EO Boost was a virtual event delivered by the Employee Ownership Association in 2020, offering engaging learning and insightful discussions on what good employee ownership (EO) looks like – for individuals, businesses and the UK economy.

The EOA curated EO Boost to offer EOA members, other EO businesses, those exploring employee ownership and other interested stakeholders, the opportunity to top up or gain more current knowledge and insight about employee ownership in the UK.

The EOA would like to thank employee ownership experts and advocates J Gadd Associates and Postlethwaite for their headline sponsorship, which supported the aim of making EO Boost accessible to the widest audience possible, free of charge. We also would like to thank supporting sponsor Mott MacDonald.

All of the content at EO Boost is available to watch again on-demand if you registered for the event via the link below. EOA members who didn’t register also have access to recordings of each session via the EO Hub, as well as access to slides and resources from the event.

About EO Boost

  • 18 Free-To-Attend  Virtual  Sessions

    - Each day of EO Boost kicked off with an insightful keynote 

    - This was followed by a pick of exemplar case study seminars – with topics such as good governance, good engagement and good performance - and best practice speed seminars that leverage the best results from giving employees a meaningful stake and a say.   

    - Each day concluded with an engaging panel conversation to consider how good employee ownership boosts individuals, businesses and the economy.  

    - A selection of EO Expert Advisers are also available as part of a virtual showcase for those who need professional advice for their next steps in their employee ownership transition journey.  

  • Your EO Boost - Content tailored for you

    EO Boost content offers something for everyone, whether you're just taking your first steps into understanding Employee Ownership or you've been EO for decades, there's sessions to meet your needs.

    - Explorers of employee ownership – boost your understanding to help you plan for your employee ownership succession, scale-up or spin-out.

    - EO businesses – boost your expertise of good EO practice so you can leverage the best out of giving employees a stake and a say.

    - Supporters and advocates – boost your knowledge and insight, but don’t keep it to yourself - share it with others to boost employee ownership in the UK!

    - EO Advisers – give a boost to your clients - invite them to EO Boost to complement your expert advice with EO insight and learning. Plus boost your visibility by being part of our EO Adviser virtual showcase, contact oliver.smith@employeeownership.co.uk for more information or view our supporter info pack here.

  • Why EO?

    EO in the UK is evidenced as driving better governance and oversight, increased productivity via engaged employees and rooting jobs in regions for the longer term.  

    Employee ownership in the UK is growing – 50% of the growth has taken place since 2017- and changing shape - with most of the growth being from SMEs and family businesses using employee ownership as a succession plan.  

    Successful employee ownership succession positively impacts regional economic resilience and income equality, both essential for the UK to level up and Build Back Better post Covid-19. 

  • The EO Boost Agenda