In 1985, the founding partners sold the firm to employees, establishing JLR as a 100% employee-owned firm. This structure empowers each employee to contribute actively to the entrepreneurial culture and overall success of the company and fosters inclusivity, collaboration, and innovation.

This defining element of JLR means that all employees are invested in the success and operational practices of the company. Employee ownership fosters a work environment that enables any employee to reach out to other employees. Work is executed on a project basis, with the right team developed for each and every project, and including staff from any office. This structure enables employees to work with a number of staff at all levels and across the organization.

Our broad-based employee ownership structure helps explain the very long average tenure of our employees and is also a significant contributor in attracting new talent. The entrepreneurial spirit is a fundamental aspect of JLR’s culture and ongoing success.