Page 4: Shareholders as stakeholders
A large plc will have a number of different stakeholders of which shareholders are only one, customers perhaps being the most significant. An investment trust company has stakeholders, just like any other PLC, but investment trusts' only customers are its shareholders. This is because investment trusts are companies whose only purpose is to invest in the shares of other companies. They do not produce goods or provide services, but as with any other quoted business, investment trusts have a number of other stakeholders who have an interest in their business.
The stakeholders of a public limited company:
Here are some examples of the type of stakeholders that plc's may have: