An employee-owned business is one in which the employees hold the majority of the shares either directly or through an employee ownership trust. Selling to employees allows owners to manage their exit and achieve fair value while safeguarding the long term future of the company.
Employee ownership gives employees a meaningful stake in their organisation together with a genuine say in how it is run. It roots business in Scotland, drives performance and delivers economic wellbeing.
Statistics consistently demonstrate that employee-owned businesses outperform their non EO counterparts in terms of higher levels of profitability; improved business resilience during times of recession; increased productivity brought about by higher levels of engagement and enhanced employee wellbeing.
Whether you are looking for a succession solution, searching for a way to engage and inspire your employees, or want to look at adopting the employee ownership model for a new start-up, we can help you decide if employee ownership is right for you.
For more information, you can watch our video guide to employee ownership here, or get in touch.