Who are we?

The Co-ownership Solutions story is a simple one. We passionately believe that employee ownership and worker co-operative models provide a better and fairer way of doing business. We want to help form more of them and help develop existing co-owned businesses.

We pride ourselves on providing clients with bespoke solutions that suit their specific needs and objectives and our relationship with Blake Morgan LLP allows us to offer clients a capped fee structure and access to a leading full services legal firm.

Our vision

Our vision is to help organisations where employees and/or members have ownership and influence to be successful and great places to work.

Our mission

Helping business owners achieve employee ownership as a succession solution.

Meeting or exceeding client expectations by delivering outstanding service.

Providing specialist, expert support in all aspects of employee engagement and governance.

As a co-owned company living our values.

Being client centred by listening to our clients and being clear and transparent with them about how we can help them to achieve their goals.

Delivering sustainable funding solutions.

Our values

We believe that in everything we do, we should always:

Value and respect people always being fair, honest and open.

Have fun and enjoyment, balancing life and work.

Be passionate about
co-ownership and strive for excellence through continual learning and improvement.

Act with integrity.

Take pride in our work and commit to achieving lasting results for our clients.

Be innovative.

Meet the team

Andrew Harrison

Andrew has been involved in the employee ownership and worker co-operative sector for over 15 years. Andrew worked at the eaga Partnership for 8 years where his roles included Chair of eaga’s Staff Council and employee elected Trustee.
For the past 7 years Andrew has worked with over 30 companies, varying in size from 5 to 500 employees and across different sectors, providing expert advice and project managing their move to employee ownership. Andrew is independent Chair of Trustees for a number of successful employee owned businesses and supports the sector through his role as a Trustee Director of Co-operative and Community Finance.
Email – andrew@coownershipsolutions.co.uk
Call – +44(0)7740 640768

Norman Watson

Norman has helped over 60 companies transition to either an employee owned or worker co-operative structure. Norman’sexpertise is in identifying innovative buyout solutions and raising finance from employees and external providers. Norman is well known for his work with the Wales Co-operative Centre, Baxi Partnership and for managing the high profile employee buyout of Tower Colliery where he raised £2m of investment from the employees.
Email – norman@coownershipsolutions.co.uk
Call – +44(0)7798 762581

David Daws

David is a Solicitor with extensive experience of employee buyout transactions and employee share ownership. This includes dealing with employee trusts, share schemes and all kinds of related advice relating to the constitution of the company, employment and taxation issues. He has a wealth of experience of the contracting out of services from public bodies having worked on the privatisation of coal mines, transport companies, government computer contractors and local authority ancillary services as well as numerous private company buyouts.
David is a full time Partner with Blake Morgan LLP (corporate member of Co-ownership Solutions LLP) in their corporate group based in London.

Email – 
Call – +44(0)20 78146871

Chris Lightfoot

Chris works with employee owned and worker co-operative organisations to help them identify and understand how they can build a culture of ownership, create effective governance structures and develop employee engagement. Chris also specialises in helping companies to recruit talent and has advised employee owned businesses on remuneration policies and practices. Having held anumber of senior positions in public and private sector organisations Chris has developed a reputation for being able to communicate his ideas and solutions to employees across all levels of organisations.
Email – chris@coownershipsolutions.co.uk
Call – +44(0)7798 607767

How can we help?

If you are exploring employee ownership, we can help you to identify the most appropriate model to suit your objectives. We are happy to meet at client’s offices, or at our LONDON OFFICE, without charge or future obligation. Please contact us for an initial discussion.