The 14th EOA Annual Conference, our first ever sold out conference, saw more than 700 delegates meet to be involved, be informed and be inspired.

Held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC on the 18th and 19 November 2019, the Conference was a huge success, with Keynote Speeches from Sir Charlie Mayfield – Chairman of John Lewis Partnership, Peter Lord and David Sproxton – Founders of Aardman Animation, and Jason Parker – Director of Make Architects.

The conference this year was jointly sponsored by J Gadd Associates & Postlethwaite, with Baxendale sponsoring the EO Awards, The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weightplan sponsoring our drinks reception and GLIDE sponsoring the EOA Conference video as well as our Compere Martine Croxall. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors.

Click the links below for highlights from the 2019 conference including the conference highlights video, keynote videos, and information about the 2019 Employee Ownership Awards:

We would like to thank this year's keynote speakers:

Sir Charlie Mayfield

Chairman, John Lewis Partnership
Sir Charlie Mayfield shares how the Employee Owned sector is a force for good

Peter Lord and David Sproxton

Founders, Aardman Animations
Peter Lord and David Sproxton will share Aardman’s ‘one-year on’ story.
Jason Parker

Jason Parker

Director, Make Architects
Jason Parker will speak on why the Founder of Make Architects, Ken Shuttleworth chose EO for the practice and 15 years on.

We would like to thank this year’s sponsors