We are delighted to have been asked to talk about Employee Ownership by the Royal Society of Architects Wales and to discuss how and why many architectural practices have become Employee-Owned.
If you are a built environment professional you can join us on Thursday 21st October at 10am-11.30am.
Since 2014, when a revised form of Employee Ownership Trusts was introduced over 700 companies across the United Kingdom have adopted this as a mechanism of spreading ownership and planning Founders’ exits. In the architectural sector this includes Make Architects, BPR, Assael, Purcell, Bennetts Associates, BB Partnership, Orms, Culliman Studio, Rooflight and Alford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Professor Paul Cantrill, our Business Advisor from Social Business Wales, Part of the Social Business Wales programme from the Wales Co-operative Centre, will talk about the Employee Ownership Trust, what it is and how it can be used for ownership succession. Business advisor Branwen Ellis will also talk through all ownership succession options before focussing on employee ownership through an employee ownership trust and the various ways this can be done.
Hear from Chris Loyn, Founder of Penarth architects Loyn and Co. and James Brown, Managing Director of Cardiff-based The Urbanists, who talk about their experience of employee ownership, the factors that influenced their decision, as well as the process involved and how they’re getting on now.
The Royal Society of Architects in Wales/Cymdeithas Frenhinol Penseiri yng Nghymru (RSAW) is the voice of the RIBA in Wales. As part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the RSAW champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and their members.
This event is open to all built environment professionals. You can register now to learn how you can use an employee ownership trust to achieve employee ownership and realise improved engagement and incentivisation of your team.
Date and time:
Thu, 21 October 2021
10:00 – 11:30 BST