Last week, three Computershare clients won Employee Share Ownership (ESOP) Awards at a ceremony in London. Amadeus IT Holding S.A., Royal Dutch Shell and Telefónica S.A were among the winners on the night.


Amadeus won an award for ‘Best international all-employee share plan in a company with more than 1,500 employees in at least three countries’; Royal Dutch Shell took home the ‘Best all-employee share plan communications’ award; and Telefónica came first in the ‘Best use of video in share plan communications’ category.​​


“We are delighted to have won this award. “We believe that effective communication is a crucial element in running an effective share plan, and with Computershare’s support we have been able to reach out to every member of our diverse workforce and hold a conver​sation about the benefits in a way that suits them best.”



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pam Roffe, Manager, Share Plans at Royal Dutch Shell​

​​​​​Telefónica S.A. brought in tennis champion Rafael Nadal to act as the face of their employee share plan communications.


We’re very proud of our communications plan, with Rafael Nadal’s appeal to our employees to ‘invest in themselves and invest in their futures’ reaching every employee across many different communications channels. The share plan is a truly global initiative and we’re pleased to offer employees the chance to join in our company’s growth.” 40% – or 55,000 – of Telefónica’s employees participate in the company’s share plan.





​​​​​​​​Juan Manuel Alvarez Zabala, Head of Global Executive Reward and Long Term Incentives​ at ​​​​​Telefónica S.A.


​​​​“We are thrilled our efforts are recognised for yet another year and encouraged to work harder still. “The secret of our high participation rate is simple: strong internal communication and partnership with local teams to roll the plan out in more countries globally.” ​




​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ana Gonzalez, Manager, Group Reward at Amadeus