Substantial shareholdings


The Company’s issued share capital consists of 68,930,486 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 10 pence each (“Ordinary Shares”), each share having equal voting rights.

The interests, by parent company, of our top ten shareholders (being holdings of 1.9% or greater) in the issued ordinary share capital of the Company, which have been notified as at 30 September 2019, were as follows, representing 79.9% of the total issued ordinary share capital:

  Ordinary shares of 10p each
Percentage of ordinary shares %
HRnet Group 20,652 29.9
Octopus Investments 9,330 13.5
Invesco (inc Perpetual Asset Management) 6,024 8.7
Legal and General Group 5,004 7.3
Gresham House plc 3,622 5.3
Hunter Capital Group 3,521 5.1
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management 2,239 3.3
Bayberry Capital Partners 2,008 2.9
Coutts & Co. 1,387 2.0
Standard Life Aberdeen 1,321 1.9
  55,108 79.9%

In accordance with the AIM Rule 26, in so far as the Company is aware, the total and percentage of the Company’s issued share capital that is not in public hands is 1,390,163 shares and 2.0% respectively. This percentage comprises the holdings of Directors of the company, as noted below, and the 1,140,400 shares held by the Employee Benefit Trust (the Company’s Joint Share Ownership Plan).

Directors’ shareholdings

Excluding interests in share options and Joint Share Ownership Plans, which are fully disclosed in the 2018 Annual Report, the beneficial holdings of the directors as at 30 September 2019 in the Company’s issued share capital at 30 September 2019 is as follows: 

  Ordinary shares of 10p each % of total in issue
Ed Barker 11,104 -
Tracy Lewis 100,000 0.1%
Chris Pullen 120,659 0.2%
Mike Watts 18,000 -
  249,763 0.4%