Events update: Lecture, Summer Dinner, Conference and Awards

The EOA Summer Dinner is now fully booked, with 150 of our members reserving a place. A wait list is now in operation.

The event, this year sponsored by Mott McDonald, the UK’s largest employee-owned global engineering, management and development consultancy, will once again be held in the impressive surroundings of the Members’ Dining Room at the Palace of Westminster on the 8th of June.

Pre-dinner drinks will be very kindly sponsored for the fifth year by MyCSP, the leading employee owned civil service pensions administrator. This year the guest gift will be sponsored by Postlethwaite, an employee-owned firm of UK solicitors focusing on employee ownership.

With one week to go the Robert Oakeshott Lecture 2017 has limited places left and booking will close by end of play on Monday April 3. The lecture, to be given by Grant  Thornton CEO Sacha Romanovitch,  will address the theme of businesses doing well while doing good and takes place on April 6 at the ICAEW’s Chartered Accountants Hall.

The EOA Conference 2017 will be held on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th November and will be open for booking on the 26th of June. The sponsor for this year’s event  once again is Capital for Colleagues. There are still plenty of opportunities to sponsor different aspects of the conference and you can now also register your interest for the exhibition space. To find out more about the various  sponsorship opportunities, contact Head of Membership Oliver Smith call (01482) 667122 or email

Want a reminder of what happened last year? View our web page for highlights of the EOA Conference 2016, including presentations, photo gallery and videos of the keynote speakers and winners of the UK Employee Ownership Awards 2016.

The UK Employee Ownership Awards will launch in May, so it’s a great time to start thinking about the successes you have had as an employee owned business and visit our awards page to read about last years winners. The awards will be presented at the EOA Conference Gala Dinner on November 27.

We are delighted that leading EOA member Baxendale will sponsor the awards again this year. To register your interest in the awards, please email