Register Of Directors (Corporate)
Companies are required to keep a register of Directors at their registered office. This Register of Directors (Corporate) has been created due to this requirement of the Companies Act 2006. Separate Registers of Directors applicable to individuals and corporate entities respectively are available to download for ease of use due to the differing disclosure requirements relating to each but the Companies Act 2006 does not draw a distinction between the two, referring only to a “Register of Directors”.
The Companies Act 2006 retains the requirement for the corporate or firm name and the registered or principal office to be recorded where the director is either a body corporate or a firm that is a legal person under the law by which it is governed. In addition, it requires for EEA companies details of where the company is registered and its registration number. For all others, it requires particulars of the legal form of the company or firm, the law by which it is governed, and, if applicable, where it is registered and its registration number.
The register must be kept available for inspection at the company’s registered office by members (free of charge) or the public (for a prescribed fee). Refusal to permit inspection is an offence for which every company officer in default (including a shadow director) can be liable. In addition, the court may compel immediate inspection of the register if the company has refused.
This register is in fixed field format. Simply press TAB to jump from one field to the next and SHIFT + TAB to go back. Alternatively, use the mouse to click from one field to the next.
If you are using Microsoft Office 2003 or older, the template can be unlocked by clicking on the “Padlock” icon on the tool bar. To display the “Padlock” icon click on “View” and then “Toolbars”. From the “Toolbars” menu, select “Forms”.
A Register of Directors for individual directors is also available.
Users of Microsoft Office 2007 must first click on the “Review” tab to reveal the “Protect Document” button. From the “Permissions” panel that opens, click on the “Stop Protection” button.
Once you have subscribed to the Corporate Document Folder click on the “Download Document” button below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.
This document can also be found in Dealing with Directors, Register of Directors’ Addresses Subfolder, entitled Register For Directors’ Corporate Addresses.