BT, Saga, Asda and TalkTalk were among the employers awarded for their employee share plans at the IFS Proshare Awards 2014 on 26 November.
All winners were commended for their contribution to fostering employee share ownership.
Saga won the award for best new share plan, while BT was awarded for their effective us of technology.
The awards were attended by over 400 representatives of companies, advisers and administrators atten, and were hosted by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.
Full list of winners and commended finalists:
Best new share plan: Saga
Best international share plan: DS Smith
Most effective communication of an employee share plan (up to 1,000 employees): Land Securities
Most effective communication of an employee share plan (1,001 to 15,000 employees): Amadeus IT Holdings SA
Commended: International Personal Finance
Best commitment to employee share ownership for small companies with fewer than 250 employees: TLC Marketing Worldwide
Best employee share plan following a major corporate change: TSB
Commended: Royal Mail
Most effective use of technology: BT
Best overall performance in fostering employee share ownership (Up to 1,000 employees): Henderson Global Investors
Best overall performance in fostering employee share ownership (1,001 – 15,000 employees): TalkTalk
Best overall performance in fostering employee share ownership (15,001+ employees): BT
Alan Scott, head of employee share ownership at IFS Proshare, said: “The past year has seen continued interest and growth in employee share ownership and this is reflected in the record number, and quality, of the entries we have received.
“It was especially pleasing to see entries from new companies in a wide range of businesses, including those from the technology, banking, property and entertainment industries.”