Celebrating Employee Ownership with Union Industries


After 40 years of trading the original founder-owners of Union Industries, the unique ‘Mr and Mrs S’ (Paul and Isobel Schofield), sold a majority of their shares to a trust to hold them on behalf of their employees.

Union Industries was founded in 1972 and became employee-owned in November 2014. They are a manufacturer of bespoke industrial products including industrial roller doors, safety netting, ropes, tarpaulins, canvas and much more.

Since transition to EO the company has developed a greater sense of ownership, purpose, shared value and team working.

 “Employee ownership empowers those involved and is a wonderful way to drive a business forward and collectively continue its success” Andrew Lane, Managing Director.

‘Angel’s Wings’ the Headquarters of Union Industries in Leeds


If you would like to explore how employee ownership might be introduced in your company, please contact us for an initial discussion.

We are happy to meet at our offices without charge or commitment and will be very pleased to hear from you.