We are delighted to welcome share plans industry stalwart Darren Smith to the Global Shares team as our Business Development Director for the UK. Darren has worked with YBS Share Plans for more than 20 years across all areas of the operation – share plan consultant, client relationship management, and most recently as National Sales Manager. He is a well-known and regular industry host, speaking on topics including share plans and financial wellbeing, bringing a fun and engaging style to events.
Martin Osborne-Shaw, Global Shares Head of UK & EU Sales, commented “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Darren to our Global Shares family. His drive and enthusiasm for share plans are infectious and he will feel right at home at Global Shares. Darren’s nationwide reach and track record in this business will be a huge asset in really establishing Global Shares as of the go-to share plan provider in the UK at a time of great change in the marketplace. I am very much looking forward to working with him”.
Darren commented “I’m so excited to be joining Global Shares – a dynamic share plan provider with amazing people and technology, and a truly global reach. I really believe I can add value with my UK all-employee share plan experience, my industry network and ultimately my passion for this business, to further enhance Global Shares’ offering and become the market leader in the UK.”
On the back of our expansion in the UK, we’re also excited to announce that we’ll be opening a new office in Leeds later this year, where we will have an additional 30+ people joining the Global Shares team. This is in addition to our existing offices in central London.
Darren officially joined Global Shares on July 26th. If you would like to reach out to him you can contact him via mobile at +44 773 655 1270 or via LinkedIn.