Cardiff Business School Breakfast Briefing

Aardman Animations and Employee Ownership – an interview with David Sproxton, Co-Founder and Trustee Tuesday 21 September 2021, 8.30am-9.30am

Cardiff Business School’s Autumn season of Breakfast Briefings will start on Tuesday, September 21st at 8.30am, when we will be joined by Derek Walker, Chief Executive Wales Co-Operative Centre and David Sproxton, Co-Founder of Aardman Animations, to discuss Employee Ownership.

In November 2018, Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton announced that they were preparing the company for continued success over the next few decades by transferring the company into Employee Ownership, effectively selling the company to the workforce. This transfer was aimed at ensuring that Aardman remained independent, thus securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come.

In 2020, the number of employee-owned businesses grew by 30% and looks set to exceed that in 2021. Come along to this Breakfast Briefing to hear David Sproxton’s personal experiences of the process and what it has meant to their company and to find out why we are seeing such a significant growth in businesses where employees have a stake.  Perhaps employee ownership might be a great option for your business too?

If you’d like register for this briefing, you may do so by following this link.

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