This year it’s the 10th annual EO Day, help us plant the seed of EO in the minds of the nation to #GrowEO like never before on Friday 24th of June!

What is EO Day?

Each EO Day, thousands of employee owners, EO businesses and supporters of Employee Ownership come together to raises awareness of the benefits of employee ownership.

Traditionally a week full of activity culminates in a day of celebration that is shared across social media, reaching over a million people across Twitter & LinkedIn and giving thousands of employee owners, and supporters of the sector, a platform to shout about employee ownership.

Make some noise!

For the first time in nearly two years the opportunity to celebrate EO Day in person is back! For those who choose to, we are looking forward to seeing pictures of your parties, barbecues and bake-offs once more as you get together to celebrate all things employee ownership!

However, we will continue to provide only digital and print ready assets for EO Day, as part of our environmental goals, so whether in person or digitally you can make some noise about EO, even if it’s just a quick selfie on social media of you celebrating from your home office!

This Year’s Theme – #GrowEO

Since it started 10 years ago, the reach of EO Day and the scale of the sector has grown – both have more than doubled in the past few years – now we have the opportunity to accelerate the pace of growth and reach even wider audiences about employee ownership and its impact on the economy. The sector has more than doubled in the past few years.

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.

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.

We believe a plan to grow more employee ownership in the regions has an essential role to play in delivering the government’s Levelling Up agenda, as part of regional economic recovery strategies.

Employee ownership promotes investing in the long-term, looking honestly at Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues and how best to tackle them. In a recent survey, 70% of employee owned businesses said they saw employee ownership as a socially responsible thing to do, with 77% of those surveyed having ‘making a positive contribution to society and environment’ as part of their purpose.

Employee ownership helps to grow individuals too, with employee owners who empowered through a stake and a say report feeling high levels of accomplishment and satisfaction with their employer, with the ability to share in the wealth that they help to create.

We want to show the benefits of employee ownership by showcasing the amazing achievements of our members and other employee owned businesses across the UK. By making as much noise as possible you can to help to #GrowEO, in your businesses or in the economy.

Our EO Day Sponsor: The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan

Diet business Cambridge Weight Plan became employee-owned in 2014, before going on to win the Employee Owned Business of the Year Award in 2019. Its manufacturing plant, which produces its 1:1 Diet sachets, bars, meal packs and tubs, and offices are both based at the same site in Corby in Northamptonshire.

https://www.one2onediet.com/

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How can we get involved in EO Day 2022?

Help us to plant the seed of employee ownership in the minds of the nation and #GrowEO like never before – see our roadmap to EO Day above and take a look at what else you can get involved with in the run-up to EO Day.

You can find a range of banners, graphics and logos to help you celebrate EO Day on our website here. Feel free to print out and fill in the #GrowEO templates or use the pre-made versions, just take plenty of pictures and shout about it on social media!

As it’s the 10th year of EO Day, this year we’ve got 10 suggestions for how you can help us raise awareness of employee ownership and help to #GrowEO.

You can tick off your progress using the list below:

10 Ways to #GrowEO:

  • Tell your colleagues what EO means to you, in fact why not have an event to celebrate the day or say it with cake!
  • Tell your family and friends about EO, the more people that are aware of EO and what it means the better!
  • Tell your MP, you can invite them to visit your business using this template.
  • Tell your local or trade media, you can use this template to tell them about your EO business and how you’re celebrating EO Day
  • Tell your customers, add some news about EO Day to your website and share it on social.
  • Tell your suppliers, share how you’re celebrating EO Day this year, or even invite them to join you with this template.
  • Tell your followers on social media, join us for the Thunderclap at 1pm on EO Day, find out how to get involved here.
  • Tell everyone your EO Story by sharing it in our EO Stories competition and celebration, or vote for and share your favourite.
  • Tell our researchers about your EO, the best way we can collectively grow the sector is by measuring the impact of EO, the only way we can do that is with your insight! Pledge a day of your time to the EOA Knowledge Programme and contact our Head of Comms here.

On social

Join us in making some noise in our social media “Thunderclap” on EO Day at 1pm on Friday 24th of June. We want everyone to post the same text with the same hashtags and photos at exactly the same time to generate as much interest as possible!

You can find everything you need to take part in the Thunderclap on our EO Day 2022 Resources Page here.

However you decide to celebrate EO Day, just make sure to take some pictures and make some noise on social media, follow us @EmployeeOwned and join the conversation using the campaign hashtags: #EODay and #GrowEO.

If you’d like a little inspiration, take a look at what we all got up to for EO Day 2021.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions, need some tips and tricks or just want to let us know what you’re up to for EO Day, we want you to get in touch!

Email us at eoday@employeeownership.co.uk or speak to our Head of Communications, Keely Lead on 07432 288107.