ProShare is the voice of employee share plans and share ownership.
ProShare was established in 1992 by HM Treasury, a group of FTSE 100 companies and the London Stock Exchange to promote employee share plans and wider participation. Today, we work with companies of all sizes and across all sectors, as the voice of employee share plan practitioners and professionals. ProShare is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation, and we are funded solely through membership and our events.
Evidence from both the UK and further afield demonstrates that employee share plans and employee share ownership produce a more engaged and focused workforce, and one which is more financially resilient. They lead to markedly higher productivity rates, lower staff turnover and improve employer/employee relations, and they epitomise the current government's stated aim of levelling up across the whole of the UK and 'building back better'.
ProShare is the principal lobbyist for employee share ownership in the UK and has a strong track record of influence at the heart of Government. We meet regularly with HMRC, HM Treasury, the Office of Tax Simplification, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Members of Parliament, and other regulatory and industry bodies, to express our members’ views and to ensure that the benefits of employee share ownership continue to be understood and appreciated by those in positions of influence. Our aim is protecting, promoting and enhancing the interests of our members and of all employee share ownership stakeholders.
We train share plans practitioners, from absolute beginners through to seasoned experts.
We recognise and celebrate corporate and individual excellence in share plans through our Annual Awards Dinner.
We educate, network, and inspire industry members through our Annual Conference and events.
We update and inform our members through our newsletters, focus groups, research and studies.
Got a question about share plans?
Get in touch with us if you have any questions about share plans. If we don’t know the answer ourselves, we will definitely know someone who does!