Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - acQuire

acQuire Technology Solutions received two awards at  the Employee Ownership Australia & NZ (EOA) conference held in Sydney on 22 May 2014.  EOA is an organisation designed to help companies implement employee ownership or employee share programmes. These awards recognise the pioneering spirit of acQuire for their employee ownership business philosophy.  

PERTH, Australia (27 May 2014) – As a result of a long-term commitment to employee ownership, acQuire Technology Solutions received two awards at the Employee Ownership Australia and NZ (EOA) conference held in Sydney last week. Instrumental to the long-term success of the international mining technology business, acQuire is a 100% employee owned company operating in six countries.

acQuire specialises in Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) solutions, software designed to help geoscientists manage critical data in the natural resources industry. While it’s normal for employers in technology industries to experience higher than average staffing fluctuations, acQuire enjoys an incredibly stable workforce due, in a large part, to employee ownership.

The keynote speaker for the conference was the Honourable Tony Smith, MP who views employee ownership at the SME level as important for the future of the economy. acQuire representative, Tadhg MacCarthy, presented a case study entitled, ‘How to use employee ownership to engage your staff’.

There was genuine interest in acQuire as a success story of true employee ownership in the SME space,” says MacCarthy.

Our story struck a chord with the attendees who were interested in how we’ve used the ADAPT by Design framework to guide our philosophy.” 

These two awards are a fabulous recognition for the pioneering spirit of acQuire in the employee ownership space,” concluded MacCarthy.

According to EOA, employee ownership occurs when employees own part of the business they work for. It can occur in a stock market-listed company through an employee share plan or, in acQuire’s case, when employees wholly own and manage the company.

The two prizes awarded to acQuire were:

  1. Best Performance in Fostering Long Term Share Ownership ?(Less than 1,000 employees)
  2. Best SME/Succession Plan

The EOA is a volunteer organisation dedicated to helping companies plan and implement employee ownership strategies and employee stock option programs.

About acQuire:

acQuire Technology Solutions is an employee-owned company originating in Perth, Western Australia. Founded in 1996, acQuire develops Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) software solutions for the natural resources industries with a focus on exploration, resource development and mining assets.  Due to an ongoing commitment to excellence, acQuire reinvests 20-25% of their annual revenue into research and development. The company currently employs 121 staff working in seven offices around the globe, with support centres operating in each major time zone. More than 450 sites benefit from acQuire GIM solutions.

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David Stephen

Managing Director

acQuire Technology Solutions Pty Ltd

Phone: +61 (08) 9316 6600

Email: [email protected]

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acQuire Technology Solutions is an employee-owned company originating in Perth, Western Australia. Founded in 1996, acQuire develops Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) software solutions for the natural resources industries with a focus on exploration, resource development and mining assets.  Due to an ongoing commitment to excellence, acQuire reinvests 20-25% of their annual revenue into research and development. The company currently employs 121 staff working in seven offices around the globe, with support centres operating in each major time zone. More than 450 sites benefit from acQuire GIM solutions.


David Stephen
P: +61 (08) 9316 6600
W: www.acquire.com.au

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