Gripple spreads the message on employee ownership

Posted on 25 Jun 2013

Sheffield-based manufacturer Gripple will host an open day on July 4th to support the Government and Employment Ownership Association's joint (EOA) initiative, National Employee Ownership Day.

The Open Day aims to give visitors the opportunity to talk to Gripple staff and the other members of the Gripple family’of employee-owned companies (Loadhog and PMS Diecasting).

Also in attendance will be representatives from local companies who have already taken the step after recognising the advantages of employee ownership to their companies and employees.

The list of companies includes: John Lewis, Swann Morton, Abacus Design Associates, School Trends, City Health Care Partnership, Walker Morris, Spectrum Community Health, Sheffield Hallam University, TransaveUK, Co-ownership Solutions, Wrigleys and Wicker Pharmacy.

Companies which have not yet embraced the model are also invited to The Old West Gun Works where they can learn and understand face to face its proven benefits.

Gripple has taken the employee ownership model a step furtherby establishing a private employee owned company called GLIDE (Growth Led Innovation Driven Employee Company Limited).

GLIDE represents all the shareholder members working in its partner companies with an employee elected board of directors.

Speaking about the Open Day, Andy Davies, Gripple’s business development director and chairman of the GLIDE board, said:

“The employee owned companies in our region are keen to spread the good news that EO can be of tremendous benefit to their business because staff feels that they own it!  We are delighted to open our doors and will welcome anyone who wants to learn and dispel any misconceptions about EO they may have.”