​​We'd like to congratulate our clients who took awards home from Wednesday’s ifs ProShare Awards at a cer​emony at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London:

  • Asda took home the award for ‘Most effective use of technology’
  • Aviva won in the category for ‘Most effective communication of an employee share plan’ for organisations with between 5,001 and 50,000 employees
  • Barratt was named the best organisation with over 5,000 employees for ‘Overall fostering of employee ownership’

In addition, Evraz was highly commended in the ‘Best international share plan’ category and Pam Roffe, Manager of Share Plans at Royal Dutch Shell, was recognised as ‘Employee Share Plans Champion of the Year’.


​​"I am truly honoured to have been selected to receive this award. It means a lot to be recognised by colleagues and friends in the share plan industry and this came as an unbelievable shock! Delivery of success comes from amazing collaboration and team work and I am lucky and proud to have worked with some amazing people in and out of Shell in share plans over the last 15 years.​

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



​​“We are delighted that our efforts with our share plan have been recognised with this ifs ProShare Award. “We have had great success with our Sharesave plan once again this year with colleagues seeing a great return. “We remain an advocate of all colleague share plans and appreciate the support ifs ProShare gives to the industry.”

  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Simon Bell, Senior Manager – Reward, Asda


​​​“We are delighted to receive recognition from ifs ProShare for the Aviva SAYE plan, especially as it acknowledges the efforts we have made following the acquisition of Friends Life earlier this year.” 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Elena Petrou, Share Schemes Manager, Aviva


​​“We are thrilled that our efforts with our share plan have been recognised, especially taking into account all the challenges that we faced while introducing a share plan in an emerging market such as Russia. By making our employees shareholders we create best value for the company, as the engagement with our share plans is truly amazing at a global level.”

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marat Murtazin, Head of the Incentive Programmes, Evraz


Now in its 23rd year, the ifs ProShare Awards recognise and reward best practice and innovation in the design, communication and delivery of employee share ownership plans.


This year’s panel of judges was made up of: Robin Kerner, Assistant Secretary for share schemes at National Grid, Helen Jackson, Head of Performance & Reward – Insurance Retail, Digital, Customer Products and Marketing at Lloyds Banking Group, Mike Hazelgrave, formerly Reward manager at Asda, and Jeremy Mindell, Director at Primondell.