Substantial shareholdings

The Company’s issued share capital consists of 165,767,728 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 10 pence each (“Ordinary Shares”), each share having equal voting rights, of which the Company holds 1,140,400 shares in treasury (being held by the Employee Benefit Trust). Therefore, the total voting rights in the Company are 164,627,328

In accordance with AIM Rule 26, in so far as the Company is aware the percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands is 52.2%.

The interests of our top ten shareholders in the issued ordinary share capital of the Company, which have been notified as at 3 September 2021, were as follows:

 

Ordinary shares of 10p each
(000)

Percentage of ordinary shares

Henry Spain Investment Services

26,489

15.98%

HRnet Group

23,987

14.5%

Schroder Investment Management

18,181

11.0%

Gresham House Asset Management

17,014 

10.3% 

Fidelity International

15,861

9.6%

Lombard Odier Investment Managers

11,930

7.2%

Aberdeen Standard Investments

11,373

6.9%

Hargreaves Lansdown, stockbrokers

7,558

4.6%

Interactive Investor

6,066

3.7%

Teviot Partners

5,375

3.2%

 

143,834

86.9%

As at 3 September 2021, the following directors have beneficial holdings in the Company’s issued share capital:

Ian Lawson

231,577 shares

Albert Ellis

320,000 shares

Richard Thomson

42,579 shares

Daniel Quint

225,320 shares

Catherine Lynch

10,000 shares

Ian Starkey

50,000 shares

Tom Spain

 1,200,000 shares

Albert Ellis and Daniel Quint have interests in 573,770 and 450,820 respectively for nil cost options for ordinary shares, awarded under the Company’s 2021 long term incentive plan. The other directors have no current interests in share options or Joint Share Ownership Plans.