Consilium Chartered Accountants, a member of The Corporate Finance Network, Consilium has advised the owners of an Industrial Services company, EDT Group on their sale to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)

EDC Group, which comprises three businesses – EDC Scotland, EDC Air Compressors and EDC North East – operates in Scotland and the North East of England. EDC provides, installs and maintains ABB variable speed drivers and motors, alongside instrumentation calibration services.

Consilium undertook a full corporate finance and tax advisory service for our client right through to deal execution on the disposal of the entire share capital of the group to a newly established Employee Ownership Trust.

The transfer of 100% of the share capital of the Group to an Employee Ownership Trust gives every employee an interest in the business and provides a fantastic platform for the continued growth of the Group.

Discussing the decision to engage Consilium Chartered Accountants, EDC Finance Director Simon Hood said: “We decided to work with Craig Coyle and John Blair from Consilium on our Employee Ownership Trust journey based on recommendation.”

“Their knowledge and experience were apparent. They provided sound advice and support throughout the whole process. We would strongly recommend them to any company doing an EOT.”

Nick Brown, Managing Director of EDC said: “We are very happy with Consilium’s service and support. I have no hesitation in recommending them to business owners considering transferring to an Employee Ownership Trust.”

About Consilium:  

  • Since its inception in 2013, Consilium has grown to a team of 50 led by partners John Blair, James Goodman, David Holt, Derek Shaw, Linzi Wilson and Craig Coyle
  • The company’s mission is to help people achieve their goals – including both clients and team members
  • Consilium retains a 100% success rate in securing grant funding for clients applying to Scottish Enterprise
  • Consilium provides comprehensive Audit, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Tax, Cloud Accounting and Payroll services to owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs
  • The firm is based in Glasgow but provides services to clients across Scotland, the UK and internationally via their membership of Kreston Global.
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