Thanks a million for celebrating EO Day – you really made an impression!

The EOA wants to thanks the 750+ participants on social media and thousands of employee owners who took part in the national celebration of employee ownership on June 29 – EO Day 2018.

Employee owned businesses and supporters of and advisors on employee ownership celebrated the impact EO makes on the national economy and the effect it has on the individual, the business and the economy by telling their EO Story and sharing pictures and videos of their EO Day activity.

More than 200 social media messages contained pictures, videos and links with over 50 EO stories told through blogs, websites and via news outlets as part of the this year’s call to action.

Twitter alone saw 1,560 tweets using the #EODay, which was trending on June 29, #EODay2018 #MyEOStory creating more than 3.2 million impressions.

The aim of EO Day is to make as much noise as possible about employee ownership to celebrate and raise awareness. This year’s theme asked businesses to ‘Tell your EO Story’ through pictures, videos and online news posts.

A special EO Day event aimed at the fastest growing sector for transitions to employee ownership saw 70 people from the Built Environment sector attend ‘Employee Ownership in the Built Environment: An exploratory event for both trailblazers and the curious’ hosted by Arup to explore and share best practice of employee ownership in their sector with presentations from BB Partnership, Make, Steer and Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design.

Plus more than 100 people viewed our EO Day video message

CEO of the EOA said: “Once again our members and stakeholders have celebrated and raised awareness of employee ownership for EO Day and we cannot thank them enough.

“This year’s theme of ‘Telling your EO Story’ helps us to drive the EOA’s mission to grow the size and impact of employee ownership sector.

“The stories and celebrations build on the success of the Ownership Effect Inquiry, in which more than 100 businesses shared their employee owned experiences as part of the most comprehensive study of the benefits of and barriers to growth of employee ownership in the UK, and will continue to be used through the next year in promoting employee ownership.”