We wanted to prove that business can be a force for good and that people can manage themselves. Normally the founder of a business gets to 50 or 60 years old and begins to think “what next?” Often that business is then sold to a consolidator, nameless corporation or venture capitalist, with no thought of the impact on the important people in the business: the employees and the clients. Our founder wanted to prove that not everyone is motivated by greed, and doing the right thing is more important than the most profitable thing. So in March 2018 the majority of Ovation shares were put in trust for the benefit of the employees. But what does that really mean?
- Ovation can’t ever be sold, which means you’ll never find another name above the door.
- Our team benefits from the success of the business, we have a vested interest in keeping our clients happy.
- We have a strong social conscience and value doing what’s right over what’s profitable.
- It helps us recruit and retain the best people.
- Everyone has a say in the direction the business takes, which means we are always striving to develop and improve our service.