Promising figures show the growth of Employee Ownership in the UK

The Employee Ownership Association has recently released statistics that show a promising growth in Employee Ownership Trusts around the UK.

The Employee Ownership Association has recently released statistics that show a promising growth in Employee Ownership Trusts around the UK:

  • There are 576 Employee Ownership Trusts as of June 2021
  • 139 new Employee Ownership Trusts we started in 2020.
  • Q1 of 2021 saw a record number of 72 transitions to an EOT (as of May 2021)
  • Employee Ownership Trusts now represent 1 in 20 of all private company sales (others being trade sales and sales to PE) as of January 2021
  • There are now 730 employee-owned businesses in the UK.
  • Construction is an emerging sector for EO growth, now making up 11% of the sector and 18% of all transitions in 2020.

Here in Wales, we have helped a number of businesses from a range of industries transition to employee ownership. Find out how we helped them and why they made the choice to become employee owned in our case studies page.

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