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Case studies

Studio at Aardman

Aardman Animations

Why Aardman Animations chose employee ownership


Air conditioning firm established an EOT trust to safeguard its ‘employee-driven’ culture.
Animorph Co-op

Animorph Co‑operative

Innovators making changes that matter
The Answer Digital team in from of their building

Answer Digital

Why Answer Digital chose employee ownership over an eight-figure buyout offer from venture capitalists
The exterior of Beanies' shop


A wholefood co‑op with plenty of benefits in store
A Chapel Street Studio meeting

Chapel Street Studio

A creative co‑op pooling skills – it’s a win‑win for everyone!
Ben Philp from Creative Coop

Creative Coop

Designing a creative co‑op
Creative Space Management

Creative Space Management

Property management and urban regeneration consultancy opted to transition to employee ownership to secure the future of the business
team at delta t

Delta-T Devices

Providing sensors and loggers for environmental science
Go Ape's founders

Go Ape

Safeguarding the 'very unique' culture and values of the treetop adventure company
Members of Greencity co-op

Greencity Wholefoods

Flat pay and an equal say
Jake Hallatt, who works for Gripple and sits on the Glide Council


Employee owners 'committed because they personally have shares in the business'

HLM Architects

Award-winning architectural practice says employee ownership was ‘right for our next generation’ and the ‘natural next step’
An image of the people at Kinetic


Power to the people: how employee ownership helped Kinetic build business resilience
Leeds Bread Co-op

Leeds Bread Co‑op

Why worker ownership works
ODS team

Open Data Services

Freelancers join forces to tackle corruption and tax evasion
Group of five web developers


Using technology to make a difference for good
Mark Goldspink of Purcell


Decision to become employee-owned a pivotal moment in its 74-year history that took careful planning to ensure future success
Mum with baby and helper

Sheffield Maternity Co‑operative

Inclusive support for mums‑to‑be.
ShipShape meeting


A small community co‑op with a huge impact
Employee owners from Tenscare


How embracing employee ownership helped healthcare product innovator TensCare engage and empower its owners
Voice Technologies

Voice Technologies

How ‘regular drumbeat’ helps Voice Technologies evolve on its employee ownership ‘journey’