Co-operative Business Models

Christopher Kerr, Partner in our Business Advisory Practice Group, will be taking part in a round table discussion on co-operative business models this Friday, November 5, at the Blythswood Hotel, Glasgow.

Research shows there is considerable scope to boost business performance and generate sustainable economic growth for Scotland by developing co-operative and employee owned business models. This is particularly the case in the current climate where the benefits of co-operation are known to reduce risk, enhance productivity and release wider social and economic benefits.

Among the questions that will be discussed are:

  • What are the benefits of employee ownership to companies and the Scottish economy?
  • Why aren’t there more companies looking at these options?
  • How do you find funding for an employee buyout? What are the biggest challenges and misconceptions?
  • How can we grow awareness of the benefits of employee ownership?
  • What are the benefits of businesses collaborating under a formal co-operative structure?
  • What is the practical role of consortia co-operatives?
  • Are there any particular sectors where consortia co-operatives work better?
  • How can we grow awareness of the benefits of consortia co-operatives?

 If you’re heading along Chris looks forward to seeing you there.

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