Employee owned companies in the UK

The number of companies moving to employee ownership is growing quickly.  Many company owners are taking this path as a route to ownership succession.

If you are not sure whether this will work for your company take inspiration from the companies below that include architects, designers, manufacturers, retailers, marketing agencies, animators and care homes.


Some Companies we have worked with:


Allen Pyke Associates           landscape architects, urban design and planning

Anderson Acoustics              acoustics consultancy

Blue Chip Technology          design and manufacture computer electronics

Costumes with Character    design and production of mascot costumes

David’s Bookshop                an independent bookshop

Deeland Limited                 a specialist cleaning company 

Dustscan                                dust and air quality consultants

Elland Steel Structures Ltd   experts in structural steel

Environet                           market leading Japanese knotweed specialists

Gardner Tackle                 carp fishing and specialist tackle suppliers

Holland Park Galleries      leading London art gallery

Inside Out Architecture     a RIBA chartered architecture practice

Kings                                      independent estate agents based in Kent

London Camera Exchange Limited   a nation-wide retailer of cameras

Moore Care Group              domiciliary care for adult service users with learning disabilities

Myoffers                                a company connecting consumers with information & offers

Neighbour                            a design and art direction agency

Pollitt & Partners                a creative brand agency based in Covent Garden London

Stanton Williams                award winning London based architects

Tenscare                               Europe’s largest distributor of TENS machines worldwide

The Metal Window Company       award winning designers & manufacturers of rooflights

The Mindworks Marketing Company  award-winning full-service marketing agency

Tomlinson                           UK’s largest manufacturer of high-end embossing dies

United Navigation           suppliers of navigation solution to shipping worldwide

Woodford Heating and Energy       mechanical & electrical building services in London


Other well-known employee owned companies:


Aardman Animation    Oscar winning studio, creators of Wallace & Gromit & much more

Richer Sounds       retailers of TV, home cinema systems & premium audio

Riverford Organics     suppliers of organic fruit & vegetables in a box throughout UK

TipTree            producers of jams, conserves, chutneys and much more


And finally probably one of the best known employee-owned companies in the UK.

The John Lewis Group   John Lewis & Waitrose stores employee owned for more than 100 years

Top 50 UK Employee Owned Companies 2021

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The Employee Ownership Manual

Published November 2019 and written by Robert Postlethwaite with Jeremy Gadd, The Employee Ownership Manual is a practical guide and reference book which explains in a comprehensive but approachable manner all the key legal, tax and practical issues that arise for a company becoming owned by its employees.

For more information and how to buy a copy click here

Robert Postlethwaite of Postlethwaite Employee Ownership & Share Schemes Solicitors

To explore how employee ownership could work for your company, call me on 020 3818 9420.