Business & E-Commerce, Startups

Attracting and retaining talent through the use of share schemes

28th Sep 2022 9:00am - 10:30am Hosted by Clarion

Share schemes are often touted as a great way to incentivise employees, and they certainly can be, but it is all too easy for these schemes to fail to achieve the desired objectives – and sometimes they have no impact at all.

In support of Leeds Digital Festival, this joint session from BHP and Clarion will look at the different types of schemes and their relative pros and cons, especially for tech start-ups; how to implement share schemes effectively to properly incentivise talented individuals, and what the common pitfalls are to avoid.

They will also briefly touch on some alternative incentives to consider for those circumstances where share schemes are not the right answer.

This event will give you a great opportunity to put forward questions to legal and financial experts, and gain tips and advice from your peers.

Registration, breakfast and networking will be from 09:00 – 09:30 am at Clarion’s office and the session will run from 09:30 – 10:30 am.

Sarah Harrison, Legal Director, Corporate, Clarion
Sarah is an experienced corporate lawyer and provides the full range of corporate advice from delivering large transactions including acquisitions, sales, management buyouts and investments, to assisting companies and business owners with their corporate governance and ongoing development including group re-organisations, shareholder agreements and employee share schemes. Sarah has significant experience working with clients in the media and technology sectors. In this session, Sarah will share practical tips from her experience of advising tech businesses on employee share schemes.

Alex Cooper, Legal Director, Corporate, Clarion
Alex is a Corporate Lawyer at Clarion and has considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of corporate work, helping businesses with their corporate strategy, including advising on management incentive share schemes and exit planning. Working closely with clients in the technology sector, Alex understands the concerns and opportunities of businesses working in this space. In this session, Alex will share best practice advice on how to implement share schemes effectively.

Hamish Morrison, Corporate Finance Partner and Joint Managing Partner, BHP
Hamish is Joint Managing Partner of BHP, one of the UK’s leading independent accountancy practices. After spending 8 years in the Mergers and Acquisitions team at EY, Hamish has spent the subsequent 15 years advising some of the Norths most successful privately owned companies, including many tech and tech-enabled businesses. His role at BHP means he has first-hand experience of attracting and retaining over 430 of highly sought after, skilled professionals. In this session he will share both BHP’s own approach to retention as well as those he has observed and advised on throughout his varied career.

28th Sep 2022 9:00am - 10:30am
Hosted by Clarion
Clarion, Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds, LS1 2TW
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