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Mould in Our Hands

It has been a brilliant, unprecedented twelve months for employee ownership in the UK....

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Annual Review 2014

A Successful Year in the Decade of Employee Ownership.

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EOA Chief Executive delivers annual Jack Fitzpatrick memorial lecture

Iain Hasdell, Chief Executive of the Employee Ownership Association delivered the annual Jack Fitzpatrick memorial lecture in Dublin last night.

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Research Reveals Employee Ownership Leaders Are Unique

Richard Elsner, Founder, Pivotal Moment Leadership Development shares his recent findings, revealed at the EOA Annual Conference, on common features in leadership practice shared amongst employee owned businesses.

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Colchester Print Group Becomes Employee Owned

Members of the Employee Ownership Association, the Colchester Print Group,  were celebrating their successful transition into employee ownership today. The move provides the company with a succession plan and they become part of one of the UK's thriving  sectors. Deb Oxley, Director of Membership, Employee Ownership Association (EOA) said: " We've worked very closely with Philip and the team at the Colchester Print Group throughout their move to employee ownership. They are now part of a growing sector that contributes £30bn annually to the UK economy. Employee owned ...

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Employee Ownership Annual Conference 2014

Over 500 delegates from a diverse range of businesses and public service organisations including; the John Lewis Partnership, Unipart, the Cabinet Office, Handelsbanken, and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills gathered in Nottingham earlier this week for the Employee Ownership Association's (EOA) annual conference, the UK's only annual event dedicated to employee ownership. The conference was sponsored by the Childbase Partnership and Arup. Opening the day's proceedings, Chief Executive of the EOA Iain Hasdell paid tribute to how those who worked in the ...

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The Very Best Employee Owned Companies Celebrated

The winners of the 2014 Philip Baxendale awards have been revealed, the awards are the UK's only dedicated celebration of achievement in employee ownership and are supported by the John Lewis Partnership, Cass Business school, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  The winners were announced at the Employee Ownership Association's annual conference in Nottingham. They include: Employee Ownership Champion Award, Teresa Gooch - East Coast Community Healthcare, Suffolk Employee Engagement Award, Turley, Manchester Employee ...

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Employee Ownership in Britain 2014

The initial findings from a major new piece of research by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA) and the White Rose Centre for Employee Ownership provides the first definitive assessment of employee ownership in Britain. The findings will be announced by Iain Hasdell, Chief Executive of the EOA at the annual Employee Ownership Association conference in Nottingham today. The research reveals: 
That almost half, 46%, of the companies surveyed have become employee owned since 2010 and 70% of those surveyed have seen the quality of their products and services ...

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Our Hidden Deficit

A hugely positive outcome of the 2008/9 financial crash has been the emergence of a broad consensus on one of the biggest challenge facing the UK economy and our public services. It has taken a long time. But there is now a growing understanding amongst politicians across the spectrum, business leaders, and opinion formers that we have to overcome our productivity deficit. There is an acceptance that it needs to be dramatically improved at pace. We are on average 20% behind our main industrialised competitors when it comes to private sector productivity. And in our ...

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Philip Baxendale Award – Championing the cause of employee ownership

Following over a decade of employee ownership at the company, Childbase Partnership is in the top 12 per cent of UK providers of childcare and education; one of only 108 UK companies to be rated ‘Extraordinary’ by Best Companies, and has won prestigious awards for quality and innovative training programmes. Awards are great motivators but the annual Philip Baxendale Award scheme is different because it not only recognises excellence amongst the employee-owned sector’s highest performing organisations but also celebrates the individual’s role as a major ...

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