5 results for year: 2022


EOA launches new monthly podcast to further ‘raise awareness’ of employee ownership

The Employee Ownership Association (EOA) has launched a monthly podcast series to help in its work to champion, promote and provide insight into the business case for employee ownership. The EOA Podcast aims to further “raise awareness” of employee ownership (EO) while highlighting EO best practice and insights. Each month, The EOA Podcast will bring you interviews from a range of guests across the employee ownership sector – including founders, employee owners, specialist advisers and esteemed stakeholder partners – as well as learning insights on the theme of that episode, and news on the EOA’s latest events and courses. The ...

‘Make sure you shout about employee ownership from the start,’ says Jerba Campervans founder after double award

Jerba Campervans founder Simon Poole admits the biggest benefit from winning a double accolade at the IoD’s Scotland Director of the Year Awards was the chance to further shout about employee ownership (EO). Simon won the Institute of Directors’ National Small-Medium Business and Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Director of the Year awards in December 2021. The wins recognise his work managing employee-owned Jerba Campervans, which he co-founded with wife Cath in 2006, with the judges describing Simon as a great example of an authentic leader. “I’ve never actively pursued awards, it has never been on my agenda as I have been ...

‘Employee ownership is a natural progression for us’: Marketing agency Formative Content transitions to an EOT

The Employee Ownership Association (EOA) is delighted to announce that Formative Content has transitioned to a 100% Employee Owned Trust (EOT) to enable its 70-plus employees to share more in the future direction and success of the business.  Founded by former television news executive Gay Flashman in 2014, the digital marketing and communications agency develops communication strategies and original content for corporate and B2B clients around the globe. Formative’s clients include Microsoft, McKinsey, Tata Consultancy Services and the World Economic Forum. Formative CEO Gay and managing director Paul Muggeridge have both transferred all ...

EOA welcomes law firm Ison Harrison’s transition to employee ownership

The Employee Ownership Association (EOA) has welcomed the news that one of Yorkshire’s leading law firms has become entirely owned by its employees after the three shareholder directors agreed to sell the business to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Ison Harrison, which has a network of 16 offices throughout the region, was founded in 1978 as S.C Harrison & Co, merging a decade later with Ison Driver & Furness, to form Ison Harrison. The firm, which now employs more than 230 staff across Yorkshire and has an annual turnover of £16 million, has become a well-known regional practice representing around 20,000 clients each year, the ...

‘In my last blog as CEO, I can look back on 2021 as a year of adaption and innovation for employee ownership’

As we start 2022, looking back to this time last year, I guess no one could have imagined we would still be deep amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. After almost 24 months of significant restrictions to our personal and business behaviours, and with the tragic loss of so many lives, most of us were hoping that 2022 would be the start of a new, Covid-free, or at least restriction free, future. However, humankind is highly adaptable and innovative therefore I’m sure that in time we will overcome and learn to live with the ‘new normal’ of coronavirus. And it is this adaptability and innovation which has also marked the last year of ...