Substantial shareholdings

The Company’s issued share capital consists of 27,849,389 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 10 pence each (“Ordinary Shares”), each share having equal voting rights.

The interests, by parent company, in excess of 3.0% of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company which have been notified as at 30 June 2018 were as follows, representing 69.0% of the total issued ordinary share capital:


  Ordinary shares of 10p each Percentage of ordinary shares %
Octopus Investments 4,625,659 16.5
Cat Rock Capital Management 3,498,257 12.5
Invesco 2,393,030 8.6
Employee Benefit Trust 2,315,400 8.3
Standard Life Aberdeen 1,857,561 6.6
Bank of America 1,400,712 5.0
Legal and General Group 1,323,546 4.7
Living Bridge 1,029,134 3.7
River and Mercantile Asset Management 856,149 3.1



In accordance with the 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 2,356,477 and 8.5% respectively. This percentage comprises the holdings of Directors of the company and 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 2017 Annual Report and in the 2018 Interim Results (to be published on 25 July 2018), the beneficial holdings of the directors as at 30 June 2018 in the Company’s issued share capital at 30 June 2018 is as follows:

  Ordinary shares of 10p each % of total in issue
Ed Barker 1,104 -
John Crabtree 22,930 0.1%
Chris Pullen 17,043 0.1%
  41,077 0.2%