Employee incentives and ownership

Our specialist business advice includes employee share incentives and ownership


Perhaps now more than ever, engaging and retaining highly-skilled employees is vital to business success. Employee share schemes, incentives and employee ownership are fast becoming important considerations for SMEs looking to align employees’ interests with the growth and success of the business, as an alternative reward to salary. Employee ownership also offers business owners an alternative attractive tax incentivised exit or succession planning option.


If you are considering granting shares or share options to employees, have an existing scheme you need some help with, or you are exploring employee ownership of an entire business, we can help.


Working closely with our clients’ tax advisors, we help to guide employers on the design and implementation of incentive arrangements though to providing advice on how best to treat leavers and other changes in circumstances. We have worked on many company sales with exit based share incentive schemes in place, helping with the due diligence process and structure of the sale mechanics.


We also advise executives and employees in relation to their participation in share incentive schemes, whether at the time of a grant or an exit, or as part of employment-related disputes.


If you need any help do get in touch for an initial chat (without any obligation!). 


In the meantime click below for our summaries of the popular tax approved “EMI” scheme and Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) model: