EOA Specialist Advisors

As part of supporting businesses to become employee owned we have a pool of Specialist Advisors who have a history of helping businesses transfer to employee ownership as well as support their future development.

Collectively they have supported hundreds of businesses to successfully become employee owned. Learn more about them and their professional services.

Baxendale Employee Ownership


Baxendale Employee Ownership is a specialist management consultancy with an industry-leading specialism in employee ownership and ownership cultures.  We specialise in employee ownership and engagement, supporting clients to reimagine, transform and grow their organisations.


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    At Baxendale Employee Ownership, employee ownership is what we do: we help businesses transition into employee ownership and support businesses post transition. We are passionate about helping businesses and business owners find the ownership models that are right for them.

    We can offer start-to-finish support, drawing on the legal and commercial experience of our expert team. As well as creating the financial, legal and governance structures for a transition into employee ownership, we also work with employees to help them understand the changes that are taking place and what employee ownership will mean for them.

    We have a 20-year track record in providing specialist advice and support on employee ownership. We’re employee owned ourselves, so we know the benefits first hand.

Co-ownership Solutions


Unrivalled support and guidance for businesses that are, or want to become, employee owned or worker co-operatives. Fixed fee structure and access to full services legal support.


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    The Co-ownership Solutions story is a simple one. We passionately believe that employee ownership and worker co-operative models provide a better and fairer way of doing business. We want to help form more of them and help develop existing co-owned businesses.
    We don’t do ‘one size fits all’ or impose a prescribed ideological solution.

    We focus on delivering solutions that suits our clients’ specific needs. Our team works with business owners, boards of directors and employees to design and develop employee ownership models and governance structures that suit your specific circumstances, history, culture and future vision.

    Supported by leading legal firm, Blake Morgan LLP, we offer clients a capped fee structure and our clients tell us that we deliver exceptional service and have unmatched expertise – feel free to ask them.

Fieldfisher


We are experts in employee ownership structuring covering the full range of legal and tax advice in relation to employee buyouts and succession planning.


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    Fieldfisher is a market leading practice with deep expertise in and experience of employee ownership.

    We are passionate about employee ownership as a business model and have a particular presence in the sector following lead partner Graeme Nuttall’s report, ‘The Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership’, which lead to legislation implementing the current use of employee ownership trusts.

    We have acted on some of the most high profile employee buyouts in recent years. We also work with clients who are looking at hybrid ownership models (maintaining a form of direct equity participation for employees) and those with more complex structuring needs, including cross-border issues.

    We are a full service law firm with a network of offices across Europe available to support multi-national businesses. In the UK, we are based in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Brabners


Brabners

Brabners is a purpose-led independent law firm, certified B Corp and market leader in employee ownership. We support businesses looking to become employee-owned and advise management teams and trustee boards of existing EOBs.  

We understand the value of legacy and culture for businesses and founders, providing practical expert advice to be able to fully support businesses at whatever stage they are at in their EO journey.

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    We are experts in employee ownership, supporting companies large and small across a wide range of sectors throughout and beyond their journey to employee ownership.

    We believe that our hands-on, ‘can do’ approach is key to managing our employee-ownership projects. We deliver practical and commercial advice to our clients to ensure they remain in control every step of the way, leaving no concept unexplained or problem unsolved.  All our projects are carried out on a fixed-fee basis, with full cost certainty and transparency and no hidden surprises.

    Our depth of understanding of employee-ownership structures means that we can address particular challenges around legal governance, management incentives and employee engagement in a way which is fully tailored to our clients’ needs and objectives.

    Our experienced employee ownership team is backed-up by our significant breadth of legal expertise as a multidisciplinary and full-service law firm. In supporting our clients’ EO challenges and goals, we can therefore draw on the support of our extensive team of sector experts to help our clients achieve their wider business and commercial aims.

The RM2 Partnership


We are employee share scheme and employee ownership advisors. We became employee owned ourselves in 2019.


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    For over twenty years RM2 has been advising successful private companies on equity incentives for employees. We help business owners sell their company and benefit employees using Employee Ownership Trusts.

    RM2 Partnership helps private companies set up and run equity incentive schemes, ranging from EMI share option schemes for start-up companies to larger scale all-employee share schemes including Share Incentive Plans.

    Since 2015, the company has developed a market leading position in Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) transactions, providing a “one-stop shop” service ranging from initial feasibility to valuation, and assisting with financial structuring, finance raising, and legal documentation.

Wrigleys Solicitors LLP 


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Wrigleys Solicitors LLP have been advising on the legal, trust and tax aspects of employee ownership for over 30 years and can offer a wide range of services bespoke to the individual needs of any business or owner.

This can range from simple legal advice on structuring, ongoing governance and succession planning, through to project management, advice and guidance on the complete employee ownership journey.

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    We are a specialist law firm with a large team working in the Charities and Social Economy (“CSE”) sector. The Employee Ownership team work as part of that wider CSE team and are passionate about helping small to medium sized business realise their potential through employee ownership and employee engagement.

    Wrigleys expertise includes:

    • Embedding good governance and values throughout the management and organisational structure to ensure employee engagement is maintained at a high level.
    • Advising on all aspects of trust law, trustee duties and governance and the make-up of a good EOT board.
    • Advising on a charitable foundation becoming the company owner or part owner together with employee ownership, or setting up a separate charitable foundation.
    • Advising established employee ownership companies taking their commitment to good governance and social benefit a step further, by becoming a certified B Corporation and maintaining that certification.
    • Working in particular niche and specialist areas, including advising community interest companies and community benefit societies and working with dental practices on employee ownership succession.

    Advice to vendors:

    • On their wealth management, inheritance and tax planning via our highly experienced private client colleagues; and
    • On the detail of the company’s proposals for employee ownership
    • Preparation of EOT Tax Returns.
    • Establishing Share Incentive Plans to enable individual share ownership.