EO Day is a national celebration of employee ownership which sees the sector raising awareness of the positive impact employee owned businesses have on the UK economy, employees and communities.
From sharing cakes and holding picnics or BBQs to hosting business events and inviting MPS, VIPs or the media to hear about success stories in their business, employee owners from both our membership and beyond, as well as those who advise employee owned businesses, share their EO Day experiences via social media with pictures and videos across Twitter, Linked In and Facebook.
EO Day usually falls on the first Friday of July, but in 2017 was held on June 30.
On June 30 the fifth EO Day saw hundreds of events taking place across the country and making more noise than ever to raise awareness about employee ownership.
Via Twitter the news and messages reached out to more than 1.03 million followers and as well as hundreds of messages more than 440 photos and videos were shared using the EO Day Photo Prop Pack across Twitter, Linked In and Facebook on the day.
There were 57 recorded events on our EO Day map (see below), and from those events we spotted more than 40 cakes, but we know there were many more!
There were more than 25 pieces of EO Day media coverage and we’re still counting!
See the EO Day 2017 storify for a round-up of activity.
On the day we released the latest industry data on EO Day as well as five EOA Day case studies: