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EO Day 2019

27 June, 2019

City Healthcare Partnership CIC celebrates UK Employee Ownership Day – 28th June 2019

Colleagues at City Healthcare Partnership CIC based in Hull are delighted to be part of the UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day), run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), on Friday 28th June 2019.

CHCP are taking part in the campaign, sponsored by employee owned business Gripple, to highlight the impact of employee owned businesses on people and communities.

Formed in 2010 and employing over 2000 people, the employee owned company provides high quality diverse services in community settings, from health visiting to palliative care, school nursing to stroke services and many more and is proud to celebrate employee ownership alongside others in the sector across the UK, as Andrew Burnell, Chief Executive for CHCP, explains:

“As a proud employee owned organisation providing public sector services we are delighted to be celebrating EO Day. The contribution of our colleagues is a vital part of CHCP culture and is crucial to the success of the organisation.”

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

“Companies such as City Healthcare Partnership CIC are great examples of the economic and social benefits that can be achieved in an employee owned environment. This is why we celebrate the impacts of employee ownership on the individual, the business and the communities in which they are based.

“The EOA is proud to lead the sector-wide celebrations of employee ownership on EO Day 2019, as part of our activity to raise awareness and support the growth and impact of employee ownership in the UK.”

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.

The benefits of employee ownership have been proven in EOA-led research, and include improving employee health and wellbeing, increasing productivity and fostering creativity and innovation across an array of industry sectors. In addition:

  • UK employee owned companies contribute over £30 billion to the UK economy annually
  • Employee-owners have higher levels of job satisfaction, feel a greater sense of achievement and job security, and are more likely to recommend their workplace than employees in non-employee owned businesses
  • Employee owned businesses operate in a range of sectors including healthcare, social care, education, transport, manufacturing, retail and professional services

For more details on the Employee Ownership Association, please contact:

Keely Lead

Communications and Marketing Manager