The Role of an EO Trustee in Times of Crisis: How to Guide Your Business

Employee owned businesses excel in the art of good leadership. It is in their DNA to empower and embolden employees. It has never been so crucial for businesses to give everyone a voice and ensure their resilience in these challenging times.

On Thursday 23rd of April, the EOA will be hosting an EOA Better Together Webinar entitled “Employee Ownership & the role of the trustee – how to guide your business in challenging times”.

The webinar will be hosted by Deb Oxley, CEO of the EOA, joined by expert guest speakers from employee owned business including Robert Postlethwaite of Postlethwaite, Angela Brown of Childbase Partnership and Campbell McDonald of Broadway Malyan. They will be exploring the role of the trustee in response to crisis and sharing information on the innovative, practical ideas that they have implemented to empower all employees and promote inclusivity.

If you would like to attend, register for your place on this webinar by clicking here and entering your details.

The EOA is recording the full series of Better Together Webinars and making them available for all to view after the event, you can find a full list of all previous webinars on the COVID-19 Information Hub as well as information on upcoming webinars.

You can find more information about the role of the trustee and Employee Ownership during the coronavirus crisis on the EOA’s COVID-19 Info Hub

Guest Speakers

Angela Brown 

Angela is Chair of the Partnership Council at Childbase Partnership. The Council has 44 elected members representing each of the 43 Childbase Partnership day nurseries in the South of England, and Head Office. Angela has worked within the company for 8 years prior to her appointment to the role and having worked in various roles within the business. Angela strikes to ensure that all colleagues are equally engaged not only with the company but also in their role as co-owners.

Campbell McDonald 

Campbell has worked in the EO sector for 12 years, initially as an advisor to John Lewis Partnership and subsequently as the MD of EO specialists Baxendale, where he supported dozens of public and private sector teams. Since 2018, Campbell has worked as an independent, advising on transitions and culture change. In addition to his Broadway Malyan role, Campbell is currently a Trustee for the sector’s new research think tank Ownership at Work. 

Robert Postlethwaite 

Robert is the Managing Director of Postlethwaite, a law firm which specialises in employee ownership.  Postlethwaite helps companies to become employee-owned by working with them to design their new ownership arrangements and then look after legal implementation and tax advice.  Companies new to employee ownership often then find it useful to access ongoing guidance and members of the Postlethwaite are available to help.  Robert and his colleagues are also trustees of several employee ownership trusts.