Social Enterprise that helps people reach their highest potential through its ‘Outcomes Stars’ transitions to employee ownership

Social Enterprise Triangle Consulting says transitioning to employee ownership is the “perfect way to retain our strong values and collaborative culture”.

Triangle, creators of the Outcomes Star, has become employee owned, with the shares held in Trust to advance its mission and for the benefit of all current and future employees.

Triangle Consulting is an innovative, mission-led organisation that exists to help people reach their highest potential and live meaningful and fulfilling lives, often in the context of social disadvantage, trauma, disability or illness.

Since being founded in 2003, Triangle has grown rapidly and its Outcomes Stars have become industry-leading keywork and outcome measurement tools.

The Outcomes Stars help local authorities, the NHS, and charities help people reach their highest potential and evidence the difference they are making.

Co-founders Joy MacKeith and Sara Burns chose an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) to preserve the company’s mission, culture and independence.

Joy said: “We are deeply proud to have made this historic transition to put the future of Triangle into the hands of those who have helped us build a highly respected and successful global organisation.

“There is still much to do to fully embed a person-centred and enabling approach into public service delivery. I am excited for the future and the contribution that Triangle can make to achieving that goal.”

Sara added: “When we found out about employee ownership it seemed the perfect way to retain our strong values and collaborative culture and ensure the autonomy of Triangle as we planned our exit after 20 years.

“We have heard so many lovely stories over the years of how people benefit from the Outcomes Stars, and I am delighted that Triangle can continue to develop Stars into the future.”

The co-founders will continue supporting Triangle’s Star development and thought leadership work.

Annika Small OBE has been appointed Non-Exec Chair to the board of directors. She has had a long accomplished career in public service, including being the founder of CAST, former chief executive of Nominet Trust and Futurelab, Chair of Chichester University, and a Trustee of the Design Council.

Annika said: “I have long admired the Outcomes Star for the agency and tools it gives people to improve their lives and communities. I am delighted to join Triangle at this pivotal moment as it becomes an employee owned organisation.

“I look forward to placing our incredible team in the lead of shaping strategy, maintaining a happy and healthy culture, and supporting key workers with exceptional tools that help transform lives.”

For further information about Triangle’s thought leadership, click here.

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