliver immediate benefits. Through their commitment to employee engagement and inclusive governance, Remploy has started its new co-owed life in the best possible way, and truly exemplifies this accolade.


    Remploy with the UK Employee Owned Rising Star of the Year Award 2015

  • Employee Owner of the Year - Dr David Hodgkinson, Quintessa
    Dr David Hodgkinson is a well-deserved winner of this year’s Employee Owner of the Year Award – as it recognises the commitment and engagement undertaken to bring employee ownership to life within Quintessa, and demonstrates perfectly significant benefits that employee ownership can deliver through enhanced employee engagement.


    Dr David Hodgkinson (centre right) and the Quintessa team with the UK Employee Owner of the Year Award 2015

  • Innovation of the Year - Green Light Healthcare Ltd
    Green Light Healthcare Ltd and their committed team of employee-owners are hugely deserving of this award. The ideas and actions delivered are a perfect example of how employee owned businesses use their employee engagement to drive increased innovation and business growth.


    Green Light Healthcare Ltd with the UK Employee Owned Innovation of the Year Award 2015

  • Philip Baxendale Fellowship Award - Patrick Burns, Prospects
    Patrick is a most deserving winner of the coveted accolade, the Philip Baxendale Fellowship Award. Patrick is not only a vocal champion for the sector, but has personally influenced its development through his various roles and responsibilities, and will remain an ambassador and champion of the employee owned sector as it continues to flourish.


    Patrick Burns of Prospects (left) with the Philip Baxendale Fellowship Award 2015, accompanied by Campbell McDonald (right), Managing Director of Baxendale

  • Highly Commended

    Employee Owned Business of the Year:

    • Bristol Community Health


    • Max Fordham


    Rising Star of the Year

    • National Self Build and Renovation Centre


    • Rowlinson Knitwear


    Employee Owner of the Year

    • Simon Charrington, Donald Insall Associates


    • Simon La Fosse, La Fosse Associates
    • Alex Rae, Wise Investment


    Innovation of the Year

    • Care Plus Group


    • Highland Home Carers / Boleskine Community Care