Employee Ownership Day celebrations at ETL

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Staff at ETL are delighted to be part of the UK’s Employee Ownership Day, run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), on Friday 29 June 2018.

A celebratory lunch will be held at the data management company’s headquarters in Parc Menai, north Wales. Staff from across the business will come together to reflect on the company’s achievements since it became employee owned in 2016.

The period since employees took over the business has seen an expansion of trade across Europe and into the Middle East and Central America. New clients include HSBC, Nissan, US vehicle manufacturer Polaris and automotive parts company Hyundai Mobis. The company has also launched services to help their clients integrate their data with Amazon, Salesforce, Google and Microsoft’s cloud-based systems.

Formed in 2002, the company is proud to celebrate employee ownership alongside others in the sector across the UK, as John Bigerstaff, company co-founder and Executive Chairman, explains:

“While I was succession planning, it became clear that employee ownership is the best way of keeping the business intact and making sure that our skilled jobs remain in north Wales. Employee ownership means that our employees are highly motivated and make decisions in the long-term interest of the company. We are working together and pooling our creativity to find even better ways of managing our business and growing our sales revenue. EO Day provides us with an opportunity to pause and reflect on our achievements so far and our plans for the future.”

Deb Oxley, CEO at the Employee Ownership Association, said:

“Companies such as ETL are great examples of the economic and social benefits that can be achieved in an employee owned environment. The EOA is proud to lead the sector-wide celebrations of employee ownership on Employee Ownership Day (EO Day) 2018, as part of our activity to raise awareness and move employee ownership further into the mainstream of business structures.”

With numerous events running across the UK and the involvement of thousands of employee owners and other partners, EO Day is an integral part of the EOA’s events calendar and was introduced to raise awareness of employee ownership as an economically strong and balanced business model.