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Employee ownership trusts

Employee ownership is just one of the possible solutions to any exit or growth strategy to be considered by a business owner and senior management team.

What is employee ownership?

Employee ownership is a model of business ownership in which the share capital of the business is either partly or entirely owned by its employees. It is a fast growing form of ownership in the UK and is similar to a management buyout and with the key difference that the ownership would simply sit with the entire group of
employees rather than with senior management or a select few.

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Employee ownership questions

What is employee ownership?

Employee ownership is a model of business ownership in which the share capital of the business is either partly or entirely owned by its employees. It is a fast growing form of ownership in the UK and is similar to a management buyout and with the key difference that the ownership would simply sit with the entire group of employees rather than with senior management or a select few.

What are the criteria?

Different forms of employee ownership

Funding the EOT

Businesss we’ve helped

NHS GP Practice becomes employee owned

MINEHEAD Medical Centre, has become the country’s first individual GP practice to operate as a John Lewis Style Employee-Owned Trust (EOT).

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Stephen Attree

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Stephen is the Owner of mlplaw and leads our Commercial, IP and Dispute Resolution teams which provide advice on all aspects of the law relating to mergers, acquisitions, financing, re-structuring, complex commercial contracts, standard trading terms, share options, shareholder and partnership agreements, commercial dispute resolution, joint venture and partnering arrangements, IT and Technology law, Intellectual Property, EU and competition law, Brexit and GDPR.

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