YBS Share Plans celebrates as clients win ProShare Awards

7 December 2017


YBS Share Plans, part of Yorkshire Building Society, celebrated the success of two of their clients at the 2017 Proshare Annual Awards hosted by TV presenter and broadcaster Claudia Winkleman.

The 25th annual awards ceremony, held last night, was the biggest yet and marked out the very best of innovation and achievement in the field of employee share plans.

  • Morgan Sindall Group plc was named joint winner in the award for the Most Effective Communication of an Employee Share Plan (5,001 – 50,000 employees)
  • Janus Henderson Investors took the award for the Best Overall Performance in Fostering Employee Share Ownership (up to 5,000 employees)
  • Blue Prism Group plc, a client of YBS Share Plans’ partner, Investec, won the award for the Best Commitment to Employee Share Ownership in a smaller company.

Ashley Price, Head of YBS Share Plans, said: “The ProShare Awards celebrate the very best in the share plans industry and I’m proud that our clients Morgan Sindall Group plc and Janus Henderson Investors, and our partner’s client, Blue Prism Group plc, have been rewarded for their commitment, dedication and innovation.

“It is important to recognise the fantastic benefits of employee share ownership and the continuing importance they can contribute in giving employees a real stake in their business.

“YBS Share Plans’ reputation is built on trust and after more than 37 years in the industry I’m proud that our clients are at the cutting edge of their game, providing the best share plans to their employees.”

Gabbi Stopp, Head of Employee Share Ownership at ProShare, said: “Employee share ownership gives workforces a real stake in the future of their company, uniting them in a common purpose. This benefits the business while improving their financial well-being. At a time when productivity in the UK economy is in the spotlight, this can make a positive difference.

“All of the individuals, teams and organisations involved in running and administering the share plans behind the winning and highly commended entries should feel very proud of the contribution they make, both for organisations and employees.”

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