Global supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, has announced its transition to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). The strategic move is set to support long-term business sustainability, enhance collaboration with clients and empower employees to become more involved in the development of the business.
Following the transition, which took place on 1 August 2023, 87.5% of business shares are now owned by the EOT, which acts on behalf of all team members.
John Perry retains 12.5% ownership and remains SCALA’s managing director, while former executive team members, Phil Reuben, Dave Howorth, Rob Wright, and Alison Hobson, have become company directors, with responsibility for running the business.
The core consultancy team remains in place and SCALA believe that as the business continues to grow, the EOT will enable them to further strengthen their permanent consulting team.
In addition, SCALA continues to work collaboratively with associate independent consultants and partners across the UK and globally, providing the right expertise tailored to different geographical markets.
John Perry, managing director at SCALA, commented: “The business has been in private ownership since 2001 and seen significant success since its inception. I was keen to ensure its continued sustainable growth and success by giving our wider team greater ownership and responsibility. SCALA colleagues are rich in expertise, and therefore deserve to have a direct say in the future of the business and directly benefit from its success through the EOT.
“For our valued clients, this move provides long-term assurance that we are committed to supporting them through projects, as well as solidifying our commitment to collaborative working and expanding our customer proposition.
Phil Reuben, Executive Director at SCALA, said: “I joined SCALA eight years ago to undertake a couple of consulting projects, but this has turned into a fantastic journey. I’ve really enjoyed working with our many and varied clients and building strong relationships with them. Increasingly, as part of the Executive Team I’ve been involved in developing the consulting strategy and I’m delighted that the business has become an EOT, reinforcing the purpose and values that SCALA embodies and assuring the longevity of the business for both our own team and our many clients”.