Planning Potential Becoming 100% Employee-Owned Company

22 April 2024

Planning Potential, a leading planning consultancy specialising in securing planning permissions, strategic development and heritage consultancy, is proud to announce that it is now a 100% employee-owned company through an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). 

This significant move underscores Planning Potential's commitment to its employees and the long-term success of the company. The transition to employee ownership will not only empower its workforce but also ensure the continuation of its client-focused and collaborative culture.

"We have always believed that our people are our greatest asset," said Helen CuthbertManaging Director of Planning Potential. "Transitioning to an employee-owned structure is a natural progression for our company. It fosters a more inclusive environment, offers our staff a substantial stake in the business, and aligns with our ethos of shared success."

The change to full employee ownership comes after careful consideration and has been many years in the planning. It reflects the company's dedication to its team's well-being and motivation. Under the new ownership model, all of Planning Potential's employees will become beneficiaries of the EOTThis arrangement ensures that the profits and growth of the business are shared among those who contribute to its success. 

"Employee ownership presents a unique opportunity to collaborate more effectively and invest in our collective future," said Stuart SlatterDirector at Planning Potential. "By embedding this level of trust and responsibility in our staff, we are setting the stage for innovation, resilience, and long-term stability." 

The move to employee ownership has been enthusiastically received by Planning Potential's staff. "It's incredibly motivating to know that we all have a stake in the company's future," said Heather Vickers, an Associate Director at Planning Potential. "This decision demonstrates a genuine appreciation for our hard work and dedication."

Planning Potential's clients can expect to continue receiving the high-quality, bespoke services that the company offers. The transition to employee ownership is designed to enhance the company's client-service approach while investing in the professional growth of its employees. 

Planning Potential turned 19 this month and the company looks forward to a new chapter in its history and to the advantages that employee ownership will bring to its valued team and esteemed clients.