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Latest News

24 May 2024
The Power of Sensitive Succession Planning – Takeaways from our Scottish EO Exchange
This week, a cross section of Scotland’s employee owned sector came together in Edinburgh for our EO Exchange based around succession planning – sharing insights and experience amid news that Scottish EO businesses are skyrocketing.
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22 May 2024
eoa Celebrates Third ‘Ownership Hub’ Pilot Launch in West Midlands
In partnership with the eoa, the West Midlands Combined Authority has launched its Ownership Hub project to grow employee and worker ownership in the region’s arts and creative sectors.
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20 May 2024
Five Ways to Supercharge your EO at the eoa Annual Conference
Baxendale Employee Ownership, sponsors of the eoa Annual Conference for a third year running, break down five reasons why you should attend.
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14 May 2024
eoa Launches Manifesto for Gov to Incentivise, Support, and Unlock UK EO Potential
The eoa has officially launched its manifesto calling on Government to unlock the potential of the UK’s employee owned sector.
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03 May 2024
Ireland Makes History with its First Employee Ownership Trust
Ireland has announced its very first employee ownership transition using the employee ownership trust model – potentially paving the way for a vibrant new era of Irish employee ownership.
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02 May 2024
Inspiration For EO Day – 50 Days to Go!
A handy guide to help you celebrate your employee ownership pride and make EO Day 2024 bigger and better than ever.
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30 Apr 2024
‘A vehicle for unleashing employees’ potential’ – The Industry Club Goes EO
Creative recruiter, The Industry Club, has marked its thirteenth year by transitioning to employee ownership.
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25 Apr 2024
CEO Blog: New eoa - Shaping the Future
James de le Vingne, CEO of the eoa, reflects on everything we unveiled at the People Powdered Business event and explores the exciting launches we've got planned for the next few months.
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17 Apr 2024
Employee Ownership Underpins Scott and Fyfe’s Incredible Turnaround
Scott and Fyfe, a pioneering technical textiles company, has announced impressive profits which it attributes in part to employee ownership.
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10 Apr 2024
Optimum Coatings Ushers in Era of Business Success in Morecambe with Move to EO
Optimum Coatings has reaffirmed its commitment to its vibrant local community, recognised the contributions of its employees, and secured long-term business stability by transitioning to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).
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08 Apr 2024
Demonstrate Your Employee Ownership Pride Ahead of EO Day
We’re rapidly approaching the twelfth annual EO Day, uniting the sector to celebrate the power of Great EO.
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02 Apr 2024
eoa Welcomes Graeme Nuttall OBE as its First Official Ambassador
Graeme Nuttall OBE has joined the eoa as International Ambassador, with a focus on developing and promoting international best practice for employee ownership.
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28 Mar 2024
Interact Becomes the First Employee Owned Contact Centre Outsourcer
Interact has become the UK’s first employee owned contact centre outsourcer after selling the majority of its shares into an Employee Ownership Trust
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13 Mar 2024
The Countdown is on to Celebrate ‘Proudly EO’ Businesses for EO Day
There’s only a 100 days until this year’s EO Day. We guarantee it’ll be here before you know it. So mark your calendars for Friday June 21, appoint an EO Day lead, and/or assemble your team, and plan your EO Day activity.
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11 Mar 2024
Purplefish Announces Transition to Employee Ownership
Purplefish has become the first PR agency in Bristol to make the move to employee ownership after founder Joanna Randall sold all of her shares to an Employee Owned Trust.
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08 Mar 2024
Empowering Equality: The Impact of Employee Ownership on Gender Diversity in Business
We spoke to a few of the female senior leaders in the eoa community to understand how a variety of EOBs from across different industries are empowering women.
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07 Mar 2024
What Does the Spring Budget Mean for Employee Ownership?
The Spring Budget presents missed opportunities in building a more prosperous economy; developing the role of EO, and further unlocking its impacts for businesses, employees, and our wider society.
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07 Mar 2024
eoa Backs Calls for Policy Reform to Fix UK Economy
A cross-sector report launched today in Parliament by the Future Economy Alliance calls for a dedicated UK Government Minister to overhaul economic policy.
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21 Dec 2023
eoa Part Of Collective to Engage with Government On Future Economy
The eoa attended a meeting with Business Minister Kevin Hollinrake and the Prime Minister’s Business Adviser Franck Petitgas, as part of a collective to discuss the key issues of interest to employee owned, family and small businesses
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29 Nov 2023
Employee Ownership Pioneers and Exemplars Celebrated at EO Sector Awards
A night of celebration was enjoyed by 800+ people at the UK Employee Ownership Awards, at the ACC Liverpool, last night (Monday 27th November 2023) with five winners celebrating success.
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21 Nov 2023
Action to Educate Businesses on EO Succession Could Save Thousands of ‘at risk’ Jobs and Businesses
The eoa welcomes research that shows how many business owners will be looking to sell, divest or liquidate their shareholding over the next 10 years in the report 'Generation EO: The Great Succession Opportunity'.
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21 Sep 2023
eoa Responds to Government Consultation on EOTS and EBTs
The eoa has submitted its response to the government's consultation on EOTs and supported its members to do the same - as part of its policy priority to ensure the conditions for employee ownership to grow.
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31 Aug 2023
Why we’re Sharing our Policy Priorities for the EO Sector
We have worked with our members to co-produce our policy priorities to make sure their interests and that of the EO sector is represented in our influencing work.
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