What our members say
Why join EOA? Take a look at what our members say:
These are exciting time for Employee Ownership. There's unprecedented interest from both the public and private sectors fuelled by the desire for a better form of ownership. The EOA plays a vital role in supporting businesses that want to transition into employee ownership - as well as helping those who are already there to get the most from it.
Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership
Membership of the EOA has given us access to like-minded people and wide learning from other organisations. This is helpful - it keeps us thinking about how we might further improve our own model of ownership. We also welcome the EOA's role in ensuring that the voice of the sector is heard.
Hilary Thompson, Chief Executive, OPM
EOA has always been incredibly supportive of our organisation and has a unsurpassed skill in finding the right support or advice when you need it.
Tricia McGregor, Joint Managing Director, Central Surrey Health
The EOA has the analysis and insights to really influence policy makers.It positively shapes the view of employee ownership both as a vehicle for public sector reform and in aiming to rebalance the private sector economy.
Simon Fowler, Managing Director, John Lewis Oxford Street
EOA helps the spread of employee ownership through highlighting of the advantages of employee ownership and helping to foster and disseminate the skills needed to set up and run an employee owned company successfully.
Willie Watt, Chief Executive, Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd
Transforming Employees from 'wage-earners' into genuine 'stakeholders' within your company can have a [very] beneficial effect on profitability - and the EOA is the best organization to help in this process.
Herman Kok, Group Financial Director, Lindum Construction Group
Employee ownership is a wonderful but tough way to run a business, and the EOA community inspires us to get more from our ownership structure through a wealth of personal, practical and professional support from colleagues and specialists to “get” what we stand for... it means we don’t have to make all the mistakes ourselves.
Jenny Charteris, Managing Director, CPCR
The Alloy recently completed a successful transition to employee ownership. Our membership of the EOA helped us to fully understand the issues and meet the network of advisers who helped us work through a complex process successfully.
Gus Desbarats, Chairman, The Alloy
The exchange of views, the people you meet and the ideas they share are aspects of the Association you simply can’t achieve elsewhere.
Mike Thompson OBE, Chief Executive, Childbase
EOA is the centre of excellence where like minded companies can develop best practice from working closely together to maximise the benefits from being Employee Owned
Philip Bruce, Group Managing Director, Scott Bader Company Limited
I particularly appreciate the opportunities to learn how other employee-owned companies manage their operations.
Dr David Hodgkinson, Managing Director, Quintessa
EOA is the best place to meet like minded people who believe that employees owning their business is the better way.
Hugh Facey MBE, Chairman, Gripple
The EOA plays a pivotal role in articulating the moral case for EO whilst providing evidence of its growing economic significance within the UK economy.
Peter Beeby, Founder and Advisor, School Trends