Employee Owned News
W/B Monday 9 December 2013
- Welcome to new members Lupton Fawcett Denison Till
We are delighted to welcome Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley into the EOA network. Lupton Fawcett Denison Till are a well-established integrated commercial law firm with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York. With a diverse team of nearly 300 passionate experts on staff, and a track record of over 100 years, their work spans SMEs and social businesses through to PLCs and multi-nationals. You can read more about them here.
W/B Monday 2 December 2013
- Welcome to new members Stride Treglown
We are pleased to welcome Stride Treglown into the EOA network. The tenth largest architectural practice in the UK (AJ 100 survey 2013) with 8 offices in the UK and an office in the UAE; the company has a turnover of £14m with nearly 250 staff. They are an internationally established architectural practice, and providers of associated professional services across all business sectors. Based in Bristol, they put customer service at the heart of everything they do and have an 80% repeat business. You can read more about them here.
- Welcome to new members Bradford Council
We are delighted to welcome new members City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council into the EOA network. The Council will continue to explore alternative ways of delivering services if they are considered to be cost-effective and will keep resources in the local economy to benefit local people wherever possible. As officers review the future commissioning and delivery of services across the authority and consider alternative delivery options the EOA network will work with them to ensure that the value for money and service outcomes achievable through staff-led mutuals and employee owned businesses are achieved for residents. Find out more here.
W/B Monday 25 November 2013
- Welcome to new members The Small Axe
We are delighted to welcome The Small Axe into the EOA network. Specialising in digital marketing and web design, this young and successful high tech company is growing quickly and has an impressive clientele, including many social enterprises, charities and social businesses, and are keen to help more employee owned businesses make the most of the their online communications. You can find out more here.
- Welcome to new members Network ROI
We are pleased to welcome ICT specialists Network ROI to the EOA network. The Roslin and Edinburgh based technology services firm provides a range of managed IT services, consultancy, communications services, connectivity solutions and cloud services to a wide range of private, public, charitable and third sectors organisations. An established Microsoft Competency Partner, the business and the team is growing. They recently took on two IT apprentices and are putting them through an in-depth training programme with the aim of them becoming IT level 1 Engineers at the end of the apprenticeship. From day one they will be working through a structured training programme that will not only develop their technical skills but also personal and business skills. The 12 month course will include a huge amount of technical training but it will also cover elements of sales and marketing, customer service, account management, accountancy, procurement and personal development topics such as behaviour characteristics and communication skills. You can read more about Network ROI here.
- Welcome to new members WCF
We are delighted to welcome WCF into the EOA network. Originally established as a farmers co-operative just over one hundred years ago WCF now operate in the specialised retail and distribution sectors, with a diverse range of businesses including a variety of mail order brands, a small chain of stores selling products for the pet and equestrian sectors, a seed potato packing operation, chilled logistics and fuel oil distribution. They celebrate 25 years trading as a private limited company this year (2013). Many families of the original co-operative members remain shareholders alongside the company's employees, who have a considerable stake in the company. Overall the company has around 4,000 individual shareholders. The company strategy is to provide shareholders with steady and sustainable growth in dividends, by growing the earnings of each individual business through a combination of organic growth, capital investment and acquisition. You can read more about them here.
- Welcome to new members Green Light Pharmacy
A new concept in healthcare run by the community pharmacy teams at each branch, the first Green Light Pharmacy opened in Euston in London in 1999. The company has been built on the three pillars of innovative service provision, employee ownership and community involvement. The company goal is to help people find new ways to manage their health holistically with the mantra Green Light Pharmacy…..ideas for your health. You can read more about them here.
W/B Monday 18 November 2013
- Double Success in HSJ Awards for Care Plus Group
Well done to Grimsby based Care Plus Group on winning two Health Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards! Hope Specialist Service won the Primary Care and Community Service Redesign award and Intermediate Tier won the Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government award. The winners of the 2013 HSJ Awards were announced on 19 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards are the largest celebration of healthcare excellence in the UK, highlighting the most innovative and successful people and projects in the sector. Created in 1981 to recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation, the awards shine a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK. The judging panel, made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector, recognised Hope Specialist Service for their standout example of empowerment for staff and service users. Intermediate Tier were commended by the judges for being a: “Very, very impressive example of integrated services and model of intermediate care delivered by social enterprises in a seamless fashion.” You can find details of all of the winners here.
- Expansion underway at Beakbane Ltd
Development is underway at one of the Kidderminster’s longest standing businesses, Beakbane Ltd, who are expanding their current premises by approximately 625sq.ft to meet the needs of a healthy order book from domestic and international customers. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of machinery protection systems, with over 50 years' experience of keeping equipment safe, productive and reliable in hostile environments. This investment provides the company with an enlarged and updated factory unit, and takes advantage of a Local Development Order, which covers businesses in the South Kidderminster area, which simplifies the planning process and provides an incentive to businesses to locate or expand within the District by removing the need for planning permission. More information about Beakbane can be found on their website www.beakbane.co.uk, whilst further information about the Local Development Order can be found on Wyre Forest District Council’s website www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk.