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Arbroath based designer and manufacturer of industrial automation and process control systems, Finesse Control Systems, became Scotland’s latest employee-owned business. The successful electrical & mechanical engineering company supplies to a

It was a real privilege to support Shore Group in their move to employee ownership. The Leith based firm has a world-wide reputation for the design of ground-breaking medical and

The “equality principle” is built in to the employee ownership legislation: it means that all qualifying employees (beneficiaries) must be treated equitably. Note that equitably does in fact not mean

Ownership Associates UK carried out a survey to find out how Scotland’s employee owned businesses were coping with the challenges of the Covid crisis.  You can read the full survey

When the going gets tough…. Apr 29, 2020 CaroleL No Comments

I’ve worked through several recessions and I believe this will be the toughest yet.  I’m speaking to companies on a daily basis who are facing unprecedented challenges.  The impact of

Tricore now in employee ownership Mar 23, 2020 CaroleL No Comments

Tricore, an Aberdeen-based industrial drill bit engineering firm has become the latest company to move to employee ownership with support from Ownership Associates UK. Tricore provide refurbishment for new and

Eleven Transitions in 2019! Dec 31, 2019 CaroleL No Comments

OAUK are proud to report that we supported ten companies into employee ownership in 2019. A flurry of activity towards the end of 2018, including the Priory Hotel, and 2020

Leading IT business, Exmos, now owned by its employees Dec 19, 2019 CaroleL 1 Comment

Ownership Associates UK are delighted to have supported international IT support provider, Exmos in their move to employee ownership.  Exmos founder, Gordon Coulter, decided to sell a 60% stake to

World renowned Dundee demolition firm now in employee ownership. Oct 1, 2019 CaroleL 1 Comment

  William Sinclair has owned and led Safedem for over 25 years, building the business up to a turnover of £15m, working hard to maintain the “family” ethos.  It’s a

Leading engineering consultancy now owned by employees Sep 10, 2019 CaroleL 1 Comment

As Bill Grossart and John McDonald began to consider their eventual retirement, a chance conversation led to a sale to an Employee Ownership Trust.  Bill and John were the shareholders