For anyone interested in employee ownership in the UK, Episode 4 of the EOA Podcast is now available to listen to. This episode is all about the theme of impact and influence in UK employee ownership.
We are delighted to have taken part in this podcast this month, alongside a range of other speakers who have given their opinions and thoughts on a number of different areas. Episode 4 covers the growing impact of the EO sector to the influence employee owners can have in their businesses.
The podcast hears from the EOA’s new chief executive James de le Vingne for the first time since joining the organisation two months earlier, about how he initially embarked on a ‘grand tour’ visiting members, before following up elements of his first formal speech as CEO at the end of March at the Better Business Together event, which incorporated their AGM.
We then hear a case study from one of their trustee member firms, environmental consultancy LUC, on how employee ownership is empowering its younger employee owners to have an impact on the business and influence its future direction. LUC employee trustee Alex Burton joins the podcast and introduces two of its younger employee-owner voices – Ben Wayles and Jessica Pearce.
Members of the employee ownership team within the Social Business Wales service then paint a picture of the impact and influence EO is having in Wales on the back of seven businesses transitioning to employee ownership in the space of a month. We hear from Rhodri Packman, a market development adviser on EO, and Branwen Ellis, who is an employee ownership adviser.
As well as an announcement about EO Stories 2022 and the latest news on events and courses we have coming up, the episode ends asking someone from within the EO sector ‘why do you love employee ownership?’ This month we hear from Rebecca Newson from Quintessa.
How to Listen:
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.
About the EOA:
The EOA seeks to use its influence, and to work with its members, to seize the political, economic and digital opportunities to grow the employee ownership sector, and to maximise and demonstrate the positive impacts it can have on individuals, businesses, society and the economy.
The managing director of one their member firms recently stated that, “employees in EO companies find themselves asking – ‘how can I influence or impact where we are heading’.” And, at the EOA, they always trying to help employees have more of an impact and influence within their EO businesses – via courses and calendar of member events.