The Role Of Direct Employee Share Ownership In Market Economics

Background: In this 45-minute webinar, David Craddock discusses the historical contribution from the USA and Europe on the development of direct employee share ownership in the context of market economics; the capacity of employee share schemes to respond to the creative instincts of human nature; the interaction between business competition and business cooperation; and the mindset of entrepreneurship through employee shares participation.

There will be ample opportunity to put your questions and comments to David, which he will address during the final 20 minutes of the event.


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.


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.

Monday, 26 February 2024

15:00 - 15:45 GMT


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