Skyscanner - Winners
Supported by YBS Share Plans
The winner in this category has made significant strides in embedding employee share ownership in their relatively young company, and definitely punches above their weight with a very small in-house team, drawn from different disciplines across the company.
Skyscanner is a global organisation, employing a workforce largely drawn from the Millennial Generation, given their business focus on digital technology and travel. Employee share ownership has unequivocal and consistent support from the company’s CEO & founder, and their CFO.
Skyscanner is an unlisted travel metasearch company, with 700 employees, supporting 50m unique visits to their website every month. Their share plans are operated in seven countries, with nine offices between them. The global take up of their employee share purchase plan is 87%, with 69% contributing at the UK £1,800 statutory annual maximum.
The company offers the maximum Matching share ratio, two Matching shares for every Partnership share purchased, and also offers an ‘investment boost’ shares element, taking the maximum possible contribution to £2,500 annually.