Esop Star Profiles

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson, columnist, Investors’ Chronicle In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? Inclusion. People who have a tangible stake in their employer feel not only that they are more valued, but also that they belong more in the organisation.  It helps employee engagement and encourages greater […]

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Fred Hackworth

NEWSPAD editor Fred Hackworth won the inaugural Laurie Brennan award for ‘astounding’ achievement in recognition of his campaign for Roadchef beneficiaries. He received his award from Paul Jackson of the Investors’ Chronicle, the leading national journalist on employee share ownership, at the reception which concluded the British Isles symposium (March […]

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Christian Gabriel

Christian Gabriel, ceo and and co-founder, Capdesk   In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? A new trend has been consolidated over the last 10 years, with fast-growing companies avoiding the stock exchange and staying private. I will boldly argue that this has resulted in the […]

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Pete Stavros

Pete Stavros of KKR, member & head of Industrials   In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? Broad-based employee share ownership aligns incentives, improves culture and ultimately enhances performance of the company.  It shares the resulting higher profits with all employees, which is the way it should […]

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June Davenport

June Davenport of Solium, head of EMEA trust and nominee services In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? Attracting and retaining key staff Allowing employees to share in the success of the company Helping align employees with corporate goals and culture How can we widen and deepen the adoption […]

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David Pett

David Pett of Temple Tax Chambers, barrister In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? Structured appropriately, it fulfills the widely-accepted principle that “for so long as an individual invests his or her time and labour, he or she should benefit from the growth in capital value to which they […]

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Charlotte Fleck

Charlotte Fleck of Pett Franklin, solicitor In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? Stories about rising inequality and the UK’s poor productivity growth seem to be all too common in the news. Employee ownership is only part of the solution – but it’s an important one! Employees […]

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Mike Pewton

Mike Pewton , executive director of Solium Global Compliance In what ways does employee share ownership serve a useful purpose? The main aim of employee share ownership at an all employee level is to bring employees together behind the company. Giving them more of a sense of identity with their company […]

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