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EOA Virtual Network Meeting: Founder, Ovation Finance; How I stepped back from my business – 27.04.22

April 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


April 27, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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The behaviours of leaders – both founders and the new leadership team – can be the difference between losing employee trust and building a feeling of ownership. 

After 20 years Chris Budd, Founder of Ovation Finance stepped back as managing director of the business into the role of Chair. He has since worked with many owners and leadership teams in their transition to employee ownership. Chris will share insight into the leadership behaviours that were important for the business to thrive – both for him as he took a step back and the new leadership team stepping up. This will be followed by a Q&A.  

You will also get an opportunity to continue the conversation with Chris and Adrian Kidd, Chris’ replacement as MD of Ovation Finance s in smaller networking groups, and connect with other EO businesses to network and learn from one another on other topics unique to employee ownership. 

During networking time, you’ll also be able to learn from EOA members: 

  • PwC will share expertise on ‘Reward and management incentives’.
  • RVE Corporate Finance will share expertise on ‘Valuing your business for sale to an EOT’.
  • Thincats will share expertise on the ‘Impact on EV by increasing costs’.

With a diverse membership representing most sectors, sizes and locations across the UK, these Virtual Network Meetings are an opportunity to develop new contacts, discuss challenges and opportunities and share best practice and learning. 


Registration on the day is from 10:55am, to allow a prompt 11am start.

To create an enhanced event experience, we are using a platform called Airmeet. Once you have registered via the booking form below, you will be sent an email detailing the joining instructions.