Share option schemes

Share option schemes can be a good way to keep your key people engaged and incentivised – we can help you decide if it’s for you!

You don’t need us to tell you that keeping your key people motivated and incentivised is vital to the success of your business. So you might be considering a share option scheme, whether for all your employees or just your key managers, to recognise and reward performance. They can be a great way of giving employees a real stake in the success of the business.

How we can help

Setting up a share option scheme from scratch can be a daunting prospect. There’s so much to think about, you’ll want to have an experienced team on your side to offer support and advice. Our established team of commercial lawyers can advise you on a range of schemes, including

  • Short term incentive plans
  • Long term incentive plans
  • Approved schemes 
  • Approved savings related schemes 
  • Executive share option schemes 
  • Employee share option schemes

How we work

All our business customers have a solicitor so you’ll always know who to call when you need to talk to us. As part of the business team at Tees, we can also call on the expertise of our colleagues in the employment team, so you can be sure of getting a joined-up, comprehensive service. We’ll work efficiently and we’ll keep you informed of what’s going on – and we’ll keep an eye on costs too.

A tailored service

We’ll take the time to really understand your business and what you want to achieve. We’ll use our extensive knowledge of business law to help you decide what type of scheme will help you to achieve your goals. Your business will be at the centre of everything we do. We work closely with trusted tax advisors so that you can be sure that your share option scheme meets all HMRC requirements and is tax efficient for your business and your people. We’ll work with you to make sure that your scheme is the best one for you and your employees.

What to do next

When you work with Tees, you’ll find us approachable and easy to talk to. We’ll be with you every step of the way to advise and support you in taking your business forward.  

If you think a share option scheme might be for you, give us a call now for a confidential discussion and let’s talk about how we can help.

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