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    Local Heroes: How Loch Fyne Oysters Embraced Employee Ownership and Business Success

    By: David Erdal

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    'As business books go it is in a class of its own. A rip-roaring yarn, always lucidly explained' Oldie

    In 2003, with Loch Fyne Oysters vulnerable to corporate takeover, its 112 employees bid for the company and won. Six years on, with business growing robustly, the company offers an inspiring example of how sustainability can go hand in hand with commercial success.

    Recounting Loch Fyne Oysters' colourful birth and journey to employee-ownership, and drawing from his own wealth of experience facilitating employee-buyouts, David Erdal illustrates the benefits – economic, social and environmental – of the model for small and large businesses alike.

    'An engaging, stylish little book...a handbook and manifesto for the gospel of employee-ownership' Financial Times

    'An extraordinary story of personal commitment and vision which led to commercial success and community achievement' Sir Menzies Campbell

    'Represents the polar opposite of the fast-buck, quick get-out model of private equity buccaneers . . . How sweet must be the upside: working in a community and working for the community' Herald

    'A romantic Highland adventure' Daily Telegraph

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