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On 23 June 2023 we will be celebrating the 11th annual EO Day!

Each EO Day, thousands of employee owners, EO businesses and supporters of employee ownership from across the UK come together to raise awareness of the benefits and impact of employee ownership.

During the 100-day countdown to EO Day 2023, the EOA will call on members, supporters and stakeholders to once again make some noise about employee ownership.

A week full of activity leading up to the 23 June will culminate in a day of celebration that is shared across social media, giving thousands of employee owners and supporters of the sector a platform to shout about employee ownership. The EO Day campaign routinely reaches more than one million users across social media, and we’re expecting this year’s celebration to be the biggest ever.

In the decade since EO Day was first launched, employee ownership has grown rapidly across the sectors and regions of the UK. This year’s EO Day will give us the opportunity to celebrate EO’s impact on business, the economy, and society, as well as raising awareness of the journey so far and the opportunity to further grow employee ownership.

EO Day 2023 theme – #TheEOeffect

Since it started 11 years ago, the reach of EO Day and the scale of the sector has grown, with both having more than doubled in the past few years.

Now, we have the opportunity to accelerate the pace of growth and reach even wider audiences to shout about employee ownership and its impact. The benefits that employee ownership provides to the business and to employees is something this year’s EO Day will raise awareness of to a wider audience.

What is #TheEOeffect?

Employee owned businesses are more productive, more resilient and are rooted in their local areas and communities, securing good jobs for the longer term in the regions. Employee ownership also promotes investing in the long term, as well as looking honestly at Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues and how best to tackle them.

To showcase this impact employee ownership has on employees, business, the wider economy, communities and the environment, this year’s theme is #TheEOeffect.

This theme is particularly pertinent right now in the context of the cost-of-living crisis, climate emergency, post-pandemic business recovery, the Government’s Levelling-up agenda, and the need for local growth.

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We want to celebrate #TheEOeffect, whether it be more engaged employees with better working and living conditions, stronger local economies with resilient businesses, or more ethical and environmentally conscious business approaches.

Employee ownership is evidenced as delivering benefits for employees, for businesses as well as providing a succession solution that roots jobs sustainably for the longer term.


“We’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s EO Day organised by the EOA team. It’s a great opportunity to reflect and celebrate the amazing achievements of the sector so far and an opportunity to help create the fuel for future growth with the latest EO stats and insights being released. This year’s theme ‘#TheEOeffect’ aligns with our thinking and highlights the real and positive butterfly effect EO can have on a business, its people and our wider society.”

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For EO Day 2022, we asked EOA members and supporters of the sector to help us plant the seed of EO in the minds of the nation to #GrowEO like never before – as always you did not disappoint! Click here for a snapshot of EO Day 2022.

EO DAY 2023