List of Employee Owned Companies (UK)

26 March 2021 Andy Ryder View all News

Last updated July 2021

When the government introduced Employee Ownership Trusts in 2014, the legislation was intended to encourage more businesses to adopt the “John Lewis” ownership model. The John Lewis model gives each employee part-ownership of the company, along with a share of its profits, and a say in how the company is run.

Employee-owned companies are considered more competitive and sustainable, with high standards of employment and corporate responsibility.

So, in addition to John Lewis, which other companies in the UK are employee-owned?

The top 50 Employee-Owned companies trading in the UK

Company Activity
John Lewis Partnership plc Retail
Mott MacDonald Group Ltd Engineering & Management
Arup Group Ltd Design & Engineering
Greenwich Leisure Ltd Management of Leisure Facilities
Unipart Group of Companies Ltd Logistics
Hyperion Insurance Group Ltd Insurance
Shaw Healthcare (Group) Ltd Care Homes & Community Care
PA Consulting Group Ltd Management Consultants
Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd Risk Management
City Health Care Partnership CIC Community Health & Social Care
Childbase Partnership Ltd Children's Nurseries
Central Surrey Health Ltd Nursing & Therapy
Medway Community Healthcare CIC Community Health Services
BMT Group Ltd Design & Engineering
Locala Community Partnerships CIC Community Health Services
Seetec Business Technology Centre Ltd Probation & State Training
Agilisys Holdings Ltd IT Software & Services
Provide CIC Health & Social Care Services
GLIDE Ltd Specialist Engineering
Fresca Group Ltd Fruit & Veg
Anglian Community Enterprise CIC Community Healthcare
Bromley Healthcare CIC Community Healthcare
Be Caring Together Ltd Home Care Services
East Coast Community Healthcare CIC Community Health Services
Care Plus Group (North East Lincolnshire) Ltd Community Health & Social Care
Scott Bader Co Ltd Polymer Manufacturing
Alfa Leisureplex Group Ltd Coach Travel & Hotels
Riverford Organic Farmers Ltd Organic Food Box Delivery
Lindum Group Ltd Construction
Erith Holdings Ltd Demolition & Earthworks
A.G. Parfett & Sons Ltd Wholesale Food Distribution
Wilkin & Sons Ltd Preserves Manufacturing
Spectrum Community Health CIC Community Health Services
Black & Veatch Ltd Engineering Consultancy
Rider Levett Bucknall UK Ltd Construction Consultants
Leading Lives Ltd Social Care Services
MyCSP Ltd Pensions Administration
Minova Insurance Holdings Ltd Insurance
Richer Sounds Ltd HiFi & TV Retail
Broadway Malyan Holdings Ltd Urban Design
Highland Home Carers Ltd Care Services
Tithegrove Holdings Ltd Groundworks & Civil Engineering
Steer Davies & Gleave Ltd (trading as Steer) Transport Consultancy
Gemporia Partnership Ltd TV & Online Retail
W.R. Swann & Co Ltd Surgical Blade Manufacturing
Curtins Group Ltd Civil/Structural Engineering
Alford Hall Monaghan Morris Ltd Architecture
Tithegrove Holdings Ltd Home Care Services
First Community Health & Care CIC Health & Social Care Services
TTP Group plc Technology Development

This table was produced and originally published by Employee Ownership Association – for more information on the top 50 employee-owned companies in the UK, visit their website. Shorts is proud to be an Employee Ownership Association member.

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