Capital for Colleagues is an investment company which specialises in funding UK businesses which have employee ownership structures. Employee owned businesses are totally or significantly owned by their employees. The economic contribution of employee ownership in the UK is significant and is growing. EO businesses tend to achieve higher productivity and greater levels of innovation with a more engaged and less stressed workforce.
OPM is an independent research and consultancy organisation, which supports and champions the delivery of social impact. OPM works with organisations to ensure that services are designed and implemented efficiently, effectively and in the public interest. OPM have undertaken a number of high profile public consultations, including HS2. Commenting on C4C’s investment in OPM, Peter Holland, CEO of OPM Group said: “I am delighted that we have found a partner who understands and has a deep commitment to employee ownership. We look forward to a long-term mutually supportive relationship.”
Stephen Hadlow Corporate Partner who specialises in Employee Ownership deals, commented “EO is an important and growing business structure, and the successful delivery of Capital for Colleagues’ latest investment in the sector, consolidates our position as recognised experts in this specialist field.”