The Employee Share Ownership (Esop) Centre is a non-profit membership organisation promoting broad-based employee share ownership in the UK and abroad.

Founded in 1987, the Esop Centre works with governments, businesses, and employee organisations to build widespread support for employee share ownership to spread the wages of capital.

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  1. British Isles Share Plan Symposium 2023

    March 30 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Our members support the Esop Centre's aim of spreading the wages of capital to all employees, benefiting from industry-leading conferences, networking, and news and updates.

We offer two types of membership: plan issuer membership for companies operating employee share schemes; and practitioner membership for businesses providing expert advice or services on share plans.

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The newspad of the Esop Centre is a monthly publication providing in-depth coverage of the main international news in the employee share ownership field.

Edited by former London and city editor of the Manchester Evening News Fred Hackworth, newspad is widely read by those interested in spreading the wages of capital.

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