It’s a big moment for us.

Effective from now, 100% of our shareholding has been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust for the benefit of those who are committed to our success – our employees

Its more than just a business model. It means we’re a place where voices will be heard and where ideas will be realised. It will help us to not only do well but also to do good. For the benefit of each other, our communities and our wider environment

It’s our future and it’s happening right now.

HLM Architects are marking 2021 with the transition to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), effective immediately. The move means 100% of the shareholding has been placed into a Trust, putting its future firmly in the hands of its employees.

Last year, HLM Architects scooped Architecture Practice of the Year in the Building Awards 2020, which celebrates top performing companies and best practice across the built environment. HLM Architects was also named the coveted AJ100 Employer of the Year, which recognises the best practice for employees, assessing issues such as staff satisfaction, workplace culture, benefits and staff turnover.

HLM Architects Chair Richard O’Neil said: “Our people-centric practice has a special culture fostering our heritage and focusing on our future. So, it is a natural progression in transferring ownership for the benefit of the people who are committed to our success – our staff.  The Trust enables everyone to play an even bigger role in shaping the future of our practice and share in our collective success. Our employee ownership is far more than just a business model. It’s about creating a place where we can continue to channel ideas, be truly innovative and find solutions to ensure that we don’t just do well, but that we also do good – for the benefit of each other, our clients and the communities we work with, as well as our environment.”

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