How to Appoint a Company Secretary & What Tasks do they Perform?
This Guidance Note is a practical ‘how to’ guide for private companies
covering whether a company secretary is required, how to appoint one as
well as detailing the role & duties of a company secretary.
It covers the requirements under the Companies Act 2006, what to do if your
articles pre-date the Act, the necessary filings at Company House and the
core duties of a company secretary.
This Guidance Note is a useful ‘aide-memoire’ to a company secretary new to
the role, or an invaluable guide to an employee of a small company who has
been allotted the task of dealing with company administration.
The Guidance Note refers the user to other documents, including board
minutes, shareholders’ resolutions and Companies House forms. These
documents can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
Shareholders’ Special Resolution - Amendment to Articles of Association
(deletion of provisions requiring a company secretary)
Written Resolution – Amendment to Articles of Association (deletion of
provision(s) requiring a company secretary)
Board Minutes - Resignation & Appointment Of Secretary
Letter of Resignation - Secretary
AP03 - Appointment Of Secretary
AP04 - Appointment Of Corporate Secretary
TM02 - Termination Of Appointment Of Secretary
CH03 - Change Of Secretary's Details
CH04 - Change Of Corporate Secretary's Details
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