As a listed business, delivering results is a must but there is more to delivering results than a focus on the financials.
As a responsible business, we believe that we can be a force for good, benefiting our people, clients, communities, and the environment whilst also delivering profit. When we listed in 2015, we recognised that there was an opportunity to offer clients a diverse, distinctive, and differentiated offering which drives both growth and resilience.
How does being a listed business differ from a traditional Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)?
There are many differences – from our ability to acquire other businesses to the way we reward and incentivise all employees – but when it comes to our results, one key difference is that we share our results with the market, and within the business, at various points in the financial calendar.
- Interim results are published after six months of trading
- Preliminary results for the financial year are shared in a trading update to the market, usually within 6 weeks of year-end.
- Audited final results for the financial year are shared with the market.
- Our annual report is published ahead of our Annual General Meeting.
At every stage, this transparency is shared within our business, so colleagues understand the impact they are having and the contribution which they are making. With 45% of colleagues participating in our Save As You Earn share scheme (compared to a 25% UK average), and at least 75% of colleagues being existing share or option holders in the Group, we incentivise our people in a way that isn’t possible within a traditional LLP.
Find out more about our strategic ambitions and take a look at our reports and presentations which we have shared with the market on our investor pages.
Highlights for our financial year ending April 2022
Group revenue up
Group profit before tax up