About David Craddock, MA (Oxon), BA (Hons)
David Craddock is an independent consultant specializing in employee share ownership and reward management. He is a recognized authority, in the UK and worldwide, on employee share ownership and is the author of The Tolley’s Guide to Employee Share Schemes, The ICSA Employee Share Schemes Handbook, and the employee benefit scheme and tax sections in The Croner Reward A to Z Essentials of Pay and Benefits, as well as The ESOP Institute Course Study Notes for The Certificate in Employee Share Ownership Studies.
Since establishing David Craddock Consultancy Services in 1997, David has developed a varied clientele ranging from major public limited companies with international considerations to smaller private companies where the requirements are for Enterprise Management Incentives, tax-unapproved share scheme arrangements and market-making employee share trust structures. David has successfully established employee share schemes and employee benefit arrangements across Continental Europe, the Americas, the Far East, the Middle East, Australasia and Africa as well as in the U.K. and Ireland and, to date, has travelled into 32 countries to personally facilitate their introduction including the launch communication to employees. He enhances his service to clients through a long experience in share reconstructions and share valuation.
David’s specialist consultancy skills cover all aspects of scheme design, share capital restructuring, tax-efficiency, legal compliance, implementation, administration, communication and the on-going maintenance of the schemes. Significant success has been achieved with client companies – quoted and unquoted – in developing innovative strategies based on bespoke tax-efficient solutions in employee share ownership programs and the design of schemes to achieve optimum response from participants at all levels in terms of performance and motivation.
David holds an MA and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University College, Oxford and has acquired over 30 years’ experience in the field of employee share schemes, employee benefits, company buyouts and more.
As a health enthusiast, David exercises daily and emphasizes a whole-foods, nutrient-rich diet. His strong Christian faith fuels his enthusiasm for celebrating others, keeping a positive attitude and creating a successful life. David also gives talks worldwide on how faith and integrity in your personal life and the workplace bolster success in your business life, how to keep employees motivated through wellness and share ownership programs, simple ways to invest money wisely and grow wealth and much more.
Since he was a young boy, David has always relished reading books, and his love for reading and the upliftment, inspiration and knowledge he receives from reading has resulted in his home library which now boasts thousands of books. His books are his friends and are cherished by not only David, but also his family and friends who visit his library to borrow books or sit and read for awhile.