EOA Regional Networks

The EOA regional networks are held quarterly across five regions in the UK: Scotland, North, Midlands, South East and South West.

These professionally facilitated meetings are an opportunity for members to hear from specialists within the field of employee ownership and take advantage of peer-to-peer learning.

With a diverse membership representing most sectors, sizes and locations across the UK, these meetings are an opportunity to develop new contacts, discuss challenges and opportunities and share best practice and learning.

The content of the meetings are relevant to organisations at all stages, whether exploring employee ownership or running an established employee owned business.

Key topics and themes from previous regional network meetings:

  • Host members telling their employee ownership stories
  • Networking lunches
  • Employee engagement workshops
  • Communications and marketing workshops
  • Expert advice on tax, finance and models of employee ownership
  • Open Space – sessions for members to bring questions that help to address challenges or make the most of opportunities in becoming or being employee owned

Our Regional Coordinators:

South East – Jamie Pyper
Download the notes of the EOA South East Regional Network:

South West – Garry Davis 
Download the notes of the EOA South West Regional Network:

Midlands – Philippa Meaden 
Download the notes of the EOA Midlands Regional Network:

North – Trevor Lincoln 
Download notes of the EOA North Regional Network:

Scotland – Jacqui Martin 
Download notes of the EOA Scotland Regional Network:


What attendees have to say about the networks

We take feedback from each meeting to make sure the content of the networks are useful to members:

“It worked really well that you had different people there with different experiences as everyone was either happy to learn or share their knowledge.”

“I made contacts with people who can help me understand more about being in an employee owned business.”

“Hearing what other businesses do to engage with employees has given me great ideas for our business.”

“There were some assumptions that all attendees were managers or above; our team included two of our warehouse staff.”


Who can attend

Anyone from our membership can attend the regional network meetings and our members are encouraged to promote the networks with their colleagues at all levels across the business and other regions, so that they too can gain from this valuable opportunity.

Click here to see our events diary for all our upcoming meetings and details on how to sign up.

Be the host or collaborate with us at a future Regional Network Meeting

If you would like to host a future Regional Network Meeting or collaborate with us on a future event, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Alex Redfearn on (01482) 667122.