Employee Share Schemes, Levelling-Up & Social Mobility

David Craddock examines the role that employee share schemes can play in contributing to the levelling-up agenda in the context of the commitment given by the British Government to the electorate in the regions, whether urban, rural, or coastal. David identifies the unique characteristics of employee share schemes in reducing inequality, addressing the deficiencies in industrial management, marrying individual motivation and the entrepreneurial mindset with business development, and restoring cohesion to local communities. He explains how employee share schemes, when properly implemented, can contribute to both formal education as well as self-education, and raise aspirations by opening the channels for social mobility and life fulfilment, with implications for economic growth, regional policy, the housing market, local self-help groups and sustainability projects.

Speaker: David Craddock is an independent consultant specialising in employee share ownership and reward management. A recognised authority on the subject, he is the author of The Tolley’s Guide to Employee Share Schemes , along with many other essential books and courses. David’s clients range from major public limited companies with international considerations to smaller private companies where the requirements are for Enterprise Management Incentives, tax-unapproved share scheme arrangements and market-making employee share trust structures. David has successfully established employee share schemes and employee benefit arrangements worldwide and to date has travelled to over 30 countries to personally facilitate their introduction. He enhances his service through a long experience in share reconstructions and share valuation.

Chairman: Ian Harris, BA (Hons) FCA FBCS FIBC CMC, Managing Director, Z/Yen Group. Ian specialises in strategic planning and systematic performance improvement in both the civil society sector practice (which he leads) and also commercial sectors. Ian regularly leads award-winning work, such as Charityshare's partnership award, Ideal Hardware's HR Award for its rewards framework and the Marine Stewardship Council's Best Practice award for its strategic planning and governance review. He designed and manages Z/Yen’s employee incentives and share ownership programme. Ian is a former chair of the judging panel for the National Payroll Giving Awards and of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT's Ethics Group. His third book, The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions, written jointly with Michael Mainelli, won the Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize.

Thursday, 08 December 2022

16:00 - 16:45 GMT


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    David Craddock
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    David Craddock Consultancy Services
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    Ian Harris
    Managing Director
    Z/Yen Group