Company Secretarial Services

Our clients entrust us to fulfil their obligations in the role of Company Secretary, leaving them free to focus their resources elsewhere in the business.

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    What are company secretarial services?

    Company secretaries play a vitally important part in private companies, providing them with the necessary guidance and administrative support to meet their legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations. While it’s not a compulsory role in limited companies, many choose to appoint a company secretary to ensure their compliance.

    The role includes registering and filing documents with Companies House, ensuring legal compliance with the Companies Act (2006), updating statutory registers and creating documents required for shareholders and board members.

    Ascott Blake provides an expert company secretarial service, ensuring compliance and easing administrative burden. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

    What types of businesses benefit from a company secretarial service?

    While it is only a legal requirement for public companies, all types of businesses can benefit from company secretarial services, including start-ups and limited companies. It helps protect a business from legal exposure and liability, providing valuable peace of mind to the board of directors.

    Why outsource company secretarial duties?

    Save time and resources – Unless you have an appointed company secretary, the duties fall to a director. By outsourcing, you can save precious executive-level hours that can be devoted to important projects.

    Save costs – A company secretary is required to have considerable legislative knowledge and a strong skill set, which can be an expensive investment. Outsourcing provides a high level of expertise at a fraction of the cost.

    Reduce risk – As chartered accountants, we have intimate knowledge of the legislation surrounding company law and corporate governance, so you can be assured that tasks are completed accurately and on time.

    Our company secretarial services

    We offer a range of company secretarial services, including statutory maintenance, amendments to articles, rights issues, director’s service offices, and general power of attorney.

    Statutory maintenance

    Every private limited company has a number of annual filing obligations, and the Registrar of Companies is increasingly severe with those who fail to comply with filing requirements.

    Our team can fulfil the following vital functions to ensure you meet the necessary legal requirements:

    • Preparation and filing of all statutory forms, including annual returns, minutes of AGM and EGM’s and Resolutions

    • Appointment and resignation of directors and secretaries

    • Maintaining statutory books, including Register of Members, Officers, Directors Interests, Minutes and Debentures

    • Producing company profiles when required

    • Change of accounting reference date documentation

    Registered Offices

    Every UK company must have a registered office to which all communications and notices from Companies House and HMRC are sent. We can provide a registered office service for companies in England and Ireland, which includes forwarding any official mail received from Companies House and the Inland Revenue.

    Outsource your company secretarial support to Ascott Blake today

    Ascott Blake is an experienced and reliable provider of company secretarial services, offering the highest levels of accuracy and efficiency. We are committed to delivering a comprehensive and personalised service that can help ensure your business remains compliant with all current legislation. Our team of professionals are on hand to provide the necessary corporate support, offering advice and guidance when necessary.

    To book a consultation, please get in touch.

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