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.
As employee ownership specialists, we are 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.
Years Experience

Meet our Principals

Carole Leslie
Employee Ownership Specialist
Alistair Gibb
Business Succession Specialist

our process


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.

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.

Our Resources are regularly updated with informative videos and downloads for you to use.



A pleasure working with @solicitors_AS on the Priory Hotel #EmployeeOwnership transaction Read the story here https://t.co/MpGDKyVPXu Via @EdinChamber

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As an owner selling to your employees, you can set the pace of your own exit from the company and you can influence the future shape of the company to a large extent. Foind out how here: https://t.co/FFcvQWlTBQ @CaroleLeslie #employeeownership #letsmakeithappen

Let's talk about your vision, your options, tax benefits, discovering what’s involved and fleshing out employee ownership to ensure you achieve what you want. @CaroleLeslie https://t.co/Rpb0q8lV4b #employeeownership