EOA Annual Conference Nov 2017

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd on September 29, 2017, 9:00 am in Event, Conference


Wednesday January 1st 2020


Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way Birmingham B40 1PP, UK




The EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP ASSOCIATION (EOA) represents organisations which are employee owned or transitioning to employee ownership across the UK. See list of 246 company members.


The EOA Annual Conference is now in its 12th year and continues to grow as we expect more than 700 attendees to assemble on the 27 and 28 November.


Held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC, the EOA Annual Conference is the UK event where employee ownership meets to share, support and celebrate business excellence in employee owned businesses.


The conference, sponsored for a third year by EOA member CAPITAL FOR COLLEAGUES, is growing in line with the sector which now employs more than 200,000 employee owners across the UK.


This year’s conference will showcase the significant contribution of employee owned businesses on the UK economy as they deliver increased productivity, growth and resilience and better corporate behaviours.


It’s the place where delegates hear from, network with and share best practice with SMEs and global businesses that are employee owned or exploring employee ownership as well as meeting experts in subjects linked to employee ownership, from funding finance to engagement.


For the first time, the conference will be hosted over a full two-day programme where delegates will be able to get involved, become better informed and leave inspired.


The two-day programme offers:


·       5 Dedicated networking sessions

·       4 Engaging keynote speakers

·       27 Themed seminars and workshops

·       4 ‘Best in Class’ sessions featuring 2016 UK Employee Ownership Award Winners

·       Gala Dinner and UK Employee Ownership Awards 2017


Please click here to find out more information about our Conference, for details on how to book your place and to download the conference brochure.


Keynote speakers:


Mark Constantine - Owner Founder, LUSH

At the beginning of 2017 Mark announced the business’ intentions to bring an element of employee ownership to its structure Mark will talk about the reasons as part of Lush’s focus on employee engagement and investing in its workforce.


Hisham Mahmoud - GOLDER

Delivering a sustainable employee ownership model in a global business - Hisham will give a view of delivering leadership in an employee owned business while building ownership into and around the business strategy and leveraging employee ownership.


Loren Rogers - NCEO

With over 10 million employee owners in the United States, a “crash course” on their experiences will provide thought-provoking insights for counterparts in the UK.