This year the Summer Dinner took place on the evening of Thursday 13th June 2019.

The event saw 150 EOA members come together to network over drinks, enjoy three-course meal and hear speakers from the world of business and politics.

This year was no exception as we welcomed Nita Clarke OBE who is the Director of the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA), Britain’s leading organisation delivering workplace support for good employment and industrial relations.

We also heard from our dinner sponsor Mott Macdonald’s independent shareholders’ committee member Professor Denise Bower , the EOA’s Chief Executive Deb Oxley OBE and compere EOA chairman Simon Fowler.

The EOA Summer Dinner is a member only event that provides a unique opportunity to network with other employee owned businesses in the impressive surroundings of the Members’ Dining Room at the Palace of Westminster.

Our sponsors

Mott MacDonald, the UK’s largest employee-owned global engineering, management and development consultancy, became our dinner sponsor for a third year in 2019. The company guides its clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges and has lead roles in high profile infrastructure and development projects around the world.

Pre-dinner drinks was very kindly sponsored for the seventh year by MyCSP, the leading employee owned civil service pensions administrator.

Read our 2019 Summer Dinner news story

Summer Dinner speakers:

  • 2019 Nita Clarke OBE, Involvement and Participation Association
  • 2018 Phillip Blond, ResPublica
  • 2017 Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted
  • 2016 Mark Price, former Managing Director of Waitrose, and Minister of State for Trade and Investment in April 2016
  • 2015 Jesse Norman MP. Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Employee Ownership
  • 2014 Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
  • 2013 Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chair of the John Lewis Partnership