Thanks for spreading an enormous smile for EO Day 2019

The EOA wants to thank its members and stakeholders for helping them reach millions of people through social media and articles for EO Day 2019.

Thousands of employee owners and supporters of employee ownership celebrated the annual EO Day campaign, sponsored by Gripple, on Friday 28 June.

On Twitter alone there were 3.3 million impressions of #EODay and #EODay2019 reaching more than 1.25 million accounts with hundreds of pictures, links and videos about how employee ownership supports wellbeing and happiness at work.

The smile spread even further with 6 MPs visiting EO businesses and sharing their experiences plus more than 30 online and media articles which were also shared across social media channels.

EO Day was used to launch the latest UK employee ownership data from the White Rose Centre for Employee Ownership (WRCEO) as well as the Top 50 Employee Owned Business compiled by RM2. The growth of the EO sector in 2018 was 18.6% – its best year yet. Find the latest research here

EO Day week also saw the transition of three new employee owned businesses: communications agency Torchbox, financial planning firm Paradigm Norton and independent pension trustee company BESTrustees.

The celebrations for EO Day also got the ball rolling on donations for the EOA’s 40th Anniversary Appeal Give a Healthy Smile in partnership with Community Dental Services. The campaign is aiming to raise £40,000 to address tooth decay in children in the UK, which is the leading cause of hospital admissions for children aged between 5-9[1]

Deb Oxley OBE, Chief Executive of the EOA, said: “We would like to thank our members, stakeholders and our sponsor Gripple for helping us to raise awareness of employee ownership and its impacts and benefits on EO Day 2019.

“At time when the UK is crying out for new and better ways of doing business, the celebration of how employee ownership positively impacts an individual’s sense of happiness and wellbeing at work plus the release of the most recent data that show a the sector is growing in size and impact – demonstrates a set of businesses that is ‘doing well whilst doing good’. “

[1] 26,111 children admitted to hospital due to dental disease 2017-18 NHS Digital’s Hospital Admitted Patient Care Activity: