EOA Podcast: Episode 6 – How and why we celebrate EO

The theme of Episode 6 of the EOA Podcast is around how we celebrate and shout about employee ownership and why it’s important to do this.

As the go-to place for employee ownership, the EOA is all about championing the sector, sharing insight and spreading our passion for all things EO.

We do this in many ways, such as through our events like the upcoming EOA Annual Conference on October 3rd and 4th in Liverpool – for which tickets are now on sale!

But there is also one day a year where thousands of employee owners, EO businesses and supporters of employee ownership come together to raise awareness of the benefits of employee ownership – this being our national celebration day called EO Day.

And with this episode launching on EO Day 2022, the theme of which is #GrowEO, we have asked four of our member firms how they celebrate employee ownership and why it’s so important for the sector to do so.

Episode 6 interviews

Chris McDermott: EOA Board Chair and Managing Director of The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, which is sponsor for this the 10th EO Day.

Michelle Quadrelli: Operations Director of Scott & Fyfe, which transitioned to EO in December 2012. Based in Tayport in Scotland, it has been designing and producing a vast range of technical textiles for over 150 years.

Sharon Crosland: Company secretary and ‘mutual guardian’ of the employee ownership side of things at MyCSP, which is one of the UK’s leading pension administrators based in Cheadle and Liverpool. The mutual was launched on May 1, 2012.

James McPherson: CEO of Voice Technologies based in Paisley and Glasgow, which transitioned to employee ownership a few weeks before the very first EO Day back in 2013. It is a software provider that helps organisations reduce the time and cost of producing correspondence.

As well as the latest news, events and course information, the episode ends asking someone from within the EO sector ‘why do you love employee ownership?’ This month we hear from Robin Dhar, a director at Donald Insall Associates, an employee-owned firm of architects.

You can use the links below to listen to the episode, or you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast, Breaker, Castbox, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Stitcher.

Listen below or view the full episode schedule here.