LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN
When handled well, employee ownership is as much a win for the seller as it is for the employees – and it’s a great way to keep local jobs local.
If you are a business owner considering succession options, worried about your legacy and wanting to get a good price for your business (while protecting the future of your employees) then landing on this website is a positive step in your journey to make it happen.
Headed up by employee ownership specialists Carole Leslie and Alistair Gibb, Ownership Associates is uniquely equipped to help you crystallize your vision, navigate the transition and ensure it all comes to fruition. We’re in the business of making sure both selling owners and employee owners end up winners.
If you are a new employee owner concerned about how you can make this work for you and your colleagues, we are here to help you to make the most of your fantastic shared ownership opportunity.
For all concerned, the employee ownership journey is about vision, transition and fruition – so let’s make it happen.
This is how, as a business owner, you can get things started.
It’s all about your vision, your options, tax benefits, discovering what’s involved in the process and fleshing it out to ensure you achieve what you want.
The transition phase is where everyone from sellers to employee owners make it happen.
In this section you will find specialist training, advice and the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the process. The transition period is in two parts (a) the preparation and contractual time leading up the final transaction, and (b) the first year as the business evolves from a stake-holder controlled business into an effective employee owned business.
Fruition is all about the future.
It involves training and advising the Board, Management Team and the Employee Trust on the different way of doing things in the new EO structure and how effective engagement with the employee body will help the business reach new heights. This is where new employee owners understand the ownership concept and can get advice and training to ensure the vision of successful employee ownership becomes a working reality.
ASK THE EXPERTS
As you move through our website you will be able to access our special Ask The Experts Forum where you will be able to get obligation-free advice pertinent to your particular circumstance.
What people say about us
Don’t just take our word for it, here are some quotes from people we have guided through the vision, transition and fruition of employee ownership.
"Alistair has spent his working life in corporate finance so he is a really good person to discuss succession options with because he has personal experience of all of the main solutions. He is innovative in his thinking, solutions driven and, perhaps best of all, brings a light touch and sense of humour to the table. He is a pleasure to work with."
"Alistair was pivotal in helping support our company transition to employee ownership and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services. He imparts his incredible knowledge and breadth of experience not only with a calm delivery and real clarity, but also with a refreshing sprinkling of wit."
"The employee ownership workshop is one of the most enjoyable and valuable courses that I have ever attended. It is well-structured and covers every topic required to become confident in any aspect of employee ownership. Alistair and Carole are experts in their fields and provide first class knowledge in an understandable manner. The networking opportunities are second to none and are one of the best aspects of the course."