Co-Operative Development Scotland

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There are currently 195 employee-owned businesses (EOBs) operating in Scotland, according to new research commissioned by Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS), which is part of Scottish Enterprise. The research has given the clearest picture yet of Scotland’s EOBs and their economic contrib

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A new initiative has been launched to support young entrepreneurs in Scotland who are thinking of setting-up companies with a social or environmental purpose. The Inclusive Business Models Project draws together case studies from a variety of Scottish business leaders who have chosen to divert from

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Glasgow-based Spider Online has announced it is joining the growing number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland, with all staff being given a stake in the company. Founded by John Campbell and Tony O'Grady in 2004, Spider Online is an award-winning digital agency specialising in website and app

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Dunfermline-based ventilation company Sustainable Homes Scotland, trading as Paul Heat Recovery Scotland, has joined the growing number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland, with twelve staff given a stake in the business. Established in 2007, the company provides energy-efficient ventilation so

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Inverness-based fresh produce provider Swansons Food Wholesalers has joined the growing number of employee-owned businesses in Scotland, with over 40 staff given a stake in the business.

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Aberdeen-based IT provider ITWORX has announced its transition to employee ownership, with 17 staff given a stake in the business. Established in 2010 by Philip Mowatt and Jill Ross, ITWORX provides tailored IT and communications services and solutions to a range of clients. The firm is headquartere

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Edinburgh-based contemporary furniture and interior design company Tangram Furnishers Limited has announced its transition to employee ownership. The company, which operates from a showroom and office in Edinburgh city centre, specialises in the premium end of the market and works with clients,

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Archaeological services provider GUARD Archaeology Limited is the latest business in Scotland to become employee-owned, with 32 members of staff given a stake in the business. The company, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, provides a wide range of archaeological services throughout Scotlan

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Aberdeen-based Tricore Ltd has become Scotland’s latest employee-owned business, with all members of staff becoming owners. Established in 1987 by Greg Henderson and Bill Bowie, Tricore Ltd specialises in the supply and refurbishment of industrial drill bits. It also provides a refur

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Grangemouth-based IT support provider Exmos is the latest business in Scotland to become employee-owned, with nine staff-members given a stake in the business. Exmos provides a range of IT support services to over 100 businesses in the UK and internationally.

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