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Membership

ProShare is the voice of employee share ownership. We are a not-for-profit organisation that acts as an essential point of liaison between ESO professionals, service providers and companies committed to and involved in employee share plans and other share ownership schemes. We provide a forum for members to come together and share knowledge, ideas and expertise.

Our aim is to support employee share ownership and our members through:

  • providing information on share plans,
  • encouraging sharing of best practice,
  • running training sessions and webinars,
  • commissioning research and by
  • engaging in dialogue with relevant authorities and bodies.

We represent the industry to the Government, the FCA, the European Union, other regulatory and statutory bodies and the media.

ProShare membership subscriptions are for one year from the date of the purchase.

All prices quoted exclude VAT. Membership subscription fees are invoiced on an annual basis and are payable within 30 days of the invoice date.

Becoming a ProShare Member

To become a ProShare member, please check out the table below showing our different levels of membership, and email team@proshare.org confirming which level of membership you’re interested in. If you’re not sure which level of membership would be most appropriate for you and your organisation then do let us know as we can help you with that.

Membership benefits

Membership of ProShare offers the following benefits:

Members’ Focus Groups

We hold various focus groups which include SME’s, Tax Advantaged Plans, Share Plans in Financial Services, Financial Education and International Share Plans. These groups enable members to come together to discuss any issues they have regarding a specific area in a confidential forum.

Liaison with HMRC, HM Treasury and industry bodies

As a member led organisation we are keen to hear views from our members on all areas of employee share ownership. We meet regularly with members of HMRC, HM Treasury and politicians to express our members views.

ProShare has a strong track record of influence at the heart of Government as you would expect from an organisation established by Government in 1992. We successfully lobbied for the creation of a new form of all-employee share plan - the Share Incentive Plan (SIP) – which came into being in 2000/2001; secured compensation guarantees from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for SAYE shareholders in 2008 and led a five year campaign to increase the maximum saving limits for employee shareholders resulting in a doubling of the SAYE savings limit from £250 a month to £500 a month in April 2014 as well as significant increases for SIP participants. 

ProShare continues to press for a reduction in the minimum SIP holding period and for private equity backed companies to be allowed to offer all-employee share schemes. We also actively lobby on a range of ad hoc issues that affect member companies and their employees.

Share Plans news & developments

Our monthly e-newsletters provide up-to-date information on hot topics in the employee share plans industry, including topical articles from members. We often use member case studies when promoting employee share ownership in the specialist, regional and national media.

We always offer supportive comments and quotes where possible for members who request these.

Research

All members receive a free copy of the Annual ProShare SIP & SAYE survey.

Member Discounts

Members receive substantial discounts when booking:

Seminars, training courses and workshops

Annual Conference delegate places

Tables at the Annual Awards

FREE Webinars for members

FREE advertising of share plans vacancies in our newsletter and through our social media channels

Membership levels

We offer a range of membership levels, designed to meet the needs and budgets of individuals and organisations involved in share plans. If you’re considering membership but are not sure which level would suit you best, do please contact us.

 

Membership level Suited to Annual membership fee (exc VAT)
Sole membership Sole practitioners, independent consultants and contractors £110.00
Privately held and small company membership Privately held companies; SMEs and companies with fewer than 500 employees; smaller advisory firms with three or fewer ESO practitioners £595.00
Standard company membership Plan issuer / sponsoring companies £1,000.00
Standard advisor / provider membership Advisors in the tax and legal fields, plan administrators, software providers, communications and design consultancies. £2,610.00
Gold membership Largest organisations involved in share plans. £11,000.00