EO Day 2022!

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Business Computer Solutions is delighted to be part of the UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day), run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), on Friday 24th June 2022.

BCS has been employee owned since 2018, which offers many benefits to our workforce, including owning a share of the company. Our Employee Representative & President Carrie Malone works closely with the team to provide them a say in how the company operates.

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

In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve pulled out the big guns! Of course, what is a BCS celebration with cupcakes?! Courtesy of Rachael’s Kitchen!

For lunch, all staff were spoilt to a Rustic Oven Pizza, made fresh to order by Lasitha from his impressive pizza van! #EatOutsideTheBox

And if cupcakes weren’t enough…ice cream for dessert, served by Deano’s Ices!

Our Finance Director Jo has some inspiring words on employee ownership:

It is said that Employee-Owned companies tend to be more successful, competitive, profitable and sustainable, and in the 4 years since we became 100% employee owned, this has proved to be very true! We have grown the business year on year. Our team are loyal and committed, we all have the same goal – to provide first class IT support, to continue to grow our successful business, and to support each other along the way. We are very proud of what we have achieved so far and we are excited for the future!

James de le Vingne, CEO for the Employee Ownership Association, said:

Companies such as Business Computer Solutions are great examples of the economic and social benefits that can be achieved when employees have a stake and a say in the business in which they work.

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. #GrowWithEO!

To learn more about Employee Ownership and find out how you can get involved with #EODay, visit https://employeeownership.co.uk/events/eo-day-2022/