Sponsorship boost for EO Hub

Trustee member Arup has sponsored EOA member platform the EOHub.

The Hub, which launched in January 2018, after a testing period at the end of 2017, now has 520 members.

Set up to allow EOA members to connect with and learn from each other outside of signature events and the EOA Regional Networks, the platform has seen more than 1,600 connections made between members.

Through the EO Hub’s Forum, more than 40 discussion threads have been started on business-related subjects which range from ‘pensions’ and  ‘what to do with profit’ to ‘roles and responsibilities in an employee owned businesses’.

Through the News feature, more than 20 employee owned related stories have been shared.

Deb Oxley, CEO of the Employee Ownership Association, said: “We are delighted that Arup has offered its support to this important member platform.

“This sponsorship will enable the continued development of the EO Hub which will see this key member benefits offer even more value in the future.”

Alden Whittaker-Brown, who is Head of Group Management Services at Arup, and a Board Member of the EOA, said: “Arup is delighted to be the first organisation to sponsor the innovative EO Hub. We are a globally renowned engineering, design and consultancy firm with over 15,000 people in more than 30 countries and an annual turnover in excess of £1.6 billion. The firm’s purpose is ‘To shape a better World’. Our successful, independent business has been 100% trust owned on behalf of every member of staff for over forty years and we are proud to be one of the trailblazers of this growing and effective business model.

The EO Hub is a fantastic and versatile platform to support businesses at every stage of their employee ownership journey and exists to inform, stimulate and share – as well as connecting people and organisations from across the diverse employee owned sector. We highly recommend you exploring and participating in all that the Hub has to offer and sharing the link with colleagues both within and beyond your organisation to continue the conversations, inspiration and learning”