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The World Centre for Employee Ownership awards recognise excellence in the field of broad-based employee share ownership across the globe. The awards are presented each year at our annual black-tie dinner in London.

Previous winners

2016

Best all-employee share plan in a company with more than 1,500 employees
Winner: Computershare
Highly commended: Just Eat

Best all-employee share plan in a company with fewer than 1,500 employees
Winner: Chess Ltd

Best international all-employee share plan
Winner: Nokia
Very highly commended: Rio Tinto

Best all-employee share plan communications
Winner: Aviva

Best financial education of employees
Winner: Henderson

2015

Best international all-employee share plan in a company with more than 1,500 employees in at least three countries
Winner: Amadeus IT Holding

Best all-employee share plan in a company with fewer than 1,500 employees
Commended: Henderson Global Investors
Winner: Abzena

Best all-employee share plan communications
Winner: Royal Dutch Shell

Best in financial education for employees
Henderson Global Investors

Best integration of an all-employee share plan into a wider programme of employee engagement
No award in 2015

Best use of video in share plan communications
Winner: Telefonica

Best employee equity intervention by a major company chairman or ceo
Sacha Romanovitch, ceo of Grant Thornton

2014

Best international all-employee share plan in a company with more than 1,500 employees in at least three countries
Winner: Shell

Best all-employee share plan in a company with fewer than 1,500 employees
Winner: Conviviality

Best all-employee share plan communications
Commended: BSkyB
Winner: Rio Tinto

Special Award
BT, for its £1.1bn ShareSave payout

2013

Best employee share ownership plan (more than 1,500 employees)
Winner: Edwards Group

Best employee share ownership plan (fewer than 1,500 employees)
Winner: Igas Energy

Best all-employee share plan communications
Commended: W M Morrison Supermarkets
Winner: Pearson

Esop Institute student of the year
Stuart Clarke of RBC cees

2012

Best employee share ownership plan for a company with over 1,500 employees
Commended: Diageo
Winner: Royal Dutch Shell

Best employee share ownership plan for companies with fewer than 1,500 employees
Commended: The London Stock Exchange
Highly Commended: Imagination Technologies Group
Winner: Henerson Global Investors

Best communications supporting an all-employee share plan
Commended: Whitbread Group
Highly Commended: Flybe Group
Winner: J Sainsbury

2011

Best employee share plan in a company with more than 1,500 employees
Commended: Pearson
Joint Winners: Barclays and Ericsson

Best employee share plan in a company with fewer than 1,500 employees
Highly Commended: Telecity
Winner: Innospec

2010

Best employee share ownership scheme (More than 1,500 employees)
Highly Commended: BT
Winner: Shell International

Esop Institute student of the year
Anne-Louise Flowers, formerly of Sanne Group

2009

Best international employee share plan
Highly Commended: Diageo and RSA Insurance Group
Winner: Serco Group

Best small company international employee share plan
Winner: Telecity Group

Esop Institute student of the year
Winner: Charlie Germain from Ogier

2008

Best international employee share ownership plan for smaller companies
Winner: Telecity

Best international employee share ownership plan for larger companies
Winner: RSA

Esop Institute student of the year
Kristopher Poulton of Deloitte