Sponsorship opportunities 2023

Show your commitment to 'Good EO' through our programme of events & campaigns across 2023

In supporting the growth of EO in the UK, the EOA is delighted to profile credible professional advice and examples of successful employee owned businesses. The EOA sponsorship opportunities below provide fantastic platforms to raise awareness of your company amongst the EOA network.

Benefits include:

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businesses looking to transition to EO


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EOA Annual Conference

A fantastic opportunity to learn and to meet fellow employee owners at the UK's biggest annual EO event

Exhibitor Opportunities

Profile your business’ services or products to the 700+ delegates at the EO sector’s biggest event of the year, the EOA Annual Conference. Click enquire now if you are an organisation interested in promoting your services to an audience of like-minded businesses such as lawyers, accountants, lenders, marketing agencies and recruitment agencies.

Platinum stands include:

  • Exhibition stand in a primary position in the Exhibition Hall, including overhead banner and semi-shell scheme stand 
  • Logo exclusively featured on one Galleria Banner in the entrance hall, inc EOA logo 
  • Profile during the event to share insight into relevant EO considerations 
  • Logo featured on plasma screens throughout communal areas of the conference
  • Hosting space in the Exhibition Hall for conversations with delegates
  • Professional photographs of your stand and team attending the conference 
  • One complimentary conference delegate ticket for the two days

Gold stands include:

  • Exhibition stand, including overhead banner and semi-shell scheme stand 
  • Professional photographs of your stand and team attending the conference 
  • One complimentary conference delegate ticket for the two days 
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EOA Annual Conference

Raise lasting awareness of your brand and associate your company with the UK's biggest annual EO event

Conference video sponsor

A professional film crew will be attending the full two days to capture the experience and memories. Be the main contributor to the interview content for the conference video and be featured as sponsor. Sponsorship of the video includes high impact branding, providing a chance to showcase your company as a leading supporter of the the EOA Annual Conference and the EO Community as a whole. The video will also be used to promote the 2024 conference, providing longevity to this branding opportunity.
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The UK Employee Ownership Awards

Celebrate Good EO through the Employee Ownership Awards

The EO Awards will be presented on the evening of 27 November 2023 as part of our Annual Conference. The ceremony will take place at the award-winning ACC Liverpool.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Exclusive sponsorship of the Employee Ownership Awards 2023, presented at the EOA Annual Conference on 27 and 28 November
  • Complimentary conference tickets for sponsor colleagues
  • Branding during the awards ceremony on 27 November
  • A place on the award judging panel
  • Highly visible branding in all award-related collateral on social media, e-shots, newsletters and the EOA website
  • Profile in the launch announcement for the UK EO Awards 2023
  • Quote from sponsor and branding on news story announcing award winners
  • Presentation of one award on stage during the ceremony
  • Photos with award winners at the event
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EO Day

Raise awareness and celebrate all things EO

Each EO Day, thousands of employee owners, EO businesses and supporters come together to raise awareness of the benefits of employee ownership.

Traditionally, a full week of activity culminates in a day of celebration that is shared across social media and online, giving the whole community a platform to shout about EO.

In 2022 we asked EOA members and supporters of the sector to help us plant the seed of EO in the minds of the nation in order to #GrowEO like never before – as always they did not disappoint. Together we reached 1.9million social media accounts.

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EOA Annual Conference

A fantastic opportunity to learn and to meet fellow employee owners

Headline Sponsor

The EOA are delighted to host our Annual Conference 2023 on 27 & 28 November at the ACC, a state of the art modern conference venue in Liverpool. After the huge success of the conference in 2022, we expect to welcome over 700 delegates this year to learn, network and celebrate all things employee ownership.

As Headline Sponsor, you’ll receive the following benefits in order to profile your organisation with the EO sector and support the EOA to continue host ‘the best conference ever’ each year. 

  • Logo featured alongside the EOA on the exterior of the venue including two exterior flags and two glass transfers at the main entrance 
  • Logo featured on two Galleria Banners in the entrance hall, including EOA logo 
  • Logo included alongside the EOA’s on A0 Digi Posters 
  • Logo featured on all pre-event marketing 
  • Logo on plenary staging and lectern 
  • Logo on opening conference presentations slides 
  • Collaboration on pre and post event PR 
  • Welcome eddress in the opening plenary of the conference in collaboration with the EOA messaging 
  • Complimentary Platinum Exhibition Stand  
  • Six complimentary conference tickets for sponsor team 
  • Involvement in conference session related to services, plus inclusion of clients as case studies where the EOA agrees is appropriate 
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EOA Annual Conference

A fantastic opportunity to learn and network with EO sectors

Drinks reception sponsor

To start Monday evening’s celebrations, the EOA will be hosting a drinks reception for delegates to meet up with new friends and get into a celebratory mood. 

Drinks will be served as delegates take the opportunity to share stories, and your branding will be showcased in the marketing for the conference and in the room where the drinks reception takes place.

Sponsorship includes a high profile speaking opportunity to welcome delegates to the start of the evening celebrations.

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Robert Oakeshott Lecture

The EOA's flagship annual thought leadership event

This is a chance to align your brand and values with our annual lecture – which seeks to highlight insight and ideas that focus on delivering better impacts on people, businesses, and society. Your sponsorship supports us to host the first in-person lecture since February 2020. Our annual lecture commemorates and celebrates the life, legacy, and work of our founder, employee ownership pioneer Robert Oakeshott. 

Since the pandemic, we have not only seen a huge increase in the number of businesses becoming employee owned, but we have also since seen a rise in the proportion of employee owned businesses seeking accreditation to be more ethical and have better impacts on people, the environment and society. 

How to balance the needs of people, the economy and the planet is the most pertinent discussion of our time.

We are therefore delighted that this year Kate Raworth – creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab and author of best seller ‘Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist’ – will give the 2023 Robert Oakeshott Lecture entitled ‘Redesigning business with Doughnut Economics’. 

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Trustee Dinner

Network with senior colleagues from the EOA's Trustee Membership

  • Inclusion in pre-event marketing including invitations & guest briefing document
  • Branding at venue
  • Involvement in event seating plan
  • Recognition as sponsor at exclusive senior-level dinner
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