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Telling your EO story is one of the most powerful things you can do to raise awareness of employee ownership while shining a light on the success of your business.

So why wouldn’t tell your EO story? Enter and be recognised.

The UK Employee Ownership Awards celebrate business excellence in employee owned businesses and the contribution the employee owned sector makes to the UK economy.

The awards, managed by the Employee Ownership Association, and sponsored by leading EOA member Baxendale, recognise the performance of employee owned businesses - that typically excel when it comes to productivity, innovation, employee voice and culture - driven by teams and individuals.

 
  • Shortlisted businesses will be celebrated via the EOA’s channels
  • The stories of winners will be shared at the awards ceremony with an expected audience of 700 on the first evening of the EOA Conference at the EOA Gala Dinner
  • A newspaper of the event will contain stories of winners and those highly commended
  • Support for award winners and those highly commended to get their stories in local/regional and trade media
  • The case studies of award winners will be featured in the EOA’s promotional activity in 2019

ENTER AND BE RECOGNISED BY JULY 24 2018

There are six categories in 2018, with two new awards to apply for:


Is there an individual in your business who is a true champion of employee ownership inside the business and beyond? They can be at any level in the business and anyone in the business can nominate them – so what are you waiting for?

Nominate now

Get hints and tips and find out about last year’s winner


Is your business less than three years employee owned but already exhibiting an effective employee ownership culture that is enabling your employee owners to drive a strong financial performance? If so then this is the award for you – we can’t wait to hear your story!

Apply now

Get hints and tips and find out about last year’s winner


If you have been an employee owned businesses for more than three years and can demonstrate how your employee ownership status/culture drives your excellent all-round business performance then it’s your time to shout about it!

Apply now

Get hints and tips and find out about last year’s winner


If your business spun out from the public sector to become employee-led mutual more than two years ago and can demonstrate how your EO status is driving great impacts within the business and the communities you serve, then share your story now!

Apply now

Get hints and tips


Do you feel that your employee owned business has developed an ownership culture where employees feel a substantial, personal stake in the businesses performance? We’re looking for a business where employees understand the needs of the business and are empowered to act with clear benefits that are recognised by their customers and stakeholders. If that’s you apply now for a chance to be the first to win this award

Apply now

Get hints and tips


Philip Baxendale Fellowship Award

This award is for an individual who has in the past made, or is currently making, an outstanding contribution to the growth of employee ownership in the UK – someone who has an indisputable commitment to employee ownership and whose influence and impact within the sector is clear and widely recognised.

This year a group of experienced sector influencers will discuss and agree the winner of this year’s award. While we are not collecting nominations if you do have any strong feelings about someone you feel should be considered then contact lisa.steel@employeeownership.co.uk

2017 winner of the award: As co-founder of the UK’s first health spin out, Professor Jo Pritchard MBE ventured where no-one had before and in doing so has left a legacy of thousands more employee owners in the UK. Read her story

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