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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 is 25 This Year!

supporting sponsors barclays summer social

Two hundred and forty ProShare members and supporters attended our 25th birthday celebration on 8 June at The Banking Hall on Cornhill, in the heart of the City of London.

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 - be they friends, former colleagues or indeed, competitors. 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.

ProShare only exists because our members believe in what we do and think we should continue to do it. Thank you all for your continued support for Proshare - and here’s to the next twenty-five years!

ProShare Annual Conference 'The Future Of Share Plans' - 
3 October 2017

This year, ProShare’s 25th anniversary, we will be organising our conference content around a central theme of ‘The Future of Share Plans’.

The shape of share plans today will need to adapt in order to be relevant in a rapidly changing workplace and workforce in the future. Practitioners, advisors, issuers and administrators need to keep up-to-date with emerging technologies and theories in order to meet the demands of their stakeholders.
The factors that have made our industry successful over the past 25 years will not necessarily be the same as those that will help us thrive over the next 25!  

Our 2016 Conference saw record turn-out and the 320+ share plan professionals in attendance were treated to a wide range of break-out sessions, a topical panel discussions, on-site chair massages and much more besides. The highlight for many attendees was the group drumming session, expertly facilitated by Drum Café, which proved to be a popular post-lunch energizer!

Our 2017 Conference promises to be even bigger and better with a new fantastic venue - County Hall,  Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB.

There is no better value share plans industry event in the UK - whether your aim is to refresh your knowledge, meet up with friends and contacts, or get an update on the key issues affecting share plans.

Click here to find out how you can get involved.

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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 2017 Awards will be held at the Hilton Bankside, London and will be on the 6th December - bookings will open soon.

On behalf of ProShare and our partners, YBS Share Plans, we would like to thank everyone who made the ProShare Annual Awards dinner a resounding success and offer our congratulations to all our winners, commended entries and finalists for reminding us once again of the importance of innovation and excellence within the share plan industry.

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.

Click here for more information about the 2017 Awards


Forthcoming ProShare Events

Tuesday 3 October 2017:
ProShare ESP Conference 2017
Speaker: Industry Experts

Monday 30 October 2017:
ProShare Workshop: Data Protection for Share Plans
Speaker: Stephen Ratcliffe - Baker McKenzie

Tuesday 7 November 2017:
ProShare Workshop: Introduction to Employee Share Ownership - Technical
Speaker: David Ogden - DBO
Experts from PwC

Tuesday 20 February 2018:
ProShare Workshop: Celebrating Excellence
Speaker: Winners of ProShare Awards 2017


‘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.

Capita Asset Services

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

  • Capita Asset Services
    Capita is the UK's largest provider of share registration services, acting as registrar to more than 50% of the listed companies in the UK.

    Catipa Asset 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.

  • equatex logo

    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

    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