Motion ref. S6M-04933
The Executive Shaving Company Becomes Scotland’s Newest Employee-owned Business
Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, June 17, 2022
Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Russell Findlay, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Paul McLennan, Colin Smyth, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Martin Whitfield
That the Parliament congratulates the Executive Shaving Company; understands that it has become the latest firm in Scotland to become employee-owned; further understands that this move has ensured that the business remains in Scotland, protected the jobs of its loyal employees and given them what it sees as a meaningful stake in their organisation and a genuine say in how it is run; praises the work of Co-operative Development Scotland in its support of the business to make the transition, and to see it join what it understands is just over 200 employee-owned businesses now in Scotland, and believes that further work is needed in this sector to support and promote co-operatives in order to reach the Scottish Government target of 500 employee-owned businesses by 2030.