Member News – Co-operative Development Scotland launches webinar series

Since its introduction in 2014, the Employee Ownership Trust has proved to be a feasible exit option for business owners who may not fit with more traditional succession routes.

To help professional advisers broaden their knowledge and equip them to support their clients in making informed decisions, Co-operative Development Scotland are hosting a series of webinars exploring the Employee Ownership Trust as a succession solution. These webinars are also relevant for business owners looking towards succession planning. View the full series in detail.

The Employee Ownership Explained webinars series is as follows:


The Role of the Accountant in the EOT transaction, Wednesday 16 September 2020, 10.30am

Douglas Rae of EQ Chartered Accountants has worked on many Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) Transactions including Exmos, GS Brown, Harvey Maps and Palimpsest. At this webinar, he will share his knowledge and experience of the end to end process.

Book here.


The Role of the Legal Adviser in the EOT Transaction, Wednesday 21 October 2020, 10.30am

Bruce Farquhar of Anderson Strathern has worked on a number of high profile EOT deals in-cluding New Hopetoun Gardens, Mediascape and The Priory Hotel. He will explain how the Employee Ownership Trust can be designed to fit with a variety of businesses.

Book here.


Making Employee Ownership Work, Wednesday 18 November 2020, 10.30am

Employee ownership specialist Carole Leslie of Ownership Associates will talk through the pro-cess of moving to an employee-owned structure, and how to achieve the best outcome for the sellers, the employees and the business.

Book here.