Graeme was nominated as one of this year’s ten Innovative Individuals. The ten Innovative Lawyers are drawn from research across all categories of the Innovative Lawyers Report, which this year included over 600 submissions from over 100 law firms across Europe.
Graeme's authorship of 'Sharing Success: The Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership' in July 2012 and his subsequent work in the field has continued to raise awareness of the employee ownership business model. Graeme was heavily involved in the UK's first Employee Ownership Day on 4th July 2013, which celebrated the success of employee owned businesses. On the day, the UK Government underlined its support for the employee ownership model by announcing two new tax exemptions to support employee ownership. This followed on from implementing changes in company law on 30 April 2013 as recommended in the Nuttall Review.
Graeme said: "It is a great honour to win the Financial Times Innovative Individual Award. This is another major step towards employee ownership's acceptance into the economic mainstream. It has been another tremendous year with the UK's first Employee Ownership Day and the announcement of two new tax exemptions to support employee ownership. This award is fantastic recognition of the benefits of employee ownership for businesses and their employees."