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British Isles Share Plans Symposium 2022

Date April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm

The Centre’s fifth British Isles Share Plans Symposium will, subject to Covid, take place in the London offices of senior member Baker McKenzie on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 April 2022.

The live in-person event will start at 13:30 concluding at 17:20 when participants will be invited to a drinks reception following the symposium.

The Centre will pre-record at least ten topic presentations and distribute them, plus other background material, to registered participants before the live event, when the presentations will be debated by a speaker panel before being thrown open to further discussion by delegates. You can find all the presentation recordings and other materials here. If you have not received your password, please contact juliet_wigzell@zyen.com

Please review the event brochure for programme details and booking form.


Panel topics for the symposium are:

Panel OneThe New Executive Remuneration Landscape

  • Baker McKenzie’s latest FTSE100 remuneration review: what it shows and feedback – Jeremy Edwards, Baker McKenzie
  • The growing impact of ESG on executive remuneration – Rasmus Berglund, Macfarlanes


Panel TwoEmployee Share/Share Option Plans In SME Companies

  • Using the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) in a volatile tax landscape – Catherine Ramsay, Gannons
  • Navigating valuation issues for unquoted UK companies & Growth shares come of age – Hannah Tipper & Arran Simpson, Deloitte
  • Employee Ownership Trusts: reward and management incentives in EOT owned businesses – Elizabeth Bowdler & Andrew Nealey, PwC


Panel ThreeTop Tips For Successful Share Plan Launches In 2022

  • Client case studies: share plan objectives, communications, data protection and retrieval, plan reach, tax issues for mobile employees and plan participation levels – Stuart Bailey, Computershare
  • Currys PLC case study: the award winning Currys Colleague Shareholder Scheme comes to fruition – Currys launched their Colleague Shareholder Scheme in 2019 and have awarded shares to over 31,000 colleagues globally – the first release of shares took place earlier this year – this case study covers the Scheme’s life cycle exploring its features, communication strategies, administration and success – Kevin Taylor and Jennifer Rudman, Equiniti
  • How easy or difficult is it to use employee benefit trusts internationally? – Shervin Binesh, Sanne


Panel FourThe Impact Of Regulation And Governance On All-Employee Share Plans

  • Should regulators urge companies to encourage employee shareholder voices to be heard? – Elaine Graham & Matthew Longson, Zedra
  • Gig Workers –How can they be brought into shared ownership (inclusive capitalism)? – David Craddock, David Craddock Consultancy Services
  • Why employee share ownership matters: the ESG perspective, with reference to issues raised by the Esop Centre booklet—Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group Limited


The organisers reserve the right to  alter the programme as necessary.


Centre conferences are celebrated for their level of speaker expertise and equally for the quality of their networking opportunities. The 2021 symposium last March, our first to be hosted on-line, was a great success, drawing many compliments from participants.


Admission prices:

Practitioner delegates: Members £395  Non-members £595

Trustee delegates: Members: £330  Non-members £550


Delegates from plan issuer companies attend free of charge.

*All prices are subject to UK standard rate VAT  



To register a delegate email events@esopcentre.com

or phone the team on +44 (0)207 562 0586


All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions. 


April 6
1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Category:


Baker McKenzie
100 New Bridge Street
London, EC4V 6JA United Kingdom


The Esop Centre
+44 (0)20 7562 0586