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World Centre Awards 2017

Date October 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The recipients of the World Centre Awards 2016 together with Mihir Bose

The World Centre’s sixteenth annual black-tie awards dinner will be held at the Reform Club in London on Tuesday October 31.

The World Centre for Employee Ownership Awards recognise excellence in the field of broad-based employee share ownership across the globe. The reception and dinner is an ideal occasion to celebrate the year’s achievements with your clients, colleagues and peers.  This year the evening will be hosted by Sir Graham Melmoth (former chairman of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and outstanding chief executive of the Co-op) and our guest of honour will be Phillip Blond, director of the ResPublica think-tank.

Guests will enjoy a champagne reception from 6:30pm, sitting down to a four-course meal at 7:30, in the Library of the Reform Club in London’s Pall Mall. The awards will be presented during the dinner.

Both individual and group tickets are available.

Table of ten: £1,800 + VAT *
Member: £195 + VAT
Non-member: £270 + VAT
* Tables of ten can only be purchased by Centre members.

To reserve your place at the dinner please complete the booking form,  email events [at] esopcentre [dot] com or call 020 7239 4971.

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


The awards recognise the achievements of companies which offer broad-based employee share plans and hold up best practice models for other companies to follow.


Competing for the following awards are Ahold Delhaize, Amadeus IT Group, Google, Nokia, Phillips66, River and Mercantile Group, Sage Group, Telefonica, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Valero Energy:


Best all-employee international share plan *
An all-employee share plan can be a particularly effective way for a multinational company to bring together a diverse global workforce to help achieve key corporate goals. Applications to this award category will be judged on how successfully the share plan meets the company’s objectives in light of the complexities of cross-border arrangements. 
* Participants in at least three countries.

Best all-employee share plan
All-employee share plans help spread the wages of capital and boost company productivity. This award category highlights how share schemes can be used to benefit employee and business alike.

† Participants in no more than two countries.

Best share plan communications
Communication is key to the success or failure of an all-employee share scheme. This award category highlights the need for communications programmes that are sensitive to the circumstances of an individual company and the make up of its workforce.

Best use of video communication
Video communication can be an extremely effective way of promoting participation in an all-employee share scheme. This award category recognises the benefits of audiovisual communication in engaging with national and multinational audiences.

Most creative solution
All-employee share plans often raise particularly challenging situations. This award category is designed to recognise particularly creative solutions to difficult problems encountered in the design and administration of share schemes.



October 31, 2017
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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