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The employee ownership (EO) sector has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, and the Employee Ownership Association’s (EOA) monthly podcast aims to further raise awareness while highlighting EO best practice and insights.

Each month, The EOA Podcast will bring you interviews from a range of guests across the employee ownership sector – including founders, employee owners, specialist advisers and esteemed stakeholder partners – as well as learning insights and news on the EOA’s latest events and courses.

You can use the links below to listen to each episode, or you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast, Breaker, Castbox, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Stitcher.

Upcoming Episodes

22/08/2022 – Episode 8

26/09/2022 – Episode 9

Latest Episode

Episode 7 – Onboarding and inducting employee owners

Episode 7 of the EOA Podcast is on the theme of onboarding new recruits into a business’s employee ownership culture or integrating EO into a newly transitioned company…. and around the role of inductions. The episode shares insights from three EOA trustee members that feature in the Top 50 list of employee-owned companies by size – namely Mott MacDonald, Howden Group and Go Ape. more

Previous Episodes

Episode 1 - An introduction to the EOA

The episode hears from Chief Executive Deb Oxley OBE – who provides an insight into the EOA before reflecting on some of her highlights in nine years with the organisation before she leaves us in March 2022. more

Episode 2 – Growth ambitions

Episode 2 is about the growth of the employee ownership sector and how being employee-owned has helped our member businesses to grow. Offering their insights are a firm of architects, a financial planner and a campervan conversion company. more

Episode 3 – The three pillars of ‘Good EO’

Episode 3 of the EOA Podcast focuses on the three pillars of good employee ownership, or ‘Good EO’, that help a business build an excellent employee ownership culture – defined as communications and engagement, leadership, and governance, and explores these using case study examples from our member firms, plus insights from the latest research paper. more

Episode 4 – Impact & Influence

Episode 4 of the EOA Podcast focuses on the themes of impact and influence. The episode will touch on a number of different areas, from the growing impact of the EO sector to the influence employee owners can have in their businesses. It hears from EOA Chief Executive James de le Vingne, from the employee ownership team at Social Business Wales, and from trustee member firm LUC. more

Episode 5 – Considerations before, during and after transitioning

Episode 5 of the EOA Podcast is around the considerations for owners or founders before, during and after transitioning their business to employee ownership. The episode will hear from three supporter members of the EOA, who each bring different advice as we look to help those exploring employee ownership as a possible succession option for their business. more

Episode 6 – How and why we celebrate EO

Episode 6 of the EOA Podcast is on the theme of how we celebrate employee ownership and why it’s important to do this – and we ask four of our member firms just this. As the go-to place for employee ownership, the EOA is all about championing the sector, sharing insight and spreading our passion for all things EO – and one way we do this is on our national celebration day called EO Day. more