EOA Summer Dinner

The EOA Summer dinner is a member only event that provides a unique opportunity to network with other employee owned businesses in the impressive surroundings of the Members’ Dining Room at the Palace of Westminster.

Each year about 150 members gather to network and listen to a speaker from the world of politics.

At the event in June 2017, Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted gave a speech about the employee ownership sector and the launch of The Ownership Effect Inquiry.

Our CEO Deb Oxley spoke about the manifesto for better business. You can download both their speeches below:

Previous speakers have included:

  • 2016 Mark Price, former Managing Director of Waitrose, and Minister of State for Trade and Investment in April 2016
  • 2015 Jesse Norman MP. Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Employee Ownership
  • 2014 Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
  • 2013 Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chair of the John Lewis Partnership

Sponsorship from our members

Our 2017 dinner was kindly sponsored by Mott MacDonald, the UK’s largest employee-owned global engineering, management and development consultancy. The company guides its clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges and has lead roles in high profile infrastructure and development projects around the world.

Pre-dinner were sponsored for the fifth year by MyCSP, the leading employee owned civil service pensions administrator.

This year the guest gift was sponsored by Postlethwaite, an employee-owned firm of UK solicitors focusing on employee ownership.