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Who We Are and What We Do

ProShare has been the voice of employee share ownership since 1992 when we were established by HM Government, a group of FTSE 100 companies and the London Stock Exchange to promote wider share ownership. Today, we focus solely on helping to promote employee share ownership in the UK and are the voice of employee share plan practitioners and professionals.

Becoming a Member

We are committed to making ProShare membership valuable to our members by being the voice of employee share plan practitioners and professionals. Our members benefit from and contribute to the development of the employee share plan legal and regulatory framework and enjoy access to valuable training events, workshops and annual conference, as well as monthly newsletters, specialist forums, venue hire and a jobs board and advertising to a large and relevant audience.

We offer different levels of membership depending on the size and type of organisation.

Click here to find out more about becoming a member

ProShare Annual Conference -
29 September 2016

Our 2016 Conference saw record turn-out and the 300+ share plan professionals in attendance were treated to a wide range of break-out sessions, a topical opening Brexit panel discussion, on-site chair massages and much more besides. The highlight for many attendees was the group drumming session, expertly facilitated by Drum Café, which proved to be a popular post-lunch energiser! Our keynote speakers, Gemma Godfrey, CEO of and Prof. Paul Dolan of the London School of Economics shone a spotlight on financial education for all and the science behind happiness in the workplace, respectively. Thanks again to our Major Sponsor YBS Share Plans and to all our supporting and exhibiting sponsors. Special thanks to our wifi sponsors Linklaters, and to Barclays and Solium for sponsoring the conference-closing drinks reception.

ProShare Annual Awards 2016 - Sold Out!

This prestigious evening recognises and rewards innovation and excellence within the share plan industry, and is also a great opportunity to network with contacts, clients and colleagues. The event will be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, on 7th December 2016.

The awards highlight best practice and innovation in the design, communication and delivery of employee share plans across a variety of companies, large and small, new and established, listed and unlisted. 

If you are lucky enough to have a ticket we look forward to seeing you on 7 December for the best night on the share plans calendar!

Forthcoming ProShare Events

Thursday 10 November 2016:
ProShare Workshop: Understanding International Mobility
Speaker: Jeremy Edwards - Baker & McKenzie

Monday 14 November 2016:
Webinar: ProShare Webinar - An Introduction to Employee Ownership Trusts
Speaker: Garry Karch , RM2 Corporate Finance

Tuesday 24 January 2017:
ProShare Workshop: Developments In Executive Share Plans
Speaker: Suzannah Crookes Pinsent Masons LLP

‘ProShare support for members post-EU Referendum result’

The events of the last few weeks will have far-reaching ramifications for the UK and I am not about to plunge into a shopping-list of concerns – there are plenty of commentators around to do that.  

What I will say though is that on our own remit, share plans and employee share ownership, ProShare is committed to keeping our members well-briefed on resultant impacts to share plans – as these become clearer - and continuing to engage in a constructive and positive debate with policymakers and regulators on what can be done to ensure that share plans continue to be a valued force for good in our companies, economy and society.  

Visit our 'Brexit & Employee Share Plans' page for regular updates from our Brexit Focus Group & discussion on how Brexit might affect share plans.

We have established a focus group specifically to look at the impact of Brexit on share plans and we will channel regular updates from this group to you all as things become clearer. My thanks to those members who have agreed to join this group and I wish to extend the invitation to other ProShare members, plan issues, administrators and advisors alike – do get in contact with me should you wish to get involved with this. 

After much thought, our Conference theme remains ‘British success on the global stage’, as it strikes us that this should be an even more crucial focus for us all in coming weeks and months. The terms of achieving that success will undoubtedly change but we remain determined to play a positive role in helping our industry to weather the current uncertainty and emerge fully equipped to make the best of the new environment that we all find ourselves in.

We’ve had a fantastic response to our Call for Speakers and I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to submit such high-quality responses.

Gabbi Stopp, ProShare

Looking for a service provider or adviser?

Our members provide a wide range of services to companies who operate or are thinking of operating employee share plans. Representatives can often be found at our events who will be happy to talk to you.

Job opportunities

Members are able to advertise job opportunities on our web site free of charge.

Our Gold Members

There are a limited number of Gold Membership opportunities available with ProShare. To find out why upgrading to Gold may benefit your company, click here and read more.

Capita Asset Services

  • Computershare is a global leader in share registration, employee share plans, proxy solicitation and other specialised services.

  • Capita Asset Services
    Capita is the UK's largest provider of share registration services, acting as registrar to more than 50% of the listed companies in the UK.

    Catipa Asset Services
  • BT Gold Member

    BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries.

  • Equiniti

    Equiniti is the market leader in the provision of employee share plans (ESP) and share registration.

  • YBS Share Plans

    YBS Share Plans is part of Yorkshire Building Society, providing share plan services since 1980, building trusted relationships with the business community.

  • Barclays have been providing administration services for employee stock plans for over 25 years.