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Webinar - Keep the spark alive: Incentives, equity and beyond for independent agencies

  • 23 June 2020
  • 3.00pm (BST)
  • Webinar
  • Entry: Free

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We’ll talk you through conventional employee incentive models; EMI options; hurdle shares; partly paid shares and cash bonus schemes and the pros and cons of each.

There’s a baffling array of methods for incentivising and motivating your workforce. Sifting through them can be a daunting prospect in fairer economic times, let alone the conditions we find ourselves in now. We’ll help you work out your approach by talking you through conventional employee incentive models such as EMI options, hurdle shares, partly paid shares and cash bonus schemes, and the pros and cons of each. We will also discuss the ways in which Covid-19 has changed the landscape for incentives, and the opportunities which become available in challenging business conditions.

We’ll analyse the current status of entrepreneurs’ relief which is relevant to all shareholders in independent agencies. We will also introduce you to some less conventional (but rapidly becoming vogue) business structures such as Employee Ownership Trusts, and look at how culture, ways of working and other non-financial incentives are having an impact on employee engagement and retention, particularly for the next generation of star performers.


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Lewis Silkin is widely recognised as the UK’s foremost advertising and marketing services law firm, having worked with the world’s leading advertisers and advertising agencies for over 30 years. The Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories each rate our teams at the highest level, based on interviews each year among clients and peers.

We have extensive experience of advising clients in the converged worlds of advertising, marketing and communications, media, brands and technology on issues relating to advertising clearance, intellectual property, brand management, commercial agreements, dispute resolution, property, M&A and managing people.

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Event speakers

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Matthew Rowbotham


I am a tax specialist and head up our Tax, Reward & Incentives group. I advise on all kinds of tax issues affecting businesses, employers ...

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Amy Nevins


I'm an Associate in the Employment, Immigration and Reward division.

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