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Eagle Plant celebrates first anniversay of becoming Employee Owned!

13th April 2017:

Yes - its been a year since Eagle Plant became an Employee Owned Company, our first birthday!!

We have worked tirelessly to work more closely with our employees, keeping them informed about their business and seeking their views through our Employee Council. The first of two Employee Trustee elections has taken place with a further trustee election in the next few months. All qualifying employees have shared in their first bonus, which is linked to the success of the business. Further changes will be announced to our staff in the next few months as we continue our employee ownership journey. Look out for further updates here soon!

Eagle Plant employees have their say and receive their first bonus.

9th November 2016:

Saw the first Employee Council meeting held in Bristol. Employees received training as to how they should undertake their responsibilities as Councillors. This was followed by presentations from two of the Eagle Plant Directors who outlined the current state of the Plant Hire market and Eagle Plant specifically. A question and answer session followed where councillors had the opportunity to ask questions of the Directors on a wide range of subjects concerning the Eagle Plant business.

28th November 2016:

November saw all eligible employees receive their first bonus following the recent move to Employee Ownership.


Will see the election of two Employee Trustees, all employees will be able to take part in a formal ballot.

Eagle Plant continues transition to real & effective Employee Ownership

09/09/2016 John Pass, the Chairman of Trustees, has recently announced that elections for the Employee Council will take place during October 2016.

The first Employee Council meeting will take place in November 2016. This will give our employees the opportunity to influence the decisions that are made on their behalf as shareholders of the business.

The Trustees are also pleased to announce the appointment of our new H R & Wellbeing Manager, who will take up her position mid September 2016.

Eagle Plant "Open Day" - 16th June at our Paulton Branch!
16/06/2016 Come and join us at our Paulton branch near Bristol on Thursday 16th June - meet the team behind our retail and online shop

Lots of things to see and do (don't miss the hot food stall!) We look forward to seeing you on the day! Follow Sat Nav postcode BS39 7SW to find us.

Telephone 01761 418 614 for further details.

Eagle Plant is now Employee Owned !!

13/04/2016:The Directors of Wessex Eagle Ltd (Eagle Plant), Wessex Eagle Holdings Ltd and Wessex Eagle Trustees Ltd are pleased to announce that our company is now Employee Owned!

Today all legal formalities were finalised and our move to Employee Ownership is now complete.

This has been an exciting day for all of us here at Eagle Plant and we hope our customers and suppliers will join us in looking forward to a mutually successful and prosperous future together.

Eagle Plant to become an Employee Owned company !

25/02/2016: Eagle Plant's shareholder recently announced that he would sell a controlling interest in Eagle Plant to an Employee Trust. This will effectively transfer ownership and control of the Eagle Plant business to its employees. This change is likely to be completed by the end of March 2016.

Working with the Employee Ownership Association a new Trust Company will be formed and the Trustees will hold shares on behalf of the employees. It is anticipated that there will be five trustees, two elected by the employees themselves, two trustees from the trading company (Eagle Plant) and an independent chairman. The current Directors will continue in post.

These are exciting times for Eagle Plant's employees and customers and it is hoped this development will signal further growth for the business.

“We are delighted that Wessex Eagle is making the transition to employee ownership. Nationally, employee owned companies now account for over £30 billion of GDP annually, and the sector is growing at a rate of approximately 10% per annum. Evidence shows that employee owned companies are more productive, innovative and resilient; with successive governments lending support to the sector, as they recognise the benefits and opportunities that the model brings to the UK economy.” – Deb Oxley, CEO of the Employee Ownership Association.

About EOA

Recognised by policy makers as the voice of employee owned business in the UK, the Employee Ownership Association is a network of nearly three hundred companies from significant to majority employee ownership, or plans to become co-owned.

Formed in 1979, the Association’s role is to serve and represent its member companies, and promote the spread of employee ownership in the UK economy.

For more information or enquiries please use the Contact Us option from the menu bar.

Further information on the Employee Ownership Association can be found here.

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