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Leading UK Experts reaffirm benefits of Employee Equity

Global Shares, ifs ProShare and leading UK Equity Experts joined forces at a Seminar in London to highlight the significant benefits of employee equity incentives for Private Companies.

Impressive line-up of Speakers included Graeme Nuttall OBE, Gabbi Stopp, Robert Postlethwaite and Nigel Mason


Global Shares, together with ifs ProShare, hosted a Private Company Seminar on July 1st, gathering together professionals of the highest caliber from the UK Equity Compensation Sector to discuss the latest trends in Employee Equity Incentives for Private Companies.

With ever improving tax incentives to encourage wider employee ownership and an increase in the number of private companies using employee equity as a means to retain and incentivise staff, there is a growing momentum behind the concept of employee ownership in the UK.

The Global Shares / ifs ProShare Seminar took place in central London and covered a wide range of topics ranging from the use of Employee Equity for Succession Planning, Employee Share Ownership Trusts and the use of Technology to manage Employee Equity Programmes.

Speakers at the Seminar included the top names from the UK Equity Compensation Industry:

  • Graeme Nuttall OBE – UK Government’s independent adviser on employee ownership; Member of HM Treasury Employee Ownership Advisory Group; Successfully drafted Private Members Employee Share Schemes Bill; Author of ‘Sharing Success – The Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership’
  • Gabbi Stopp – Head of ifs ProShare, the not-for-profit organisation which represents the employee share plan community with the goal to further improve the fiscal, legal and regulatory environment for employee share plans
  • Robert Postlethwaite – Founder and Managing Director of Postlethwaite law firm, specialist in employee share schemes
  • Nigel Mason – Director of RM2 Partnership advisory firm, which has established over 1,000 employee share schemes

Speaking about the Seminar, Global Shares Managing Director John Meehan said:

‘‘Since the 2008 financial crash more and more companies are choosing to remain private. What is really encouraging to see is that there are an increasing number of private companies using employee equity as a means to incentivise employees.  The sessions from our expert panel of share plan professionals demonstrate the significant benefits that employee share ownership can bring to these companies and that effective programmes can be introduced in an efficient, cost-efficient and practical way’’

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For more information on this private company seminar or to discuss software solutions for private company employee share plans please reach out to Global Shares via our website or at the contact details below.

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Notes – About Global Shares

Global Shares is an International Software Company, which for almost a decade has been developing highly innovative web-based software solutions for companies to automate their employee equity plans. With 70 staff and overseas offices in London, Ireland, New York and California, the company currently works with over 150 private and public companies in 100+ countries worldwide. The company recently announced major expansion plans, with 80 new high-skilled jobs to be added over the next 2 -3 years. The expansion of Global Shares marks the culmination of a comprehensive phase of software development at the Company, which sets a new benchmark in the equity compensation industry in terms of software customization, functionality and user experience.





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