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PRO SHARE HOUSE OF COMMONS EVENT

ProShare launched their Annual SAYE & SIP Report at a special Parliamentary reception, kindly hosted by Stephen Kerr MP on what turned out to be a beautiful summer’s day on the terrace at the House of Commons...
29/06/2019
ProShare owes Stephen a debt of gratitude not just for his support for our event but for his continued championing of employee share ownership. Co-sponsors, Buck, Computershare, Equiniti, Link Asset Services and YBS Share Plans, who collectively made the event possible were in attendance as well. Specially invited guests from a cross-section of the UK’s most successful companies who offer their employees a share in the success that they help to create attended as well.

Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to HM Treasury, also gave a speech voicing his department’s support and his own personal support for employee share ownership and ProShare’s work in this field.

Parliamentarians from both sides of the House were in attendance at the reception, in recognition of and support for employee share ownership’s continuing broad cross-party appeal.

In her speech, Gabbi Stopp, Executive Director of ProShare noted that employee share ownership is one of the UK’s most admired but domestically least well-known exports – a ‘Cinderella’ export, if you will. UK businesses still have a far broader choice of employee share plan than their European or American counterparts. This is the first of two visits to the House of Commons for me as I will be up here going on Thursday for the University of Kent's School of Politics.