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Award Categories in 2018

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The Annual UK Employee Ownership Awards celebrate business excellence in employee owned businesses and the contribution the employee owned sector makes to the UK economy.   The Awards are managed by the Employee Ownership Association and are sponsored again in 2018 by leading EOA member, Baxendale.

By applying for the awards and sharing your successes you are not only helping to raise the profile of your business but also helping to shine a light on the employee ownership sector as a whole.

Employee Owner of the Year

This Award celebrates an individual, irrespective of their seniority and whether they operate on the front line of the business or not, who is a true champion of employee ownership and has done the most to develop and promote EO inside their business and beyond. 

Employee Owned Rising Star of the Year

This Award recognises the success of an organisation that has become employee owned no more than three years prior to July 2018. It celebrates a business that already, in its early life, has an effective EO culture where its commitment to engaging its workforce is driving a strong financial performance. 

Employee Owned Business of the Year

This Award, for well established employee owned businesses, focuses on brilliant performance in the sector.  It recognises the best all round performance of an employee owned company during the year to July 2018.  The business must be able to show direct correlation between their EO Structure and their business performance.

Public Service Mutual of the Year New for 2018♦

This Award recognises the most impressive group of employees to have spun out of the public sector into an employee-led mutual, at least two years ago; who are showing progress in improving performance within their business, whilst also demonstrating positive and lasting impact on the communities they serve or wider society. Please note, you can apply for either Employee Owned Business of the Year or Public Service Mutual of the Year - but not both.  

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Employee Ownership Culture Award New for 2018♦

This Award celebrates an organisation that has recognised the importance of developing and nurturing a culture of EO as critical to its continued success and can evidence the value this culture brings to the employee owners and the business as a whole.

The Philip Baxendale Fellowship Award

This Award celebrates a single individual who has in the past made, or is currently making an outstanding contribution to the growth of employee ownership in the UK. The winner of this Award will be someone who has an indisputable commitment to employee ownership and whose influence and impact within the sector is clear and widely recognised.  There will be no call for nominations in this category in 2018 - however, if you would like an individual to be considered, please contact Lisa Steel directly.  


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