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Who we are and what we do

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.

Becoming a Member

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

ProShare Summer Social on 14 June 2018 

Our 2018 Summer Social brought together a range of organisations, from FTSE 100 and 250 companies to small and medium-sized enterprises that offer share ownership to their employees.

The event saw industry leaders, including ProShare Gold Members Barclays Global Stock & Reward Services, BT Group, Computershare, Equiniti, KPMG, Link Asset Services, Solium and YBS Share Plans come together at Grace Hall in London.

We were delighted to have Link Asset Services as our supporting sponsors of this event.

The share plans industry has always been a social one, and we know that many great business ideas are conceived and new connections cemented over an informal conversation and sometimes a glass or two!

ProShare Annual Conference 2018 - 'Ownership Matters'

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, exhibiting or speaking at our conference on 3rd October 2018 click here  

ProShare Annual Awards

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 on 5th December - table bookings are open now.

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!

Click here for more information about the 2018 Awards

 

Forthcoming ProShare Events

Monday 12 November 2018:
ProShare Workshop: Introduction to Employee Share Ownership - Technical
Speaker: David Ogden - DBO
Gabbi Stopp - ProShare

Tuesday 18 December 2018:
Webinar: Think global, go local!
Speaker: Chris Fallon - Tapestry
Jordan Levy - Tapestry
Emma Parke - Tapestry

 

‘ProShare support for members post-EU Referendum result’

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

Looking for a service provider or adviser?

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.

Job opportunities

Members are able to advertise job opportunities on our web site free of charge.

Our Gold Members

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.

BT
Equiniti
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Barclays
Computershare

KPMG
Link Asset Services
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  • Computershare is a global leader in share registration, employee share plans, proxy solicitation and other specialised services.

  • BT Gold Member

    BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries.

  • Equiniti

    Equiniti is the market leader in the provision of employee share plans (ESP) and share registration.

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    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.

    www.equatex.com

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    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.

  • Equatex
  • KPMG
  • Link Asset Services