Celebrating Employee Ownership with West Beer

 

 

 

West an independent Glasgow based brewery became the first employee-owned beer maker in the UK earlier this year.

Petra Wetzel who founded the brewery 13 years ago plans to make the company fully employee-owned over the next 25 years by drip-feeding the shares of the company into a SIP for her employees, starting with 10% this year.

It’s refreshing that a brewery founder has chosen to help her team benefit from their joint endeavours, where many brewery founders sell out to the big boys to enable them to retire on their wealth.

I want to share what we’ve achieved over the last 13 years with the people who have helped make it happen’  Petra Wetzel

 

www.westbeer.com

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Celebrating Employee Ownership with Wallingford Hydrosolutions

Founded in 2004 Wallingford HydroSolutions is a provider of environmental solutions facilitating the sustainable development and management of the UK’s infrastructure.

They are well known throughout the UK as the developer of hydrological tools and techniques used as industry standard.

It was with huge pride the company announced they had became employee owned in February 2018 saying this was part of responsible long term planning aimed at strong engagement and motivation

We value our independence, our purpose, and the high quality of our work as a team.’ 

www.hydrosolutions.co.uk

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Celebrating Employee Ownership with Make Architects

Make is an award-winning international architectural practice known for challenging convention and pursuing design excellence.  In 15 years it has grown to more than 150 employees across studios in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Make has always been 100% employee-owned. When setting out to form a new practice in 2004, Make founder Ken Shuttleworth wanted to do something different.

“For us, employee ownership creates a wonderful sense of belonging, of all working towards a shared goal. It’s a big part of what makes Make the great workplace it is today and will continue to help us stand out in a competitive market as we grow.” – Ken Shuttleworth, founder

Bolton Eco House (U.K.)

www.makearchitects.com

 

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Celebrating Employee Ownership with Unipart

 

 

 

Founded in 1987, the Unipart Group provides a wide range of business support services to different sectors, but they all have a common factor – they are all designed to help improve productivity for the customer.

Now 52% employee-owned Unipart is listed in the top 50 UK employee-owned companies.

Unipart attributes their success to employee engagement, having employees that are truly engaged in helping to grow their business by generating ideas and solving problems.

“Unipart’s longstanding leadership in productivity improvement through its people demonstrates that employee-led approaches lead to faster business growth” – Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI

www.unipart.com

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Celebrating Employee Ownership with Orms

 

 

 

 

After many successful years and looking for a sustainable future Orms Designers and Architects Ltd realised that the business was about all its employees not just the directors. They wanted to make changes.

On 2nd March 2018 the practice transferred the majority ownership to an Employee Ownership Trust and have set up an elected Employee Council to promote a partnership culture.

They believe this change strengthens the level of service and skills which the practice offers, that it is a natural evolution of their culture, will give real financial benefits to the whole Orms team and will ensure the continuity of the excellence they seek to provide to clients and collaborators

www.orms.co.uk

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