EOA 40 Archive, Spring

40 EOA Facts

  • The EOA was founded in 1979
  • John Lewis Partnership’s first move to employee ownership pre-dated the EOA by 50 years
  • Trustee member Arup become employee owned in 1977
  • Tullis Russell and Baxi heaters (Baxendale) were two of the first to convert to employee ownership with support from JOL
  • The EOA Conference was launched in 2005
  • In 2006 the first public service mutual EOA member CSH Surrey was created under the leadership Jo Pritchard
  • A mutuals programme was established in 2011 and reignited in 2018
  • Actions from the Nuttall Review 2012, led by EOA member Graeme Nuttall OBE of Fieldfisher, have helped to grow the sector.
  • The first Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) was established in 2014 – there are now about 250
  • The most comprehensive research into employee ownership was published in the report the Ownership Dividend in 2018

40 voices of EOA

Simon Fowler, John Lewis Partnership

Richard Rolfe, BMT

Emma-Louise Mills, BMT

Renee Drobinak, Donald Insall Associates

Campbell Mair, Highland Home Carers

Lucy Flower, City Health Care Partnership

Rob Davenport, Shawstons

Emma Cairns, Quintessa

Harvey Fremlin, NSBRC

Alden Whittaker-Brown, Arup