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January 2017

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Great momentum for 2017

After an excellent 2016 reported in our annual review, 2017 looks set to be an important one with more transitions to employee ownership, the opportunity to influence Government on the Corporate Governance and Industrial Strategy Green Papers and as we look to recruit for the EOA Member Council.

There's plenty of dates for your diary with Regional Networks and the Robert Oakeshott Lecture 2017 booking up quickly.


CEO viewpoint:
'The ownership effect'

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at the Co-operative Party conference, ‘In our interest; building an economy for all’, where the topic was responsible business.

Obviously, this is something close to the heart of the EOA... More>
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Sector news  - the EOA welcomes…

(Don’t forget to let us know if you have any upcoming news)

Valuable research on Generation Y from our member Shakespeare Martineau showing ownership is key to retention of future workforce.

Congratulations to Arup on its feat of engineering in brining a giant rotor blade in to Hull City centre for a City of Culture 2017 installation.

Our member Riverford Organic sharing its wish to become employee owned.

Employee owned Accord prioritises staff even amid downturn in oil sector by bringing in living wage – demonstrating how employee owned businesses can plan for the longer term.

Don't forget that there is still chance to respond on the Government's Corporate Governance Green Paper either in your own submission by February 17 or via a case study form as part of the EOA's submission by February 3.

Member spotlight: Barnard & Westwood

Austen and Michele Kopley, former owners of a majority stake in Royal Warrant holding company Barnard & Westwood, dedicated many years to developing and growing their printing and book-binding business. More>

Happy new year to new employee owners

We'd like to congratulate our member, successful brand realisation company Novograf, which saw in the New Year by coming employee owned, bringing 63 new employee owners into the sector. More> 

Looking to build on an excellent 2016

Most of your will have now have had sight of our Annual Review which gives an overview of successes and a focus for work in 2017 – if not you can read it here. 2016 was a fantastic year for the EOA as we continued on our journey... More>

EOA Membership Council recruitment

The EOA has changed its governance and will soon be recruiting members to join the new EOA Membership Council, which will be a key platform to gather member views and support in developing the membership proposition. More>

Sacha Romanovitch to give Robert Oakeshott lecture

The EOA is delighted to announce that Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of EOA Supporter Member Grant Thornton UK LLP, is to deliver this year’s Robert Oakeshott Lecture exploring the theme of the ‘potential to do well while doing good’ in business. More>
Booking now
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Dates for your diary 2017

EOA Regional Networks – Quarter 1

South East – RSM, London, February 28
Midlands – Birketts, Cambridge, March 1
North – John Lewis, Leeds, March 2
South West – Bristol Community Health, Bristol, March 6
Scotland – Page\Park, Glasgow, March 8

Robert Oakeshott Lecture
ICAEW Chartered Accountants Hall, April 6
EOA Summer Dinner
Palace of Westminster, June 8
EO Day
Nationwide, June 30
EOA Annual Conference
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel NEC 27/28 November

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