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Fourth British Isles share schemes symposium

Date March 23, 2021 - March 25, 2021

The Esop Centre’s fourth British Isles share schemes symposium was run as an online event over three days: March 23, 24 and 25 2021.  Thank you to everyone who attended. A full report is available in the April 2021 issue of newspad.


The online event comprises three, hour-long, live ‘webclaves’ with the speaker panel discussing the topic of the day, with delegates able to interact live. Supporting material for each webclave, featuring the speakers’ pre-recorded presentations, will be released a week before the relevant live panel session.

The programme will be based on that of the 2020 Symposium with each webclave focussing on one section of the original programme:

Day 1 – Webclave: All-Employee Share Plans And Share Plan Regulation

Speakers: Baker McKenzie, Pett Franklin, Computershare & EQ

Day 2 – Webclave: Executive Equity Incentives

Speakers:  Deloitte, Linklaters & Willis Towers Watson

Day 3 – Webclave: Employee Share Ownership Opportunities For Smaller Companies

Speakers:  Bird & Bird, David Craddock, Doyle Clayton & Rm2 Partnership


The programme includes: Employee share plans-Understanding the participation decision; How do you ensure that all employee plans (Sharesave and SIP) continue to be relevant and provide benefits for today’s workforce?; CSOP, the forgotten discretionary share scheme; unlocking its potential and avoiding its hidden pitfalls; Cashfow crisis – paying employees in shares rather than cash; Hard and soft law changes affecting directors’ remuneration; The changing landscape of investor and corporate governance expectations; Top pay, incentives and the pressing ESG agenda; Why the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) is booming; The EOT Structure in March 2021 – where we are now; Valuing SMEs, so that shares can be issued; Growth Shares: curing share scheme malaise with synthetic exits.


The programme can be viewed in the event brochure.



Share plan provider/adviser: members £250, non-members £425

Trustees: members £225, non-members £395

Delegates from plan issuer companies may attend free of charge

To reserve your place at the symposium please contact the team at esop@esopcentre.com or call  +44 (0)207 562 0586

*All prices are subject to UK standard rate VAT for UK based participants


All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


The Centre thanks event sponsor:

Ocorian: Expert tailored service: how and where it’s needed.

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For more information, contact:

Patrick Jones, Group Director  Tel: +44 1534 844 807  patrick.jones@ocorian.com    

Claire Drummond, Executive Director  Tel: +44 1534 507 171 claire.drummond@ocorian .com




March 23, 2021
March 25, 2021
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The Esop Centre
+44 (0)20 7562 0586