Membership


The EOA membership is made up of a network of 330+ businesses that are part of a sector worth more than £30bn to UK GDP.

Through our four levels of membership we offer a range of support and activity for those exploring employee ownership, those looking to bring employee ownership to life in their business, established employee owned businesses and advisors to employee owned businesses.

From supporting founders as part of their business exit and employees as part of the employee ownership succession plan, to embedding the structures and values as part of business growth planning our membership package can support you at any stage of your employee ownership journey or business cycle.

As well as facilitating networking, learning and sharing best practice we work with members to maximise the value of their employee ownership status or expertise linked to our work as the leading UK voice on employee ownership. See what we achieved in 2017 with our members in our annual review.

You can view a list of our members (for those who are already employee owned and advisors) on our member directory and our member map or see the list of logos below.

Advice and support

  • Access our helpline for information and guidance via a dedicated account manager
  • Access to publications and information
  • We can arrange member to member meetings to share experiences
  • We can refer you to experts and specialist advisors to support your goals

Learning and networking opportunities

  • Receive invites to our signature events – EOA Annual Conference, Robert Oakeshott Lecture, EOA Annual Summer Dinner
  • Attend our quarterly EOA Regional Networks held in 5 regions
  • Receive our EOA News and Events newsletter

Help raise your profile through your employee owned status:

  • We can support you to tell your EO story
  • We celebrate employee ownership with you as part of EO Day
  • We offer you opportunities to host or contribute to events
  • We offer you exclusive opportunities to sponsor EOA activity

See our types of membership and download below

“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