The World Centre for Employee Ownership Awards recognise excellence in the field of broad-based employee share ownership across the globe. This year’s winners will be announced during a black-tie gala dinner at the Reform Club in London on Tuesday October 31.
The awards recognise the achievements of companies which offer broad-based employee share plans and hold up best practice models for other companies to follow.
Best all-employee international share plan *
An all-employee share plan can be a particularly effective way for a multinational company to bring together a diverse global workforce to help achieve key corporate goals. Applications to this award category will be judged on how successfully the share plan meets the company’s objectives in light of the complexities of cross-border arrangements.
* In a company with more than 5,000 employees and participants in at least three countries.
Best all-employee share plan †
All-employee share plans help spread the wages of capital and boost company productivity. This award category highlights how share schemes can be used to benefit employee and business alike.
† In a company with fewer than 5,001 employees and participants in no more than two countries.
Best financial education of employees
Share plans can be complex and difficult to understand for the ordinary worker. This award category recognises the efforts of companies to promote participation in broad-based share schemes through dedicated financial education programmes.
Best share plan communications
Communication is key to the success or failure of an all-employee share scheme. This award category highlights the need for communications programmes that are sensitive to the circumstances of an individual company and the make up of its workforce.
Best use of video communication
Video communication can be an extremely effective way of promoting participation in an all-employee share scheme. This award category recognises the benefits of audiovisual communication in engaging with national and multinational audiences.
Best use of technology
Without effective technological solutions, all-employee share plans would be prohibitively expensive and time consuming for many companies. This award category recognises innovative uses of technology to manage, communicate and administer share schemes in a fast changing world.
Most creative solution
All-employee share plans often raise particularly challenging situations. This award category is designed to recognise particularly creative solutions to difficult problems encountered in the design and administration of share schemes.
Submissions should be made using our secure online application form. The deadline is Friday September 1.
Applications will be reviewed by two impartial judges, experts in the use of employee equities, together with Centre chairman Malcolm Hurlston CBE.
All companies operating an all-employee share scheme are eligible and encouraged to apply for an award. Advisers are welcome to nominate their clients but can only submit one client per category.
To help you draft your applications offline, we have prepared a submission template [.docx] for you to download.
Full terms are available on the application form, but if you have any questions contact esop [at] esopcentre [dot] com or call +44 (0)20 7239 4971.
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The World Centre’s sixteenth annual black-tie awards dinner will be held at the Reform Club in London on Tuesday October 31.
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