There are 3 shareholders in the company of which all 3 are directors. We each own 1/3rd of the company equally.
I have a full time job in another company, therefore I don't take a wage (trying to grow the company by keeping money in the business)
The other 2 directors work as sole employees
Director/shareholder 1, (operations) works 5 days/week for £2500/month
Director/shareholder 2, (accounts) works 3 days/week for £1500/month
Director/shareholder 3, (myself, technical) no wage
We also have 1 person working for us as sales, but on commission only (not employed)
Just taken on 1 new member of staff this week full time.
Occasionally we employ some temp staff for packing.
Out of the 5 people now working in the company including myself, it now appears 4 of the 5 all worked for the same company in the past all within the last 18 months. I now feel the non-contributing outsider being excluded more & more such as emails and meetings.
I was offered to be bought out of my share for £20k (pre-tax), I think this is below the true value of my 1/3rd share.
I feel if I don't take it, over time I will be pushed further out and become more excluded and if I push the value there is a possibility they could just setup another company, move the assets and let the current company fade away to zero value.