Breakfast Briefings – August 2019
This month’s Breakfast Briefing is based on the hottest topic in company ownership – Employee Ownership Trusts.
South West firm, Paradigm Norton is the latest business to make headlines by becoming employee owned. It follows hot on the heels of Richer Sounds joining the most well-known employee owned company, John Lewis. High street staple Lush has also started the journey.
PKF Francis Clark will be joined by Christian Wilson from Stephens Scown to look at the Employee Ownership Trust model from a legal and tax perspective. We will also hear some of the factors that are stimulating increasing interest in the model, including the results of research showing that the greater staff engagement and lower staff turnover associated with this model helps to employee owned companies to achieve:
– Sales increase of 4.6% per year
– EBITDA increase of 25.5% per year
– Productivity increase of 4.5% per year
We will also consider some of the practical issues to be considered in deciding whether this is an option to pursue and in implementation. There will be a brief mention of some other related (i.e., employee engagement) issues.
And if that is not enough, breakfast will be provided. Places are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. Please note there is no parking on site for this event.