We have elected our first Employee Council

In February 2020, Ben and Lucy Handford announced that after trading for 25 years, Flying Spares was to become an Employee Owned company. In selling 100% of their shares to a newly formed Employee Owned Trust, Ben and Lucy’s key objective was to ensure the continued success of Flying Spares and to provide job security for their fifty employees.

One of the principal changes outlined by Ben and Lucy was the introduction of an Employee Council who will represent all colleagues and report regularly to the Board of Directors.

All those interested in becoming an Employee Representative were invited to submit a mini manifesto. These were distributed to each employee along with a voting slip.


With a ballot box positioned in our Reception area, voting took place from Monday 24th to Friday 28th May.

Ben and Lucy confirmed all the votes had been counted and were delighted to announce the five successful nominees who will form Flying Spares’ very first Employee Council are:

Keith Bullock (Employee Council Chairman)

Mark Carlisle

Bradley Stevenson

Phil Evans

Frances Short

Left to Right: Bradley Stevenson, Phil Evans, Frances Short, Mark Carlisle, Keith Bullock