The Eternal Business Consultancy

Many business owners are kept awake at night by one question:

“How can my entrepreneur story end in a way which allows me to take my value, preserves the good I’ve built up, and looks after the employees?”

Traditional succession planning often doesn’t provide all the answers. However, a solution is available.

Employee ownership is the new and better way of preserving your legacy. It enables:

  • Passing on control without employees having to raise capital
  • The owner receiving a fair market value for the business

BUT: An employee-controlled business is not like other businesses. The transition of control needs time and careful planning to build a business that might just last for ever.

An Eternal Business!

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The Eternal Business book will be launched later this year. It lays out that system for businesses no matter where in the world they are based. It shows how to get a business – and its employees – ready for this transition. And a model and pathway to follow so that it continues, maybe forever! It is now available.

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How we help...


For employers and employees who want to move to an employee ownership model.

One-to-one consultancy:

For businesses owners who need closer support and assistance on their journey.


for companies, trade bodies and associations who want to learn more about employee owership.

Who we help...

Business owners:

Who are thinking about succession planning and want to understand all their options.


Who want to understand how their future can be different under an employee owned model.

Professional advisers:

Who want to help their clients understand employee ownership and the benefits it can bring.

About our founder

The Eternal Business Consultancy is the creation of Chris Budd, who himself recently sold his business, Ovation Finance, to an Employee Ownership Trust.

Chris passionately believes employee ownership will revolutionise succession planning, empowering employees and creating truly sustainable businesses. His book: ‘The Eternal Business: How to build and exit a business for employee ownership’ will be launched in September and is available to order now.

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