Day 1 Seminars and Workshops

Breakout session one 13.15 – 14.15

Choose the session which best fits your stage in the employee ownership business cycle:

– exploring employee ownership
– less than two years employee owned
– Two to five years employee owned
– Established employee owned businesses

1. Why become employee owned?
(for those exploring EO)
Case Study Seminar – Warts ‘n’ all experience of why Mindworks Marketing became employee owned and their learnings

2. Financing the transition to employee ownership
(for those exploring EO)
Case Study Seminar – How equity finance can develop your business, presented by Capital for Colleagues and employee owned business Carpenter Oak

3. We are employee owned! Now what?
(for those employee owned less than 2 years)
Case Study Seminar – What should the business be doing now to make employee ownership real? Presented by Castlefield.

4. How to establish good governance in your employee owned business
(for those Employee owned 2+ years)
Workshop – Managing relationships between all stakeholders and who sits on the Main Board, Trust Board, Employee Council facilitated by Baxendale

5. Making finances fun; how to communicate the business performance
(for those Employee owned 2+ years)
Case Study Seminar – How to share business data to help develop employee understanding and buy-in presented by Useful Simple Trust

6 Management succession in an employee owned business
(for those Employee owned 5+ years)
Case Study Seminar – What happens when the next generation of leaders are ready to leave with Highland Home Carers

7 EO Lens – Being commercial as a mutual
(for those Employee owned 2+ years)
Workshop – How to bring commerciality into your mutual organisation facilitated by Smile Together Dental

 

Strategy Workshops 14.45-17.00

Forming a Communications and Engagement Strategy
(for businesses that are less than two years employee owned)
Workshop – The dos and don’ts of engaging with the whole workforce, where the challenges might be and who they might come from – facilitated by Telos Partners

How to develop and implement the first Business Plan as an employee owned business
(for those 2+ years employee ownership)
Workshop – How to collaborate with employees in the business to build a strategy for all, by all – facilitated by Alterity

 

Best in Class – 2017 winners presentations 14.45 – 15.45

Hear from the 2017 UK Employee Ownership Award winners as they share their EO story that resulted in their success:

Employee Owned Business of the Year – Community Dental Services

Employee Owner of the Year – Lucy Farrow, Traverse (formerly OPM Group)

Employee Owned Innovation of the Year – Here

Employee Owned Rising Star of the Year – Rowlinson Knitwear

Employee Owned Positive Impact of the Year – Rochdale Boroughwide Housing