The Hearings

The Ownership Effect is delighted to have attracted the interest and expertise of more than 20 important business organisations to form the panel and give an independent voice and business-led perspective to the Inquiry.

These panellists have heard and received evidence from 100+ employee owned businesses and advisors at 7 hearings based in 5 UK locations – London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff and written evidence from our online consultation.

Key representatives from the following organisations have made up the panel offering challenge and expertise as well as gaining an understanding of employee ownership:

  • ACCA
  • Birmingham Law Society
  • British Chambers of Commerce
  • Capital for Colleagues
  • CIPD
  • CMI
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • ICAS
  • ICSA: the Governance Institute
  • Institute for Family Business
  • IOD
  • Law Society – Scotland
  • Legal & General Investment Mgt
  • LEP Network
  • Santander
  • Scale up Institute
  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce
  • Small Business Research Centre (Kingston University Business School)

Led by Chair Baroness Sharon Bowles, the panel has been also been supported by a number of specialist advisors and observers:

  • A G Parfett & Sons
  • Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Ann Tyler Associates
  • Baxendale
  • CASS Business School
  • Fieldfisher
  • Page/Park
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Shakespeare Martineau
  • Turner Parkinson
  • Wales Cooperative Centre