What responsibility does a CEO have and what will they do?

In April 2024, Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team underwent a significant transformation, transitioning into an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT). This monumental shift embodies our collective vision and marks a pivotal milestone in our shared journey at Tops & Aspire.

Amidst such transformative change, it’s natural for questions to arise. To address these enquiries and provide clarity, we’ve crafted a series of short blogs aimed at answering some of the most frequently asked questions by our employees. One of the key queries we’ve addressed is ‘What responsibility does a CEO have and what will they do?’.

As the CEO of Tops & Aspire, Sam King plays a vital role in steering the company towards its overall objectives. Sam’s responsibilities encompass overseeing the overall direction of the organisation, developing and implementing strategic initiatives and policies, and ensuring alignment with the goals set by the board of directors. In addition to monitoring the company’s performance indicators and financial activities, Sam collaborates closely with the Board of Directors, reporting to both the company Chair and the EOT.


This pivotal transition marks an exciting new chapter in our journey, one that underscores our commitment to fostering a culture of transparency, collaboration, and shared ownership. We invite you to explore our blog series for further insights into this transformative journey and encourage you to reach out with any additional questions or concerns. Together, let’s continue shaping the future of Tops & Aspire as a thriving community of employee-owners.

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