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Andy Green & Matt Flann of Pennard Vets on Their Experience of an Employee Ownership Trust


Andy Green & Matt Flann of Pennard Vets on Their Experience of an Employee Ownership Trust

By , May 25, 2021
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Pennard Vets have been treating animals at Pennard House, Sevenoaks, since 1895. They offer a family-friendly service in a caring and professional environment. Providing everything your pet should need and guiding you through the choices available. Over time, established practices in Tonbridge and Maidstone joined them and they also opened new branches in Borough Green, Allington and Langley Park.

On the first of March 2021 the Directors made a bold decision. Pennard Vets became an Employee Owned Trust, making them the largest veterinary practice of this kind in the UK. 

They placed a majority share of the business in a trust for its employees, benefitting them all equally. After a year of uncertainty for the team with COVID-19 and rising to the challenge, they have been rewarded with the Employee Owned Trust.  It is a commitment to the team, and to their clients ensuring they protect their independence and do not compromise on their values.


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Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

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Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Mentor and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses. He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer – showing the way through complexity to simplicity.

He has built 2 international multi-million turnover businesses; one now operating in 16 countries. His quick and analytical approach cuts through to the core issues quickly and identifying the context. He challenges the status quo and gets consistent, repeatable and reliable business results.

Originating in Australia, Darryl’s first career was as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Building businesses bought him to the UK in 2003 where he quickly developed a reputation for combining systems thinking with great creativity to get results in challenging situations.

A keen competitive cyclist, he also has a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.