Date 20 May 2019
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Venue Birmingham, City Centre  
Cost £445 + VAT  
Lunch Included in the Fee  
Arrival 09.15 Registration and Coffee  
Start 09.30  
Finish 16.45  

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Company Secretary Role and Responsibilities  (WS8333)

Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Course 1-Day

Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses

Certificates of Professional Development will be issued via email to all participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will be accepted as evidence for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations, including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD.

"Excellent" Actual Delegate Comments from the Company Director Course

'Excellent pace and understanding. Extremely knowledgeable about the subject. Met all of my pre-course objectives.'
Robert Anderson – Company Secretary and Business Development Director, QE Facilities Limited

'Well presented best practice and good sharing of knowledge. Small class size, so more interaction and attention.'
Jatin Radia – Managing Director, Pramex International Limited

'Very comprehensive and informative copurse with a good mix of theory and practical insight.'
Toby Rintoul – Director of Finance, TC Biopharm Limited

'Very informative and good course' Leah Henderson - Finance Manager, Advanced Engine Research Limited

'Very informative and pitched at the right level. Answered all questions very well and from an informed background. Excellent course.' Emma Steele – Director, John Lamb LLP

'Phil has good knowledge and an enthusiastic and effective delivery.'
Andrew Naismith – Managing Director, CAE Aircrew Training Services Plc

'As a director it is exactly what I needed. The awareness and learning outcomes fit very well with my expectations. Thank you.'
Darren Payne – Director, Rhodar Limited

'Very clear; well structured; excellent examples. Course leader has a great presentational style leading to good discussions'
Mark Simmons - Director, Plasser UK

Company Secretary Responsibilities and Roles Course Overview

This Company Secretary training course is designed for both experienced and newly appointed or about to be appointed Company Secretaries who want to ensure that they are able to provide the best possible support to the Board. For this you should know and understand the collective board responsibilities, as well as the individual responsibilities of directors.

The Company Secretary is an oficer of the company and is at the centre of many decision making processes. He or she will usually also be a Board Director or a Senior Manager. The Company Secretary offers guidance to the Board and protects the interests of the company and its stakeholders. The Company Secretary is a central figure within the Corporate Governance function of the company.

This requires the Company Secretary to know and understand the collective responsibilities of the board, as well as the individual responsibilities of directors. This means you must become and remain familiar with all of the relevant laws and regulations, including the Companies Act 2006, the relevant aspects of the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code and the new legislation in effect from 1 January 2019.

This course will clearly explain the role and responsibilities of the Company Secretary, as well as the recent Corporate Governance and legal changes effective from 1 January 2019.

To ensure that the delegates attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and that the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 12 attendees.

The course is delivered by some of the best Corporate Governance tutors in the UK. They are heavily involved with Corporate Governance at the highest levels and have a wealth of practical experience at their fingertips, as well as outstanding theoretical knowledge. The role and responsibilities of the Company Secretary will be comprehensively covered by this course.

Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Course Content

The training course will cover:

  • Legal Framework
    • Applicable Laws & Regulatory Framework
    • The role and responsibilities of the Company Secretary
    • When is a Company Secretary required
    • The appointment and removal of a Company Secretary
  • Companies Act 2006 Requirements
    • Director Definitions
    • Executive and Non-executive Directors
    • Differences between the Officers of the Company
    • Appointment and Removal of Directors
    • Seven Statutory Director Duties
    • Director Liabilities, Insurances and Indemnities
    • Declarations of Interest
    • Director Pay
    • Director Contracts
    • Director Loans and Transactions
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Shareholder Communications, Relationships and Dealings
  • Legal Reporting Requirements
  • People with Significant Control
  • Shadow Directors, Defacto Directors and Alternate Directors
  • UK Corporate Governance Code 2018
    • Overview of the Code
    • Effective Boards
    • Board Evaluations
    • The role of the Chairman
    • Independent Non-Executive Directors
    • Board Committees
    • Director Induction and Development
    • Shareholder Relations and Meetings
    • Shareholder Dissent
  • Wates Voluntary Corporate Governance Code
  • Insolvency Act 1986 and the Director Disqualification Act
    • Director Liabilities
    • Director Actions and Conduct before Insolvency
    • Insolvency Process
    • Creditors, Secured, Preferred amd Unsecured
    • "Pre-Packs", Pre-Packaged Administrations
    • What you can and cannot do to try to save the company
    • Common Mistakes and their consequences
  • Board Meetings and Committees

Course Leaders

One is an FCA, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and a Chartered Director, the qualification awarded by the Institute of Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a former Councillor. He serves on the Thames Valley Board of the Chartered Management Institute and has just completed 12 years on the Chartered Director and Standards Committees of the Institute of Directors. He has over 30 years of successful UK and International experience, including 7 years as the Finance Director, Company Secretary and then the Chief Executive of a Plc, as well as 14 years with KPMG Management Consulting, IBM and Arthur Andersen.

The other is a Chartered Company Secretary and the past President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and for more than 10 years has been the Senior Corporate Governance Tutor at the Institute of Directors. He has over thirty years experience as a company director and more than 10 years experience as the Group Company Secretary of a listed plc. He is currently a non-executive director of four companies headquartered in Zurich, Abu Dhabi and the UK. He serves on a nomination and remuneration committee, as well as two audit committees and is the chair of one of these committees.

The course tutors are very well qualified and highly experienced individuals; one of these will deliver your workshop. They possess a delivery style, which is dynamic, approachable and highly engaging, enabling them to deliver a workshop that you and your company will benefit from and equally importantly one that you will remember.

Internal Staff Training and Development

This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

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Certificates of Professional Development.

This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities

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