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ProShare has been the voice of employee share ownership since 1992 when we were established by HM Government, a group of FTSE 100 companies and the London Stock Exchange to promote wider share ownership. Today, we focus solely on helping to promote employee share ownership in the UK and are the voice of employee share plan practitioners and professionals.
We are committed to making ProShare membership valuable to our members by being the voice of employee share plan practitioners and professionals. Our members benefit from and contribute to the development of the employee share plan legal and regulatory framework and enjoy access to valuable training events, workshops and annual conference, as well as monthly newsletters, specialist forums, venue hire and a jobs board and advertising to a large and relevant audience.We offer different levels of membership depending on the size and type of organisation.
Click here to find out more about becoming a member
In 2017 two hundred and forty ProShare members and supporters attended our 25th birthday celebration on 8 June at The Banking Hall on Cornhill.
Barclays Global Stock and Reward Services generously sponsored the night’s festivities as supporting sponsors, and KPMG, kindly sponsored our prize draw.
Whenever the share plans industry gets together, people are genuinely happy to catch up with each other. One of our greatest strengths is our inter-connectedness, and this is put to best use when helping each other with the issues du jour or brokering introductions to newcomers to our industry.
Our 2018 Summer Social will be at Grace Hall on the 14 June, we look forward to seeing you there!
Our 2017 conference theme was ‘The Future of Share Plans’ and almost one hundred speakers and presenters took the audience through a variety of topics including blockchain, Augmented Reality, robotic process automation, the gender pay gap, 2017’s AGM season trends, MiFID II, GDPR, MAR, communications, executive pay governance and financial wellbeing.
This year our conference theme is 'Ownership Matters'. The UK’s flagship all-employee share schemes, SAYE & SIP, were originally crafted as means of democratising share ownership in the UK. Yet, 38 and 18 years on from their respective inceptions, far more of the UK’s listed equity capital is beneficially owned by the rest of the world than by employees or members of the UK general public or organisations representing their interests as current/future pensioners. At a time when capitalism is under fire, how should we channel capital into broader ownership? What do we as an industry need to do to renew, revitalise and remind others of employee share ownership as an inspiring force for good in companies, the economy and society as a whole?
To find out more about attending or speaking at our conference on the 3rd October 2018 click here
This prestigious evening recognises and rewards innovation and excellence within the share plan industry, and is also a great opportunity to network with contacts, clients and colleagues. Our 2018 Awards will be held at the Hilton Bankside, London and will be on the 5th December - bookings will open soon.
Our 2017 awards were a resounding success - all of the individuals, teams and organisations involved in running and administering the plans behind the winning and highly commended entries should be very proud of their involvement and contribution.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to our 2018 Awards on the 5th December!
Click here for more information about the 2017 Awards
Thursday 10 May 2018: ProShare Workshop: Introduction to Employee Share Ownership - TechnicalSpeaker: David Ogden - DBO Experts from PwC
Thursday 17 May 2018: ProShare Workshop: Global Share Plan Update and Corporate ActionsSpeaker: Stuart Shackley - Micro FocusPhilip Horner - Micro Focus
Thursday 24 May 2018: ProShare Workshop: SIP & SAYE Survey Results EventSpeaker: Gabbi Stopp - Head of ProShare Panel - TBC
Wednesday 6 June 2018: ProShare Workshop: Develop YourselfSpeaker: Janet Cooper OBEShirley Cooper Gabbi Stopp
The events of the last few weeks will have far-reaching ramifications for the UK and I am not about to plunge into a shopping-list of concerns – there are plenty of commentators around to do that.
What I will say though is that on our own remit, share plans and employee share ownership, ProShare is committed to keeping our members well-briefed on resultant impacts to share plans – as these become clearer - and continuing to engage in a constructive and positive debate with policymakers and regulators on what can be done to ensure that share plans continue to be a valued force for good in our companies, economy and society.
Visit our 'Brexit & Employee Share Plans' page for regular updates from our Brexit Focus Group & discussion on how Brexit might affect share plans.
We have established a focus group specifically to look at the impact of Brexit on share plans and we will channel regular updates from this group to you all as things become clearer. My thanks to those members who have agreed to join this group and I wish to extend the invitation to other ProShare members, plan issues, administrators and advisors alike – do get in contact with me should you wish to get involved with this.
After much thought, our Conference theme remains ‘British success on the global stage’, as it strikes us that this should be an even more crucial focus for us all in coming weeks and months. The terms of achieving that success will undoubtedly change but we remain determined to play a positive role in helping our industry to weather the current uncertainty and emerge fully equipped to make the best of the new environment that we all find ourselves in.
We’ve had a fantastic response to our Call for Speakers and I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to submit such high-quality responses.
Gabbi Stopp, ProShare
Our members provide a wide range of services to companies who operate or are thinking of operating employee share plans. Representatives can often be found at our events who will be happy to talk to you.
Members are able to advertise job opportunities on our web site free of charge.
There are a limited number of Gold Membership opportunities available with ProShare. To find out why upgrading to Gold may benefit your company, click here and read more.
Computershare is a global leader in share registration, employee share plans, proxy solicitation and other specialised services.
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries.
Equiniti is the market leader in the provision of employee share plans (ESP) and share registration.
Equatex is a proven leader in delivering global compensation plan management solutions. Our trusted experts are passionate and committed to making our clients’ compensations plans successful by offering the most innovative end-to-end platform and best-in-class solutions in the industry.
Equatex works with 200 companies worldwide and connects with over 1.5 million of their employees. We serve clients across all major industries, from industrial, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals to energy and IT.
For nearly two decades Equatex has delivered excellence in executive and all-employee compensation plan administration, from implementation to distribution, reporting and expiry of the plans. And thanks to our global experts and offices in major financial hubs, we can navigate the complexities of local tax and the regulatory implications of international plans.
By using world-class cloud technology, our products and services are tailored to our clients’ compensation goals and the plan participants’ needs. With the launch of a next-generation user experience in our trusted platform EquatePlus in 2016, we are redefining the way plan participants interact with their compensation and share participation schemes. The platform, together with our mobile application and market leading reporting capabilities, enables global companies to deliver effective and engaging compensation schemes across borders, languages and currencies.
YBS Share Plans is part of Yorkshire Building Society, providing share plan services since 1980, building trusted relationships with the business community.
Barclays have been providing administration services for employee stock plans for over 25 years.