Harper Chalice Under New Ownership
1st February 2017
Harper Chalice Group is pleased to announce that we are now an Employee Owned Company (EO).
The majority shareholding of the company has been purchased by an employee ownership trust that will hold the shares on behalf of all of the employees. The shares have been purchased from previous owner and founder, Graham Harper.
The change to employee ownership was completed in January 2016 meaning we have now completed our first full year trading as an EO business. It was a very successful first year with some very high profile and successful projects won and delivered.
The economic contribution of employee ownership in the UK is significant and is growing. Employee ownership delivers 4% of UK GDP annually. Employee owned businesses achieve higher productivity and greater levels of innovation and are more resilient to economic turbulence. They also have more engaged, more fulfilled and less stressed workforces.
Newly appointed Managing Director, Chris Hackett, believes the change to employee ownership will present a great opportunity.
“I have been with Harper Chalice for 14 years and I believe this is a fantastic opportunity for the business to drive forward. What better way to motivate the employees to push the company onwards than making them the biggest single stakeholder. The focus on growth, product development and quality will be even greater than ever” “The new structure ensures that everyone in the business is motivated, and will benefit both individually and collectively, from the future success of our business”
“We are a British manufacturer, with the highest security ratings available for all of our products and we are very competitive commercially. With the new ownership and management team we are determined to grow the company through the highest levels of customer service coupled with the highest quality of product”