What can you do to help?

Complete the CBI Industry Survey

It’s been a challenging time for everyone over the past few months. As much needed measures to protect the health of the nation have been put in place, the impact of the virus on the health of the economy has intensified. Our partners at the CBI are continuing to keep a close eye on how the pandemic is affecting the economy, and how businesses are faring as we head into another challenging phase.

To help get your voice heard on these issues, it’s more crucial than ever that you participate in their economic surveys. Our partners at the CBI remain in constant dialogue with the Chancellor and government, both on the ongoing economic impact of the virus and in helping to shape the evolution of support packages for businesses, ensuring that they facilitate an effective economic recovery. The EOA are working closely with the CBI to ensure that the experiences of employee owned businesses are included in their monitoring efforts, but we need your help to do that.

Depending on your business sector, you have the opportunity to complete one of the following:

The below links are valid until Tuesday 13th October

  1. Industrial Trends Survey: manufacturing. Please complete the survey here.
  2. Service Sector Survey: consumer services, business and professional services. Please complete the survey here.
  3. Distributive Trades Survey: distribution (including retail, wholesale and motor trades). Please complete the survey here.

Responses are also welcome from businesses who have temporarily closed their operations. The surveys only take 5-10 minutes to complete, and the data received is of tremendous value. All survey data is managed in the strictest confidence and published only on an anonymised basis.  

Help support the national effort, and your employee owners

The UK needs to increase its supply of vital medical equipment. One of the items in need are ventilators. If you think you may be able to help, please get in touch with BEIS Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565 or visiting https://ventilator.herokuapp.com

If businesses have other ideas about how they may be able to help, please contact coronavirussupport@cbi.org.uk.

Our members are doing everything they can to support both the national effort, and their employee owners. We’d love to hear about what you’re doing to help, send your COVID-19 stories to ross.herring@employeeownership.co.uk

Your Stories

Scott Bader launches new thickener for alcohol based hand cleansers to help global effort

Rowlinson Knitwear: Overwhelmed? So Are We!

Alfa Travel secures overdraft extension to repatriate and refund customers

EO Community Stories – City Health Care Partnership CIC: On the front-line in the battle against COVID-19

Union Industries enhances service & maintenance support for food industry to support operations during Coronavirus crisis

Team Consulting – Cambridge companies unite to meet the COVID-19 ventilator challenge

Mott Macdonald supports delivery of the Dragons Heart Hospital in Cardiff, UK

Aquascot donates fresh fish to vulnerable members of their community as well as sourcing materials used to make PPE for healthcare workers

John Lewis reopens it’s Lancashire textiles factory to make gown for the NHS and donates over 20,000 metres of fabric for scrubs

Make Architects modelshop team joins the effort to print PPE for NHS workers

Catalyst Choices launches Lilycross COVID-19 step-down care facility

Novograf innovates customised decorative screening systems and surfaces for workplaces

Flowstore responds to ventilator challenge and innovating social distancing products

Help us to answer your questions

The EOA is looking to gather as much information from our members as possible so that we can provide accurate answers to your questions, as well as represent your needs to government. Please take the time to answer the below short survey


You can also help us to answer questions by taking part in polls on Twitter or on our EOHub.
Our latest poll is looking to measure interest in further information on the suspension of SIP or SAYE share plans for furloughed workers.
Take part on Twitter, or on the EO Hub

Get involved in the latest community discussions around dealing with the Coronavirus situation on the EO Hub forums, some recent topics include:
Furloughed employees under EOTs
Building resilience through crises