New sponsors announced for EOA Conference 2019

The EOA is delighted to announce its 2019 conference sponsors – J Gadd Associates and Postlethwaite have come together to sponsor the event.

With their experience in supporting two key aspects of employee ownership – the culture and engagement and the legal structure and governance – the two leading EOA members have come together to support the EOA Annual Conference in the EOA’s 40th year.

The 14th EOA Annual Conference will see the UK employee owned sector, those exploring employee ownership and those who advise businesses meet to be involved, be informed and be inspired.

The 2019 event will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November.

In February it was announced that Aardman’s Peter Lord and David Sproxton would be interviewed to share their journey to securing their creative legacy in the UK at the EOA Conference 2019. More keynote announcements will be made in the run-up to tickets going on sale in May.

The conference also offers sessions to connect and network as well as a choice of workshops, case study seminars, strategy sessions and bite sized learning options, that enable attendees to learn how businesses just like theirs are making the most of being employee owned.

Deb Oxley OBE, CEO of the Employee Ownership Association, said: “We are delighted to have two of our members who support businesses to transfer ownership to employees and help bring employee ownership to life in those businesses to partner on sponsoring the conference.

“We look forward to working with J Gadd and Postlethwaite for this year’s event.”

Robert Postlethwaite of Postlethwaite and Jeremy Gadd of J Gadd Associates said:

Reflecting our work together supporting a growing number of businesses in their transition to employee ownership, we are delighted to be jointly sponsoring the Employee Ownership Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in the Association’s 40th year.

In 2019 we have seen a significant growth in the number of companies, from a wide range of sectors, considering and often choosing employee ownership as a succession route.  

 As our work with companies moving to employee ownership grows, the importance for a successful transition of not only carefully addressing the structural, legal and tax issues but also placing the highest priority on maximising employee owner engagement and ensuring effective leadership becomes ever clearer. “