The 12th EOA Annual Conference saw more than 680 delegates meet to be involved, be informed and be inspired.

Held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC on 27 and 28 November, the Conference is the UK event where employee ownership meets to share, support and celebrate business excellence in employee owned businesses.

The conference, which for the first time was held over two full days was sponsored for a third year by EOA member Capital for Colleagues.  Attendance has grown by about 10% year on year, in line with the growth of the employee owned sector, which now employs more than 200,000 employee owners across the UK.

Below we share the conference highlights, videos, and links for:

Keynote speakers

Mark Constantine

Owner Founder, Lush
At the beginning of 2017 Mark announced the business’ intentions to bring an element of employee ownership to its structure Mark will talk about the reasons as part of Lush’s focus on employee engagement and investing in its workforce.

Hisham Mahmoud

Golder
Delivering a sustainable employee ownership model in a global business - Hisham will give a view of delivering leadership in an employee owned business while building ownership into and around the business strategy and leveraging employee ownership.

Loren Rogers

NCEO
With over 10 million employee owners in the United States, a “crash course” on their experiences will provide thought-provoking insights for counterparts in the UK.

We would like to thank this year’s sponsors

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