Case study: How we became employee owned; hear DXW’s story

You will hear first-hand experience from DXW who recently transitioned to employee ownership; what was involved in the planning and how colleagues were involved to different extents at key stages in the journey.  You'll hear the different perspectives and experiences from Harry Metcalfe, Founder and Chair of Trustees, Dave Mann, Managing Director, and Kath Cooper, Delivery Lead and Trustee Director.

You will learn:

  • The considerations and approach taken to planning the transition.
  • How employees were engaged in the plan.
  • Best practice advice and lessons learned.


The business was supported by Baxendale Employee Ownership, the EOA Annual Conference 2022 main sponsor, who have supported more than 150 businesses become employee owned from start-to-finish, drawing on the legal and commercial experience of their expert team. As well as creating the financial, legal and governance structures for a transition into employee ownership, Baxendale Employee Ownership work with employees to help them understand the changes that are taking place and what employee ownership will mean for them.

Hosted by Harry Metcalfe & Kath Cooper & Dave Mann