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Employee ownership: getting the best from your trustees

When a business chooses to transition to employee ownership (EO), a trust must be established for the benefit of the employees of the company. The trust becomes the legal owner of the company shares, and the trustees are appointed to the board of that trust. Their role is to protect the interests of the employees as shareholders.

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